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Historical city center

Annweiler am Trifels

Historical city center · Palatinate
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  • Annweiler am Trifels mit Burg
    / Annweiler am Trifels mit Burg
    Photo: Archiv Verein SÜW Annweiler e.V.
  • / Annweiler Keschdefeschd
    Photo: Archiv Verein SÜW Annweiler e.V.
  • / Museum Annweiler Wassergasse
    Photo: Archiv Verein SÜW Annweiler e.V.
  • / Annweiler am Trifels Gerbergasse
    Photo: Archiv Verein SÜW Annweiler e.V.

Annweiler am Trifels in Trifelsland. The town of Annweiler am Trifels is picturesquely embedded in the valley of the river Queich in the middle of the Palatinate Forest - Northern Vosges Biosphere Reserve. The caringly restored town center around the tanner`s houses along the Queich offers delightful opportunities for walks. Surrounded by forests, meadows and vineyards, Annweiler is an ideal starting point for endless hikes through unspoiled countryside and up to the famous Trifels castle.

Romantic town between forest and wine

Annweiler am Trifels is a romantic town in the Palatinate Forest . Surrounded by green forests , idyllic river valleys and picturesque vineyards, it is an ideal starting point for excursions in the untouched nature.  Even more sports such as horseback riding , rock climbing , bowling and mini golf are very popular. Recreation promises the visitors the park in Annweiler, mini golf, tennis and children's playground. In the summer the public swimming pool is a popular attraction for young and old.

The historic old town with many half-timbered houses invites you to go along the old mill wheels beside the brook Queich and by the tanners' quarter. From May to October, every 1st and 3rd sunday a month a guided tour of the historic center will be offered . In this case , the known frescoes by Adolf Kessler in the council chamber of the city can be visited. The tour starts at 11 a.m. at the museum. For groups a guided tour is possible at any time. They must be reported to the Office of Tourism .

In the "Museum unterm Trifels" there is an exciting exhibition on the history of the castle Trifels , the development of the city Annweiler am Trifels , important historical figures such as Barbarossa , Richard the Lionheart and Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, whose life story is linked to Annweiler, and aspects of landscape development and - history.

On the highest of the three cone-shaped mountains above Annweiler towers the castle Trifels, once the center of the Hohenstaufen empire. The Trifels is part of the so-called castle Trinity, which consists of the Trifels as well as the ruins Anebos and Scharfenberg (called "Münz").

The town Annweiler am Trifels includes four more neighborhoods Bindersbach, Sarnstall, Queichhambach and Gräfenhausen. Once a year, each of the four incorporated villages celebrates its traditional fair, the "Kerwe", and, in addition, Gräfenhausen celebrates the Pinot Noir Festival on the third weekend of June.

Major events in Annweiler am Trifels are the medieval Richard Lionheart festival on the fourth weekend in July and the Keschdefeschd on the 1st weekend in October. During the summer months the Trifelsserenaden take place at the castle Trifels, a number of beautiful classical concerts in a special romantic ambiance. Annweiler also has rich cultural events offered, including lectures, concerts to historical lectures. Primarily, they take place in the newly restored Hohenstaufensaal, the citiy`s conference and cultural center including a modern digital 3D movie theater.

For more information, see www.annweiler.de.


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Routes through this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
9.3 km
3:00 h
357 m
357 m
Burgentour  ›
41.4 km
4:00 h
549 m
549 m
14.4 km
5:00 h
603 m
631 m
Mönchsweg  ›
11.3 km
4:00 h
530 m
284 m
12.2 km
4:45 h
555 m
555 m
58.3 km
4:00 h
83 m
256 m
Multistage route Pälzer Keschdeweg - Hauptweg  ›
61.2 km
20:00 h
1437 m
1540 m
Multistage route Pfälzer Weinsteig Complete Trail  ›
124.7 km
57:00 h
3815 m
3755 m
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Annweiler am Trifels

Hauptstr. 20 
76855 Annweiler am Trifels
Phone (0049) 6346 96597-0

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  • 14 Routes nearby
Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Palatinate

Mit dem Touristikverband Annweiler: Verdauungsrunde Annweiler am Trifels

November 03, 2016
moderate
9.1 km
2:48 h
278 m
278 m
by Pfälzerwald-Verein e.V.,   Pfälzerwald-Verein e.V.
November 10, 2016
difficult
12 km
4:05 h
541 m
547 m
by Pfälzerwald-Verein e.V.,   Pfälzerwald-Verein e.V.
Other hiking tour/main hiking trail · Palatinate

Annweiler - Kaiser-Friedrich-Weg

September 14, 2012
moderate
9.3 km
3:00 h
357 m
357 m
7
by Verein Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V.,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Circular cycle trail · Palatinate

Burgentour

March 23, 2016
difficult
41.4 km
4:00 h
549 m
549 m
by Verein Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V.,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
November 15, 2017
moderate
14.2 km
4:35 h
486 m
474 m
by Pfälzerwald-Verein e.V.,   Pfälzerwald-Verein e.V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Palatinate

Pfälzer Weinsteig Stage 8: Dernbach - Annweiler am Trifels

September 29, 2010
difficult Stage 8
14.4 km
5:00 h
603 m
631 m
2
by Tobias Kauf,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
July 10, 2017
moderate
68.6 km
6:28 h
123 m
115 m
by Pfälzerwald-Verein e.V.,   Pfälzerwald-Verein e.V.
Themed/educational trail · Palatinate

Mönchsweg

May 29, 2012
difficult
11.3 km
4:00 h
530 m
284 m
by Verein Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V.,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Palatinate

Annweiler Richard-Löwenherz-Weg

August 28, 2009
difficult
12.2 km
4:45 h
555 m
555 m
30
by Christina Abele,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Themed route · Palatinate

Queich Valley Cycleway

June 22, 2010
moderate
58.3 km
4:00 h
83 m
256 m
1
by Silke Wiedrig,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
October 16, 2017
15.9 km
5:42 h
664 m
670 m
by Pfälzerwald-Verein e.V.,   Pfälzerwald-Verein e.V.
Themed/educational trail

Pälzer Keschdeweg - Hauptweg

May 19, 2011
moderate Multistage route
61.2 km
20:00 h
1437 m
1540 m
by Anita Ballweber,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Palatinate

Von Birkweiler hoch auf den Hohenberg, über Kaltenbrunn runter nach Annweiler

February 28, 2017
difficult
13.4 km
4:23 h
467 m
450 m
by Pfälzerwald-Verein e.V.,   Pfälzerwald-Verein e.V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Palatinate

Pfälzer Weinsteig Complete Trail

February 05, 2015
difficult Multistage route
124.7 km
57:00 h
3815 m
3755 m
1
by Tobias Kauf,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
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