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  • Radtour im Dahner Felsenland: Raubritter-Tour
    Radtour im Dahner Felsenland: Raubritter-Tour
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Take a journey into the past and present at the same time on this bike tour. As a result, you will see pretty much everything that the Dahner Felsneland and the Pfälzerwald Nature Park has to offer. The beautiful cycle paths lead you through several villages (Bruchweiler-Bärenbach, Erlenbach bei Dahn, Erlenbach-Lauterschwan, Vorderweidenthal, Oberschlettenbach, Busenberg, Schindhard, Erfweiler, Dahn and Dahn-Reichenbach), and there is no shortage of cultural activities.
Distance 39.6 km
6:00 h
527 m
527 m
346 m
194 m
Before you start the tour, make sure you know what you are getting into, but in a positive sense. The route does, however, require a certain level of fitness, as uphill and downhill trails – for the purpose of admiring castles – is a characteristic of the route which is about 41 km long in total. 

This gourmet tour combines nature, fun and sport. The popular castles or castle ruins in the area will leave you with impressions full of legends. Once the Drachenfels has cast its spell on you, there will be no turning back. Magnificent views characterise the extensive castle ruins, so it is well worth climbing up to the platforms. In addition, you jump back to a time of heroic sagas and myths to learn more about the lives of daunting knights. The entertainment factor is in no way spared, especially if this is your interest. There are also romantic spots where you can take a picnic break or simply cool off, for example at the Seehofweiher pond near Erlenbach. If self-catering is not on the plan, there are plenty of places to stop for refreshments. 

The cycle tour follows well-maintained and marked cycle paths. Nevertheless, you are advised to take your time.

Author’s recommendation

Author’s tip
Refreshment stops along the route: local restaurants in Bruchweiler-Bärenbach, Busenberg, Weißensteinerhof, Drachenfelshütte, Erlenbach, Burg Berwartstein, Seehof, Cramerhaus near Lindebrunn, Oberschlettenbach, Bühlhof, Busenberg, Bärenbrunnerhof, Erfweiler, Dahn-Reichenbach
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Update: August 04, 2022
Highest point
346 m
Lowest point
194 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.22%Dirt road 0.11%Road 0.88%Unknown 98.78%
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Rest stops

PWV Drachenfelshütte
Landgasthof Weissensteinerhof
Berwartstein Castle
Burg Berwartstein
Sportheim Erlenbach
Kiosk am Seehof
Gasthaus Tanzlokal Waldblick
Landgasthaus "Zum Jägerhof"
Restaurant Altes Bahnhöf'l
Am Alten Mühlrad
Bäckerei - Konditorei Bastian Bruchweiler

Safety information

Safety information
Often our cycling routes run along paths where we are guests by bike and share them with others. We therefore ask that you are considerate and friendly to others at all times. Winegrowers, farmers and foresters use the farm roads through fields, forests and vineyards for their daily work (also at weekends) and always have priority. These roads may also be more heavily soiled at times due to work and/or weather conditions. Please take special care when travelling along the (mostly quiet and less frequented) roads in and around the Palatinate towns.

Tips and hints

Further information/links
Dahner Felsenland
Schulstr. 29, 66994 Dahn
Tel. 06391 9196222

E-mountain bike and mountain bike hire
BA Radsportcenter
Am Sonneck 2 + 4, 76891 Bundenthal 

Tel. +49 (0) 6394 9209474 or +49 (0) 171 9835557


E-bike charging stations:
Altes Bahnhöfe, Dahn Reichenbach
Drachenfelshütte, Busenberg (during opening hours)
Dorfgemeinschaftshaus, Erlenbach
Bärenbrunnerhof, Schindhard (during opening hours)


Bahnhof, Talstraße/Hauptstraße, Bruchweiler-Bärenbach (207 m)
49.123710, 7.803710
49°07'25.4"N 7°48'13.4"E
32U 412718 5441897
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Bahnhof, Talstraße/Hauptstraße, Bruchweiler-Bärenbach

Turn-by-turn directions

It is advisable to memorise the signs and markings of the cycling tour in advance. Accordingly, the tour mostly follows the green Raubritterradweg signs as well as the castle keep on a grey background with the inscription Raubrittertour (Robber Baron Tour).

The tour thus starts at the railway station in Bruchweiler-Bärenbach. Leave the town on the Raubritterradweg in the direction of Busenberg where you can make your first stop at the Drachenfelshütte, or a detour to the Drachenfels castle ruins is in prospect. The tour goes back again, past the Weißensteinerhof in the direction of Erlenbach. As soon as you have crossed the village, you arrive at the only inhabited castle in the Palatinate, the Berwartstein.

After possibly visiting the castle, the tour continues to the Seehofweiher which invites you to take a swim. Passing Erlenbach-Lauterschwan, enter the second cycle path via the Klingbach cycle route. Head north past Vorderweidenthal to the Lindelbrunn castle ruins and the nearby Cramerhaus where you can have a snack. You then briefly leave the cycle path and cycle on a farm road and main road to Oberschlettenbach. Back on the Klingbach cycle path, your next destination is Busenberg. The landscape along this path is dominated by woods and meadows, with the Bühlhof offering the nearest refreshment stop.

After you paused in Busenberg, ride to the Bärenbrunnermühle, and possibly a little further to the Bärenbrunnerhof. If that doesn't appeal, take the farm road to Erfweiler. Now, unfortunately, you have to turn back again – that is, you have to follow the cycle path parallel to the B427 in the direction of Dahn-Reichenbach. Then follow the Lautertal German-French Pamina cycle path to the destination, the Bruchweiler-Bärenbach railway station.


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Public transport


Public transport
Accessible by train and bus

By train to Bad Bergzabern or Hinterweidenthal, from there by bus to Bruchweiler-Bärenbach. From May to October with the 'Bundenthaler' excursion trains that run on Sundays/holidays from Mannheim and 'Felsenland-Express' excursion trains that run on Saturdays/Sundays and holidays from Karlsruhe to Bruchweiler-Bärenbach station in the Dahner Felsenland. Information:, (door-to-door travel planning).   

Getting there

Arrival by car

A65 via Landau/ A6 via Kaiserslautern/ A8 via Karlsruhe. You can then get there by car via the local B10 to Hinterweidenthal and then on the B427 branching off in the direction of Dahn. Driving past Reichenbach, turn onto the L489, arriving at the railway station in Bruchweiler-Bärenbach.


The best place to park your car is a car park on the outskirts of Bruchweiler-Bärenbach. You will quickly reach the station, i.e. the starting point, along the railway tracks.


49.123710, 7.803710
49°07'25.4"N 7°48'13.4"E
32U 412718 5441897
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s recommended books
Dahner Felsenland – Sagas, myths and legends along the Felsenland Sagenweg. €3.50

Author’s map recommendations

Author’s recommended maps

Wander- und Radwanderkarte (Hiking and Cycling Map) Dahner Felsenland 1:25.000, €8.90 plus postage of €1.55 new from 2019: 6th edition: Wandern und Radfahren im Dahner Felsenland mit den Premium-Wanderwegen, den Haupt- und Rundwanderwegen, den Radrouten sowie dem Rettungspunkte-System im Maßstab 1:25.000 (Hiking routes and cycling in the Dahner Felsenland with the premium hiking trails, the main and circular hiking trails, the cycling routes and the rescue point system, scale 1:25,000) ISBN 978-3-945138-06-9


We recommend the following equipment as standard for our cycling routes:

(Touring) bike, more gears or electric assistance provide more comfort on hillier tours. Bicycle helmet, clothing suitable for cycling, also for bad weather, bike bag for stowing equipment and provisions. Sunglasses or goggles, which can also protect against insects. Smartphone with the Rhineland-Palatinate app for navigation and information on places of interest, refreshment stops along the route and much more.   Most important tools and spare parts and, if necessary, charging accessories for an e-bike.

Questions and answers

Question from Katharina Kugelmann  · July 26, 2020 · Community
Hallo, kann man die Tour auch mit einem Radanhänger für Kinder machen? Viele Grüße
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Answered by Hubertus von Malsen · July 27, 2020 · Community
Hallo Katharina, ja. Technisch gesehen schon. Die Wege lassen das zu, allerdings gibt es ein, zwei Stellen, wo es auch mal kurz Steiler nach oben geht. Da wird's halt dann anstrengend ;-) Viele Grüße Hubertus
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Andrea Erz 
Wunderschöne Tour, sehr abwechslungsreich, immer wieder Gastronomie wo man wunderschön sitzen kann und gutes Essen genießt. Wir haben diese Tour mit unseren E-Bikes gefahren, sehr zu empfehlen.
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When did you do this route? September 22, 2021
Gabriele Müller-Ripplinger
August 08, 2021 · Community
Eine superschöne, abwechslungsreiche Tour mit sehr viel Natur und kaum Straße. Wir sind die Tour nach starken Regenfällen gefahren und mussten uns teilweise durch den Schlamm wühlen (Mountainbike war in diesem Fall sehr hilfreich). 6 h muss ein Fehler sein. Eher die Hälfte.
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Michael Ellenberger 
May 23, 2021 · Community
Sehr,sehr schöne Tour Geht steht’s über gut befahrene Wege Diese Tour machen wir auf jeden Fall wieder
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When did you do this route? May 23, 2021
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6:00 h
527 m
527 m
Highest point
346 m
Lowest point
194 m
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