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  • Markierungszeichen
    / Markierungszeichen
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  • Infotafel am Grenzgängerweg
    / Infotafel am Grenzgängerweg
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  • / Col du Litschhof beim Gimbelhof auch französischer Seite
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  • / Romantisches Sauertal - Dahner Felsenland
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  • / Der Kappelstein
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  • / Auf dem Kappelstein
    Photo: „Foto: Dominik Ketz, www.dominikketz.de“, Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
  • / Direkt an der deutsch-französischen Grenze
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  • / Deutsch-französische Grenze am Kappelstein
    Photo: „Foto: Dominik Ketz, www.dominikketz.de“, Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
  • / Blick in den Pfälzerwald und Norvogesen vom Kappelstein
    Photo: „Foto: Dominik Ketz, www.dominikketz.de“, Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
  • / Auf dem Kappelstein
    Photo: Pfalz.Touristik, Dominik Ketz, Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
  • / Eisenerzgrube Nothweiler
    Photo: „Foto: Dominik Ketz, www.dominikketz.de“, CC BY, Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
  • / Eisenerzgrube Nothweiler
    Photo: „Foto: Dominik Ketz, www.dominikketz.de“, Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
  • / Eisenerzgrube Nothweiler
    Photo: „Foto: Dominik Ketz, www.dominikketz.de“, Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
  • / Infozentrum beim Besucherbergwerk in Nothweiler
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
  • / Ortsmitte von Nothweiler
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  • / Ortsmitte Nothweiler
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
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The approx. 7 km long German-French circular hiking trail is an exciting hiking tour across the border between Germany and France. At the Grenzgängerweg, which travels over long stretches through a varied forest landscape, information boards tell anecdotes from the "Grenzgeschichte.

 

moderate
7 km
3:30 h
314 m
314 m
The 7 km long French-German round trip is an exciting hiking tour over the border between Germany and France. Along the Grenzgängerweg which runs over long distances through a varied forest landscape, information boards relate anecdotes from the "border story", such as "the blockhead". A visit to the iron ore mine Nothweiler", which is situated directly on the hike trail, should not be missed.

 

Author’s recommendation

Refreshments are available at the kiosk in the iron ore mine or in the village of Nothweiler (specialities: tarte flambee).

 

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Jacques Noll
Updated: February 17, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
481 m
Lowest point
265 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Nothweiler Iron Ore Mine

Safety information

Despite 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.

Don’t forget your passport/identification card and some kind of protection against the sun.

 

Tips, hints and links

http://www.dahner-felsenland.net/willkommen/tourismus/wandern.html%20%20
Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
Schulstr. 29, 66994 Dahn
Tel. 06391 9196222
www.dahner-felsenland.de

Eigener Flyer vorhanden. 

www.nothweiler.de

Telefon Eisenerzgrube: 06394-5354

Start

76891 Nothweiler, Wanderparkplatz Lembacher Straße (282 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.065567, 7.795234
DMS
49°03'56.0"N 7°47'42.8"E
UTM
32U 411996 5435443
w3w 
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Destination

76891 Nothweiler, Wanderparkplatz Lembacher Straße

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking site the trail leads across the border and through the valley to the Forsthaus "Litschhof" and the parking lot at the "Col du Litschhof" with shelter and rest areas. After this, a more strenuous stretch of path follows up to the 498m high Kappelstein. The way down again should be followed slowly since there are good views of the castle ruins of Wegelnburg, Hohenburg and Lowenstein. Now the trail partly follows the border line, downhill to the iron ore mine Nothweiler (open from April to October, closed on Mondays) and on to the half-timbered houses of the village of Nothweiler. The historic Zeppelin fountain in the town centre offers a refreshing cooling down. Past the church and through the valley, the trail goes back to the trail parking lot.

 

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train to Hinterweidenthal, then by bus to Nothweiler. From May to October on Sundays and public holidays by train to Bundenthal

 

Getting there

B10 to Hinterweidenthal, continue on B427 to Dahn-Reichenbach, continue on country road via Bruchweiler-Bärenbach, Bundenthal and Rumbach to Nothweiler.

 

Parking

Wanderparkplatz, Lembacher Straße, 76891 Nothweiler (D) or Col du Litschhof (F)

 

Coordinates

DD
49.065567, 7.795234
DMS
49°03'56.0"N 7°47'42.8"E
UTM
32U 411996 5435443
w3w 
///blizzards.responsibly.dishwashers
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Premium-Wanderbuch "Pfälzerwald" mit 17 Premium-Rundwegen und Streckenwegen.
Verlag: idemedia GmbH, ISBN 978 - 3 - 942779 - 54 - 8
Autoren: Ulrike Poller und Wolfgang Todt

Author’s map recommendations

Wander- und Radwanderkarte Dahner Felsenland 1:25.000, 8,90 €uro zzgl. Portokosten von 1,55 €uro Neu ab 2019: 6. Auflage: Wandern und Radfahren im Dahner Felsenland mit den Premium-Wanderwegen, den Haupt- und Rundwanderwegen, den Radrouten sowie dem Rettungspunkte-System im Maßstab 1:25.000, ISBN 978-3-945138-06-9

 

 

Equipment

Sturdy 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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Reviews

5.0
(3)
Andreas Roß
August 14, 2020 · Community
Sehr abwechslungsreich auf geschichtsträchtigen Pfaden. Die Grenze überschreiten zu können, die im WK2 dermaßen umkämpft war, ist dann ganz anders,
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Stefan Wurdel
February 17, 2020 · Community
lohnenswerte 7 km Runde mit Trails, Höhenmeter, Geschichte, Bergwerk, Aussichten und und und...
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Completed this Route on February 14, 2020
Christina Ende
June 04, 2017 · Community
WIr sind die Tour mit unseren 7-jährigen in umgekehrter Richtung gegangen: Erst ins Bergwerk, dann der steile Anstieg, und dann der lange gemütliche Abstieg vom Kappelstein. Es war wunderschön!
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Completed this Route on May 28, 2017
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
314 m
Descent
314 m
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