Almond blossom near Birkweiler on the German Wine Route in the Palatinate region

Colourful tips for beautiful Easter hikes in Rhineland-Palatinate

The last chocolate Father Christmases have only just been eaten, and already many a dieter is facing the next acid test, only this time wearing floppy ears instead of the long white razzle-dazzle beard. The Easter bunny is hopping through Rhineland-Palatinate, and if you don't want to atone for the little sweet sins in your Easter basket, the best thing to do is combine it with a tour in the fresh air. We have therefore put together a few colourful suggestions for beautiful hikes at Easter in Rhineland-Palatinate.

They meander along narrow paths on the steep, vine-lined slopes of the Rhine, Moselle and Nahe or over the panoramic heights of the Soonwald, Lahn and Westerwald. Sometimes crisp and sporty, sometimes relaxed. Relics of past times line the paths: defiant castles and monasteries in powerful places. Rugged basalt and slate rocks and mighty red sandstone towers tower over mystical forest passages. Mysterious mining tunnels remind us of how man wrestled his treasures from the primary rock. And along the way, hospitable winegrowers and down-to-earth innkeepers invite you to a sociable "Schoppe" or snack and serve regional delicacies, sometimes traditional, sometimes in a modern guise.

On which one do you fill up on oxygen and burn off the chocolate calories?

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Hiking Trail · Marburg-Biedenkopf
Amanaburch-Tour rund um Amöneburg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11 km
Duration 3:05 h
Ascent 181 m
Descent 181 m

Eine abwechslungsreiche Wanderung, wo du den Panoramablick ins Amöneburger Becken genießen kannst. Dazu gibt es Naturschutzgebiete, Basaltfelswände ...

from Marburg Stadt und Land,   Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 6.4 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 300 m
Descent 297 m

Short, but quite crisp tour: first on narrow paths through a steep valley, then on wide, light field paths, back down again through the forest.

from Lisa Willems,   Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.2 km
Duration 4:10 h
Ascent 378 m
Descent 378 m

The approximately 13.5 km vitality tour "Mysterious Lemberg" offers you everything you would expect from a premium hiking trail on Lemberg: ...

from Sophia Mauer - RÜD,   Urlaubsregion Naheland
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 9
Distance 17.5 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 653 m
Descent 667 m

The ninth stage of the Weinsteig trail treats us to several highlights of the Palatinate. No fewer than eight picturesque ruins and castles line ...

from Tobias Kauf,   Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Hiking Trail · Romantischer Rhein
Traumpfädchen Spayer BlickinsTal
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 6.1 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 216 m
Descent 216 m

The Traumpfädchen Spayer BlickinsTal offers a mixture of challenging climbs up to the Rhine Plateau, valley descents with great vistas and more ...

from Nicole Pfeifer,   Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land
Hiking Trail · Westerwald
Wäller Tour Klosterweg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 18.2 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 497 m
Descent 641 m

The Klosterweg as a certified premium hiking trail crosses the Rengsdorfer Land as a route stage for almost 18 adventurous kilometers and connects ...

from Michael Sterr,   Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 5 km
Duration 1:15 h
Ascent 3 m
Descent 3 m

Dieser Rundweg der Naturfreunde führt auf ebenen Wegen durch den Bienwald. Dabei kann man dessen abwechslungsreiche Flora und Fauna entdecken.  

from Tanja Bender,   Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 12.7 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 150 m
Descent 155 m

Vineyards, villas and spring water.

from Mosellandtouristik GmbH,   Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
Long Distance Hiking · Pfälzer Bergland und Donnersberg
Pfälzer Höhenweg Stage 7: Lauterecken - Wolfstein
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 7 Open
Distance 22.2 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 781 m
Descent 766 m

The last stage of the Pfälzer Höhenweg trail leads from Lauterecken via Lohnweiler through the shady forests of the Königsberg massif to Wolfstein.

from Tobias Kauf,   Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Long Distance Hiking · Pfalz
Pfälzer Waldpfad Stage 8: Dahn - Erlenbach
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 8
Distance 17 km
Duration 5:10 h
Ascent 468 m
Descent 464 m

On the eighth stage of the trail from Dahn to Erlenbach we pass some impressive rock formations and the ruined castles of Altdahn, Grafendahn, ...

from Tobias Kauf,   Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.