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    Photo: Michael Vesper, 3x3 Salinental
  • / Steinskulptur Bücherturm mit Rotenfelsmassiv im Hintergrund
    Photo: Uli Holzhausen, Fondation Kubach Wilmsen
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    Photo: unbekannt, Ebernburgverein e.V.
  • / Landschaft zwischen Feilbingert und Ebernburg mit Birnbaum
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  • / Blick auf Ebernburg mit Rheingrafenstein im Hintergrund
    Photo: Matthias Luhn, 3x3 Salinental
  • / Am Naheufer mit Blick auf die Rotenfelssteilwand
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  • / Nahe mit Rotenfels
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Half-day tour around the Ebernburg, along the romantic river Nahe, through forest and vineyards with beautiful distant views.
easy
Distance 11.2 km
3:15 h
206 m
207 m
280 m
111 m
Ebernburg castle with its 360° panoramic view, the Burgdorf, the path along the banks of the Nahe through the meadow landscape past the Rotenfels massif characterise this tour, as does the ascent into the mixed forest near the village of Norheim up to a plateau that once again offers views far into the North Palatinate mountains. From afar we can see a picturesque castle ruin on a ridge.  Forest, meadows, river landscapes, a plateau that makes every tree a character actor, make the hiker's heart beat faster.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the stone sculpture museum. The building was constructed according to the plans of the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Enjoy a good glass of wine in one of the rustic inns in Ebernburg after the hike.
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Update: February 16, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Highest point
280 m
Lowest point
111 m
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Rest stop

Weingut Jung
Ebernburgschänke - Restaurant Freigeist
Die Ebernburg
Kurpfälzer Amtshof
Weinhaus Schlich mit Gutsausschank "Zum Remischen"
Weingut H.J. Gattung
Weingut Robert Rapp
Weinhotel Schneider
Hotel BurgBlick
Golfclub Nahetal
Bauernstube Birkerhof

Safety information

In rainy periods, parts of the path may be affected by wetness. In case of high water in the river 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 Hochwasser-rlp.de . The critical levels are Boos from 2.00 metres, Bad Kreuznach from 3.50 metres. From these water levels onwards, the paths become very difficult to pass, you should take the diversions.Warning: Oak trees can be extensively infested by the oak processionary moth from May to August.  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 dispersed by the wind. Contact with the caterpillars can be harmful to the health of humans and domestic animals. Caterpillar dermatitis is particularly common, with the 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 risk over a longer period of time.Precautionary measures:     Heed warnings    Avoid infested oak trees (do not sit near them).    Do not touch caterpillars or webs (never try to destroy webs yourself).    Do not lie or sit on the ground in the vicinity of infested oaks.    Protect your body with clothing (neck, arms).    Keep animals on a leash, stay on the path.    Report findings These can possibly be removed professionally 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.Wash clothes at a temperature of at least 60°C.

Tips and hints

Sculpture Museum Kubach-Wilmsen

map

Start

Junction Burgstraße into the L 379 Exit Ebernburg in the direction of Feilbingert (143 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.805761, 7.830656
DMS
49°48'20.7"N 7°49'50.4"E
UTM
32U 415860 5517690
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Destination

Junction Burgstraße into the L 379 Exit Ebernburg in the direction of Feilbingert

Turn-by-turn directions

From the hiking portal, we approach the castle along vineyard paths. Cross the Ebernburg bridge to reach the courtyard of the castle, which is steeped in history (> exhibition). From up here we have a beautiful view of Rheingrafenstein, Rotenfels and Porta Nava. Now we descend past the Sickingen-Hutten monument down to the Kuna Park on the river. We follow the path along the river bank into the Nahe meadows, the imposing steep face of Rotenfels building up more and more in front of us. Below the Rotenfels we are very close to the porphyry massif. We continue through the Nahe valley on varied paths and through the wide floodplain landscape near Norheim. After crossing the Nahe cycle path, our path leads gently and steadily uphill along pastures and through forest. At the top, we reach the picturesque Kafelsblick with charming rest hut via a branch path. Comfortable forest paths lead to the Birkerhof. From there we go downhill on meadow paths and along the vineyards. At the stone sculpture park of the Fondation Kubach-Wilmsen with its architecturally outstanding museum, we again enjoy the magnificent view of the Rotenfels. We return to the hiking portal via meadow paths.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Zug aus den Richtungen Mainz, Saarbrücken, Kaiserslautern oder Bingen bis zum Bahnhof Bad Münster am Stein fahren. Von dort erreicht man in 10 Minuten zu Fuß die Ebernburg oder mit Buslinie 201 bis Ebernburg Bahnhof (Der Bahnhof ist still gelegt), von dort Treppenweg zur Burg.

Getting there

Über die B 48 durch Bad Kreuznach nach Bad Münster am Stein bis Abzweig L 379 Richtung Ebernburg und Feilbingert. Auf der Schloßgartenstraße durch den Ort fahren, bis zum Ortsausgang, links Feuerwehrhaus. Bei Beschilderung Ebernburg links abfahren, dort befindet sich der Parkplatz.

Parking

kostenfreie Parkplätze am Start-und Zielpunkt

Coordinates

DD
49.805761, 7.830656
DMS
49°48'20.7"N 7°49'50.4"E
UTM
32U 415860 5517690
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Equipment

Sturdy footwear suitable for wet conditions and tread

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Rating

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Thomas Fickinger 
March 14, 2022 · Community
Schöner, lückenlos markierter Weg, der von der tollen Landschaft und den vielen Impressionen lebt. Die Ausblicke vor allem zum Rotenfels sind schon beeindruckend. Ich würde den Weg eher als "Verbindungsstück" sehen, zwischen der "Lemberg-Tour" oder auch einer Tour am Rheingrafenstein oder Rotenfels. Als eigenständige Tour hat diese Classictour hier natürlich seine Daseinsberechtigung, fällt dann aber doch insgesamt ein wenig ab, zu den genannten anderen Wegen. Sicher ein guter Wandertipp für nicht ganz so fitte Wanderer bzw. Wanderern, denen die anderen Wege nebendran durch die Felsmassive etwas zu anstrengend sind.
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Wolf-Dieter R
February 27, 2022 · Community
Eine sehr schöne Tour an der Nahe entlang mit vielen Highlights. Da ist die Ebernburg, der Blick auf den Rotenfels, die Pause am Ausblick am Kafelsblick. Die schönen Wege und die mehr als ausreichende Beschilderung. Zu guter Letzt dann die Steinskulpturen. Einfach und sehr Abwechslungsreich
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When did you do this route? February 27, 2022
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Andie Mueller
January 03, 2022 · Community
Eine abwechslungsreiche Tour, auch zu dieser Jahreszeit ganz interessant. Allerdings sehr schlammig, wenn es zuvor Tage geregnet hat.
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When did you do this route? December 30, 2021
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
11.2 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
206 m
Descent
207 m
Highest point
280 m
Lowest point
111 m
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