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Dahner Rundwanderweg

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The 18.6 kilometers long Dahner circular walk for over narrow paths and varied forest trails through the diversity of the Dahner Felsenland. Starting with the rock massif Hochstein, the castles group Alt-Dahn, the Roman rock over the Jungfernsprung and Satan's boulders to the castle ruins Neudahn.


Distance 18.7 km
7:30 h
662 m
662 m
347 m
201 m
On the nearly 18.6 kilometers of the Dahner Rundwanderwegs reveals the diversity of the Felsenland. Over the rock massif Hochstein leads the way to the largest castle complex of the Palatinate, the castle massif Alt-Dahn-Grafendahn-Tanstein.Hier should allow time for a comprehensive visit. Comfortable forest paths lead over the Roman rock, with its great 360 ° view, to the famous rock massif Jungfernsprung above the town of Dahn. The story continues on the other side of the valley, past the rocks of Satan's lump and witch's mushroom to the imposing castle ruins of Neudahn. After a short descent into the nature reserve Moosbachtal, a stop at the Dahner Hütte of the Palatine Forest Association is a great opportunity. Two impressive rock massifs are passed before the path ends in the spa park, at the starting point of the round trip. This is a new premium route, which was certified in autumn 2015 by the German Hiking Institute. The Dahner Rundwanderweg is one of the Felsenland tours in the Dahner Felsenland, the premium hiking region. Our total of twelve premium trails are listed both in the Pfalz hiking menu, as well as the hiking arena Palatinate Forest Northern Vosges. Furthermore, the Dahner Felsenland is a member of the Premium Wanderwelten.

UFFBASSE! - Campaign for considerate coexistence in nature

Always act with foresight, kindness and consideration towards everyone you meet along the way.

Respect nature, don't destroy plants and always stay on the paths.

Remember to bring a rubbish bag for the trail and take rubbish home with you.

Please keep your dog on a lead at all times. Other visitors and animals will thank you.

For your own safety, observe all trail closures. Also at weekends.

Park only in designated parking areas. Leave space for escape routes and agricultural machinery.

Please give priority to agricultural and forestry traffic.


Author’s recommendation

Refreshments: Dahner Palatinate Forest Hut in Schneiderfeld, FelsenGraf hut at the start, restaurant Büttelwoog at the campsite


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Update: February 06, 2023
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
347 m
Lowest point
201 m
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Rest stops

Haus des Gastes
Golfheisel im Kurpark
E-Bike-Ladestation Golfheisel
Castle complex Alt-Dahn - Grafendahn - Tanstein
Burgschenke Burg Alt-Dahn
PWV-Hütte im Schneiderfeld
Gaststätte Campingplatz Büttelwoog
Hotel Pfalzblick
Restaurant Wasgauperle

Safety information

Despite the well-signposted trail markers along the premium hiking trails, we recommend for security reasons to always have an appropriate hiking map so that, for example when a storm occurs, you can quickly either find shelter or get out of the woods. 

Especially in the autumn it is also important to remember that leaves lying on the ground can conceal irregularities, such as roots, rocks or holes in the path. Following storms, trees can have been uprooted or have branches hanging down. Such path impairments have to be expected   when using such trails . Especially in adverse weather conditions, it may occur that the trails and paths turn into muddy and slippery passages. Path impairments of this kind have to be expected when you go out for a hike. Not all rocks or slopes are secured with ropes or railings and sure footedness is required. Should you be of the opinion that these are not accessible to you then you should try and get around them.


We endeavour to announce all closures caused by forest works, hunting parties on this platform. Nevertheless, there are situations where hiking trails are closed and we may not have been informed. If you encounter closures or diversions on site, please follow the instructions for your own safety.


Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
Schulstr. 29, 66994 Dahn
Tel. 06391 9196222


Parking house of the guest, Weißenburger Straße 17 d, 66994 Dahn (210 m)
49.149145, 7.782913
49°08'56.9"N 7°46'58.5"E
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Parking house of the guest, Weißenburger Straße 17 d, 66994 Dahn

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Trail description of this family- friendly long distance trail with taverns on the way  

This approximately 18.7 km long circular trail, the   Dahner Rundwanderweg, which can be divided into two sections, is certainly one of the most beautiful and interesting hiking trails in the Palatinate. It leads around the spa town of Dahn through a world of bizarre rock giants and mighty castles, through vast forest areas as well as alongside romantic flooded plains and lakes. 

The start is in the spa park of Dahn . Over the mighty rock formation of the Hochstein, from the top of which the hiker has a wide view over the Dahner Felsenland, the trail leads to the largest ancient castle in the Palatinate , the "Altdahn-Grafendahn-Tanstein". A visit to the castle museum can be highly recommended. The next imposing stopover on the tour is the rock formation “Römerfelsen”. A ladder leads up to the secured viewing platform on the rock. Here the hiker has a great view over the treetops of the Palatinate Forest . Now on easy forest paths we cross the Lachberg, with views of the castle of Altdahn , past mighty rock walls and over the ridge of the Vogelsberg to the Aussichtskanzel on the famous rock formation "Jungfernsprung", just above the town of Dahn . After a short descent, we reach Dahn again and here ends the first section of the tour. 


Now the way leads to the other side of the valley to the viewing platform on the rock formation “Sängerfelsen”and further, past the rock formations of the"Satansbrocken" and “Hexenpilz”, to the mighty castle ruins of "Neudahn" with its towers and rock chambers. There follows a brief descent into the nature reserve Moosbachtal, which will delight nature-loving walkers. Past several small lakes we soon reach the "Dahner Hütte", a tavern run by the Palatinate Forest Association. After a comfortable rest surrounded by breathtaking scenery, we walk along beautiful forest paths to the rock formations "Braut und Bräutigram” and "Wachtfelsen" in Dahn. The trailblazers amongst you now have the opportunity of climbing up to the observation deck of the Wachtfelsen, via a ladder. The path now leads back through Dahn to the starting point in the park.







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Public transport


By train to Bad Bergzabern or Hinterweidenthal, from there by bus to Dahn. From the town center on foot to the spa park

 From May to October with the excursion trains "Bundenthaler and "Felsenland-Express"" on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from Mannheim/ Karlsruhe to Dahn Süd, Dahn Bahnhof or Moosbachtal in the Dahner Felsenland. Info: , (door-to-door travel planning). 

Getting there

B10 to exit Hinterweidenthal, continue on the B427 to 66994 Dahn, there the signs Kurpark



Parking house of the guest,Weißenburger Straße 17 d, 66994 Dahn  



49.149145, 7.782913
49°08'56.9"N 7°46'58.5"E
32U 411246 5444748
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Book recommendation by the author

Premium-Wanderbuch "Pfälzerwald" mit 17 Premium-Rundwegen und Streckenwegen.
Verlag: idemedia GmbH, ISBN 978 - 3 - 942779 - 54 - 8
Autoren: Ulrike Poller und Wolfgang Todt

Author’s map recommendations

Wander- und Radwanderkarte Dahner Felsenland 1:25.000, 8,90 €uro zzgl. Portokosten von 1,60 €uro, neu ab Dezember 2022, 7. Auflage: Wandern und Radfahren im Dahner Felsenland mit den Premium-Wanderwegen, den Haupt- und Rundwanderwegen, den Radrouten sowie dem Rettungspunkte-System; mit App Unterstützung,   im Maßstab 1:25.000, ISBN 978-3-945138-12-0


Sturdy footwear and all-weather clothing, sun and rain protection, and a sufficient quantity of food and drink, should no refreshment facilities or shopping possibilities exist or be open. Although the path is always very well marked, you should for safety reasons always have an appropriate hiking map with you.


Questions and answers

Question from Anne Weber · May 18, 2022 · Community
Kann man die Strecke gut mit Hund gehen?
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Answered by Maik und Katja Hartmann · May 18, 2022 · Community
Wir hatten unseren Hund auch dabei. Das war kein Problem. Hin und wieder gibt es eine Stahltreppe, die auf einen Felsen führt zu einem Aussichtspunkt. Da kann einer unten warten. Wir konnten unseren 10 kg Hund tragen 😅 sonst aber kein Problem mit Hund. Liebe Grüße Katja
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Claudi Malin
April 17, 2022 · Community
Sehr schöner und abwechselungsreicher Weg. Reine Gehzeit eher 5,5 Stunden. Wer es gerne Süß mag, dem sei das Café Eisheisel nach der Hälfte der Strecke sehr empfohlen. Tolle selbstgemachte Kuchen.
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When did you do this route? April 17, 2022
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18.7 km
7:30 h
662 m
662 m
Highest point
347 m
Lowest point
201 m
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