Pfälzer Weinsteig Stage 2: Neuleiningen - Bad Dürkheim


The 17.5 km long second stage reveals the full beauty of the Palatinate. From the 750 year old wine and hillside village of  Neuleiningen up to the spa town of Bad Durkheim you only have to keep your eyes open! The Burgruine Neuleiningen and the parish church of St. Nikolaus form the starting point. Along romantic streets, the trail leads downhill to the first vineyards. After a short climb you should not miss the detour to the castle ruins of the Battenberg and the impressive geological tubes in the nearby sandstone formation. Protected by trees the trail now leads to the forest tavern  of Waldgaststätte Forsthaus Lindemannsruhe and to the 40 m high tower of the Bismarckturm. Passing the Geiersbrunnen and the Germanic cult site at the Teufelssteinplace,  you now can explore the 2,500 year old ringed wall of the “Heidenmauer”. Passing the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial  you arrive at the Kriemhildenstuhl, an old Roman quarry. The rocky platform is as magnificent as the view over the Rhine valley and the Odenwald. After a short descent you reach the Römerplatz in Bad Durkheim.

characteristics

Pfälzer Weinsteig Stage 2: Neuleiningen - Bad Dürkheim
medium
5:00 h
17,6 km
323 m
453 m



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

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