The start of the hike is the Hexeplätzte in the extended Waldstraße in Busenberg. As it is a circular route, you can also start the tour at any other point. You immediately enter the forest and after a short walk around the Löffelsberg, you can already enjoy the first view over the Palatinate Forest. The next highlight is the Puhlstein with its views. You can also reach this special rock formation via the Puhlstein tour.
At kilometre 9.5, you pass the St. Gertraud Chapel and are now on the way to the Drachenfelshütte, which you should not pass without stopping for a bite to eat. Here you can enjoy the best Palatinate cuisine and, well fortified, you can tackle the last few metres to the Drachenfels castle ruins. The panoramic view from the castle ruins is fabulous, especially the view of the other castles. Afterwards, the Busenberg clog trail curves around the castle and continues to the Sprinzelsfelsen.
UFFBASSE! - Campaign for considerate coexistence in nature
Always act with foresight, kindness and consideration towards everyone you meet along the way.
Respect nature, don't destroy plants and always stay on the paths.
Remember to bring a rubbish bag for the trail and take rubbish home with you.
Please keep your dog on a lead at all times. Other visitors and animals will thank you.
For your own safety, observe all trail closures. Also at weekends.
Park only in designated parking areas. Leave space for escape routes and agricultural machinery.
Please give priority to agricultural and forestry traffic.
Attention: from now on, the upper castle of the castle ruin Drachenfels is closed until further notice. The lower castle is still freely accessible.
Rest stopsLandgasthof Weissensteinerhof
E-Bike-Ladestation Drachenfelshütte Busenberg (während Öffnungszeiten)
Café - Bäckerei Busch und Naab Busenberg
Safety informationDespite 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.
We endeavour to announce all closures caused by forest works, hunting parties on this platform. Nevertheless, there are situations where hiking trails are closed and we may not have been informed. If you encounter closures or diversions on site, please follow the instructions for your own safety.
Tips and hints
Getting thereB 10 to Hinterweidenthal, continue on the B427 via Dahn to 76891 Busenberg, Waldstraße 31. There towards the sports field
Parking76891 Busenberg, Waldstraße 31, direction sports field/tennis club, Hexenplätzel
76891 Busenberg, Drachenfelshütte PWV Busenberg or at all entry points
Book recommendation by the author
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentSturdy 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.
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- 28 Waypoints