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7 Graded short tour/Graded circular tour • Dahner Felsenland
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  • Neue gestalteter Ausblick vom Hahnfelsen
    / Neue gestalteter Ausblick vom Hahnfelsen
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Blick vom Hahnfels auf Erfweiler
    / Blick vom Hahnfels auf Erfweiler
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Schafstein bei Erfweiler
    / Schafstein bei Erfweiler
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Schafstein bei Erfweiler
    / Schafstein bei Erfweiler
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Panoramblick auf das Burgenmassiv Alt-Dahn vom Kahlenberg
    / Panoramblick auf das Burgenmassiv Alt-Dahn vom Kahlenberg
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Burgengruppe Alt-Dahn, Grafendahn Tannstein
    / Burgengruppe Alt-Dahn, Grafendahn Tannstein
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • höhle unterhalb der Burg Alt-Dahn
    / höhle unterhalb der Burg Alt-Dahn
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Eibachquelle
    / Eibachquelle
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Wasserfall an der Hahnfels-Tour
    / Wasserfall an der Hahnfels-Tour
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Landschaftsweyer Langental
    / Landschaftsweyer Langental
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Buntsandstein-Felsformationen im Dahner Felsenland
    / Buntsandstein-Felsformationen im Dahner Felsenland
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Wanderwelt Dahner Felsenland
    / Wanderwelt Dahner Felsenland
    Video: Pfälzerwald-Nordvogesen
  • WANDERarena: Wanderwelt Dahner Felsenland
    / WANDERarena: Wanderwelt Dahner Felsenland
    Video: Pfälzerwald-Nordvogesen
Map / Hahnfels-Tour
0 150 300 450 600 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Hahnfels Dorfblick Schafstein Wasgaublick Eibachquelle

Premium route awarded the

Circular walk around the village of Erfweiler. One of the highlights is the new viewing platform on the cock rock which gave this trip its name. 

14.5 km
5:00 h
482 m
493 m

The new Premiumweg Hahnfels-Tour starts at the Belmontplatz in Erfweiler. After climbing up the Hahnberg with the Hahnfelsen we have a fantastic view over the Wasgau. Here is the ideal place for a picnic. The bizarre Schafstein rock along which the trail passes, is very popular with climbers. On the top of the Panorama Kahlenberg there is yet another impressive view of the Castle Alt-Dahn, the next stop on this tour. This castle is the largest ancient castle in the Palatinate and just has to be explored. After the walk towards Erfweiler and through the Langenthal it starts to get romantic. Enjoying nature is the motto here. Refreshing spring water and a waterfall make weary travellers fit again for the last leg back to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

Einkehrmöglichkeiten entlang der Strecke: 
Burgschenke Burgengruppe Alt-Dahn, Öffnungszeiten, ab Karfreitag 10 – 18 Uhr ab Oktober 11.00 – 17.00 Uhr, Ruhetag, Mi. 
Restaurant „Jägerhof“, Öffnungszeiten: 11.30 – 14.00 Uhr Di. Ruhetag,

Hotel „Kleine Blume“ Öffnungszeiten: Mo. – Sa. 17.30 – 21.00 Uhr, Sonntag 12.00 -14.00 und 17.30 – 21.00 Uhr, User
Jacques Noll
Updated: 2018-12-13

Premium route awarded the Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
357 m
205 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Burgenmassiv Alt-Dahn - Grafendahn - Tanstein

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.




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
Schulstr. 29, 66994 Dahn
Tel. 06391 9196222


Belmontplatz, Schulstraße, 66996 Erfweiler (207 m)
49.158817, 7.812148
32U 413394 5445790


Belmontplatz, Schulstraße, 66996 Erfweiler

Turn-by-turn directions


The starting point of this new premium trail "Hahnenfels-Tour" is the Belmontplatz (village square) in the middle of Erfweiler. From here, the trail leads past the church up   a stepway and then along a path up to the Hahnberg with its Hahnenfelsen. On the Hahnfelsen, you have a wonderful viewpoint which offers a magnificent view of Erfweiler and the Wasgau. It is also the ideal site to relax and perhaps even enjoy a picnic. The trail then leads to the Glastalblick and down into the Bärenbrunnertal. Passing the almost hidden Heegerturm we continue to the source of the Breitenbach with its resting   area and fresh spring water. From the source, it goes up to the Schafsteinfelsen, a bizarre rock formation of red sandstone, where the traces of nature can be clearly seen. Of particular interest for climbers. Past the rock formation, the path leads up to the panoramic Kahlenberg with a great view of the castle of Alt Dahn . 

The trail continues along the ridge, towards the neighbouring village of Schindhard , to the Wasgaublick. Here you will find a vantage point inviting you to linger and enjoy the views over Schindhard, Dahn-Reichenbach and the ruins of the Drachenfels near Busenberg. After a little rest we take a path downhill to the Schindharder sports ground. From here, the trail leads to the Fischwoogmühle and past an old brick kiln over the K 39 uphill to the castle of "Alt-Dahn". These three castle ruins represent the largest castle ruins in the Palatinate together with a small but fine castle museum. A visit to the castle is worthwhile, in any case. Below the castle ruins, a small castle tavern, set in the shade of old trees, invites you to enjoy a refreshment .


The route continues over the Löffelfelsen, again with a view over Erfweiler and then back towards the Wasgaugemeinde. Slightly downhill, the narrow path leads past a secluded cave on the Zimmerberg. Below the Zimmerfels, it then runs down to the Dorfblick and the Heberfelsen. From here it is possible to shorten the tour via the Friedhofstraße and return to the starting point (village tavern: Jägerhof in the centre of Erfweiler).


For those of you who do not want to shorten the walk, you can walk around the outskirts of Erfweiler through the adjacent forest in the direction of the Kneipp facilities and from there to the Kohlenmeilerplatz, with its shelter. The tour now runs along a level road through Langenthal towards the Landschaftsweiher, here there are several seating areas to dangle your soul and relax and just enjoy nature. Continue then along the “Liebespfad” to the source of the Eibquelle. This rock spring offers fresh spring water and the opportunity to have a rest. From the source, the path goes to the Erfweilerer waterfall. Again, pure nature. Over the Dickkopfpfad the final leg of the tour leads back to the village, which is reached after passing the Michaelkapellchen. From here, you go along the pavement, past the “Hotel Kleine Blume" (Refreshments available on a beautiful terrace) and back to the starting point of the tour.


Public transport

Mit dem Zug bis Bad Bergzabern oder Hinterweidenthal, ab dort mit dem Bus nach Dahn und weiter nach Erfweiler.
Von Mai bis Oktober mit den Ausflugszügen "Bundenthaler und "Felsenland-Express"" mittwochs, samstags, sonntags und an Feiertagen ab Mannheim/ Karlsruhe bis Dahn Süd und mit dem Busvon der Bushaltestelle in der Ortsmitte  weiter nach Erfweiler. Info:,  , (Reiseplanung von Haus zu Haus). 

Getting there

B10 bis Ausfahrt Hinterweidenthal, weiter auf der B427 nach Dahn, über die Schulstraße, Hauensteiner Straße und K 39 nach Erfweiler.



Belmontplatz, Schulstraße, 66996 Erfweiler

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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Jan Hecker
Sehr empfehlenswert!
Hahnfels Tour
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Helmer Lortz
Eine sehr schöne, abwechslungsreiche Wanderung. Typisch Pfälzerwald, geht es immer wieder scharf bergauf, bergab. Sind es es im ersten Teil aussichtsreiche Felsen und Berggrate und schmale nadelweiche Pfade, überraschst der zweite Teil mit romantischer Tallandschaft und einem hübschen Woog. Besonders schön, die Eibachquelle und kurios der "Wasserfall" am Talschluss, eigentlich ein Rinnsal das über eine schräge Felsfläche zu Tale tröpfelt. Alles in Allem eine lohnende Runde. Mein Tipp, nicht an sonnenheißen Sommertagen machen. Die Fichtenwälder sind gute Wärmespeicher.
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Ja Ha
Die Tour ist super zu laufen, sehr abwechslungsreich und wie die Vorredner schon sagten, es ist alles dabei und der Wasserfall und Dickkopfweg sind kurz vor Ende noch ein Highlight. Der Weg ist zudem noch super ausgeschildert . Einfach spitze!
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493 m
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