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  • Am Wanderweg Deutsche Weinstraße
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m 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Klausentalhütte / Diedesfeld Hambacher Schloss Restaurant 1832 Hohe-Loog-Haus / Hambach Restaurant 1832 Hambacher Schloss
Beautiful paths, lovely views and good places to stop for refreshments
moderate
Distance 13 km
4:00 h
463 m
463 m
610 m
230 m
This eventful hike begins with a short stretch along the Maikammer grape variety trail. On information boards you can learn a lot of interesting facts about different grape varieties. Continue over old cobblestones to the Klausental hut and then along a forest path uphill, on partly small paths, to the Hohe Loog Haus. Then steadily downhill, with a stop at the atonement cross, to Hambach Castle with an exhibition well worth seeing. Now leisurely in the direction of Zeter Berghaus and back to the car park.

This hike was made available to us by OutdoorWelten scout Petra Doehl.

Author’s recommendation

There are beautiful playgrounds at the Klausentalhütte and the Hohe Loog Haus
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Sabine Bassdorf
Update: March 21, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Hohe Loog, 610 m
Lowest point
230 m
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Rest stops

Klausentalhütte / Diedesfeld
Hohe-Loog-Haus / Hambach
Sühnekreuz
Restaurant 1832
Zeter Berghaus / Diedesfeld

Tips and hints

There are various places to stop for a break during the circular route. Please note the different opening times.

https://klausental.de/

https://www.pwv-hambach.de/index.php/hohe-loog-haus

https://hambacher-schloss.de/

https://www.zeter-berghaus.com/

Start

Parking lot on Kalmithöhenstraße on the right-hand side (258 m)
Coordinates:
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49.309292, 8.109496
DMS
49°18'33.5"N 8°06'34.2"E
UTM
32U 435270 5462220
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Destination

Parking lot on Kalmithöhenstraße on the right-hand side

Turn-by-turn directions

The circular route begins by going downhill from the car park and immediately left towards the north along the asphalted path. On the right side of the path there are information boards that inform about the grape varieties grown there. After a few metres there is a large picnic area with several seating areas, one of which has a fantastic view. Continue straight ahead and Hambach Castle in view, makes a very nice photo motif. After the pavement changes to cobblestones, the path ends at a small driveway that leads to the Klausental hut. We take this path to the left and shortly before the hut we come to forest soil. Past the hut, after just under 1 km, we turn right onto a small serpentine path. After a few bends, the path meets another path, which we follow uphill, keeping to the left. Now follow this narrow path, which crosses two wider paths, until you reach the Bildbaum. Turn right here and follow the Palatinate Wine Trail (white-red wave) to Hohe Loog Haus. After a possible rest, the descent begins. Descend on a narrow sandy path through a pine forest to Hambach Castle. Before reaching Hambach Castle, it is worth taking a short detour to the Sühnekreuz. This is rewarded with a very beautiful view and there is also a nice place to rest. Back on the main path, you walk past old tree trunks and moss-covered stones to the Rittersberg castle tavern. On the opposite side, Hambach Castle stands on a hill. A visit to the exhibition is worthwhile. Then continue on the other side of the road. A narrow path leads past the Zeter Berghaus and back to the Klausental, i.e. from here follow the signs for the Keschdeweg (green chestnut). So behind the Klausental hut idyllically along the small stream into the vineyards until you reach the Deutsche Weinstraße hiking trail at the rainwater retention basin. Now turn right and after a little more than ½ km we are back at the starting point.te

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Public transport

Von Neustadt an der Weinstraße mit dem Bus Linie 500 nach Maikammer bis zum Haltepunkt Alsterweiler Kapelle. Dann ca. 1 km bergauf bis zum Wanderparkplatz an der Kalmithöhenstraße rechts.

Getting there

Von der Autobahnausfahrt Edenkoben, Richtung Edenkoben abbiegen. An den folgenden drei Kreisverkehren jeweils die erste Ausfahrt nehmen. Im vierten Kreisel die dritte Ausfahrt nehmen und nach Maikammer fahren. Im Ort nach den Links-, Rechts- und wieder Linkskurven rechts abbiegen in Richtung Kalmit. Nach dem Ortsausgang kommt nach ca. 400 Metern rechts ein kleiner Parkplatz. Achtung, der Parkplatz ist auf Höhe der kreuzenden Wanderweg über ein kleines Sträßchen rechts neben der Kalmithöhenstraße anzufahren.

Parking

Das Parken auf dem Parkplatz am Ausgangspunkt ist kostenfrei.

Wir bitten um gegenseitige Rücksichtnahme beim Parken. Achten Sie bitte darauf, dass Sie mit Ihrem Fahrzeug nur einen Stellplatz belegen. Parken Sie keine Rettungswege und Zufahrten zu. Wenn alle Parkplätze belegt sind, fahren Sie bitte zum nächsten und parken Sie nicht auf Wald- und Wirtschaftswegen oder am Straßenrand.

Coordinates

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49.309292, 8.109496
DMS
49°18'33.5"N 8°06'34.2"E
UTM
32U 435270 5462220
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Equipment

Sturdy and good walking shoes. A bottle of water and, if necessary, a small picnic.

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Michael Lindner
August 09, 2021 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
463 m
Descent
463 m
Highest point
610 m
Lowest point
230 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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