Eckkopfturm

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 272 out of 279 hikers

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  • Jochen

    Beautiful tower on the Eckkopf. Great view! At the bottom of the tower, local clubs host the numerous hikers / cyclists.

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    • April 9, 2017

  • mutze

    ... Rastraum

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    • December 26, 2015

  • Steffi

    Cottage is open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

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    • March 26, 2017

  • Marc

    Alone the short way to the old wall in Wachenheim pays off. Not only the development area but the view of the Wachtenburg is phenomenal.
    Blue sky and sunshine make the tour even more perfect.

    The ascent to the Wachtenburg is a bit exhausting, but quite feasible. Once there you get a very nice view of the Rhine valley. If the Burgschänke is open, you can already do something about thirst and hunger.

    From there, go into the shady forest. On very well walkable paths you can go meter by meter to Eckkopf. Once here, only the lookout tower is in the way. If this is achieved you will see a breathtaking 360 degree panorama.
    If the huts are occupied and open, you can also eat and drink here. Portions and prices absolutely acceptable.

    Back through the forest and past the heathen holes, you approach Deidesheim and the Michaelskapelle. Here, too, you can rest for a while and enjoy the view of the valley. On days with very good visibility, you can look deep into the interior.

    The last few kilometers lead out of the forest, the vineyards back to Wachenheim.

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    • April 8, 2017

  • Framl

    one of the best viewpoints in the Palatinate Forest

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    • April 9, 2017

  • Patrick

    Be sure to pay attention to the management. Unfortunately, we were there during the summer vacation time and it was closed on Saturday. Example deidesheim.de/de/aktiv/eckkopfturmbewirtschaftung-2017.html. For entries with ./. is probably too.

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    • August 27, 2017

  • Ralf

    Great view to the Rhine plain

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    • July 11, 2015

  • mutze

    PWS hut will open again in March 2016

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    • December 26, 2015

  • Es

    Observation tower with great all-round view.
    Especially recommended for sunset!

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    • March 26, 2016

  • fsw57

    Corner head tower with hut. In good weather great view!

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    • February 12, 2017

  • Tobias

    Beautiful vantage point and farmed on most weekends in the year by various clubs of the region

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    • February 27, 2017

  • Ralf

    The tower was rebuilt in 1975 after the old one was burnt out of wood.
    Great view and rest stop.

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    • March 2, 2017

  • Alex

    Very nice view fantastically beautiful

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    • May 16, 2017

  • Alex

    Very beautiful panoramic view and refreshments

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    • May 16, 2017

  • mutze

    Scattering of the PWS hut can be used

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    • December 26, 2015

  • cabi

    very good view with good Palatine cuisine

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    • July 23, 2017

  • Christoph

    Official description of VG Deidesheim: The Eckkopfturm was built in 1975, after the first tower standing here in 1920 a storm and his successor in 1975, after only 14 months of service, an arson attack fell victim. The observation tower, which was now constructed of steel and was about 25 meters high, quickly became a hub for hikers between Bad Dürkheim and Neustadt. From the wine route almost all roads lead to the 516 meter high Eckkopf. From the Wachenheimer Valley or from the west via Lambertskreuz, the tower, which is run on weekends and public holidays by associations of the municipality of Deidesheim, can be reached on well-signposted hiking trails. However, the "conquerors" of the Eckkopf tower should be free from giddiness: 107 steps lead to the approx. 25 meters high observation deck, from which one has a unique panoramic view over the Rhine Valley and the biosphere reserve Palatinate Forest!

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    • August 20, 2017

  • Jörg

    Super great 360 degrees all-round view.

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    • October 30, 2017

  • cabi

    Very nice view and good Palatine cuisine

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    • July 23, 2017

  • Zauderjo

    Magnificent view over the Rhine valley and the surrounding hills.

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    • August 20, 2017

  • Marianne PWV

    At 516 m NHN - a wonderful view is offered

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    • October 15, 2017

  • Jörg

    Super great panoramic view over the Palatinate Forest and the lowlands.

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    • October 30, 2017

  • Martin Peters

    Great view from Eckkopfturm - directly above the hut!

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    • April 2, 2018

  • D. Z.

    One of the most beautiful places in the northern Palatinate Forest! The ascent can be exhausting but it is worthwhile in any season and in fine weather anyway a must! The view from up there is really nice !!! Most of the weekends, the hiking hut is managed directly under the tower.

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    • October 21, 2018


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Location: Deidesheim, Bad Dürkheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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