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.
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.