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Klingbach Cycle Route

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  • Burgruine Lindelbrunn
    / Burgruine Lindelbrunn
    Photo: Verein Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V., Bilderarchiv Tourismusverein Südliche Weinstraße Bad Bergzabern e.V.
  • / Burg Landeck
  • / Safari feeling auf der Straußenfarm in Rülzheim
    Photo: Paul van Schie, Südpfalz-Tourismus Landkreis Germersheim e.V.
  • / Der Rhein, nur wenige Meter entfernt
    Photo: Südpfalz-Tourismus e.V., Fotograf: Christian Ernst
  • / Amazonas feeling in den Rheinauen
    Photo: Südpfalz-Tourismus Landkreis Germersheim e.V.
  • / Rheinauen
    Photo: Martina Jochem, G. Müller_VG Jockgrim
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The Klingbach Cycle Route runs from Reichenbach through the Palatinate Forest and across the Rhine Plain to Hördt. It is ideal for families as there is very little ascent.
59.7 km
4:20 h
402 m
503 m
The scenically diverse cycle route starts on the Pamina Cycle Route (Lauter Valley) in Reichenbach, in the heart of the Palatinate Forest, crosses the German Wine Cycle Route in Klingenmünster, and then continues along the Klingbach river to the Rhine. Along the way, it is worth taking a trip to the wildlife and hiking park in Silz, or enjoying a dip in the Moby Dick bathing lake in Rülzheim. The cycle route has a steady downhill trajectory and is suitable for families with children.

Author’s recommendation

Die Burgruine Lindelbrunn, das Ausflugslokal Cramerhaus sowie die Straußenfarm und der Badesee in Rülzheim bieten eine tolle Möglichkeit für eine kleine Rast.
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Jens Weinand
Updated: October 23, 2020
Highest point
341 m
Lowest point
98 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Cramerhaus Lindelbrunn
Landeck Castle
Bahnhof Rohrbach Südpfalz
Straußenfarm Mhou Restaurant Farmhaus
Zur Krone
Bäckerei Konditorei Stephan
Gaststätte Rhenania
Stadtgarten Restaurant
Café zum Elefanten
Il Casale Ristorante Italiano
9 und 9 zig Grad

Safety information

Cyclists must obey the German highway code (StVo).

Tips, hints and links

Feedback, errors or omissions? Contact us by email: (responsible for infrastructure and route description).

Südliche Weinstrasse e.V.
Tel: 0 63 41 / 94 04 07


Südpfalz-Tourismus Landkreis Germersheim e.V.

Tel: 07274 / 53300



Dahn-Reichenbach (200 m)
49.134855, 7.800000
49°08'05.5"N 7°48'00.0"E
32U 412467 5443140



Turn-by-turn directions

Hugging the Klingbach river, through beautiful vineyards and lush meadows, past tobacco plantations and asparagus fields, the Klingbach Cycle Route takes you from the cool Palatinate Forest in Reichenbach, just outside Dahn, to the pristine Rheinaue wetlands in Hördt. On this wonderful section of the route, it's all about the journey rather than the destination – whether you are paying a short visit to the fairytale ruins of Lindelbrunn Castle or you fancy a trip to the unspoilt, meandering alluvial forests with their unique flora and fauna.

The route starts in Reichenbach, just outside Dahn. Here, you follow the forestry track to Vorderweidenthal in the north. Continue on the forestry track until you reach the ruins of Lindelbrunn Castle, which is situated in a dense and magical place, just waiting to be explored. The route then continues to Gossersweiler-Stein. From there, you take the cycle path along the L494, past the Catholic church to Lake Silz and then on to Silz itself. Animal lovers may want to fit in a detour to the wildlife and hiking park in Silz. Follow the route through Münchweiler, past Klingbachhof farm, out of the cool Palatinate Forest to Klingenmünster, which is located at the foot of the medieval Landeck Castle. The route continues on agricultural roads through the beautiful vineyards of the Wine Route, past the former train station in Klingen, along the railway embankment through Appenhofen to the hammer mill and then into Ingenheim. It continues via Billigheim and Rohrbach into historic Herxheim, which enjoys an idyllic location on the Southern Wine Route. The lovingly furnished Herxheimer Museum in the centre of town takes you on an exciting journey through time into the Southern Palatinate Stone Age. From here, a tranquil forest track leads to Herxheimweyher. Leaving Herxheimweyher, you cycle along a path running parallel to the country road. Time seems to have stood still in this region – old half-timbered houses, secluded spots, and nothing but tobacco plantations as far as the eye can see. The path takes you to Rülzheim, where a detour to Mhou park is always well worth the effort. Europe’s leading ostrich farm exudes a truly African feel. Admire the exotic ostrich chicks in the park or the fine ostrich leather products in the farm shop. Arriving in Rülzheim, go over the railway crossing on the left and cycle past the station on Hubenweg, pass under the B9 and continue to the picturesque village of Hördt. Follow the path east through the high forest where you meet the unique Rheinaue wetlands at Hördt. Here you can enjoy the botanical diversity of the original alluvial forests with their lush fragrant orchids and water lilies. The flowering tulip trees are a truly amazing sight.

Sampling some hearty Palatinate fare washed down with a glass of fine wine in one of the town’s rustic taverns is the perfect way to round off an action-packed day.


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Public transport

By train to Wissembourg or Pirmasens, from there by bus or directly by bike to Reichenbach

Journey planner:

Getting there

A65 to the Landau-Nord exit, continue on the B10 to Reichenbach


In Dahn-Reichenbach, Industriestraße.

In Germersheim, Parkplatz am Weißenburger Tor, August-Keiler-Straße.


49.134855, 7.800000
49°08'05.5"N 7°48'00.0"E
32U 412467 5443140
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations


Please wear a helmet. Touring bicycle or bike with multiple gears, weatherproof clothing, drinks and supplies.

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S. F.
February 26, 2021 · Community
Die Gegend ist schön, keine Frage - ABER die Beschreibung, wonach der Weg wegen geringer Steigung bestens für Familien geeignet sei, kann ich so NICHT nachvollziehen und nur davor warnen! Deshalb folgende Info, bevor es bei Familien mit Kindern bittere Tränen gibt: Wir sind als mittelschlecht trainierte Erwachsene in Silz am See Richtung Dahn/Busenberg gestartet - und hatten trotz Mountainbikes mit dem heftigen Auf-und-Ab zu kämpfen! Deshalb haben wir noch vor Busenberg entkräftet abgebrochen und sind zurück nach Silz gefahren. Nach einer ausgiebigen Rast am See ging es dann auf die andere Seite Richtung Klingenmünster, Heuchelheim: Das kann man schon eher als geringe Steigung durchgehen lassen, aber auch hier nervt das Hin-und-Her der Wegführung! Die Erwartung welche die Bezeichnung Bachradweg weckt, wird weder in der einen noch in der anderen Richtung erfüllt, da es KEINEN durchgehenden Weg am Bach entlang gibt, sondern der Weg eher im weitesten Sinne um den Bach herum zusammenschustert ist. Auch die Beschilderung hat noch Potential, wir mussten häufig suchen wo es weitergeht!
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Completed this Route on February 21, 2021

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59.7 km
4:20 h
402 m
503 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value


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