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3x3 Salinental: IntroTour Ebernburg

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  • Am Naheufer mit Blick auf die Rotenfelssteilwand
    Am Naheufer mit Blick auf die Rotenfelssteilwand
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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.

Distance 4.3 km
1:20 h
96 m
96 m
175 m
111 m

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.

Author’s recommendation

Stop off at the Burgschänke or one of the tranquil wine taverns, and visit the stone sculpture museum at the weekend.

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Michael Vesper
Update: October 20, 2022
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
175 m
Lowest point
111 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 5.31%Forested/wild trail 81.51%Path 7.90%Road 4.87%Unknown 0.38%
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3.5 km
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Rest stops

Weinhotel Schneider
Hotel BurgBlick
Weingut Robert Rapp
Weingut Jung

Safety information


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 . 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.

Precautionary measures:

  • 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

Map and info

Freigeist" restaurant at Ebernburg Castle: Tel.: 06708 6416661 Whatsapp: 0174 9259294 E-mail:

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.


Car park on the L 236, exit Ebernburg - direction Feilbingert, directly at the junction towards Ebernburg. (142 m)
49.805917, 7.830669
49°48'21.3"N 7°49'50.4"E
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Car park on the L 236, exit Ebernburg - direction Feilbingert, directly at the junction towards Ebernburg.

Turn-by-turn directions

From the hike portal, we first cross the road at the fire station. We reach the stone sculpture park of the internationally renowned sculptor couple Kubach-Wilmsen via meadow paths with a short climb - a fascinating land art concept.

Now the trail leads down into the Nahe Valley and follows it towards the Rotenfels steep rock face. Standing under the Rotenfels, the rock looks particularly impressive. Across the Nahe meadows and through the narrow alleys and stairs of the castle village, we reach the Ebernburg lookout.

Here we can enjoy a wonderful view over the village standing before the majestic Rotenfels. Below the castle walls and through vineyards, the path leads back to the hike portal.


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Public transport


Take the train from Mainz, Saarbrücken, Kaiserslautern or Bingen to Bad Münster am Stein station. From there it is a 10-minute walk to Ebernburg Castle or take bus line 201 to Ebernburg train station (the train station has been closed), from there it is a stairway to the castle. 

Getting there

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.


Free car park, 20 parking spaces at the start and finish


49.805917, 7.830669
49°48'21.3"N 7°49'50.4"E
32U 415861 5517707
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You should have sturdy footwear with a good tread, which are also suitable for wet conditions.

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Meli Frey
June 13, 2021 · Community
Kleine,aber feine Rundwanderung. Auf dieser kurzweiligen Tour,gibt es ein paar schöne Highlights, die schönen Ausblicke,auf den Rotenfels und die Ebernburg,sowie der mittalterliche Ortskern oder der Steinskulpturenpark. Wir sind den Weg gegen die empfohlene Laufrichtung gegangen,hat uns so rum besser gefallen. Auf dem kurzen Weg gibt es Einkehrmöglichkeiten,was ich immer ein besonderes Highlight finde. Beschilderung ist gut,Rastplätze ebenfalls vorhanden.
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When did you do this route? June 13, 2021
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ans fri
May 24, 2021 · Community
Schöne abwechslungsreiche Strecke. Hier gibt es viel zu entdecken. Haben mit drei Kindern (2-6 Jahre) und Kinderwagen 3 Stunden gebraucht.
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When did you do this route? May 24, 2021
Torsten Hahn 
April 07, 2021 · Community
Schöne, kurze - aber knackige - Rundtour um Ebernburg mit einigen Highlights: Die Ebernburg, der mittelalterl. Ortskern, das naturnahe Naheufer, das Steinskulpturenmuseum und die Aussicht auf den Rotenfels oberhalb des Museums! Die ideale Runde für zwischendurch! Ich mag das Konzept der Spazierwanderwege um Bad Kreuznach. Es muss nicht immer die große Halb- oder Tagestour sein!
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When did you do this route? April 07, 2021

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1:20 h
96 m
96 m
Highest point
175 m
Lowest point
111 m
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