The tour runs mainly on bicycle and agricultural paths, only from Wonsheim via Hof Iben to Neu-Bamberg you have to take the road. Behind Neu-Bamberg, the cycle path runs a bit together with the Hiwweltour Heideblick, which is also where many hikers and families are on their way. Otherwise I was almost alone.
June 16, 2021
On to the 4th stage on the Neckarsteig.
On the stairs up to Hirschhorn Castle 🏰 with a wonderful view over the Neckar valley and the Neckar loop. Then it goes up on a soft forest path. Once at the top, it goes steadily slightly downhill, so you can wander there lively. Unfortunately, the route from the forest classroom is not quite accessible to me. Why do you take the gravel path here when a shady forest path runs in the same direction on the other side of the stream?
Still a very nice and recommendable stage that ends in the beautiful town of Eberbach.
June 3, 2021
Today a great start to the 3rd stage. First to the Hinterburg and then it went sweaty in serpentines on narrow paths up to the high Darsberg and then on to the Goetheblick, with a spectacular view of the Neckar valley 😁👍Then the path at the height just babbles without any noteworthy inclines and declines, for my taste unfortunately a bit too heavy on forest roads and gravel, but still easy to walk. Then it goes down to the beautiful, lovely village of Hirschhorn (Neckar). 🏘
June 1, 2021
So, now the next long-distance hiking trail is in sight. Awarded the most beautiful long-distance hiking trail 2018, let's see what the Neckarsteig has to offer:
The first stage in Heidelberg starts with a bang: the Himmelsleiter, over 1,300 steps directly up to the Königsstuhl. There you have a wonderful view. Then it goes on to Neckargemünd on wonderful forest paths at a moderate level. 🥾
May 30, 2021
The last stage of the Palatinate High Trail and I have to say, the best comes at the end. A wonderful hike on soft forest trails.Conclusion on the Palatinate High Trail:
I ran the path against the recommended direction, wanted to save the highlight "Donnersberg" for the end.The Pfälzer Höhenweg is excellently marked, it is almost impossible to get lost, a huge compliment to the Wegewarte des Pfälzerwald Verein.
There were many superlatives on the way:
Ruppertsecken - the highest village in the Palatinate
Obermoschel - the smallest town in the Palatinate
in Falkenstein - the steepest street in the Palatinate and of course
the Donnersberg - the highest mountain in the Palatinate.
I definitely enjoyed the stages a lot.
May 23, 2021