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  • Blick vom Hahnfels
    / Blick vom Hahnfels
    Photo: Adrian Stilgenbauer, Dahner Felsenland
  • Blick auf Erfweiler
    / Blick auf Erfweiler
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Neue gestalteter Ausblick vom Hahnfelsen
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Hahnfels mit Aussichtsplattform
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Schafstein bei Erfweiler
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Schafstein bei Erfweiler
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Wasgaublick - Bick auf Busenberg und die Burgruine Drachenfels
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Burgenmassiv Alt-Dahn
    Photo: Kurt Groß, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Burgengruppe Alt-Dahn, Grafendahn Tannstein
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Burgenmassiv Alt-Dahn
    Photo: Kurt Groß, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Zimmerfelsen
    Photo: Alfred Keller, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Höhle unterhalb der Burgruine Alt-Dahn
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Landschaftsweyer Langental
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Eibachquelle
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Eibachquelle
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Wasserfall an der Hahnfels-Tour
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Buntsandstein-Felsformationen im Dahner Felsenland
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
  • / Wanderwelt Dahner Felsenland
    Video: WANDERarena Pfälzerwald/Nordvogesen
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    Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
m 400 350 300 250 200 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Wasgaublick Bushaltestelle Erfweiler Ort Bahnhof Dahn Kahlenberg Dorfblick Dorfidyll Erfweiler Hochstein Hahnfels Eibachquelle Römerfelsen
The Hahnfels tour begins at Belmontplatz in Erfweiler. After the ascent to the Hahnberg with the Hahnfelsen a fantastic view over the Wasgau reveals itself. Here is the suitable place for a cozy picnic.


Distance 14.4 km
5:00 h
358 m
360 m
The new Premiumweg Hahnfels-Tour starts at the Belmontplatz in Erfweiler. After climbing up the Hahnberg with the Hahnfelsen we have a fantastic view over the Wasgau. Here is the ideal place for a picnic. The bizarre Schafstein rock along which the trail passes, is very popular with climbers. On the top of the Panorama Kahlenberg there is yet another impressive view of the Castle Alt-Dahn, the next stop on this tour. This castle is the largest ancient castle in the Palatinate and just has to be explored. After the walk towards Erfweiler and through the Langenthal it starts to get romantic. Enjoying nature is the motto here. Refreshing spring water and a waterfall make weary travellers fit again for the last leg back to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

Refreshments along the route: Burgschenke castle group Alt-Dahn, opening times, from Good Friday 10 - 18 clock from October 11.00 - 17.00 clock, rest day, Wed. Restaurant "Jägerhof", Hours: 11.30 - 14.00 clock Tue rest day, www.jaegerhof-erfweiler .de Hotel "Kleine Blume" Opening hours: Mo. - Sa. 17.30 - 21.00, Sunday 12.00 -14.00 and 17.30-21.00,


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Update: October 29, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
365 m
Lowest point
211 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Wanderheim "Dicke Eiche"
Burgmuseum auf Burg Alt-Dahn
Bio-Gasthof Bärenbrunnerhof
"Die Kleine Blume", Hotel-Restaurant
Landgasthaus "Zum Jägerhof"
Burgschenke Burg Alt-Dahn
Dorfidyll Erfweiler

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.


Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
Schulstr. 29, 66994 Dahn
Tel. 06391 9196222


Belmontplatz, Schulstraße, 66996 Erfweiler (218 m)
49.158817, 7.812148
49°09'31.7"N 7°48'43.7"E
32U 413394 5445790


Belmontplatz, Schulstraße, 66996 Erfweiler

Turn-by-turn directions


The starting point of this new premium trail "Hahnenfels-Tour" is the Belmontplatz (village square) in the middle of Erfweiler. From here, the trail leads past the church up   a stepway and then along a path up to the Hahnberg with its Hahnenfelsen. On the Hahnfelsen, you have a wonderful viewpoint which offers a magnificent view of Erfweiler and the Wasgau. It is also the ideal site to relax and perhaps even enjoy a picnic. The trail then leads to the Glastalblick and down into the Bärenbrunnertal. Passing the almost hidden Heegerturm we continue to the source of the Breitenbach with its resting   area and fresh spring water. From the source, it goes up to the Schafsteinfelsen, a bizarre rock formation of red sandstone, where the traces of nature can be clearly seen. Of particular interest for climbers. Past the rock formation, the path leads up to the panoramic Kahlenberg with a great view of the castle of Alt Dahn . 

The trail continues along the ridge, towards the neighbouring village of Schindhard , to the Wasgaublick. Here you will find a vantage point inviting you to linger and enjoy the views over Schindhard, Dahn-Reichenbach and the ruins of the Drachenfels near Busenberg. After a little rest we take a path downhill to the Schindharder sports ground. From here, the trail leads to the Fischwoogmühle and past an old brick kiln over the K 39 uphill to the castle of "Alt-Dahn". These three castle ruins represent the largest castle ruins in the Palatinate together with a small but fine castle museum. A visit to the castle is worthwhile, in any case. Below the castle ruins, a small castle tavern, set in the shade of old trees, invites you to enjoy a refreshment .


The route continues over the Löffelfelsen, again with a view over Erfweiler and then back towards the Wasgaugemeinde. Slightly downhill, the narrow path leads past a secluded cave on the Zimmerberg. Below the Zimmerfels, it then runs down to the Dorfblick and the Heberfelsen. From here it is possible to shorten the tour via the Friedhofstraße and return to the starting point (village tavern: Jägerhof in the centre of Erfweiler).


For those of you who do not want to shorten the walk, you can walk around the outskirts of Erfweiler through the adjacent forest in the direction of the Kneipp facilities and from there to the Kohlenmeilerplatz, with its shelter. The tour now runs along a level road through Langenthal towards the Landschaftsweiher, here there are several seating areas to dangle your soul and relax and just enjoy nature. Continue then along the “Liebespfad” to the source of the Eibquelle. This rock spring offers fresh spring water and the opportunity to have a rest. From the source, the path goes to the Erfweilerer waterfall. Again, pure nature. Over the Dickkopfpfad the final leg of the tour leads back to the village, which is reached after passing the Michaelkapellchen. From here, you go along the pavement, past the “Hotel Kleine Blume" (Refreshments available on a beautiful terrace) and back to the starting point of the tour.



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Public transport


By train to Bad Bergzabern or Hinterweidenthal, from there by bus to Dahn and on to Erfweiler. From May to October with the excursion trains "Bundenthaler" and "Felsenland-Express" "on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from Mannheim


Getting there

B10 to the exit Hinterweidenthal, continue on the B427 to Dahn, via Schulstraße, Hauensteiner Straße and K 39 to Erfweiler.



Belmontplatz, Schulstraße, 66996 Erfweiler


49.158817, 7.812148
49°09'31.7"N 7°48'43.7"E
32U 413394 5445790
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




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.


Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Gerhard Koch
September 01, 2021 · Community
Tolle und anspruchsvolle Tour, bin an der Kirche in Erfweiler hoch zum Hahnfelsen gestartet. Da hatte ich den schwierigsten Teil der Tour am Anfang. Sehr schöne Aussichten und tolle Pfade ,für die Burgengruppe sollte man schon 1 Std. Einplanen .Die Schleife zur Eibachquelle und zurück auf dem Dickkopf-Pfad war dann zum entspannten auslaufen. Ich kann die Strecke bestens weiterempfehlen.
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When did you do this route? September 01, 2021
Marvin Kling
July 03, 2021 · Community
Tolle, abwechslungsreiche Tour! In der ersten Hälfte geht es im Wald auf und ab. Eine tolle Aussicht jagt die nächste und endet beim Erreichen der Burgruine Altdahn. Ab dann geht es bergab und es beginnt die zweite Hälfte der Tour. Hier läuft man dann ebenerdig am Waldrand begleitet von Wiesen und viel Wasser. Auch hier gibt es viele schöne Punkte zur Rast an einer Quelle und sogar einem kleinen Wasserfall. Absolut empfehlenswert!
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Marvin Kling
June 13, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? June 13, 2021
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14.4 km
5:00 h
358 m
360 m
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