Graded short tour/Graded circular tour

Annweilerer Burgenweg

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  • Burg Trifels
    / Burg Trifels
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Verein Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V.
  • / Blick auf die Burgdreifaltigkeit
    Photo: TIZIE, CC BY, Verein Südliche Weinstraße Annweiler am Trifels e.V.
  • / Burg Trifels
    Photo: Axel Brachat, Verein Südliche Weinstraße Annweiler am Trifels e.V.
  • / Logo Annweilerer Burgenweg
    Photo: Anita Ballweber, Pfalz Touristik e.V.
  • / vom Kurpark zum Windhof
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Verein Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V.
  • / vom Windhof zur Münz
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Verein Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V.
  • / Aussichtspunkt unterhalb der Ruine Scharfenberg
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Verein Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V.
  • / Ruine Scharfenberg (Münz)
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Verein Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V.
  • / Blick von der Ruine Scharfenberg
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Verein Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V.
  • / an den Fensterfelsen
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Verein Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V.
  • / Blick von der Ruine Anebos Richtung Trifels
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Verein Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V.
  • / Buntsandsteinfelsen
    Photo: Dirk Weber, Verein Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V.
  • / Der Trifels in der Winterzeit
    Photo: Christian Gamio, Suedliche Weinstrasse e.V.
m 500 400 300 200 100 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Burgruine Scharfenberg Burgruine Anebos Fensterfelsen Reichsburg Trifels Barbarossa Parkplatz Windhof

On this trail, we climb up to the landmark of Annweiler - the three cone-shaped hilltops with the castles of Trifels, Anebos and Scharfenberg. In addition to historical highlights and bizarre rock formations there await us wonderful views over the green summits of the Wasgau.

 

moderate
7.7 km
2:30 h
397 m
397 m
We start at the parking site near the spa grounds and follow the signs with the castle logo. These trail markers will show us the way to the three castles and then back to Annweiler. Along both wide and narrow paths we climb up the slopes of the Bindersbacher valley through a deciduous forest, until we reach the parking site of Windhof. From here the trail leads in switchbacks further uphill, past a lookout point looking over the ruins of Scharfenberg, also called the Münz, with its high castle keep. The climb is now finished and from now on it only goes slightly up and down. From the Castle Scharfenberg (Münz), the trail leads us past a huge sandstone massif downhill. Having reached a pretty resting place, we turn left and climb onto a small path leading to ruins of Anebos. There is very little left of the castle, however the views of the castles of Scharfenberg (Münz) and Trifels are great. Turning clockwise around the hill summit, the trail marker brings us back down to a resting place at the foot of the rock walls. There we turn left and soon come to the "Schlossäcker" below the Trifels with its large parking site, restaurant and kiosk. There then follows another short, but well signposted ascent and we reach the, unfortunately not historically reconstructed, imperial castle of Trifels . This castle was the favourite castle of the Emperor Barbarossa, the depository of the imperial regalia and where the English king Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. A replica of the crown, orb and sceptre can still be seen in the fortress today. Back at the car park, we turn left at an information board down a few steps and then along pleasant forest paths down to our starting point, the parking site at the spa grounds.

Author’s recommendation

Einkehrmöglichkeiten: Gaststätte Barbarossa am Parkplatz unterhalb des Trifels, verschiedene Cafés und Restaurants in der Innenstadt und am Kurpark.
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
482 m
Lowest point
201 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Rest Stop

Naturfreundehaus Annweiler

Tips, hints and links

Refreshments are available at the Restaurant Barbarossa on the parking site below the Trifels, as well as at various cafés and restaurants in the downtown area.

Between the ruins of Anebos and Scharfenberg and the parking site Schlossäcker, there is also a red sandstone path which informs us about the formation of the rock formations in the Palatinate Forest, their colours, geological layering and decomposition. From Windhof there are two more castles which can be hiked to: the black dot trail marker leads to the Madenburg, from there along the Pfälzer Weinsteig to the ruins of Neukastell and then back to Windhof (round trip from Windhof 13 km).

Burg Trifels: Opening times February-14. March Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 10:00-17:00, 15. March-31. October from 10:00-18:00, 01.-30. November Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 10:00-17:00 and closed in December and January.

Last admission 45 minutes before the closing time. Daily castle tours, a theatrical spectacle at the weekends during the main season. Registration for group tours in the Office of Tourism. Dogs are not permitted in the castle.

Start

Wanderparkplatz an den Kuranlagen, Annweiler am Trifels (204 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.199450, 7.968510
DMS
49°11'58.0"N 7°58'06.6"E
UTM
32U 424856 5450140
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Destination

Wanderparkplatz an den Kuranlagen, Annweiler am Trifels

Turn-by-turn directions

We start at the parking site near the spa grounds and follow the signs with the castle logo. These trail markers will show us the way to the three castles and then back to Annweiler. Along both wide and narrow paths we climb up the slopes of the Bindersbacher valley through a deciduous forest, until we reach the parking site of Windhof. From here the trail leads in switchbacks further uphill, past a lookout point looking over the ruins of Scharfenberg, also called the Münz, with its high castle keep. The climb is now finished and from now on it only goes slightly up and down. From the Castle Scharfenberg (Münz), the trail leads us past a huge sandstone massif downhill. Having reached a pretty resting place, we turn left and climb onto a small path leading to ruins of Anebos. There is very little left of the castle, however the views of the castles of Scharfenberg (Münz) and Trifels are great. Turning clockwise around the hill summit, the trail marker brings us back down to a resting place at the foot of the rock walls. There we turn left and soon come to the "Schlossäcker" below the Trifels with its large parking site, restaurant and kiosk. There then follows another short, but well signposted ascent and we reach the, unfortunately not historically reconstructed, imperial castle of Trifels . This castle was the favourite castle of the Emperor Barbarossa, the depository of the imperial regalia and where the English king Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. A replica of the crown, orb and sceptre can still be seen in the fortress today. Back at the car park, we turn left at an information board down a few steps and then along pleasant forest paths down to our starting point, the parking site at the spa grounds.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bahnhaltepunkt Annweiler am Trifels an der Queichtallinie Landau-Pirmasens. Vom Bahnhof aus laufen wir an der Touristinformation am Meßplatz vorbei zur Hauptstraße und gehen dann die Burgstraße hinauf, am Kurpark linkerhand weiter, bis zum Wanderparkplatz. Dort sind es nur noch wenige Meter zum Ausgangspunkt der Wanderung.

Fahrplanauskunft VRN

 

Getting there

A65 / Ausfahrt Landau-Nord, B10 to Annweiler am Trifels

Parking

Parking site next to the spa grounds in Annweiler am Trifels

Coordinates

DD
49.199450, 7.968510
DMS
49°11'58.0"N 7°58'06.6"E
UTM
32U 424856 5450140
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte "Hauenstein-Trifelsland" (Maßstab 1:25.000), Pietruska-Verlag

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, hiking poles, waterproof clothing and something to eat and drink

Questions & Answers

Question about Wilfried Wagner · September 12, 2020 · Community
Ist der Weg für Kinderwagen geeignet?
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Answer by Sandra Winter · September 12, 2020 · Community
Nein, wenn man zu den Ruinen möchte muss man schon schmale steinige Pfade hoch, da passt kein Kinderwagen.
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Reviews

4.7
(38)
Martina Hübler 
October 25, 2020 · Community
Kurzweilige Tour auf Waldwegen und vielen Pfaden. Mit schönen Ausblicken und genügend Bänken für eine Rast. Am Wochenende allerdings gut besucht.
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Carola Wüst 
September 09, 2020 · Community
Mega schöner Weg! Ständig neue Blickwinkel und Ausblicke!
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Hanja Schneider
September 03, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour. Tatsächlich sollte man wesentlich mehr Zeit einplanen, wenn man die Ausblicke genießen und auch ein paar Fotos machen möchte. Allein die Besichtigung von Burg Trifels nimmt einiges an Zeit in Anspruch.
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Done at September 02, 2020
Photo: Hanja Schneider, Community
Photo: Hanja Schneider, Community
Photo: Hanja Schneider, Community
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Blick von Anebos zum Trifels
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.7 km
Duration
2:30h
Ascent
397 m
Descent
397 m
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