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Hiking Tour along Zornheim's Hill "Hiwweltour Zornheimer Berg"

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  • Lindenplatz mit Drei-Grazien-Brunnen
    / Lindenplatz mit Drei-Grazien-Brunnen
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  • / Wandern in der Obstanlage
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH
  • / Ruhkreuz am Einstieg des Wanderweges
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  • / Tisch des Weins am Jubiläumswald
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  • / Wanderer mit Infotafel
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  • / Skulptur am Jubiläumswald
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  • / Wanderer am Feuchtbiotop
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  • / Infotafel Feuchtbiotop Rohrwiesen
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  • / Ruhebank mit Ausblick über die Weinberge
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  • / Brombeeren am Wegesrand
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  • / Selztalstellung mit Infotafel
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  • / Luftaufnahme Feuchtbiotop
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m 250 200 150 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Wingertshäuschen Am Hohberg Jubiläumswald Ruhkreuz Selzstellung Ruhkreuz Biotop Rohrwiesen
Wine and fruits as well as diversity of species and a beautiful panoramic view - that is what makes this Hiking Tour around Zornheim's hill special and varied. You will learn a lot about flora, fauna and history about the region of Rheinhessen.
Distance 6.8 km
2:00 h
160 m
160 m
Wine and fruits as far as the eye can see! This Hiking Tour called "Hiwweltour Zornheimer Berg" is very diversified. Ten information boards along the path will inform you about special features along the route, for example about the biotope "Rohrwiesen". Zornheim is a lovely village and you will enjoy fantastic views around the hills to Zonrheim's surrounding towns, the Taunus and even the Frankfurt skyline. All this will give you unforgettable impressions.

Author’s recommendation

Stay for a while at the wine bar at Zornheim's hill "Zornheimer Berg". Here you can taste regional wines and enjoy a lovely view to the skyline of Frankfurt.
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Daniel Schmidt
Update: October 06, 2021
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Highest point
239 m
Lowest point
153 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Weingut - Gutsschänke Schittler-Becker
Zornheimer Weinstuben
Weinausschank am Ruhkreuz - Hiwweltour Zornheimer Berg

Safety information

Please note the current safety information from the Federal Ministry of Health regarding the handling of the COVID - 19 pandemic. This also includes reducing social interactions to a minimum. Since you can of course meet other people while hiking, we recommend to currently not do any hikes.

Tips and hints

Further information:

Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH

Kreuzhof 1

55268 Nieder-Olm

Tel.: (06136) 92398-0

Fax: (06136) 92398-79

E-Mail: info(at)



Start: Zornheim - Parking area at "Lindenplatz" (222 m)
49.882236, 8.229525
49°52'56.0"N 8°13'46.3"E
32U 444647 5525821


End: Zornheim - Parking area at "Lindenplatz"

Turn-by-turn directions

The Hiking Tour "Hiwweltour Zornheimer Berg" starts on the outskirts of Zornheim. From the car park at the charming Lindenplatz with the fountain "Three Graces" and from the car park at the sports field, there are two paths that lead you to the "Ruhkreuz" on Zornheim's hill ("Zornheimer Berg"), the starting and ending point of this 6.8 km long hike. It is an entertaining and interesting route with ten information boards.

One highlight is the "Hasenberg" that offers great panoramic views of the Taunus. You can take a short break at the rest area on the "Jubiläumswald". The "Jubiläumswald" is a forest where a total of 200 trees were planted in 2016 in honor of Rheinhessen's 200th birthday, which now grow and thrive alongside the sculpture of a local artist.

The route continues through wide fields and undulating meadows, past grazing cattle herds and right through the lush orchard in Zornheim. From cherries to apples to pears to mirabelles, there is a lot to marvel at, depending on the season.

The hike then leads you down to the species-rich biotope "Rohrwiesen" and there are fruits as far as the eye can see.

It is nice to listen to the sounds of the biodiversity of the biotope until you reach the vineyards.

After getting to the Wingertshäuschen “Auf dem Winkel”, you can enjoy the wonderful views of the Taunus and even the skyline of Frankfurt am Main.

Now, the hiking trail leads to the Selzberg, where you can find a lot of vineyards and then, you pass the former emplacement in World War 1 (called"Selztalstellung"). You can gain insight into the history of the region.

The "Wingertshäuschen Am Hohberg" marks the last stage of the hiking route"Hiwweltour". The last information board informs you about the origin of the landscape and you will then reach the outskirts of Zornheim "am Ruhkreuz" again. Here you can have a break by using the lounger and enjoy the fantastic view of the hiking trail.


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Public transport


Zornheim ist ans Mainzer Stadtbusnetz angeschlossen. Hauptbahnhof Mainz, weiter mit Linie 67 (Mo. - Fr.) oder mit der Straßenbahn bis Mühldreieck (P&R) und dann mit der Linie 66 (Sa. & So.) bis zur Haltstelle Zornheim, Hahnheimer Straße

Getting there

Anfahrt Parkplatz " Zum neuen Sportplatz":
A63 Ausfahrt Saulheim, weiter auf L401 und L432, links in Wilhelm-Leuschner Straße, im Kreisel rechts auf K34 Zornheimer Straße, 3 km bis Zornheim, an der Ampelkreuzung rechts in Obere Pfortenstraße, dann dem Straßenverlauf auf Hahnheimer Straße folgen und kurz vor dem Ortsausgang links Richtung Sportplatz abbiegen


Parkplatz "Zum neuen Sportplatz"
Adresse: Zum Neuen Sportplatz 3, 55270 Zornheim

Alle Parkplätze sind über eine Zuwege-Beschilderung mit dem Hauptweg verbunden.

Wichtig: Bitte nutzen sie aktuell ausschließlich diesen Parkplatz.

Der Parkplatz" Zum neuen" Sportplatz ist über einen ausgeschilderten Zuweg direkt mit der Hiwweltour Zornheimer Berg verbunden.


49.882236, 8.229525
49°52'56.0"N 8°13'46.3"E
32U 444647 5525821
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hiwweltouren Rheinhessen Band 2 – 10 der schönsten Rundwanderwege
Verlag: ideemedia GmbH, 56567 Neuwied
ISBN: 978-3-942779-45-6
Preis: 12,95 EUR


You will need sturdy shoes, hiking clothes and backpack catering.

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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Monika Putz
November 01, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne Rundtour besonders im Herbst mit dem herrlich bunten Laub. Außerdem Recht abwechslungsreich und es gibt immer wieder Rastmöglichkeiten. Bei feuchtem Wetter sind die Wege größtenteils ziemlichen matschig. Wie alle mir bekannten Hiwweltouren bestens ausgeschildert aber an heißen sonnigen Tagen kaum Schatten.
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When did you do this route? October 31, 2021
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F. Müller
June 08, 2021 · Community
Schöne kürzere Hiwweltour mit einigem Auf und Ab, wunderschönen Rundumsichten und mehreren Rastplätzen. Bestens ausgeschildert, mit verschiedenen Infotafeln. Die Strecke führt durchgehend durch offene Landschaft, es gibt kein Schatten oder Schutz vor Regen.
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When did you do this route? June 08, 2021
Photo: F. Müller, Community
Photo: F. Müller, Community
Gerhard Hahn
May 05, 2021 · Community
Netter, größerer Spaziergang auf breiten Wegen - aber wunderbare Fernsicht. Wir hatten am letzten Sonntag eine "steiwe Briese".
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When did you do this route? May 02, 2021
Photo: Gerhard Hahn, Community
Photo: Gerhard Hahn, Community
Photo: Gerhard Hahn, Community
Photo: Gerhard Hahn, Community
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6.8 km
2:00 h
160 m
160 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights


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