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Circular trail through wine and forest: Kallstadt - Weilach - Bismarck Tower - Lindemannsruhe - Berntal

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  • Löwenbrunnen vor der St. Salvator Kirche Kallstadt
    / Löwenbrunnen vor der St. Salvator Kirche Kallstadt
    Photo: Tourist-Information Freinsheim, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
  • / Villa am Weilberg
    Photo: Touristinformation Freinsheim, Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
  • / röm. Sarkophage Villa am Weilberg
    Photo: Elke Metzger, Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
  • / röm. Traubentretbecken Villa am Weilberg
    Photo: Elke Metzger, Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
  • / Gölzmauerhütte nördlich Bad Dürkheim
    Photo: Frauke Conrad-Krüger, Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
  • / Hütte
  • / Bismarckturm
    Photo: Tourist-Information Freinsheim, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
  • / Lindemannsruhe - Außenansicht mit Terrasse
    Photo: Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
  • / Felsenberg/Berntal Herxheim/Bg.
    Photo: Hr. Eric Hass, Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
m 600 500 400 300 200 100 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Pfälzerwaldhütte "In der Weilach" Bismarckturm Portemonnaie Wanderparkplatz Weilach Römisches Weingut Weilberg

Short description:
Hike from Kallstadt past the Roman Weilberg vineyard through the vineyards into the Palatinate Forest to the PWV hut "In der Weilach", the Bismarck tower and the Lindemannsruhe forester's lodge. Passing various natural monuments via the hiking trail "Sieben Waldwunder" (Seven Wonders of the Forest), the trail then leads out of the forest to Leistadt and through the Felsenberg/Berntal nature reserve back to Kallstadt.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed.Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 17.3 km
5:00 h
386 m
386 m
482 m
143 m

Varied hike with climbs along the way. The trail first runs on a flat stretch through the vineyards, then steadily uphill into the forest to the Bismarck Tower. From there it continues on level ground. The descent via the Sieben Waldwunder trail to Leistadt is steady but moderate. The rest of the way is level again. There are various places to stop for refreshments in the forest.
The route is not separately signposted.

Author’s recommendation

From the visitor platform of the Bismarck Tower, you have a magnificent view over the Palatinate Forest and the Rhine plain (Apr-Oct Wed, Sat, Sun and Fri 10am-6pm, Nov-March only Sun 10am-4pm).
After the hike, you can stop off at one of the many restaurants in Kallstadt

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Tourist-Information Freinsheim
Update: January 19, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
482 m
Lowest point
143 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Pfälzerwaldhütte "In der Weilach"
Forsthaus Lindemannsruhe - Waldgaststätte

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, www.urlaubsregion-freinsheim.de 

Start

Tourist Information i-Punkt Kallstadt, Weinstraße 111 (151 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.492904, 8.174880
DMS
49°29'34.5"N 8°10'29.6"E
UTM
32U 440246 5482579
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Destination

Tourist Information i-Punkt Kallstadt, Weinstraße 111

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Platz der 100 Weine, opposite St. Salvator Church, walk along Leistadter Straße to the end of the village, where you turn left into Backhausgasse. You are now on the Riesling hiking trail (blue stele with yellow wine glass). Follow this path around the small lake and up the hill. Here you can already see the excavation site "Villa am Weilberg". Keep to the left and go straight there. Below the excavation site, turn right, pass the Roman wine press and head west with a view of the Palatinate Forest. Before the road, turn right briefly and cross the road (attention: no crossing aid) and continue straight on past the Annaberg hotel/restaurant (refreshment stop). After approx. 200 m, turn left onto the paved path. You are now on the Bad Dürkheim circular trail "Pfalz Wein Pfade Pfälzerwald - Spielbergblick" (marking: trail logo with amphora) and follow the marking southwards.
Shortly before the edge of the village at the Gölzmauer hut with a rest area, leave the Spielbergblick hiking trail and turn right, after 200 metres turn right again. Now follow the signs for the Dürkheimer Rundweg "Teufelsstein-Kriemhildenstuhl" (marking: man with hammer) and enter the forest. You pass the Schützenhaus and reach the Weilach hikers' car park and the Weilach forester's lodge. Pass the Weilach forester's lodge on the left, via the "Bismarck Tower-Heidenfels" hiking trail (marking: picture with tower), and you will reach the Bismarck Tower. From here, follow the Ganerbenweg (marking: black axe on yellow ground) to the Lindemannsruhe forester's lodge. You cross the hikers' car park, at the end of which the plaque with the "Pälzer Gebet" (Palatinate Prayer) by Otto Wilms is worth a short stop at a seating area.
Follow the Ganerbenweg for about 1 km and then the hiking trail "Sieben Waldwunder" (marking: picture of a rock with stone filling) diagonally downhill to the right. Cross the Rotsteige weekend house and reach Leistadt. Cross the main road and continue into Freinsheimer Straße. After about 100 metres, keep to the left and walk along what is then an unpaved path through the Berntal valley. At its end, cross the small bridge and walk up the hill. At the top, turn left and follow the markings of the Riesling hiking trail (blue stele with yellow wine glass) and return to Kallstadt. 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus line 453 from Bad Dürkheim or Grünstadt, stop Kallstadt/Kirche
Timetable information www.vrn.de

Getting there

From the north:
A6 motorway (Mannheim/Kaiserslautern, Grünstadt exit) towards Bad Dürkheim, on B271 (German Wine Route) via Herxheim am Berg to Kallstadt.

From the south:
Motorway A61 at the Ludwigshafen junction onto the A650 towards Bad Dürkheim. At the end of the extension, go straight on in the direction of Gewerbegebiet Trift/Grünstadt. At the 2nd traffic light, turn right towards Ungstein. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit towards Ungstein/Grünstadt. After 50m, turn right towards Kallstadt (B271).

Parking

Parking on the "Platz der 100 Weine" in the centre of town between the church and the tourist information office (parking time limit with parking disc from 12 noon for 3h) or parking at the cemetery (at the level of the winegrowers' cooperative, turn from Weinstraße into Friedhofstraße, parking possible without time limit).

Coordinates

DD
49.492904, 8.174880
DMS
49°29'34.5"N 8°10'29.6"E
UTM
32U 440246 5482579
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
386 m
Descent
386 m
Highest point
482 m
Lowest point
143 m
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