A short hike that leads past Ebernburg Castle through the historic Burgdorf to the romantic Nahe meadows with views of the Rotenfels and across the stone sculpture park.
The short hike leads to the castle and around the picturesque village of Ebernburg, following the river landscape of the Nahe to the Rotenfels. The sight of the 200-metre-high rock face towering on the other side of the river is enchanting. Another highlight is the stone sculpture park of the Fondation Kubach-Wilmsen - an outstanding - countryside art project.
Stop off at the Burgschänke or one of the tranquil wine taverns, and visit the stone sculpture museum at the weekend.
Rest stopsWeinhotel Schneider
Weingut Robert Rapp
In rainy periods, parts of the path may be affected by wetness. In case of high water in the Nahe floodplain, please use the cycle path on the old railway line. The diversion is signposted. The critical water levels for accessibility can be found at Hochwasser-rlp.de . The critical levels are Boos from 2.00 metres, Bad Kreuznach from 3.50 metres. From these water levels, the paths become very difficult to pass, so you should follow the diversion.
Oak processionary moths:
Warning: Oak trees can be infested with the oak processionary moth over large areas. The caterpillar of the oak processionary moth is a health hazard. The stinging hairs of the caterpillars contain a nettle poison. They can also be carried by the wind. Contact with the caterpillars can be harmful to humans and pets. Caterpillar dermatitis is particularly common, with the following symptoms: Skin rashes and redness, slight swelling of the skin, wheals, itching and burning all over the body. If the stinging hairs (which contain thaumatopoein) are inhaled, this can lead to irritation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and nose, bronchitis, asthma or even allergic shock. Even after the life cycle of pupa, caterpillar and moth, the empty webs with their stinging hairs pose a threat over a longer period of time.
- Observe the warning advice
- Infested oak trees should be avoided (do not use seating groups in the vicinity).
- Caterpillars and webs must not be touched under any circumstances (never try to destroy webs yourself)
- Do not lay or sit on the ground in the vicinity of infested oak trees.
- Protect body with clothing (neck, arms)
- Lead animals on a leash, stay on the path
- Report findings: These can possibly be professionally removed with special equipment, endangered areas can be marked.
- If you have come into contact with the stinging hairs of the caterpillars, you should change your clothes and take a shower.
- Clothing must be washed at 60°C minimum
Tips and hints
Freigeist" restaurant at Ebernburg Castle: Tel.: 06708 6416661 Whatsapp: 0174 9259294 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
An exhibition at the castle recalls the eventful history of the fortress during the Reformation. The lord of the castle, Franz von Sickingen, became the protector of the early reformers and met his inglorious end in the war against the ecclesiastical and secular princes he had attacked. The von Sickingen family exercised village rule for 300 years.
Via the B 48 through Bad Kreuznach to Bad Münster am Stein to junction L 379 towards Ebernburg and Feilbingert. Drive through the village on Schloßgartenstraße until you reach the end of the village with the fire station on the left. Turn left at the signs for Ebernburg, where you will find the car park.
ParkingFree car park, 20 parking spaces at the start and finish
Author’s map recommendations
You should have sturdy footwear with a good tread, which are also suitable for wet conditions.
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- 13 Waypoints