Burgruine Backelstein

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Recommended by 70 out of 74 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Marianne PWV

    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

  • 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

  • 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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    • 6 days ago

  • 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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    • 7 days ago

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


  • Elevation340 m

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