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  • Der Teufelstisch
    / Der Teufelstisch
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  • / Teufelsschmiede
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  • / Teufelsküche
    Photo: Dieter F. Hartwig, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • / Teufelsküche
    Photo: Dieter F. Hartwig, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • / Ortsansicht Hinterweidenthal
    Photo: Stephanie Ser, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
  • / Dorfpark Hinterweidenthal
    Photo: Stephanie Ser, Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
m 350 300 250 200 8 6 4 2 km Teufelsschmiede Schwammborn-Quelle Brauhaus Ehrstein Schöne Aussicht Landgasthof "Am Teufelstisch" Salzwoog
A leisurely hike for both young and not so young with adventurous attractions - this is the Teufelstisch tour in Hinterweidenthal
moderate
Distance 9.5 km
3:00 h
316 m
316 m

A leisurely hike for both young and not so young with adventurous attractions - this is the Teufelstisch tour in Hinterweidenthal. As the name suggests, the main role of this ten-kilometre hike is the legendary Teufelstisch, the landmark of the region of Hauenstein.

This tour is particularly suitable for families because of the new theme park “Erlebnispark Teufelstisch”, which is aesthetically embedded in the rocky landscape. Above the park is the entrance to the premium trail. Along a narrow path, it leads parallel to the Salzbach towards Salzwoog. Along the way you pass the Schwammbonnquelle. This spring lies mystically concealed in a small pond in a gloomy forest. For those of you who want to enjoy this unusual atmosphere, they can either enjoy an extensive snack at the picnic area or relax on a wooden bench above the pond and listen to the quiet burbling of the spring water.

 

 

 

Author’s recommendation

Don’t forget to take snacks with you in your rucksacks. The length of this tour makes it suitable for families. Refreshments can be found in the immediate vicinity of the Erlebnispark Teufelstisch or in the local gastronomy of Hinterweidenthal.

A trip to the amusement park Erlebnispark Teufelstisch is also worthwhile!

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Update: August 27, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
338 m
Lowest point
220 m
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Rest Stop

Brauhaus Ehrstein

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 Info CentreHoliday region Hauenstein
Shoe mile 1
76846 Hauenstein
www.urlaubsregion-hauenstein.de

Start

Car park at the Teufelstisch Hinteweidenthal adventure park; Car navigation: Im Handschuhteich 31, 66999 Hinterweidenthal (267 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.195585, 7.743973
DMS
49°11'44.1"N 7°44'38.3"E
UTM
32U 408492 5449957
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Destination

Car park at the Teufelstisch Hinteweidenthal adventure park; Car navigation: Im Handschuhteich 31, 66999 Hinterweidenthal

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A leisurely hike for both young and not so young with adventurous attractions - this is the Teufelstisch tour in Hinterweidenthal. As the name suggests, the main role of this ten-kilometre hike is the legendary Teufelstisch, the landmark of the region of Hauenstein.

This tour is particularly suitable for families because of the new theme park “Erlebnispark Teufelstisch”, which is aesthetically embedded in the rocky landscape. Above the park is the entrance to the premium trail. Along a narrow path, it leads parallel to the Salzbach towards Salzwoog. Along the way you pass the Schwammbonnquelle. This spring lies mystically concealed in a small pond in a gloomy forest. For those of you who want to enjoy this unusual atmosphere, they can either enjoy an extensive snack at the picnic area or relax on a wooden bench above the pond and listen to the quiet burbling of the spring water. Strengthened and ready to continue the hike, we soon reach the village of Salzwoog   where the route leads around the elevation of the “Hoher Kopf” and back again into the forest.

 

A great view of the surrounding hillsides is offered by a charmingly- situated resting place with the appropriate name: "Schöne Aussicht". Now it is not far to the "devilish" sights, although the trail is anything but evil since the rays of the sun shine through the dense treetops making you feel   closer to   heaven than hell. After 30 minutes, you get to the bizarrely-shaped rock formation "Teufelsschmiede" and a few metres further on to the "Teufelsküche" - a multi-layered formation of red sandstone.

The main attraction of this trail comes towards the end: the natural monument "Teufelstisch” (Devil's Table). With a height of 14 metres and its unusual shape, it is the only geotope in the Palatinate. On the surrounding rocks, which have been rounded off smoothly by wind and weather, you can sit down and take a breather whilst enjoying this unique rocky outcrop. According to legend, the devil had set up two rocks as a table and then had a feast. After he had eaten to his fill, he left the table standing and went on his way. Fortunately, you have to confess with a wink, because the region of Hauenstein certainly would not like to do without this “devilish monument.

 

Don’t forget to take snacks with you in your rucksacks. The length of this tour makes it suitable for families. Refreshments can be found in the immediate vicinity of the Erlebnispark Teufelstisch or in the local gastronomy of Hinterweidenthal.

A trip to the amusement park Erlebnispark Teufelstisch is also worthwhile!

Note


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Public transport

Take the train to railway station Hinterweidenthal.

Getting there

B 10 (Landau/Pirmasens), exit Hinterweidenthal.

Parking

Parking at the Erlebnispark Hinterweidenthal.

Coordinates

DD
49.195585, 7.743973
DMS
49°11'44.1"N 7°44'38.3"E
UTM
32U 408492 5449957
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map Hauenstein and Trifelsland 1:25.000, Pietruska Verlag

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.

 

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.

Questions and answers

Question from Michael Eppe · May 12, 2021 · Community
Wie ist der Weg denn ausgeschildert? Gibt es ein Logo dem man folgen muss? Leider ist das nirgends beschrieben
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Answered by Eva Prommersberger · May 12, 2021 · Community
Hallo, der Weg ist sehr gut ausgeschildert, die Zeichen auf Bäumen sind etwas verwaschen und verblasst, daher an Kreuzungen etwas mehr aufpassen. Die Markierung ist ein orangener Teufelstisch mit weißem Hintergrund. Findest du aber im Internet, kann leider kein Bild hochladen. Viel Spaß bei der Wanderung.
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Rating

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Catrin Gille
August 22, 2021 · Community
Tolle Steinformationen, schöner Wald und herrliche Wege.
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When did you do this route? August 21, 2021
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Photo: Catrin Gille, Community
Photo: Catrin Gille, Community
Marius Karch
June 30, 2021 · Community
Schöner, recht kurzweiliger Wanderweg mit dem Highlight Teufelstisch bei Hinterweidenthal! Meine Empfehlung: Den Weg anders herum laufen, Highlights gehören an den Schluss :-). Ja, es gibt unterwegs nicht noch fünf weitere Aussichtspunkte, aber doch einige schöne Stellen. Weiterhin ist die Tour nicht sehr anstregend und kann einfach auch kurzfristig als Wanderung eingeplant werden. Als Highlight dann am Ende den Teufelstisch. Und der Pfälzerwald ist sowieso schön.
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When did you do this route? April 24, 2021
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Photo: Marius Karch, Community
Photo: Marius Karch, Community
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Photo: Marius Karch, Community
Oliver F
June 14, 2021 · Community
Wir sind den Weg eher spontan gelaufen, weil Freunde uns gefragt hatten ob wir mit wollen. Wir gingen vom offiziellen Startpunkt gegen den Uhrzeigersinn, so dass der Teufelstisch den Abschluss der Runde bilden sollte. Es ist ein recht angenehm zu laufender Weg (zwei kurze, heftige Steigungen könnten dem ein oder anderen missfallen). Allerdings muss ich einigen anderen Usern hier recht geben: von einem Premium-Wanderweg hätte ich dann doch mehr erwartet. Zum einen gibt es einen Streckenabschnitt, der wenige Meter neben einer vielbefahrenen Straße verläuft (was vor allem in der warmen Jahreszeit eine ununterbrochene Lärmbelästigung durch Motorräder bedeutet), zum anderen ist der gesamte Weg - bis auf den namensgebenden Felsen - völlig frei von echten Highlights. Da hat der Pfälzer Wald in der Tat mehr zu bieten. 2 Sterne Abzug für diese beiden Mankos.
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When did you do this route? June 13, 2021
Photo: Oliver F, Community
Photo: Oliver F, Community
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moderate
Distance
9.5 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
316 m
Descent
316 m
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