Burgruine Backelstein

Burgruine Backelstein

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Recommended by 163 out of 177 hikers


  • Tom

    There is not much to see anymore; But the climb is worth it just because of the view.

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    • October 3, 2015

  • Ralf C.

    Small insider tip for big, but also small adventurers.

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    • October 23, 2016

  • Matthias Brandt

    From the castle itself is little to see. Carved steps and post holes, as well as screed gutters are the only remains of a former wooden castle. In the wall of a rock chamber the lettering is carved and means: "Backelstein - early medieval wooden castle" A staircase leads from the lower part of the castle on the rock itself (not for height anxiety). From there you have a beautiful view over the Palatinate Forest and the castle rock Hauenstein

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    • November 11, 2019

  • 1Marianne-Fritz On Tour

    The Fliehburg Backelstein can be climbed by means of iron stairs and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Palatinate Forest.

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    • February 9, 2018

  • Irie Guide

    From here you have a very nice view over the Palatinate Forest.
    High on the rocks lead stairs and bridges.

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    • February 11, 2018

  • JR on Tour

    Remains of a castle ruin. From the top you have a wonderful view

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    • June 30, 2019

  • JR on Tour

    Here it goes up to the Backelfelsen

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    • June 30, 2019

  • Irrläufer

    The staircase is temporarily closed, but we went up anyway

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    • September 5, 2019

  • Schlofwandler

    When going up, please walk the steps in the places where they are attached to the straps. That's safer. The stairs should be done with care!

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    • November 25, 2019

  • Kauai

    Staircase and handrails are no longer completely safe, which is why a (torn down) red-white barrier tape was present.
    The view from above is worthwhile!

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    • April 20, 2019

  • Manggongjai

    Impressive from below, the stairs are closed! I have stuck to it, especially since the first level mirror was smooth (rain / fog).

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    • November 10, 2019

  • 1Marianne-Fritz On Tour

    The climb up the iron stairs to the brick is currently closed due to the risk of accidents.

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    • May 30, 2020

  • Annemarie Ohmer

    Too bad, unfortunately could not go up, was blocked.

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Pmbvw

    The wooden staircase was unfortunately very worn out, so they decided to close it with an iron grille.
    In contrast to the barrier tape, access is no longer possible!
    I very much hope that this highlight of the cobbler's path will be made safe again as soon as possible !!!

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    • June 20, 2020

  • 🌼 verdreht 🌼

    access to the Fliehburg Backelstein is currently blocked (as of June 2020)

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    • June 28, 2020

  • Der Wandermichel

    Unfortunately currently blocked. I suspect because of the stairs that look in need of renovation.

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    • February 21, 2021

  • Eisbär 🐻‍❄

    Unfortunately currently (2021) blocked due to the risk of falling

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    • 7 days ago

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


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