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Graded short tour/Graded circular tour

Hinterweidenthaler Teufelstisch-Tour

· 20 reviews · Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Palatinate
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  • Der Teufelstisch
    / Der Teufelstisch
    Photo: Dieter F. Hartwig, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • Teufelsschmiede
    / Teufelsschmiede
    Photo: Dieter F. Hartwig, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • Teufelsküche
    / Teufelsküche
    Photo: Dieter F. Hartwig, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • Teufelsküche
    / Teufelsküche
    Photo: Dieter F. Hartwig, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
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    Photo: Zoran R, Community
  • Ortsansicht Hinterweidenthal
    / Ortsansicht Hinterweidenthal
    Photo: Stephanie Ser, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • / Dorfpark Hinterweidenthal
    Photo: Stephanie Ser, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
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A leisurely hike for both young and not so young with adventurous attractions - this is the Teufelstisch tour in Hinterweidenthal

moderate
9.5 km
3:00 h
316 m
316 m

A leisurely hike for both young and not so young with adventurous attractions - this is the Teufelstisch tour in Hinterweidenthal. As the name suggests, the main role of this ten-kilometre hike is the legendary Teufelstisch, the landmark of the region of Hauenstein.

This tour is particularly suitable for families because of the new theme park “Erlebnispark Teufelstisch”, which is aesthetically embedded in the rocky landscape. Above the park is the entrance to the premium trail. Along a narrow path, it leads parallel to the Salzbach towards Salzwoog. Along the way you pass the Schwammbonnquelle. This spring lies mystically concealed in a small pond in a gloomy forest. For those of you who want to enjoy this unusual atmosphere, they can either enjoy an extensive snack at the picnic area or relax on a wooden bench above the pond and listen to the quiet burbling of the spring water.

 

 

 

Author’s recommendation

Für unterwegs sollten Sie sich auf Rucksackverpflegung einstellen.

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Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
Updated: May 07, 2019

Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
338 m
Lowest point
220 m
Best time of year
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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-Info-Zentrum

Urlaubsregion Hauenstein

Schuhmeile 1

76846 Hauenstein

Urlaubsregion Hauenstein

Tel. 06392-92 333 80

Start

Parking at the Erlebnispark Hinterweidenthal (267 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
49.195585, 7.743973
UTM
32U 408492 5449957

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A leisurely hike for both young and not so young with adventurous attractions - this is the Teufelstisch tour in Hinterweidenthal. As the name suggests, the main role of this ten-kilometre hike is the legendary Teufelstisch, the landmark of the region of Hauenstein.

This tour is particularly suitable for families because of the new theme park “Erlebnispark Teufelstisch”, which is aesthetically embedded in the rocky landscape. Above the park is the entrance to the premium trail. Along a narrow path, it leads parallel to the Salzbach towards Salzwoog. Along the way you pass the Schwammbonnquelle. This spring lies mystically concealed in a small pond in a gloomy forest. For those of you who want to enjoy this unusual atmosphere, they can either enjoy an extensive snack at the picnic area or relax on a wooden bench above the pond and listen to the quiet burbling of the spring water. Strengthened and ready to continue the hike, we soon reach the village of Salzwoog   where the route leads around the elevation of the “Hoher Kopf” and back again into the forest.

 

A great view of the surrounding hillsides is offered by a charmingly- situated resting place with the appropriate name: "Schöne Aussicht". Now it is not far to the "devilish" sights, although the trail is anything but evil since the rays of the sun shine through the dense treetops making you feel   closer to   heaven than hell. After 30 minutes, you get to the bizarrely-shaped rock formation "Teufelsschmiede" and a few metres further on to the "Teufelsküche" - a multi-layered formation of red sandstone.

The main attraction of this trail comes towards the end: the natural monument "Teufelstisch” (Devil's Table). With a height of 14 metres and its unusual shape, it is the only geotope in the Palatinate. On the surrounding rocks, which have been rounded off smoothly by wind and weather, you can sit down and take a breather whilst enjoying this unique rocky outcrop. According to legend, the devil had set up two rocks as a table and then had a feast. After he had eaten to his fill, he left the table standing and went on his way. Fortunately, you have to confess with a wink, because the region of Hauenstein certainly would not like to do without this “devilish monument.

 

Don’t forget to take snacks with you in your rucksacks. The length of this tour makes it suitable for families. Refreshments can be found in the immediate vicinity of the Erlebnispark Teufelstisch or in the local gastronomy of Hinterweidenthal.

A trip to the amusement park Erlebnispark Teufelstisch is also worthwhile!

Public transport

Take the train to railway station Hinterweidenthal.

Getting there

B 10 (Landau/Pirmasens), exit Hinterweidenthal.

Parking

Parking at the Erlebnispark Hinterweidenthal.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Hauenstein unfd Trifelsland 1:25.000, Pietruska Verlag


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Reviews

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Martin Christmann 
July 14, 2019 · Community
Die Wege/Pfade sind nett und angenehm zu laufen. Einziges Highlight ist der Teufelstisch, dafür aber ein echtes. Der Verkehrslärm ist heftig, bin kürzlich im STADTwald Hannover gelaufen, dort ist es fast überall leiser. Die Einkehr im Brauhaus Ehrstein haben sehr genossen. Man sitzt in einem herrlichen Garten. Wenn man Hunger hat, sollte man reichlich Zeit mitbringen.
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Manuel Heintz
January 03, 2019 · Community
Ja, die Pfalz hat sicher schönere Wanderwege zu bieten, und nicht jeder Wirtschaftsweg muss gleich ein als „Premium-Wanderweg“ ausgewiesen werden, aber diese Tour mit einem einzigen Stern zu „verreißen“, wie das einige Kritiker hier tun, ist doch ganz schön übertrieben. Auch die Kritik an der Beschilderung konnte ich im Januar 2018 nicht nachvollziehen. Der Teufelstisch ist in der Tat eine beeindruckende und sehenswerte Gesteinsformation, auch wenn vor Ort die viel befahrene Bundesstraße nicht zu überhören ist. Doch darauf allein sollte man die Tour in der Bewertung nicht reduzieren. 3,5 Sterne wären m.E. fair.
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Sarah Peters
November 17, 2018 · Community
Premiumwege, Premiumwege, Premiumwege.... Wieso muss eigentlich jeder Meter Forstweg zum Premiumweg werden??? Eine an sich schöne Tour mit -einem- Highlight und ein paar kleinen Passagen auf Pfaden. Die restlichen *Autobahnen* bräuchte man m. E. hier nicht, schon gar nicht als Premiumweg. Manch ein "alter" Wanderweg hätte ohne Übermarkierung und Premiumwahn sicher mehr zu bieten. Aber nun gut.
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Done at November 16, 2018
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.5 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
316 m
Descent
316 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Insider tip

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