Etappe 04: Von Deidesheim nach Neustadt an der Weinstraße – Pfälzer Weinsteig
Hiking Highlight (Segment)
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November 20, 2018
From Deidesheim the fourth stage on the edge of the Haardt takes you south. At the same time, you will hike from the stage point without much difference in altitude through endless vineyards and enjoy a magnificent view.After a little dangling over wooded mountain slopes, you can even learn something about winegrowing near Königsbach: there is a short but very informative wine educational trail. From Königsbach you then hike along the banks of the Mußbach river through the densely wooded valley of the same name.It goes gently uphill and in the valley lure both the hunting lodge Looganlage and the forest house Benjental to a cozy rest. Take a little time here, because afterwards it goes up high. Almost 300 meters ascent separate you from the summit of the Weinbiet. In some hairpin bends it goes on narrow ways up. Once there, you can treat yourself to another rest in the Weinbiethaus - or you scramble a few steps to the lookout tower. The effort is worth it, because the view over the Palatinate Forest and the Rhine plain is terrific.As a reward for the firm ascent it goes from the Weinbiet then only downhill. You wander past the viewpoint Bergstein and the remarkable ruins of the Wolfsburg, until you finally reach your stage destination Neustadt an der Weinstraße.Deidesheim and Neustadt an der Weinstrasse are both served by the R45 railway line. In addition, the stage destination is perfectly connected to the S-Bahn network of Mannheim and Heidelberg. Thus, Neustadt is well suited as an end or as a starting point, if you only want to hike a part of the vineyard.Timetables can be found at vrn.de/index.html.
September 23, 2020