- 02:256.16 mi2.6 mph725 ft725 ft
- Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲
This predicate path is completely new - and therefore calls for a "first ascent" by us, so to speak!We particularly liked the many beautiful paths on the springy or sandy forest floor - and the sometimes spectacular views and far-reaching views.You pass three enchanting landmarks of Bad Dürkheim-Seebach: the "Schneckennudel" (zeppelin tower) with its many beautiful paths on the Ebersberg, the "Kaffeemühlchen" (flag tower) in the vineyards and with a spectacular all-round view as well as the small, very beautiful renovated Seebach monastery church on the idyllic village square of this DÜW districtIn the middle of the tour you can either rest at the picnic / hiking car park at the "Drei Eichen" or take a detour down to the popular Naturfreundehaus "Groß-Eppental".A successful round trip on very beautiful paths around the Seebach district of Bad Dürkheim, which is surrounded by a lot of forest.
September 18, 2021
- Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲
Today - even if it is rainy - we are on the way on the old hiking trail "white triangle" (Höningen - Kehrdichannasst). We don't start in Höningen, but only from the parking lot opposite the "Alte Schmelz" forest inn. First we walk on gravel roads that are not very nice. But suddenly, almost hidden, a small climb goes right up the slope - and then we just climb up steeply - to the former forester's house "Kehrdichanneits" (currently privately owned), where we walk past the back exit and take a quick look on this beautiful historic building and its courtyard with a fountain.This beautiful hiking trail ends here, and we join the "yellow cross" on mostly wide (gravel) paths - to a crossroads where we leave this hiking trail and continue on a wide path for about 500 m without hiking signs. And there it is suddenly on the left side: the large, flat knight's stone with its long inscription, its directional arrows and lots of information. This is what you have to study first ...!On the way back - there is nowhere to be found a rest bench (!) - there is only a short rest near the former forester's house "Kehrdichannicht" on an old oak trunk. Then it just goes down steeply on the beautiful paths that we came up. We skip the last path and walk the longer forestry path to the beautiful "Alten Schmelz", which unfortunately does not offer any places to stop in the garden in this rainy weather.We really enjoyed this hike, even if we missed a stop at the top of the "Kehrdichannasst" level. But the further way to the "Lambertskreuz" with its great refreshment stops was just too long for us.
We were particularly impressed by the beautiful, long, steep hiking trail on the old "white triangle" hiking trail, the lush green forests here and of course the extraordinary Ritterstein, which we have never specifically sought out - although we have been in this area for many years to have. Today we did it!
August 29, 2021
- 01:575.10 mi2.6 mph950 ft875 ft
- Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲
At the Erfenstein car park, the first thing to do is to carefully study the arrow marker posts. For the trail we take the "Pfälzer Hüttensteig", which first runs approx. 150 m in the direction of Iptestal (but does NOT cross the railroad tracks). Then at the edge of the forest it suddenly goes steeply into the slope - up to a wide, beautiful forest path. And we stay here for a long time. The path is nice and soft, goes through beautiful trees and beautiful heather - but is still a bit monotonous.That changes on the Drehtaler slope, where a full marker points up to the Hellerhütte. Now we just walk uphill on a very beautiful path until it goes about 500 m before the Hellerhütte on a wide forestry path to the hut.I don't need to say much about the Hellerhütte: it is one of the most popular Palatinate Forest huts - and can be reached from many directions. You just MUST stop here!On the way back we look forward to the beautiful path to the full marker "Drehtaler Hang". But now we leave the "Pfälzer Hüttensteig" and continue on the beautiful path to the left - on the former "white-red" hiking trail. (The new / current "white-red" marking runs parallel to the "Pfälzer Hüttensteig" and does not go down here !!)Our current path is simply beautiful and runs in several zigzag curves up to a wide hiking trail. From here it is not far until you can hear the idyllic Höllischbach babbling or see it from above. Towards the end, we also discover a totally rustic, small bench right by the stream - and the parking lot is within sight again.Conclusion: A wonderful tour, but we recommend the idyllic route on the way back for the way there AND back!
August 29, 2021
- 02:215.91 mi2.5 mph750 ft725 ft
- Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲
Wow, this hiking route is great: great paths, very beautiful views, two ponds, rustic refreshment stops - and all of this with two of the most beautiful sights in Bad Dürkheim. A classic for hikers in and around Bad Dürkheim!We start at a parking lot (with a parking disc - only for 5 hours!) Below the beautiful, small Kath. Church of St. Margaretha from the DÜW district of Grethen. And marvel at the outside area of the church with a very special Madonna (historical reference to Limburg!). After that we are a bit confused in our routing and initially walk in the wrong (because it was not planned) direction. But then things really get going - and we're already standing in front of a church again: this time the huge, imposing prot. Church of DÜW-Grethen. We have to put our heads back to look up there ...And then it starts - and pretty much "in full force": step by step (with handrail) it is more than 100 meters up the mountain - through seemingly untouched nature. You feel - with all the mossy, old trees - like in a jungle. In between there is a nice rest bench with an (almost overgrown) view. A great climb - and then we are already in the Limburg garden with its Gottschalk sculptures (named after a former monk from Limburg), a very bizarre pyramid oak and many beautiful resting benches.Limburg shines in the sunshine. The view from up here (especially from the Eduard Jost monument) over the Rhine plain to the Odenwald is simply fantastic. We could sit here for a long time. The history of Limburg is very eventful, the dimensions of the ruins are actually not very large.And then we pack it: We continue - briefly across the street - and then on beautiful paths through pine forests - and directly to the rustic Naturfreundehaus Groß-Eppental - and here on the new, beautifully furnished terrace. Schnitzel with French fries taste particularly good here!Well strengthened, it goes a little downhill - with a beautiful view of the Kleine Eppental (with its large paddock) and past the snake pond. Then there is a long ascent to the Blue Bank. And then many beautiful paths - to the rustic "Lindenklause". Here in the summer in the garden under the lime trees, eating typical Palatinate food or delicious cakes is pure relaxation! Of course we stop here as well - with a direct view of the walls of Hardenburg - and with a view of beautiful Limburg.The rest of the way goes very nicely along the castle walls of Hardenburg - and along beautiful paths above the DÜW district of Hardenburg. There is a last rest bench in the forest before it goes down stairs to the small cemetery of Hardenburg - and then to the right through the DÜW district of Hausen. We marvel at the beautiful residential areas and come to Isenach, where we turn onto the beautiful path along the Herzogenweiher. It is fantastic how this little pond with its island lies in the sun. There are some (not so nice) stairs on the edge of the big bridge here - and we are back up in Grethen, where we walk along a long, narrow street - and arrive above the small church of St. Margaretha. Now we can walk right through the small gardens of this little church - and come out again directly at our parking lot.This new themed trail impressed us at all stations: a great day of hiking in wonderfully sunny weather is coming to an end!
August 30, 2021
- 01:554.78 mi2.5 mph925 ft925 ft
- Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲
The new themed trails of Bad Dürkheim Tourism have grabbed us: Today is the next one - an absolute classic!From the parking lot at the forester's lodge Weilach it goes steeply up on partly very washed-out hiking trails to the small Gayersbrunnen, which is named after the famous forest manager Prof. Karl Gayer. Unfortunately (at the moment) there is no splashing water here, but right next to it there is the interesting explanatory board about Prof. Gayer's life's work and a very nice resting place above it, among other things. with a wave-shaped lounger-seat bench.Then there is a small path opposite the hiking trail (wooden sign "Schillerruh") - until you come across the Schillerfelsen. A stone bench is carved into the rock at the beginning. There is also a round red sandstone rest table in the small, open rock grotto. And if you then walk a few meters further, there is another round rest table in this shape to be marveled at. Both tables have the year of their creation on the top! But it's still too early to take a break ...It then continues on mostly very beautiful paths, first down and then up again for a long time. When you arrive at a path spider, the motif panels on this theme path unfortunately do NOT point to the Heidenfels, but directly to the Lindemannsruhe forest house. So be careful: Please choose the detour to Heidenfels using the hiking sign for the premium hiking trail "Ganerbeweg" (black ax on a yellow background).The Heidenfels has a large rock plateau, unfortunately only with a very simple rest bench (without a backrest), a possibility for a distant view (unfortunately almost overgrown) and from this plateau (preferably to the right of the rest bench) stone steps lead down into a large, open rock grotto a large red sandstone rest table. From there it goes through a rock chamber and further stone stairs back up to the rock plateau, where you come out to the left of the bank.
We continue our hiking trail in the direction of the above. Spider on which we missed the motif panels of this themed hiking trail.Shortly beforehand (you can of course also visit Hochiegen zum Heidenfels) there is a very small path to a memorial for chief forest master Ludwig Graf and his wife Katharina Graf: a hidden, small, beautiful place with a small podium. Never found without Komoot!So, and now, fortunately, the motif panels of this themed trail continue again on the Wegspider - and in no time we are at the forester's lodge Lindemannsruhe (refreshment stops).Then it goes on a mostly wide and very washed-out path on a short stretch up to the famous Bismarck Tower. There is plenty of seating here and, on certain days, a kiosk on the ground floor of this monument tower. The operators of the kiosk also watch over access to this observation tower, which is (at least) always open on weekends. The view from up there (we have already enjoyed it several times in the past) is simply fantastic, because it is very far and beautiful in all directions.So, now we have rested extensively up here on a beautiful, wave-shaped seat and lounger bench - and now it's all downhill - to the Palatinate Forest hut "In der Weilach" (only open on weekends). Then it is only a few meters to the parking lot.A very varied, beautiful hiking tour and with two special highlights (Bismarck Tower / Heidenfels) of the Bad Dürkheim forest as well as very nice refreshment stops (opening times!). However, if you don't like it too busy, this tour should preferably be done outside of the weekend!
August 22, 2021
- 01:373.93 mi2.4 mph425 ft450 ft
- Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲
This (new) hiking trail is simply a classic if you want to hike around Bad Dürkheim!
But also for every "native" this tour is always great, if you disregard the hustle and bustle that unfortunately takes place here on weekends ...So we started on a working day: on very beautiful paths to the Teufelsstein, to the small viewing point "Herzogweiherblick", to the historic viewing tower "Kaiser-Wilhelm-Höhe", again and again along the many stones of the Celtic ring wall - to the highlight of the tour, the Roman one "Kriemhildenstuhl" quarry: great resting places (e.g. benches in wave form), super beautiful views to the Speyer Cathedral and the Odenwald, fascinating rock art in the walls of the quarry and several ponds with protected animals. Not to forget: the great view of Bad Dürkheim!We continued on beautiful paths to the "Schäferwarte" observation pavilion and then further and further down - to the vineyards (very beautiful views over the vineyards to the Odenwald), past individual houses - and unfortunately every now and then on asphalt - up to the forest restaurant " Schützenhaus "(rest day, we knew), and then it's only a short distance back to the parking lot.Conclusion: A very nice tour, which impresses with its beautiful paths (especially up to the Schäferwarte) - and its historically interesting and beautiful highlights - together with the great views!In the event that you don't plan a stop or if you hike on days when the nice places to stop (PWV hut "In der Weilach"; forest restaurant "Schützenhaus") are closed, I would walk this tour in the REVERSE direction: Because Then the particularly beautiful forest paths are towards the middle / end of the tour and then offer (instead of missing a stop) a nice way back, even with a few rest benches.
August 11, 2021
- 01:384.07 mi2.5 mph800 ft800 ft
- Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲
This new, very varied tour is designed absolutely successfully - with many highlights: several village fountains and small alleys in the old village center, many wonderful hiking trails, a special red sandstone rock formation ("pretzel stone"), a hiking section through a pine-heather forest, a great fountain system ("Brunnenstube" with rest area), beautiful views of the village and castle ruins Hardenburg, a visit to the large castle ruins Hardenburg with its beautiful Renaissance garden - and then the great, rustic stop in the high garden of the "Lindenklause". Wow: how nice is that: Holidays in the Palatinate!
August 9, 2021
- 00:462.11 mi2.7 mph350 ft300 ft
- Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲
We didn't start the themed trail at the "Drei Eichen" hiking car park, but at the "Schlangenweiher" hiking car park. The snake pond with its large platform can be admired right from the start (water lilies!).If you want to stop by, you should do the tour in reverse to enjoy the friendly Naturfreundehaus Groß-Eppental with its beautiful, high terrace (new tables and chairs!).The little tour is very varied and has many beautiful paths, especially towards the end - from the "Fünfguldenberg" rest area / car park to the snake pond.
August 3, 2021
- Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲
Important note: The number of kilometers is unfortunately not quite right! About 1 km from the finish I accidentally made itthe tour has already ended on the app. So the steps from Joppenholzstraße to Wiesenstraße and back to the parking lot at the town hall are still missing."May has come, the trees are breaking out ..." or "Green, green, green ...": that's how we could sum up our hike. But now less poetic and without music :-) ...
The second part of our tour to the "Heimatpfad Lindenberg" starts again at the parking lot between the town hall and the Kath. Church (by the beautiful, large chestnut tree with a bus stop). We walk on wonderful paths west and south along the Schwalbeneck, while we steadily gain height and look to the large (former) factory chimneys in the Lambrecht Valley. Later we briefly enjoy the "Cyriakus view" of the small pilgrimage chapel of Lindenberg, come closer and closer to the Weinbiet summit, but then turn to the "Hochzeitsweg" (with bank), the old landfill at the Lindenberg hiking car park, and continue north until a very nice zigzag path leads down to the forest playground of Lindenberg. There is also a place to rest on 2 benches for hikers.
Unfortunately, there is now a very hard and gritty path along a large pasture area of goats, sheep, cows and calves (do not feed !!) along the small Schlangentalbach. Nice to see such a large pasture area with animals roaming free in the Palatinate Forest! - It rises again steadily (don't overlook the beautifully carved heart on the right side of the path!) - and then it goes down again a little: There is already a bench at the idyllic Joppenholzquelle. And a few meters away, you can see down to Lindenberg really well.
So now it's all downhill: through a small willow fence door, on small paths along the Joppenholzbach and over a small bridge. Soon we are in Joppenholzstraße (off the road there is the Weber Museum at number 6) and then on to Wiesenstraße to the parking lot.
Conclusion: beautiful nature in the wonderful month of May, many great hiking trails, but unfortunately also sections over asphalt or gravel (the roads do not count here), many great views (of Lindenberg, to Lambrecht and into the Lambrecht Valley and to the Cyriakus Chapel) and a lot of interesting information via Lindenberg (since we met and interviewed locals).A beautiful, old village in the middle of the Palatinate Forest and a recommendable "Heimatpfad Lindenberg", which promises a lot of variety!
May 3, 2021
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- Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲
Today we went from the center of the village (between the Catholic church and the town hall) through the streets of the beautiful village of Lindenberg (Palatinate) - and then up into the forest there on the (continuously!) Beautiful paths of the "Heimatpfad Lindenberg".
Of course there were also some interesting things to discover: The (large) Kath. Church in the center of the village (we were even allowed in!), The idyllic Joppenholz spring (with a bench), the historic "Loblochstein" (with a bench), the small prot. Church with onion dome as well as the large park and sports area around the elementary school.
A beautiful village that you really should visit and a starting point for many hikes! So it wasn't the last time we were here ...
May 1, 2021