Pfälzer Höhenweg Stage 4: Rockenhausen - Obermoschel

The hill range track leads to the Roman "Villa Rustica" at Katzenbach. It is one of the most important testimonies of the Roman West Palatinate. The Donnersberg on the right takes us to the back of the Stahlberg where information boards tell the tale of times when prospecting for silver was commonplace. In the village of Stahlberg, you can stop for a refreshment. The tour then continues to the North, where a side-trip to the ruins of Randeck near  Mannenweiler-Cölln invites you to enjoy the views over the Alsenz Valley and the Donnersberg. The vineyards along the rivers of Moschel and Alsenz escort you to the ruins Moschellandsburg. First mentioned in documents dating back to round 1130 the castle destroyed by flames in the late 16th century. The gate tower and impressive walls are witness to its former impregnability. A few steps then lead down into the valley to our day’s destination of Obermoschel.


UFFBASSE! - Campaign for being considerate of others in nature

  • Always act in a proactive, friendly and considerate way towards everyone you encounter along the way.
  • Respect nature, do not destroy plants and always stay on the paths. Try to avoid excessive noise and leave the forest before dusk.
  • Remember to take a rubbish bag with you when you go out and take your rubbish back home.
  • Please keep your dog on a leash at all times. Other visitors and animals thank you.
  • For your own safety, observe all road closures, including at weekends.
  • Park only in designated parking areas. Leave space for emergency vehicles and agricultural machinery.
  • Please give priority to agricultural and forestry traffic.


Pfälzer Höhenweg Stage 4: Rockenhausen - Obermoschel
5:55 h
19,6 km
428 m
452 m

source Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz. · author: Tobias Kauf

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