Pfälzer Höhenweg trail


Stage 1: Winnweiler to Dannenfels
On the first stage of the Pfälzer Höhenweg trail we are in former mining territory. The 16km long trail takes us from Winnweiler to the former mining village of Imsbach, the Celtic gardens at Steinbach and finally to the health resort town of Dannenfels.

Stage 2: Dannenfels to Bastenhaus
The second stage brings us higher – from Dannenfels we climb the 687m high Donnersberg, the highest mountain in the Palatinate, and continue via Marienthal to the Bastenhaus Hotel-Restaurant.

Stage 3: Bastenhaus to Rockenhausen
From the Bastenhaus hotel we continue on to the highest village in the Palatinate, Ruppertsecken, where there is a wonderful view of the region. We then descend to our end destination of Rockenhausen.

Stage 4: Rockenhausen to Obermoschel
A selection of museums in Rockenhausen, the remains of a Roman settlement and impressive castle ruins await us on the fourth stage of the Pfälzer Höhenweg trail. Around 19km of walking will take us from Rockenhausen across the hills to Obermoschel, the smallest city in the Palatinate.

Stage 5: Obermoschel to Meisenheim
At only 12.5km, the fifth stage is the shortest section of the Pfälzer Höhenweg trail. From Obermoschel we hike over the Kahlforst hill to Callbach and on to the historical old city of Meisenheim.

Stage 6: Meisenheim to Lauterecken
The sixth stage of the trail is 14km long and brings us from the enchanting old town centre, with its timbered houses and historical buildings, onto an old Roman road towards Lauterecken.

Stage 7: Lauterecken to Wolfstein
The last stage of the Pfälzer Höhenweg leads from Lauterecken via Lohnweiler through the shady forests of the Königsberg massif to Wolfstein. The 21km route includes the romantic castle ruins at Altwolfstein and Neuwolfstein.

characteristics

Pfälzer Höhenweg trail
hard
33:00 h
114,6 km
3414 m
3321 m

Pfälzer Höhenweg Stage 1: Winnweiler - Dannenfels

medium

16,6 km

5:20 h
On the first stage of the Pfälzer Höhenweg trail we are in former mining territory. The 16km long…

Pfälzer Höhenweg Stage 2: Dannenfels - Bastenhaus

medium

15,2 km

4:05 h
The second stage brings us higher – from Dannenfels we climb the 687m high Donnersberg, the highest…

Pfälzer Höhenweg Stage 3: Bastenhaus - Rockenhausen

medium

15,6 km

5:40 h
From the Bastenhaus hotel we continue up to the highest village in the Palatinate, Ruppertsecken,…

Pfälzer Höhenweg Stage 4: Rockenhausen - Obermoschel

medium

19,6 km

5:55 h
A selection of museums in Rockenhausen, the remains of a Roman settlement and impressive castle…

Pfälzer Höhenweg Stage 5: Obermoschel - Meisenheim

medium

12,9 km

3:30 h
At only 12.5km, the fifth stage is the shortest section of the Pfälzer Höhenweg trail. From…

Pfälzer Höhenweg Stage 6: Meisenheim - Lauterecken

easy

15,3 km

4:20 h
The sixth stage of the trail is 14km long and brings us from the enchanting old town centre of…

Pfälzer Höhenweg Stage 7: Lauterecken - Wolfstein

medium

22,2 km

7:00 h
The last stage of the Pfälzer Höhenweg trail leads from Lauterecken via Lohnweiler through the shady…



source Pfalz Touristik e.V. · author: Tobias Kauf

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