Etappe 09: Von Annweiler am Trifels nach Klingenmünster – Pfälzer Weinsteig
komoot planned a hike.
November 20, 2018
Annweiler, starting point of the ninth stage, is located directly at the foot of the Reichsburg Trifels. A steep path leads you right at the beginning to the medieval castle ruin, where the Stauferkaiser resided almost 1,000 years ago. The partially reconstructed ruin sits enthroned on a striking rock and is now home to a museum.From the Reichsburg Trifels, the trail meanders over a ridge crowned by red bunter sandstone cliffs, on which lie the two castle ruins Anebos and Scharfenberg. These two castles were part of the defenses of the Reichsburg and are also worth a visit.On forest paths, the Palatinate Vineyard again runs to the edge of the Rhine valley. Soon the forest opens and you enjoy a picturesque view of the growing areas of the Southern Wine Route. Immediately following the trail leads you gently uphill and into the forest. It goes up to the Madenburg, the fourth medieval castle ruin of today's stage. The castle tavern invites you for a well-deserved break before you continue your hike.Just before you reach the stage destination Klingenmünster, you will be able to enjoy a castle ruin for the last time: directly above the city, Landeck Castle towers into the sky. If you like, you can still climb the keep and enjoy the magnificent view.The start of the stage Annweiler you can easily reach by train. From Neustadt an der Weinstraße take the railway line R51 to Landau and change to the R55. From the stage destination Klingenmünster take the two bus lines 531 and 540 back to Annweiler, if you have planned this stage as a day trip.Timetables can be found at vrn.de.
November 21, 2018