Pfälzer Weinsteig Stage 11: Bad Bergzabern - Schweigen-Rechtenbach

From Bad Bergzabern it is essential to discover the magical holiday atmosphere of the wine village of Dörrenbach, which has been honoured with the name  "Sleeping Beauty of the Palatinate". Past the ruins of the Guttenberg the Pfälzer Weinsteig finally reaches its destination at the Deutsches Weintor. From the market square in Bad Bergzabern the trail leads through the park. Walking between the vineyards, you can enjoy views of the Rhine valley, before you dive into the enchanted forest around Dörrenbach. Here, amongst picturesque half-timbered houses, inviting wine taverns and the 400 year old town hall you will also be  encouraged to sleep and dream. Passing the historic fortified church, the trail leads uphill to the Kolmerbergkapelle. Once at the top, the Stäffelsberg with its lookout tower offers a panoramic view over to the Black Forest, the Rhine valley and northern Alsace. Along the southern slopes of the Farrenberg you will reach the ruins of Guttenberg and start going downhill. A final section between rows of vines leads up to the 18 m high Deutsches Weintor in Schweigen-Rechtenbach. At the end of the trail you are recommended to visit the beautiful town of Wissembourg, where many restaurants and a railway station can be found.


Pfälzer Weinsteig Stage 11: Bad Bergzabern - Schweigen-Rechtenbach
4:45 h
15,8 km
523 m
472 m

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

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