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Busenberger Holzschuhpfad

(2) Graded short tour/Graded circular tour • Dahner Felsenland
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  • 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
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  • Aussichtpunkt Löffelsfelsen
    / Aussichtpunkt Löffelsfelsen
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  • Blick auf Schildhard vom Löffelsfelsen
    / Blick auf Schildhard vom Löffelsfelsen
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  • 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"
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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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Exposed lookouts make the Busenberger Holzschuhpfad a special experience. A visit to the mysterious Drachenfels castle ruins is one of the highlights of this hike. This is followed by idyllic passages through a meadow valley, to Sprinzelsfelsen and the Eichelberg to name just a few vantage points.

 

difficult
23.1 km
8:00 h
790 m
790 m
Exposed lookouts make the Busenberger Holzschuhpfad a special experience. Already after the first ascent from Hexenplätzel to Löffelsberg you get a foretaste of the following highlights. Over the crest of the rock massif Puhlstein leads the adventurous path through a wet meadow area in which stands the legendary chapel of St. Gertraud. After a steeper ascent to the Schlüsselfels, with its great view of Burg Berwartstein, a refreshment in the managed Drachenfelshütte offers. The subsequent visit to the mysterious castle ruin Drachenfels is one of the highlights on this hike. This is followed by idyllic passages through a meadow valley, up to the Sprinzelsfelsen and around the Eichelberg around to the last vantage point. From there, the path leads over the bird trail back to Hexenplätzel. This is one of the twelve Premiumweg, which is one of the Felsenland tours in the Dahner Felsenland, the premium hiking region. Our total of twelve premium trails are listed both in the Pfalz hiking menu, as well as the hiking arena Palatinate Forest Northern Vosges. Furthermore, the Dahner Felsenland is a member of the Premium Wanderwelten.   Mehr anzeigen Weniger anzeigen  

Author’s recommendation

Refreshments along the route: In the local garden in Bruchweiler-Bärenbach, Busenberg, Drachenfelshütte the PWV Busenberg (Wednesday and Sunday 11-19, Sun. 9-19 clock) all year round; except Christmas and New Year: Weisensteiner Hof, Mon. Fr. Rest day, Bühlhofschänke Mon. Thu.and Fr. Rest day, Ristorante Sardegna, Fr. Sa. u. Sun. from 18 clock.
Attention: from now on, the upper castle of the castle ruin Drachenfels is closed until further notice. The lower castle is still freely accessible.

 

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Author
Jacques Noll
Updated: 2019-04-03

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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

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, 7.836848
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

Public transport friendly

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 to Hinterweidenthal, continue on the B427 via Dahn to 76891 Busenberg, Waldstraße 31. There towards the sports field

 

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

Premium-Wanderbuch "Pfälzerwald" mit 17 Premium-Rundwegen und Streckenwegen.
Verlag: idemedia GmbH, ISBN 978 - 3 - 942779 - 54 - 8
Autoren: Ulrike Poller und Wolfgang Todt

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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Comments and ratings (3)

Irene Pelzer-Momper
2018-09-08
Tolle aber auch sehr anstrengende Tour mit schönen Aussichtspunkten und abwechslungsreichen Wegen. Sind bei sonnigem Spätsommerwetter gestartet und haben mit vielen Fotopausen und einer Rast an der Drachenfelshütte 7 Stunden gebraucht. War eine schöne Tour, die aber - wie in den vorherigen Kommentaren gesagt - im zweiten Teil deutlich abflacht: z.T. Straßenlärm im Hintergrund und lange Stücke über breite Wald- oder Wiesenwege. Wer nicht so viel Zeit hat, kann hier gut abkürzen.
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Photo: Irene Pelzer-Momper, Community
Photo: Irene Pelzer-Momper, Community
Photo: Irene Pelzer-Momper, 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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2015-09-04

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
23.1 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
790 m
Descent
790 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Faunistic highlights

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