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Circular trail through forest and wine: Weisenheim am Berg - Ungeheuersee - Leistadt

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Short description:
The hiking trail first leads uphill through the Palatinate Forest and then downhill again to Leistadt. The way back to Weisenheim am Berg is through the vineyards with a beautiful view of the Bern valley and the Rhine plain.

Distance 14 km
4:00 h
334 m
334 m
466 m
208 m

Attractive tour with inclines via the Weisenheim circular route 3 to the Ungeheuersee lake, then a section via the Ganerbenweg, past natural monuments such as the Krumholzer Stuhl, Kanapée and Teufelsmauer. The way out of the forest leads on the hiking trail "Sieben Waldwunder" (Seven Wonders of the Forest) via the love letter box and the wallet down to Leistadt. Via Weidenhof, the trail then leads through the vines back to Weisenheim am Berg with beautiful views into the Bern Valley and the Rhine Plain.
The path is not separately signposted.

Author’s recommendation

After the tour, the varied gastronomy in Weisenheim am Berg is open to you for a stop. 

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Update: January 19, 2022
Highest point
466 m
Lowest point
208 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 13.01%Dirt road 21.78%Forested/wild trail 37.81%Path 27.38%
1.8 km
Dirt road
3 km
Forested/wild trail
5.3 km
3.8 km
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Rest stops

Weisenheimer Hütte am Ungeheuersee

Safety information

The trail leads for the most part on unpaved forest ground. Watch out for roots, rocks and stones so that you don't lose your footing.In the vineyards, the route runs on farm tracks. Please give priority to agricultural traffic. Due to agricultural use, the paths may be dirty. After rainy days and especially in spring, autumn and winter, the paths can be wet and therefore slippery. 

Tips and hints

Freinsheim Holiday Region, i-Punkt Kallstadt, Tel.: 06322-667838,


Weisenheim am Berg - Mandeltal Hiking Car Park (256 m)
49.515904, 8.146062
49°30'57.3"N 8°08'45.8"E
32U 438188 5485159
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Weisenheim am Berg - Mandeltal Hiking Car Park

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour begins at the Mandeltal hikers' car park. First follow the signs for the Weisenheimer Rundweg 3 back towards the village, past the school and then immediately in a sharp hairpin bend to the right into the forest. The path bends to the left and you then turn left again towards the south and walk around the end of the village in the forest. After a bend to the right, the trail runs together with the Grünes Kreuz hiking trail for a short distance and also joins the circular trail "4" again. Above the Eiertal valley, circular trail 3 then runs independently westwards to the Plauser rest area and from there continues southwards over the Kühberg, where it meets up with the Green Cross and circular trail 4 again a short time later.
After circling the Ungeheuersee lake (with a stop for refreshments!), the trail continues in the same direction as the Ganerbenweg (marked with a black axe on a yellow background) past the Krummholzer Stuhl, the Suppenschüssel, the Leininger Grenzstein, the Kanapée (detour 100m to the left), the Teufelsbank (detour 100m to the left) and over the Teufelsmauer. Shortly after the telecommunications tower, turn left and now follow the "Seven Wonders of the World" hiking trail, past various other natural monuments such as the Roman wagon tracks, the love letter box and the wallet. You come to the weekend house area above Leistadt and from there follow the signs into the village. You cross the main road and are directed to the northern edge of the village to the car park at Weidenhof.
Here you cross the road again and then follow the German Wine Route cycle and hiking trail (marking: green grape/green wheel on white background) to Weisenheim am Berg. You enter the town via Plauser Straße, turn right into Karl-Gayer-Straße and reach Leistadter Straße with many places to stop for refreshments. Keep to the left, after the village square take the main road to the left and you will come to Waldstraße. Here you turn right into Berliner Straße and then go straight on between the buildings and you will reach Neumayerstraße. From here it is only a few metres uphill, then right, past the school to the starting point.


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Public transport


Bus line 453 from Bad Dürkheim or Grünstadt, bus stop Weisenheim am Berg/Bobenheimer Straße.
Timetable information

Getting there

From the north:
Via the A61 motorway at the Frankenthal junction, take the A6 towards Kaiserslautern. Exit Grünstadt/Deutsche Weinstraße. Continue on B271 (Dt. Weinstraße) in the direction of Bad Dürkheim, exit Weisenheim/Bg. At the entrance to the town, turn right and then left into the town, immediately right again into Neumayerstraße. At its end, turn right past the school to the Mandeltal hikers' car park.

From the south:
Via the A61 motorway at the Ludwigshafen junction, take the A650 towards Bad Dürkheim. At the end of the motorway, continue on the B37. Pass the Bruch industrial area, turn right at the next traffic lights towards Ungstein. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit into the town. After approx. 50 m turn right onto B271 (Dt. Weinstraße), direction Grünstadt. At the traffic lights in Herxheim/Bg. turn left towards Weisenheim/Bg. At the entrance to the village, turn right over the bypass. At the end of the village, turn left into the village and immediately right into Neumayerstraße. At the end of the road, turn right past the school to the car park.


Hiking car park Mandeltal


49.515904, 8.146062
49°30'57.3"N 8°08'45.8"E
32U 438188 5485159
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Please make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather and wear good shoes.

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Michael Ellenberger 
July 18, 2021 · Community
Keine Beschilderung Geht alles nach GPS Weg ist gut ausgebaut, aber das ständige navigieren nervt Würde den Weg nicht mehr laufen
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When did you do this route? July 18, 2021
Ralph Zurmühlen
April 25, 2021 · Community
Die Wanderung hat uns recht gut gefallen. Ein Premiumwanderweg ist es nicht.
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When did you do this route? April 25, 2021

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14 km
4:00 h
334 m
334 m
Highest point
466 m
Lowest point
208 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Geological highlights


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