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Hiwweltour Eichelberg

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  • Kiefernwälder am Eichelberg
    Kiefernwälder am Eichelberg
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m 350 300 250 200 150 10 8 6 4 2 km Blick auf Hof Iben Nordpfalzblick Rastplatz Steinbruch Sarlsheimer Kirche

Rhinehessian summit happiness. The Eichelberg Hiwweltour leads up the Eichelberg, which is covered with pine forests, and through the unspoiled nature of Rheinhessen Switzerland.

moderate
Distance 11.4 km
3:30 h
273 m
273 m
310 m
163 m

The Hiwweltour Eichelberg not only leads to the "roof of Rheinhessen", but also presents a charming mixture of varied nature and an extensive meadow and vineyard landscape. Geological insights are offered by the countless quarries. The half-timbered idyll of the wine villages Frei-Laubersheim and Fürfeld, as well as medieval history in Fürfeld and Neu-Bamberg round off the tour.

Author’s recommendation

The excursion restaurant Zur Junkermühle in Neu-Bamberg is the ideal place to stop after the hike.

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Daniel Schmidt
Update: October 17, 2022
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Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
310 m
Lowest point
163 m
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Track types

Asphalt 12.37%Dirt road 2.77%Forested/wild trail 72.93%Path 10.53%Unknown 1.37%
Asphalt
1.4 km
Dirt road
0.3 km
Forested/wild trail
8.3 km
Path
1.2 km
Unknown
0.2 km
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Rest stops

Gaststätte Zur Junkermühle
Appelbach Lokal

Safety information

Please refer to the current safety instructions of the Federal Ministry of Health regarding the handling of the COVID - 19 pandemic.

Tips and hints

Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH

Kreuzhof 155268 Nieder-Olm

Tel.: (06136) 92398-14

Fax: (06136) 92398-79

E-Mail: info@rheinhessen.info

Internet: www.rheinhessen.de/impressum

Start

Old train station – Between Frei-Laubersheim/Neu-Bamberg (L409) (179 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.799280, 7.915265
DMS
49°47'57.4"N 7°54'55.0"E
UTM
32U 421937 5516878
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Destination

Old train station - Between Frei-Laubersheim/Neu-Bamberg (L409)

Turn-by-turn directions

The Eichelberg Hiking Tour begins at the parking lot above the old train station between Frei-Laubersheim and Neu-Bamberg.  On the old railroad line you pass an active quarry, which testifies to the stone wealth of the region.

After a short ascent, a first access path branches off into the center of the wine village of Frei-Laubersheim.The Hiwweltour passes the forest stage and dives into a fragrant pine forest. In serpentines it goes back into the valley, where another access road leads to Frei-Laubersheim. The tour continues through groves and fields until it goes uphill in the forest to the Eichelberg.

After a moderate ascent in the northern flank, the trail bends steeply upward in the western flank and reaches the rest area at Nordpfalzblick. A slightly ascending passage follows to the summit of the Eichelberg.Soon the Hiwweltour winds down again, passes the rocky Rabenkanzel and reaches the edge of the forest, where a rest area with a view of Fürfeld invites you to linger. If you want to reach the town center, you can use the northern access path on the right here. The path follows the edge of the forest and turns off again in the direction of Fürfeld. At the edge of the village there is a second access path into the village. The path continues with many detours through the sea of vines in the direction of Thalermühle.

A little later, the view of Hof Iben reveals the filigree spire of the former moated castle and leads on to the Wingersthaus In der Berggrube, which is a great picnic spot. In the Appelbach valley, the table of wine offers magnificent views of the Neu-Bamberger Heide. The Ajax tower and the castle ruins in Neu-Bamberg are also perfectly in view. After 9.3 km, an access path connects the Sarlesheim church, which is worth seeing. Slightly uphill on the opposite slope, Neu-Bamberg is again in focus with the Kandelpforte, the gate tower of the former city fortifications. After a final climb, there is another panorama over Rheinhessen, while glimpses of a quarry open up on the right. A little later, the hike comes full circle at the parking lot.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Arrival at Bad Kreuznach train station, continue with bus 224 to bus stop Neu-Bamberg, train station (Mon. - Fri.)

Timetables: www.rnn.info

Getting there

By car:

A61 exit Gau-Bickelheim, direction B420 Wöllstein, 8 km to Frei-Laubersheim, turn on L409 Kreuznacher Straße to Alter Bahnhof Frei-Laubersheim

 

By public transport:

Bad Kreuznach train station, continue with bus 224 to bus stop Neu-Bamberg, train station (Mon. - Fri.)Timetables: www.rnn.info

Parking

Parking lot at the old train station

Address: Am Bahnhof, 55546 Frei-Laubersheim

 

Hikers' parking lot in Junkerweg

Address: Wöllsteiner Str. 1, 55546 Neu-Bamberg

All parking lots are connected to the main trail via access signs.

Coordinates

DD
49.799280, 7.915265
DMS
49°47'57.4"N 7°54'55.0"E
UTM
32U 421937 5516878
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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

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, hiking clothes, backpack provisions


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Rating

4.1
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Benjamin Günthner
June 18, 2022 · Community
Angenehme Runde mit vielen Rast- und Sitzmöglichkeiten. Gut ausgeschildert, gepflegte Wege, aber irgendwie fehlt ein besonderes Highlight. Das letzte Stück zum Eichelberg hoch hat mir persönlich gut gefallen. Der Blick in den Steinbruch ist auch toll. Lässt sich in Summe gut laufen, moderate Anstiege und empfehlenswert.
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Nicole Te
April 17, 2022 · Community
Tour ist schöner als erwartet. Waren alle positiv überrascht.
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When did you do this route? April 17, 2022
Sascha Müller
April 10, 2022 · Community
Tolle und gemütliche Strecke. Gerade die erste Hälfte mit seinen Pfädchen durch den Wald war total schön angelegt. Ruhe und Rastmöglichkeiten waren in ausreichender Anzahl vorhanden und wurden auch von unserer Wandertruppe heute zum Picknick in der Sonne genutzt. Die Steigungen verlangen einem schon einiges ab und so zeigten unsere Tracker Höhenmeter von 350 an, also mehr als in der Beschreibung angegeben. Trotzdem ist diese Strecke auch für ungeübte Wanderer durchaus machbar. Es sollte allerdings festes Schuhwerk getragen werden, da einige Passagen, gerade nach Regenwetter, durchaus recht rutschig sein können. Perfekte Beschilderung.
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When did you do this route? April 10, 2022
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
273 m
Descent
273 m
Highest point
310 m
Lowest point
163 m
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