Pfälzer Weinsteig Stage 8: Dernbach - Annweiler am Trifels

With Dernbach behind you  and the Deutscher Weinstrasse in front of you, the eighth stage invites you to a high altitude tour towards Annweiler am Trifels. A steep climb leads to the Sanatorium Eußerthal and through the wooded area on the slopes of the Walterkopf. Downhill through the  Eusserthal you will see the abbey church of a former Cistercian monastery from the 12th century. With blossoms in spring and the aroma of fruit, the orchards will accompany you up to the Steinernen Wegkreuz before you reach the gap tween Grüneck and Franzosenkopf where the Eselstränke ripples downhill. From the picnic area at the 3-Burgen-Blick you will see the Trifels Castle and the ruins  of Anebos and Scharfenberg. From the wine village of Gräfenhausen it goes uphill to the forest cabin at the Holderqelle, on the north side of the Großer Adelberg. A detour of approx. 500 metres will lead you to the  Jung-Pfalz-Hütte where, on weekends, you can have a snack. Once again, the Trifels Castle can be seen from the lookout point  Krappenfels, before arriving in Annweiler. In the old tanner’s  district of this town  the River Queich still drives  the wheels of the town mill.


Pfälzer Weinsteig Stage 8: Dernbach - Annweiler am Trifels
5:00 h
14,4 km
603 m
631 m

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

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