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Recommended by 349 out of 361 hikers


  • Tzi

    Small chapel in the middle of the forest. Anyone who wants can light a candle for a small donation and ring the bell that sounds bright throughout the whole area.

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    • August 16, 2015

  • Kauai

    2 cables with handles you can ring 2 bells yourself.
    In front of the chapel there are many seating possibilities.

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    • May 2, 2019

  • Armin

    With the MTB and on foot - again and again - from all sides

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    • May 9, 2017

  • 1Marianne PWV On Tour

    If you pass Winterkichl, ringing is a must.

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    • June 23, 2018

  • Manuuu

    A small chapel in the middle of the forest

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    • October 2, 2018

  • Irrläufer

    One may ring the bell itself and many do it too.

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    • September 5, 2019

  • Claudia

    Whether by bike or on foot, the small open church in the forest is beautiful

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    • July 18, 2020

  • Supermanu

    Nice little church in the middle of the forest.
    We lit a candle and you can ring the bells yourself

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    • August 31, 2020

  • Tanja

    Small forest church. You can light a memorial candle and ring the bell yourself. Nice place.

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    • November 11, 2020

  • 🚲 Genuss-Tourer 🥾

    Ropes hang here with which you can ring the bells. I don't know if that's an invitation ... ;-)

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    • November 18, 2020

  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    Forest band "Maria Himmelspforte". Built in the 18th century, destroyed and demolished, rebuilt in the 1940s-50s.

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    • May 12, 2018

  • JR on Tour

    Idyllic little chapel in the forest

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    • June 30, 2019

  • Pmbvw

    If you hear bright bells in the Hauensteiner Wald, then the Winterkirchel is not far and you know that you are not alone at the Winterkirchel ;-)

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    • April 28, 2020

  • Annemarie Ohmer

    You can hear the bells from the winter church from afar. I always have to pull the rope and ring the two bells

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Schmilka68

    Small chapel in the middle of the forest.
    You can take a short rest on tree trunks and benches

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    • October 24, 2020

  • Der Wandermichel

    Nice church in the middle of the forest. There is the possibility of lighting memorial candles for a donation. There is also a guest book. A nice place.

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    • February 21, 2021

  • Steven 🥾

    Just ring the bell 😊

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    • November 18, 2018

  • Armin

    From Erfweiler a "Way of the Cross" leads up to the "Winterkirchel"

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    • March 14, 2019

  • Wandermichel

    Here you can ring the bell.

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    • November 18, 2020

  • Michelly

    Really a pretty forest church! There is the possibility to light candles for a small donation. Real candles, not the LED stuff. Nice place to pause!

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    • February 21, 2021

  • Holger

    Be sure to ring the two bells. It's a lot of fun and sounds great.

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    • April 5, 2021

  • Gek GT86

    Very nice little church. With two bells that you can ring yourself. Small book for entries available, as well as sacrificial candles

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    • June 3, 2021

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Location: Hauenstein, Südwestpfalz, Palatinate Forest, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


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