Wanderparkplatz am Sportpark bzw. Parkplatz Felsland Badeparadies & Saunawelten in 66994 Dahn, Eybergstraße. Alternative Dahner PWV-Hütte im Schneiderfeld oder Parkplatz FelsenGraf /Steakhous, Im Büttelwoog 2. (735 ft)
Geogr. 49.145446 N 7.770749 E
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Wanderparkplatz am Sportpark bzw. Parkplatz Felsland Badeparadies & Saunawelten in 66994 Dahn, Im Büttelwoog. Alternative Dahner PWV-Hütte im Schneiderfeld oder Parkplatz FelsenGraf /Steakhous, Im Büttelwoog 2.
Breathtaking clear views, a labyrinth of winding trails and bizarre rock formations are characteristic of the Premiumwanderwege of the Wanderarena Pfälzerwald-Nordvogesen. Particularly appealing is the circular trail "Dahn Felsenpfad" which is considered to be one of the most attractive trails with spectacular 15 viewpoints.
Right at the beginning of this eventful tour, it becomes clear why the Felsenpfad attracts hikers from all over the place: forests flooded in sunlight, soft-soiled trails and an almost Mediterranean atmosphere radiates a feeling of well-being. On the observation deck of the Pfaffenfelsen you will get a foretaste of the outlooks and views to follow.
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.
At the foot of the Schillerfelsen there is a memorial plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of this German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright . . The steep climb up is rewarded at the top of the rock with a wonderful view of the Wasgaustadt Dahn. Now it becomes more adventurous down the rocks to the Schwalbenfelsen Arena. The trail leads through a narrow rock passage and a staircase to the viewing platform of the Schwalbenfelsen. Here is a the perfect place for a first refreshment. Depending on how the sun is situated, you can watch fascinating sunlight games along the Felsen-Arena. There are almost always hikers on the way, scrambling around the rocks, touching them with respect and photographing the different rock layers.
Mediterranean vegetation and a great view of the surrounding highlands is offered by the Elwetritschefels, which can be reached along a soft forest path. If now your stomach starts to grumble you can respond by visiting the forest tavern of the PWV before continuing along the next 8 kilometres. There is also an interesting short info-path "Naturschutzgebiet Moosbachtal" in front of the tavern which enlightens you about the local fauna and flora.
Following the trail marker "black rock on an orange background", you will soon find yourself in idyllic lush meadows again before the climb up to the next highlight. From now on, the rock attractions line up one after the other and one lookout point follows the next - each with its own unique atmosphere. A sombre, almost mystical aura prevails over the Mooskopf and Roßkegelfelsen, which can be reached after the Schlangenfelsen. A narrow path winds its way around them and then climbs up to the rocky ridge. The silence up there underlines the mysterious atmosphere that emanates from this formation of rocks.
After a brief cooling down at the Rothsteigbrunnen fountain, the trail leads leads through a rocky crevice to the Ungeheurfelsen and in a demanding climb up to the mighty rock barrier of Büttelfelsen. A steel ladder leads up to a raised vantage point. From there you can enjoy a clear view of the Lämmerfelsen, which, with its impressive panorama is the next station past the highlights of the Dahner Felsenpfads.
Now just a small walk through the romantic Wieslautertal before we make the last climb up to the Wachtfelsen. A steel staircase leads up to a stone plateau, which offers a final round of views over the Dahn Felsenland from a prominent location. Even the rock formation Braut & Bräutigram (bride & groom) can be seen before admiring them in full size at the parking lot below. All the bizarre rock formations and the varied trail route give the Dahn Felsenpfad” an almost sensual identity and rightly justifies it being rate as a "Premiumweg".