Etappe 2: Vom Finsterbrunnertal nach Johanniskreuz – Pfälzer Waldpfad
Hiking Highlight (Segment)
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January 16, 2018
The second day of hiking is dedicated to the Moosalbe, the 26 kilometer long tributary to the Schwarzbach. Since at the time of industrialization, numerous water-driven hammer mills were founded on the Moosalbe, it is referred to by the residents as Hammerbach.At the beginning of your tour, you will leave the narrow Finsterbrunnertal valley and migrate upriver along the lively Moosalbe. Soon you will reach Café Unterhammer, which is housed in a lovingly restored hammer mill.A little further on you can also make a detour to the well-preserved ruined castle of Willenstein on the other bank of the river at the Klug mill. In the renovated and rebuilt part of the castle is now a school camp.If you leave the Klug mill behind you, you enter the picturesque Karlstal. Steep and wooded slopes rise up on both sides, and there is a unique atmosphere in every season, while the moss-ostrich flows peacefully. In the middle of the valley you will find a small, meanwhile mossy pavilion. A perfect resting place in this idyllic nature.The trail continues along the course of the Moosalbe to its source. Shortly after you reach the small hamlet Johanniskreuz with the House of Sustainability.In Johanniskreuz there is a small hotel with reasonable overnight prices. However, the hotel has been negatively affected in recent years by its creative pricing with meals and additional costs. Alternatively, you can stay overnight in Trippstadt. The Landgasthof "Zum Schwan" also organizes transfers to Johanniskreuz for you so that you do not have to take a detour.