The Rheingrafenstein vitality tour starts at the Kuhberg recreational park and offers hikers a special hiking experience in the Bad Kreuznach - Bad Münster am Stein hiking area. Castles, rock formations, varied forests and meadow landscapes and many panoramic views make this 15 km trail an experience.
We start at the Kuhberg recreational area, walk past an ice-age dune landscape into the Spreitelwald. We march to Altenbaumburg Castle, through varied forest and meadow areas. The castle and its restaurant is the perfect place for a rest. From there we walk to the Huttental valley opposite the spa gardens of Bad Münster an der Nahe, where there is an opportunity to take a break. After refreshments, we climb to the Rheingrafenstein Castle ruins, enjoy the view and from there the final stage first leads towards Rheingrafenstein Castle, then a path turns off into a rustic valley, which takes us onto a mountainous serpentine path that leads all the way to the Gans. Lime rubble heaps and distant views are reward for the efforts of the climb. We reach the Gans, follow the path along the cliff edge, and arrive at the starting point through forest and meadowland. For a snack at the end, we recommend nearby Waldheim
The hiking trail is signposted. As the tours are still under construction, there are still no information boards at the entrance portal.
Stop at Altenbaumburg Castle, take the ferry across the Nahe in the Huttental Valley and visit the café in the Kurmittelhaus.
Some sections are rocky and Alpine-like. A sure footing and concentration are required.
When you’re out and about on the Gans rock formation high above the Nahe Valley, sunscreen is a must in the heat.
Tips and hints
Gesundheit und Tourismus für Bad Kreuznach GmbH
55543 Bad Kreuznach
Tel. 0671 - 8360050 / Fax. 0671 - 8360085
Getting thereArrival via the A 61, exit B 41 Bad Kreuznach – Idar-Oberstein, exit Kusel, KH-Bosenheim, KH-Planig, Rockenhausen: 3rd roundabout, 3rd exit towards Kusel, Alzey.
Exit Hackenheim, village access Hackenheim, turn right onto the L 412. After leaving the town, turn left at the first junction in the direction of the Kuhberg recreational area.
Via the B 48 (Bad Kreuznach access): Turn left at Salinenstraße/Rheingrafenstraße. Follow the road all the way to the end.
ParkingThere is a large car park at the “Kuhberg recreational area” starting point.
Hiking boots or sturdy footwear is essential because the trail runs across rocky paths!
- 6 Waypoints
- 6 Waypoints