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Graded short tour/Graded circular tour

Busenberger Holzschuhpfad

3 Graded short tour/Graded circular tour • Palatinate
  • Auf Burg Drachenfels
    / Auf Burg Drachenfels
    Photo: Sonja Spiess, Foto: Jacques Noll
  • Burgruine Drachenfels bei Busenberg, Foto: Kurt Groß
    / Burgruine Drachenfels bei Busenberg, Foto: Kurt Groß
    Photo: Sonja Spiess, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Burgruine Drachenfels bei Busenberg
    / Burgruine Drachenfels bei Busenberg
    Photo: Sonja Spiess, Foto: Jacques Noll
  • Blick von der Burgruine Drachenfels auf das Burgenmassiv Altdahn
    / Blick von der Burgruine Drachenfels auf das Burgenmassiv Altdahn
    Photo: Sonja Spiess, Foto: Harald Kröher
  • Blick von der Burgruine Drachenfels auf Busenberg
    / Blick von der Burgruine Drachenfels auf Busenberg
    Photo: Sonja Spiess, Foto: Jacques Noll
  • Aussichtpunkt am Löffelsberg mit Blick auf Busenberg
    / Aussichtpunkt am Löffelsberg mit Blick auf Busenberg
    Photo: Sonja Spiess, Foto: Klaus Klonig
  • Aussichtpunkt Löffelsfelsen
    / Aussichtpunkt Löffelsfelsen
    Photo: Sonja Spiess, Foto: Jacques Noll
  • Blick auf Schildhard vom Löffelsfelsen
    / Blick auf Schildhard vom Löffelsfelsen
    Photo: Sonja Spiess, Foto: Klaus Klonig
  • Panoramablick von der Burgruine Drachenfels
    / Panoramablick von der Burgruine Drachenfels
    Photo: Sonja Spiess, Foto: Harald Kröher
  • Drachenfelshütte PWV Busenberg
    / Drachenfelshütte PWV Busenberg
  • PWV Busenberg
    / PWV Busenberg "Drachenfelshütte"
  • WANDERarena: Sagenhafte Burgenwelt
    / WANDERarena: Sagenhafte Burgenwelt
    Video: WANDERarena.com Pfälzerwald-Nordvogesen
Map / Busenberger Holzschuhpfad
0 150 300 450 600 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 Löffelsberg Löffelsberg Puhlstein Sankt Gertraut Drachenfelshütte Burgruine Drachenfels Eichelberg
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Premium route awarded the
We invite you to enjoy a colourful adventure trip in the middle of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Pfälzerwald-Nordvogesen - with unique scenery, clean air, great panoramic views, the sandstone rocks so typical for the Dahner Felsenland and a magnificent castle, not often found in Germany.
An equally harmonious as well as impressive, but also, due to its length and ups and downs, a demanding day tour.
difficult
23.1 km
8:00 h
790 m
790 m
This is a premium trail, which belongs to the Felsenland-Touren in the Dahner Felsenland, a premium hiking region.

A total of eleven premium trails   are listed both in the Palatinate, in the Wandermenu, as well as the Wanderarena   Pfälzerwald Nordvogesen. In addition to this, the Dahner Felsenland is a member of the Premium Wanderwelten.

 

Author’s recommendation

Einkehrmöglichkeiten entlang der Strecke:

In der örtlichen Gartonomie in Bruchweiler-Bärenbach, Busenberg, Drachenfelshütte des PWV Busenberg (Mi. u. Sa. 11-19 , So. 9-19 Uhr) ganzjährig; außer Weihnachten und Neujahr:
Weisensteiner Hof, Mo. + Fr. Ruhetag, Bühlhofschänke Mo. Do.und Fr. Ruhetag, Ristorante Sardegna, Fr. Sa. u. So. ab 18 Uhr.

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Author
Jacques Noll
Updated: 2018-02-08

Premium route awarded the Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
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Altitude
438 m
213 m
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Rest Stop

PWV Drachenfelshütte

Safety information

 Despite the well-signposted trail markers along the premium hiking trails, we recommend for security reasons to always have an appropriate hiking map so that, for example when a storm occurs, you can quickly either find shelter or get out of the woods. 

Especially in the autumn it is also important to remember that leaves lying on the ground can conceal irregularities, such as roots, rocks or holes in the path. Following storms, trees can have been uprooted or have branches hanging down. Such path impairments have to be expected   when using such trails . Especially in adverse weather conditions, it may occur that the trails and paths turn into muddy and slippery passages. Path impairments of this kind have to be expected when you go out for a hike. Not all rocks or slopes are secured with ropes or railings and sure footedness is required. Should you be of the opinion that these are not accessible to you then you should try and get around them.

 

Equipment

Sturdy footwear and all-weather clothing, sun and rain protection, and a sufficient quantity of food and drink, should no refreshment facilities or shopping possibilities exist or be open. Although the path is always very well marked, you should for safety reasons always have an appropriate hiking map with you.

 

Tips, hints and links

http://www.dahner-felsenland.net/?id=125
Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
Schulstraße 29
66994 Dahn
www.dahner-felsenland.de
www.busenberg.de

Start

76891 Busenberg, Ende Waldstraße,Richtung Sportplatz/Tennisclub, Hexenplätzel oder 76891 Busenberg, Drachenfelshütte PWV Busenberg oder an allen Einstiegsmöglichkeiten (290 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
49.135862 N 7.836848 E
UTM
32U 415156 5443210

Destination

76891 Busenberg, Ende Waldstraße,Richtung Sportplatz/Tennisclub, Hexenplätzel oder 76891 Busenberg, Drachenfelshütte PWV Busenberg oder an allen Einstiegsmöglcihkeiten

Turn-by-turn directions

From the "Hexenplätzel" at the sports ground in Busenberg, the path leads right into the forest. A loop around the Löffelsberg ends at a magnificent vantage point, looking far into the Wasgau. After a short climb we reach the next viewpoint. Following this there is a climb up to the Puhlstein (6 8 km), a veritable gallery of rock boulders that accompanies our adventurous path over the hill crest. in the middle of a marsh area is situated the legendary chapel of St. Gertraud (9,5 km), from where on you walk towards the "Drachenfelshütte" . There is now a strenuous climb up to the 420 m high Heidenberg and the lookout point Schlüsselfels (11,8 km) from where you have a fantastic view of the Burg Berwartstein.

The forest tavern Drachenfelshütte and the mysterious castle ruins of the Drachenfels are the highlights of the middle point of this tour (13,8 km). We continue along the Busenberger Holzshuhpfad without losing even for a moment the view of the Burg Drachenfels.
A swampy meadow valley guarantees a sunny passage before the next climb up to the lookout point Sprinzelsfelsen (21.0 km). Along the elongated rocky ridge hike on mystical paths, we encounter protruding rocky outcrops with gigantic views and eventually meet up in the valley with the B427, which we then have to cross.
Along a large loop, it then goes on shady trails around the Eichelberg (24.0 km), where an exposed viewpoint of the Busenberg is again a welcome

resting place. Past mighty rock barriers - on a beautiful hillside path – we finally get back to the Hexenplätzel in Busenberg

The forest tavern Drachenfelshütte and the mysterious castle ruins of the   Drachenfels are the highlights of the middle point of this tour (13,8 km). We continue along the Busenberger Holzshuhpfad without losing even for a moment the view of the Burg Drachenfels.

 

A swampy meadow valley guarantees a sunny passage before the next climb up to the lookout point Sprinzelsfelsen (21.0 km). Along the elongated rocky ridge hike on mystical paths, we encounter protruding rocky outcrops with gigantic views and eventually meet up in the valley with the B427, which we then have to cross.

Along a large loop, it then goes on shady trails around the Eichelberg (24.0 km), where an exposed viewpoint of the Busenberg is again a welcome resting place. Past mighty rock barriers - on a beautiful hillside path – we finally get back to the Hexenplätzel in   Busenberg.



Public transport

You take the train to Hinterweidenthal, from there by bus to Dahn and on to Busenberg.

From May to October the excursion trains "Bundenthaler”   and" Felsenland Express " run on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from Mannheim / Karlsruhe to the stopping stations of   Schindhard / Busenberg and then onto Busenberg using the RegioBus .

 

Getting there

B 10 bis Hinterweidenthal, weiter auf der B427 über Dahn nach 76891 Busenberg,  Waldstraße 31. Dort in Richtung Sportplatz/Tennisclub. Oder 76891 Busenberg, Drachenfelshütte PWV Busenberg oder an allen Einstiegsmöglichkeiten. 

Parking

76891 Busenberg, Waldstraße31, Richtung Sportplatz/Tennisclub, Hexenplätzel

76891 Busenberg, Drachenfelshütte PWV Busenberg oder an allen Einstiegsmöglichkeiten

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Eigener Flyer vorhanden

Author’s map recommendations

Wander- und Radwanderkarte Dahner Felsenland 1:25.000, 6,90 €uro zzgl. Portokosten von 1,45 €uro Neu: 5. Auflage: 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, ISBN 978-3-934895-95-9

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Tim Neukirch
2017-11-01
Ein Premium Wanderweg, der seinen Namen zurecht trägt. Wunderschöne Wege, tolle Aussichtspunkte, gute Wegpflege und bestens beschildert. Anspruchsvolle Anstiege, die der Einstufung "schwer" gerecht werden.
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Blick vom Löffelsberg Gipfel
Blick vom Löffelsberg Gipfel
Photo: Tim Neukirch, Community
Photo: Tim Neukirch, Community
Aussichtspunkt Löffelsberg
Aussichtspunkt Löffelsberg
Photo: Tim Neukirch, Community
Aussichtspunkt Puhlstein
Aussichtspunkt Puhlstein
Photo: Tim Neukirch, Community
Aussichtspunkt Schlüsselfels
Aussichtspunkt Schlüsselfels
Photo: Tim Neukirch, Community

Harald Pagenkämper
2017-06-22
Gut markierter Rundwanderwege auf höchstem Niveau, machen es zu einem besonderen Vergnügen, hier auf Entdeckertour zu gehen. Da laden grotesk geformte Buntsandsteinfelsen zum Staunen und Erkunden ein.
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Michael Sander
2015-09-07
Sehr schön zu Laufen, ein Highlight ist die Burg Drachenfels mit wunderschönem Rundumblick und tollen Gewölben die die Phantasie anregen. Auch die für die Region typischen aus dem Wald herausragenden Sandsteinbrocken die die Tour flankieren sind spannend..
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
23.1 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
790 m
Descent
790 m
Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops Geological highlights Faunistic highlights

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