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    Blick vom Hahnfels
    Photo: Adrian Stilgenbauer, 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
365 m
211 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.

UFFBASSE! - Campaign for considerate coexistence in nature 

Always act with foresight, kindness and consideration towards everyone you meet along the way.

Respect nature, don't destroy plants and always stay on the paths.

Remember to bring a rubbish bag for the trail and take rubbish home with you.

Please keep your dog on a lead at all times. Other visitors and animals will thank you.

For your own safety, observe all trail closures. Also at weekends.

Park only in designated parking areas. Leave space for escape routes and agricultural machinery.

Please give priority to agricultural and forestry traffic.

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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Jacques Noll
Update: December 29, 2022
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
365 m
Lowest point
211 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

Landgasthaus "Zum Jägerhof"
Wanderheim "Dicke Eiche"
Bio-Gasthof Bärenbrunnerhof
Castle complex Alt-Dahn - Grafendahn - Tanstein
Burgschenke Burg Alt-Dahn
Burgmuseum auf Burg Alt-Dahn
"Die Kleine Blume", Hotel-Restaurant
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.


We endeavour to announce all closures caused by forest works, hunting parties on this platform. Nevertheless, there are situations where hiking trails are closed and we may not have been informed. If you encounter closures or diversions on site, please follow the instructions for your own safety.


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
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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
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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 1,60 €uro,neu ab Dezember 2022, 7. Auflage: Wandern und Radfahren im Dahner Felsenland mit den Premium-Wanderwegen, den Haupt- und Rundwanderwegen, den Radrouten sowie dem Rettungspunkte-System; mit App Unterstützung, im Maßstab 1:25.000, ISBN 978-3-945138-12-0



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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Chris Ta 
June 24, 2022 · Community
Herrliche Tour, überwiegend auf Wurzelpfaden, etwas Schotterpiste ist auch dabei. Größtenteils im Wald. Anstiege im ersten Teil mit Ausblicken, Felsen und Burgruinen. Der hintere Teil ist nicht so spektakulär, aber idyllisch. Ggfs. abkürzen am Kneippbecken.
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When did you do this route? June 19, 2022
Nicola Hoffelder - Südliche Weinstrasse Landau-Land
June 21, 2022 · Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Schöne abwechslungsreiche Tour, mit anstrengenden Aufstiegen auf schmalen Pfaden am Anfang der Tour und flacheren breiteren Wegen rund um den Weiher am Ende der Tour zum Auslaufen (das sich leider auch ein wenig gezogen hat). Die Markierung war super - Verlaufen unmöglich ;) Wir waren unter der Woche unterwegs und hatten das Glück, dass bei super Wetter kaum jemand unterwegs war, so konnten wir auch eine kleine Vesper- und Schorlepause am Wasgaublick einlegen :) Die Tour bietet viele Aussichtsmöglichkeiten und mit der Burgruine Alt-Dahn noch ein echtes Highlight!
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When did you do this route? May 30, 2022
Photo: Nicola Hoffelder - Südliche Weinstrasse Landau-Land, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Schmale Pfade
Photo: Nicola Hoffelder - Südliche Weinstrasse Landau-Land, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Photo: Nicola Hoffelder - Südliche Weinstrasse Landau-Land, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Schorle-Pause am Wasgau-Blick
Photo: Nicola Hoffelder - Südliche Weinstrasse Landau-Land, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Burg Alt-Dahn
Photo: Nicola Hoffelder - Südliche Weinstrasse Landau-Land, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Aussicht von Burg Alt-Dahn
Photo: Nicola Hoffelder - Südliche Weinstrasse Landau-Land, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Rouven _ 
April 16, 2022 · Community
Tolle Strecke. Tolle Aussichtspunkte.
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5:00 h
358 m
360 m
Highest point
365 m
Lowest point
211 m
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