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Kiefernwälder am EichelbergPhoto: Dominik Ketz
Rhinehessian summit happiness. The Eichelberg Hiwweltour leads up the Eichelberg, which is covered with pine forests, and through the unspoiled nature of Rheinhessen Switzerland.
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.
The excursion restaurant Zur Junkermühle in Neu-Bamberg is the ideal place to stop after the hike.
Rest stopsGaststätte Zur Junkermühle
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Tips and hints
Kreuzhof 155268 Nieder-Olm
Tel.: (06136) 92398-14
Fax: (06136) 92398-79
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.
Arrival at Bad Kreuznach train station, continue with bus 224 to bus stop Neu-Bamberg, train station (Mon. - Fri.)
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 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.
Book recommendation by the author
Volume 2 - 10 of the most beautiful circular walks
Publisher: ideemedia GmbH, 56567 Neuwied, Germany
Price: 12,95 EUR
Sturdy shoes, hiking clothes, backpack provisions
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- 11 Waypoints
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