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  • Aussicht vom Löffelsberg
    / Aussicht vom Löffelsberg
    Photo: Michael Kugler, Dahner Felsenland
  • Blick auf Schindhard vom Löffelsberg
    / Blick auf Schindhard vom Löffelsberg
    Photo: Klaus Klinig, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Blick auf Busenberg vom Puhlstein
    Photo: Foto: Dominik Ketz, www.dominikketz.de“, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Blick von Puhlstein auf Busenberg
    Photo: Michael Kugler, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Stimmungsbild vom Puhlstein
    Photo: Michael Kugler, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Puhlstein
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Heidenpeiler
    Photo: Michael Kugler, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Aussicht Schlüsselfelsen
    Photo: Michael Kugler, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Buchkammer
    Photo: Michael Kugler, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Burgruine Drachenfels
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Pfalz.Touristik e.V., Dahner Felsenland
  • / Burgruine Drachenfels bei Busenberg
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, www.dominikketz.de, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Burgruine Drachenfels
    Photo: Kurt Groß, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Auf Burg Drachenfels mit Blick ins Dahner Felsenland
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, www.dominikketz.de, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Unterwegs auf dem Busenberger Holzschuhpfad
    Photo: Kurt Groß, Dahner Felsenland
  • / WANDERarena: Sagenhafte Burgenwelt
    Video: Dahner Felsenland
  • / Wanderung im Dahner Felsenland: Busenberger Holzschuhpfad
    Video: Dahner Felsenland
  • / Blick vom Sprinzelfelsen Richtung Burgruine Drachenfels
    Photo: Kurt Groß, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Blick vom Sprinzelfelsen
    Photo: Michael Kugler, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Sprinzelferlsen
    Photo: Michael Kugler, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Unterwegs in Richtung Sprinzelfelsen
    Photo: Michael Kugler, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Eichelberg mit Blick auf Busenberg
    Photo: Michael Kugler, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Eichelberg
    Photo: Michael Kugler, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Aussicht vom Eichelberg
    Photo: Michael Kugler, Dahner Felsenland
m 500 400 300 200 20 15 10 5 km Buhlstein Löffelsberg Jüngstbergkanzel Eichelberg Löffelsberg Puhlstein Buchkammerfels Sprinzelfelsen Bahnhof Dahn
Exposed lookouts make the Busenberger Holzschuhpfad a special experience. A visit to the mysterious Drachenfels castle ruins is one of the highlights of this hike. This is followed by idyllic passages through a meadow valley, to Sprinzelsfelsen and the Eichelberg to name just a few vantage points.

 

difficult
Distance 24.2 km
8:00 h
775 m
775 m
438 m
213 m
Exposed lookouts make the Busenberger Holzschuhpfad a special experience. Already after the first ascent from Hexenplätzel to Löffelsberg you get a foretaste of the following highlights. Over the crest of the rock massif Puhlstein leads the adventurous path through a wet meadow area in which stands the legendary chapel of St. Gertraud. After a steeper ascent to the Schlüsselfels, with its great view of Burg Berwartstein, a refreshment in the managed Drachenfelshütte offers. The subsequent visit to the mysterious castle ruin Drachenfels is one of the highlights on this hike. This is followed by idyllic passages through a meadow valley, up to the Sprinzelsfelsen and around the Eichelberg around to the last vantage point. From there, the path leads over the bird trail back to Hexenplätzel. This is one of the twelve Premiumweg, which is one of the Felsenland tours in the Dahner Felsenland, the premium hiking region. Our total of twelve premium trails are listed both in the Pfalz hiking menu, as well as the hiking arena Palatinate Forest Northern Vosges. Furthermore, the Dahner Felsenland is a member of the Premium Wanderwelten.   Mehr anzeigen Weniger anzeigen  

Author’s recommendation

Refreshments along the route: In the local garden in Bruchweiler-Bärenbach, Busenberg, Drachenfelshütte the PWV Busenberg (Wednesday and Sunday 11-19, Sun. 9-19 clock) all year round; except Christmas and New Year: Weisensteiner Hof, Mon. Fr. Rest day, Bühlhofschänke Mon. Thu.and Fr. Rest day, Ristorante Sardegna, Fr. Sa. u. Sun. from 18 clock.
Attention: from now on, the upper castle of the castle ruin Drachenfels is closed until further notice. The lower castle is still freely accessible.

 

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Update: February 10, 2022
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Difficulty
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Highest point
438 m
Lowest point
213 m
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Rest stops

Landgasthof Weissensteinerhof
PWV Drachenfelshütte
E-Bike-Ladestation Drachenfelshütte Busenberg (während Öffnungszeiten)
Pizzeria Sardegna
Café - Bäckerei Busch und Naab Busenberg

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.

 

Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
Schulstraße 29
66994 Dahn
www.dahner-felsenland.de
www.busenberg.de

Start

76891 Busenberg, Ende Waldstraße 31, Richtung Sportplatz/Tennisclub, Hexenplätzel oder 76891 Busenberg, Drachenfelshütte PWV Busenberg oder an allen Einstiegsmöglichkeiten (287 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.135920, 7.836700
DMS
49°08'09.3"N 7°50'12.1"E
UTM
32U 415145 5443217
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Destination

76891 Busenberg, Ende Waldstraße, Richtung Sportplatz/Tennisclub, Hexenplätzel oder 76891 Busenberg, Drachenfelshütte PWV Busenberg oder an allen Einstiegsmöglcihkeiten

Turn-by-turn directions

From the "Hexenplätzel" at the sports ground in Busenberg, the path leads right into the forest. A loop around the Löffelsberg ends at a magnificent vantage point, looking far into the Wasgau. After a short climb we reach the next viewpoint. Following this there is a climb up to the Puhlstein (6 8 km), a veritable gallery of rock boulders that accompanies our adventurous path over the hill crest. in the middle of a marsh area is situated the legendary chapel of St. Gertraud (9,5 km), from where on you walk towards the "Drachenfelshütte" . There is now a strenuous climb up to the 420 m high Heidenberg and the lookout point Schlüsselfels (11,8 km) from where you have a fantastic view of the Burg Berwartstein.

The forest tavern Drachenfelshütte and the mysterious castle ruins of the Drachenfels are the highlights of the middle point of this tour (13,8 km). We continue along the Busenberger Holzshuhpfad without losing even for a moment the view of the Burg Drachenfels.
A swampy meadow valley guarantees a sunny passage before the next climb up to the lookout point Sprinzelsfelsen (21.0 km). Along the elongated rocky ridge hike on mystical paths, we encounter protruding rocky outcrops with gigantic views and eventually meet up in the valley with the B427, which we then have to cross.
Along a large loop, it then goes on shady trails around the Eichelberg (24.0 km), where an exposed viewpoint of the Busenberg is again a welcome

resting place. Past mighty rock barriers - on a beautiful hillside path – we finally get back to the Hexenplätzel in Busenberg

The forest tavern Drachenfelshütte and the mysterious castle ruins of the   Drachenfels are the highlights of the middle point of this tour (13,8 km). We continue along the Busenberger Holzshuhpfad without losing even for a moment the view of the Burg Drachenfels.

 

A swampy meadow valley guarantees a sunny passage before the next climb up to the lookout point Sprinzelsfelsen (21.0 km). Along the elongated rocky ridge hike on mystical paths, we encounter protruding rocky outcrops with gigantic views and eventually meet up in the valley with the B427, which we then have to cross.

Along a large loop, it then goes on shady trails around the Eichelberg (24.0 km), where an exposed viewpoint of the Busenberg is again a welcome resting place. Past mighty rock barriers - on a beautiful hillside path – we finally get back to the Hexenplätzel in   Busenberg.



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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You take the train to Hinterweidenthal, from there by bus to Dahn and on to Busenberg.

From May to October the excursion trains "Bundenthaler”   and" Felsenland Express " run on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from Mannheim / Karlsruhe to the stopping stations of   Schindhard / Busenberg and then onto Busenberg using the RegioBus .

 

Getting there

B 10 to Hinterweidenthal, continue on the B427 via Dahn to 76891 Busenberg, Waldstraße 31. There towards the sports field

 

Parking

76891 Busenberg, Waldstraße 31, Richtung Sportplatz/Tennisclub, Hexenplätzel

76891 Busenberg, Drachenfelshütte PWV Busenberg oder an allen Einstiegsmöglichkeiten

Coordinates

DD
49.135920, 7.836700
DMS
49°08'09.3"N 7°50'12.1"E
UTM
32U 415145 5443217
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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, 8,90 €uro zzgl. Portokosten von 1,55 €uro Neu ab 2019: 6. 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 978-3-945138-06-9

 

 

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.

 


Questions and answers

Question from Christoph Rack  · May 12, 2020 · Community
Wie sieht es entlang der Wanderung mit Zelten aus ,,ganz klar Müll und Ähnliches wird entsorgt ,,
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Answered by Rita Eckert · May 12, 2020 · Community
Ist nicht erlaubt, auch wegen der Waldbrandgefahr
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April 18, 2022 · Community
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Britta Weinhausen
October 09, 2021 · Community
Schöne Tagestour mit vielen Aussichtspunkten und tollen Sandsteinformationen. Zwischendurch sind die Streckenabschnitte allerdings auch etwas eintönig. Unsere Mittagspause haben wir auf etwa halber Strecke bei der Drachenfelshütte gemacht, wo wir uns nach unserem Picknick noch Kaffee und Donauwelle als Nachtisch gönnten.
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Margarete Kurz 
July 03, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne empfehlungswerte anspruchsvolle Tour, Wechsel zwischen Waldpassagen, Wiesen und Weitblicke von den Felsen. Gut beschildert und viele schöne Rastmöglichkeiten. Viel Zeit mitbringen, es gibt vieles zu bestaunen. Meine Wanderzeit ohne Pausen ca 8h. Highligt ist die Burgruine Drachenfels
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When did you do this route? July 02, 2021
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24.2 km
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8:00 h
Ascent
775 m
Descent
775 m
Highest point
438 m
Lowest point
213 m
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