Today only just over 60 km of the Ludwig-Danube-Main Canal remain. But this distance - between Nuremberg-Gartenstadt and Berching - is, except at road crossings, nearly completely intact. Also between Berching and Kelheim one can still find relicts of the Old Canal. Both areas are particularly suitable for bicycling and walking. For this reason a longer distance of the canals towpath is part of the Five Rivers Bike Path.
The landscape along the canal is multifaceted and unique at each season. Bosky areas alternate with those allowing wide views into surrounding landscape. One crosses areas with many fruit trees on, that are an exceptional feast for the eyes during spring and autumn. There are wide fields and rocky valleys.
Technical masterpieces from the time of the canal construction are to be seen, e.g. the aqueducts, large cuts and dams and last but not least locks, of which some still function.
Many information boards, describing objects of interest and the history of the canal very well, are placed along the canal.
Tired cyclists or walkers can find shady beer gardens and cosy pubs along the canal and in surrounding localities, to take a rest there and to enjoy the Franconian cuisine. Naturally also several of the localities themselves are deserving of a visit.