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Kaiserpfalzweg - Imperial hiking with culture and wine enjoyment

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From the imperial palace "Charlemagne" up to the plateau of the Rabenkopf for imperial views as far as the Rheingau. A fine drop is waiting at the wineries along the way.
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Distance 7.8 km
2:03 h
101 m
96 m
225 m
128 m
It was Charlemagne who brought the red wine to Ingelheim - and it can be hiked in its historical footsteps along the Kaiserpfalzweg: On the way are the Aula Regia, Heidesheimer Tor, Saalkirche and the museum near the Kaiserpfalz. Then it goes up into the vineyards. The highlight is the fantastic view from the Mainz mountain down into the Rhine valley. The wineries on the way and the newly opened wine cellar in Nieder-Ingelheim offer, to top it all off, imperial culinary delights for the spoiled palate.

Author’s recommendation

The Menk winery and the Stritter winery are right up in the vineyards, so the hike can be combined with a wine tasting.
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Gabriele Kunz
Update: July 25, 2022
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Tips and hints

Further information about the Kaiserpfalz Ingelheim is available at www.kaiserpfalz-ingelheim.de and in the museum at the Kaiserpfalz.

Start

Kaiserpfalz Ingelheim (Francois-Lachenal-Platz 5) (130 m)
Coordinates:
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49.976859, 8.071323
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49°58'36.7"N 8°04'16.8"E
UTM
32U 433412 5536471
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Destination

Kaiserpfalz Ingelheim (Francois-Lachenal-Platz 5)

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of the hike is Charlemagne's imperial palace, where medieval cultural treasures can be admired. A visit to the museum gives exciting insights into the history of the building. The path leads up towards Wackernheim in the vineyards on the Mainzer Berg. From here it goes in a gentle ascent to the Rabenkopf, from where you can enjoy the view over the Rhine Valley. There are two wineries in the vineyards - if you want, you can combine the hike with a wine tasting. From the Carolinenhöhe you have one last view of Ingelheim before you return to the starting point in a gentle descent. From there you can stroll to the wine cellar - for a final stop, a little shopping in the vinotheque or a detour to the tourist information.

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Public transport

Information is available from https://www.ingelheim.de/verkehr-mobilitaet/

Getting there

Follow the local signs to the "Kaiserpfalz".

Parking

Use the parking lot for the Kaiserpfalz in Natalie-von-Harder-Straße.

Coordinates

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49.976859, 8.071323
DMS
49°58'36.7"N 8°04'16.8"E
UTM
32U 433412 5536471
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The hiking brochure is available from the Ingelheim im Winzerkeller tourist information office, Binger Straße 16, 55218 Ingelheim am Rhein, phone (06132) 710 009 200, email: touristinformation@ikum-ingelheim.de.

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Rating

3.0
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Mark Müller 
March 07, 2021 · Community
Schöne Runde bei Sonnenschein mit toller Fernsicht zum Rheingau!
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Marc Jordan
December 28, 2020 · Community
Tolle Eindrücke rund um die Kaiserpfalz und eine schöne Tour durch die Weinberge.
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When did you do this route? December 20, 2020
H R 
June 13, 2020 · Community
Der Rundweg ist eher uninteressant, weite Teile geht man auf Teer. Außerdem halte ich die Tour für sommerliche Tage für ungeeignet, weil man bis auf wenige Meter ohne Schatten auskommen muss.
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Distance
7.8 km
Duration
2:03 h
Ascent
101 m
Descent
96 m
Highest point
225 m
Lowest point
128 m
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