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Forest Hike: Weisenheim am Berg - Bench Tour

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  • Ungeheuerseestein
    / Ungeheuerseestein
    Photo: Jörg Dörr, Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
  • / Ungeheuersee
    Photo: Jörg Dörr, Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
  • / Pfälzerwaldhütte am Ungeheuersee
    Photo: Jörg Dörr, Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
  • / Burgunder Rastplatz
    Photo: Jörg Dörr, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
  • / Ruhebank an der Bänkeltour
    Photo: Jörg Dörr, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
  • / Ruhebank an der Bänkeltour
    Photo: Jörg Dörr, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
  • / Ungeheuersee im Winter
    Photo: Schaupp, Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
m 400 350 300 250 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Pfälzerwald - Thüringer Rastplatz Weisenheimer Hütte am Ungeheuersee Weisenheim am … 453 Weisenheim am … 453

Short description:

Family-friendly hiking trail to the Ungeheuersee lake. A tour with few but pleasant climbs, beautiful forest passages and - not to be forgotten - the numerous "benches" to rest on along the way.

moderate
Distance 6.8 km
2:00 h
136 m
136 m
385 m
253 m
The Palatinate people call a bench a "Bänkel". This already gives the hint of the numerous resting opportunities that line the route from the edge of the forest to the Ungeheuersee. On pleasant forest paths with only moderate gradients, you can comfortably walk at your leisure to the lake, stop there at the PWV hut and also take a break at any time along the way.

Author’s recommendation

After the tour, the diverse range of restaurants in Weisenheim am Berg is open to you.

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Author
Jörg Dörr
Update: March 01, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
385 m
Lowest point
253 m
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Rest Stop

Weisenheimer Hütte am Ungeheuersee

Safety information

The trail runs mainly on forest soil. Watch out for roots, rocks and stones so that you don't lose your footing. After rainy days and especially in spring, autumn and winter, the paths can be wet and therefore slippery.

Tips and hints

For more information on tour tips, Weisenheim am Berg and the Freinsheim holiday region, please contact the Tourist Information i-Punkt Kallstadt, Tel: 06322/667838 or visit www.urlaubsregion-freinsheim.de.

Start

Hiking car park Mandeltal (255 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.515931, 8.146051
DMS
49°30'57.4"N 8°08'45.8"E
UTM
32U 438188 5485162
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Destination

Hiking car park Mandeltal

Turn-by-turn directions

Mainly forest and woodland pathsStarting at the Mandeltal hikers' car park, the trail leads out of the village via Haalbergstraße and Am Kirschberg and along the Langental slope to the Burgunder Rastplatz. From there it is only a few hundred metres to the Ungeheuersee lake with the Pfälzerwaldverein hut. The way back is via the Burgundy rest area, initially along the same route. Approx. 200m after the rest area, however, it leads back to the village on the right via the Langental valley.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus line 453 from Bad Dürkheim or Grünstadt, bus stop Bobenheimer Straße. Timetable information www.vrn.de.
From the bus stop, walk up Neumayerstraße and reach Haalbergstraße at the school. Here you can immediately turn left onto the Bänkeltour. The Mandeltal hikers' car park is about 300 metres away on the right at the end of the road.

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) towards Bad Dürkheim, exit Weisenheim am Berg. At the entrance to the town, turn right and then left into the town, immediately right again into Neumayerstraße. At the end of the road, turn right into Haalbergstraße until you reach the 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 am Berg turn left towards Weisenheim am Berg. 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 into Haalbergstraße until you reach the hikers' car park.

Parking

Hiking car park Mandeltal

Coordinates

DD
49.515931, 8.146051
DMS
49°30'57.4"N 8°08'45.8"E
UTM
32U 438188 5485162
w3w 
///edged.coarser.overwhelmed
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Please make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather and wear good shoes.

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Rating

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Chris SeMa
September 05, 2020 · Community
Ein Wandetweg ohne besondere besondere Highlights, selbst für Kinder gibt es wenig zu entdecken....Schade
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Wolfgang Neidhöfer
June 23, 2019 · Community
Gemütliche und entspannte Tour zum Ungeheuersee.
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When did you do this route? June 23, 2019
Thomas Baierl 
April 22, 2018 · Community
Wirklich angenehm zu gehende Tour, i.d.R. auf breiten wegen, am Ende dann mit einem tollen Panoramablick über die Rheinebene :) Die online-Beschreibung ist dürftig, die GPX-Daten laufen aber gut; die Tour ist im Wald an einigen Abzweigungen mit dem Bänkel-Symbol gekennzeichnet. Sonntags ist der Ungeheursee bei gutem Wetter überlaufen und laut - Schön für den PWV (die Hütte muss ja laufen), schlecht für den Erholunsuchenden. In Weisenheim gibt es dann auch wieder genug Gelegenheiten, sich zu stärken ...
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When did you do this route? April 22, 2018
Ein Bänkel :)
Photo: Thomas Baierl, Community
Panoramablick am Ende der Tour
Photo: Thomas Baierl, Community

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
136 m
Descent
136 m
Highest point
385 m
Lowest point
253 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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