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Hiwweltour Stadecker Warte

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Geology, wine and wonderful panoramic views - on the Hiwweltour Stadecker Warte in Rheinhessen you can actively experience wine and viticulture and marvel at the endless expanse of Germany's largest wine-growing region on the slopes of the vineyards.
Distance 9.9 km
2:45 h
103 m
103 m
200 m
108 m
The Hiwweltour Stadecker Warte not only impresses with great nature experiences and wonderful panoramic views, with terroir soil profiles you can also learn a lot about the geology of the region and its importance for Rheinhessen wine. The loving design of the hiking trails and rest areas bears the signature of the local winegrowers and makes this Hiwweltour a very special experience.

Author’s recommendation

Rent a picnic rucksack at the Hedesheimer Hof winery. With "Weck, Woscht & Woi" (which translate to bun, sausage and wine) in your luggage, you will then go to the many picnic areas along the way.
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Daniel Schmidt
Update: January 11, 2022
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Highest point
200 m
Lowest point
108 m
Best time of year

Rest stops

Weingut – Vinothek – Gutsausschank Schott
Weingut Boller-Klonek
Weingut Burghof - Winzerfamilie Michael Wolf

Safety information

Please note the current safety instructions from the Federal Ministry of Health with regard to dealing with the COVID - 19 pandemic. This also includes reducing social interactions to a minimum.

Tips and hints

Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH

Kreuzhof 1 55268


Tel.: (06136) 92398-0

Fax: (06136) 92398-79

E-Mail: info(at)



Stadecken-Elsheim - parking area at the tennis court (125 m)
49.907829, 8.141461
49°54'28.2"N 8°08'29.3"E
32U 438353 5528736
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Stadecken-Elsheim - parking area at the tennis court

Turn-by-turn directions

The Rheinhessen town of Stadecken-Elsheim is just under 15 km southwest of the state capital Mainz and is the start and finish point of the Hiwweltour Stadecker Warte. The 9.7 km long hike begins not far from the historic Stadecken Castle, at the tennis facility's car park, which first leads a short distance along the country road before turning off into the beautiful countryside.

You pass the old cemetery of Hedesheim, one of the oldest burial places in Rheinhessen, and horse paddocks, you cross fields and a small spring forest. After the first ascent, you will reach the “Auf dem Ermel” rest area, which awaits hikers with a wonderful view of the Selztal valley and comfortable seating.The route continues along the edge of the forest, through grain fields and finally you find yourself in the middle of the vineyards.

Behind every corner there are new wonderful views of surrounding villages such as Nieder-Olm or Saulheim. Both the Wingertshaus Schindegaul and a few meters later the long table of wine invite you to take a leisurely rest. Here you can enjoy the snack you have brought with you and let your gaze wander over Rheinhessen and the surrounding sea of ​​vines.

Immediately below the table is the first terroir soil profile of this Hiwweltour. The sand-lime brick profile and the associated information board provide information about the geology of the region and its impact on viticulture. The hiking trail continues through the idyllic vineyards in the direction of Stadecker Warte, which can be viewed up close with a short detour.The second terroir soil profile of this Hiwweltour shows the clay marl soil of the Stadecker Spitzberg and again gives a great geological insight. The neighboring pergola offers a cozy resting place.

The last ascent of the hike leads to the large pavilion in the middle of the Wingert. Up here you will be rewarded with lots of fresh air and a great 360-degree panoramic view over the vineyards down into the Selztal.From now on the route leads downhill, through wide meadows and past grazing sheep. The last highlight of the Hiwweltour Stadecker Warte is the renatured Saubach, lined with rolling grasses and reeds. It leads the hiker back to Stadecken-Elsheim over the last few meters.


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Public transport


Mainz, Ingelheim or Nieder-Olm train stations. From there with bus line 75 (Mainz / Ingelheim), 650 (Mainz / Sprendlingen) or 640 (Nieder-Olm / Ingelheim) to the stop Stadecken-Elsheim, Ehrensäule.

Getting there

A63 exit Nieder-Olm, through the roundabout on the L413, 4 km to Stadecken - Elsheim, right in Portstrasse, past the Evangelical Church in Burggrabenstrasse to the parking lot at the tennis courts


Parking at the tennis courts

Address: Burggrabenstrasse 17, 55271 Stadecken-Elsheim


49.907829, 8.141461
49°54'28.2"N 8°08'29.3"E
32U 438353 5528736
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hiwweltouren Rheinhessen

Band 2 – 10 der schönsten Rundwanderwege

Publisher: ideemedia GmbH, 56567 Neuwied

ISBN: 978-3-942779-45-6 Preis: 12,95 EUR


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Questions and answers

Question from Peter Silie · July 21, 2020 · Community
Warum gibt es keine Mülleimer? Warum nehmen nur wenige ihren Hund an die Leine?
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Answered by thomasplaul . · July 21, 2020 · Community
Hallo, warum es keine Mülleimer gibt? Weil diese von irgendjemand geleert werden müssen. Solche Aktionen laufen meistens Ehrenamtlich. Aber wenn jeder seinen Müll in seinen Rucksack packt und diesen zuhause entsorgt, ist es für alle auf jeden Fall die bessere Lösung. Hund an der Leine? Die Frage kann ich als Hundebesitzer nicht beantworten. Gruß Thomas Plaul
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Benjamin Günthner
April 17, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? April 17, 2022
Dominik Scheid 
March 12, 2022 · Community
Tolle Tour für Frühjahr. Auch mit Kindern super machbar. Es gibt sehr viele schöne Rastmöglichkeiten.
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Hans-Jürgen Balser
February 26, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? February 11, 2021
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9.9 km
2:45 h
103 m
103 m
Highest point
200 m
Lowest point
108 m
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