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Hiwweltour Eichelberg

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

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: January 20, 2023
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
310 m
Lowest point
163 m
Best time of year

Track types

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




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

Public transport

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


By road

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:


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.


49.799280, 7.915265
49°47'57.4"N 7°54'55.0"E
32U 421937 5516878
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hiwweltouren Rheinhessen

Volume 2 - 10 of the most beautiful circular walks

Publisher: ideemedia GmbH, 56567 Neuwied, Germany

ISBN: 978-3-942779-45-6

Price: 12,95 EUR


Sturdy shoes, hiking clothes, backpack provisions

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Martin Zett
May 20, 2023 · Community
Martin hat die Bewertung „empfehlenswert“ abgegeben. Wege über die Wiesen gerne mal etwas häufiger mähen.
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Karin Peetz
April 22, 2023 · Community
Schöne Tour mit etwas Anspruch durch die Steigungen. Wir sind sie gegen den Uhrzeigersinn gegangen und hatten den Eichelberg in ersten Drittel. Dort oben ist es sehr schön mit einem tollen Ausblick. Die Strecke ist sehr gut ausgeschildert. Hat Spaß gemacht. Es gibt viele Rastmöglichkeiten.
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When did you do this route? April 22, 2023
Photo: Karin Peetz, Community
Photo: Karin Peetz, Community
Photo: Karin Peetz, Community
Jürgen Wenig
January 08, 2023 · Community
Gut ausgeschilderte Tour mit schönen Aussichten und ausreichend Rastplätzen. Das stetige auf und ab des Weges lässt einen immer wieder etwas Neues entdecken und sorgt für einen gewissen Anspruch. Trotz der nassen Witterung sind die Wege sehr gut zu begehen, das macht auch in der kühleren Jahreszeit Freude.
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When did you do this route? January 07, 2023
Photo: Jürgen Wenig, Community
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11.4 km
3:30 h
273 m
273 m
Highest point
310 m
Lowest point
163 m
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