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  • Die Burg Neuleiningen wurde um 1240 von einem Leininger Grafen erbaut.
    Die Burg Neuleiningen wurde um 1240 von einem Leininger Grafen erbaut.
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The Leininger Burgenweg runs through a diverse landscape and connects the most impressive testimonies of the Leininger Counts: castles Altleiningen, Neuleiningen and Battenberg.
moderate
Distance 22.4 km
6:00 h
428 m
436 m
395 m
174 m
In the Middle Ages, the Palatinate was the centre of European history. One of the  important ruling dynasties at that time were the Counts of Leiningen. Evidence of their dominating roles can be found along the Leininger Burgenweg that connects their family castles of  Altleiningen with the castles of Neuleiningen and Battenberg. The Leininger Burgenweg can be explored starting from all three castles.

The idyllic village of Neuleiningen, the fertile countryside around the Nackterhof, hidden rock formations and wonderful views of the Rhine Valley  as well as extensive forest areas offer an exciting and varied walk through this, the northernmost part of the Biosphere Reserve Palatinate Forest.

Author’s recommendation

When the weather is good, enjoy the wonderful view over the vineyards and the Rhine plain from Neuleiningen Castle.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
395 m
Lowest point
174 m
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Track types

Asphalt 9.45%Dirt road 2.09%Nature trail 51.31%Path 33.93%Road 3.19%
Asphalt
2.1 km
Dirt road
0.5 km
Nature trail
11.5 km
Path
7.6 km
Road
0.7 km
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Rest stops

Restaurant H'MANNS
Hotel-Restaurant Zum Burggraf
Gasthaus Zum Backhaus
Landgasthaus Zum Engel
Restaurant Burgschänke Neuleiningen
Hotel-Restaurant Alte Pfarrey
Burgschänke Burg Altleiningen
Gutsschänke Burg Battenberg
Burgruine Battenberg

Safety information

General:

Especially in the fall, leaves littering the ground can hide irregularities, roots, stones, or holes in paths. Falling trees or branches are possible after stormy or rainy episodes. Particularly in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages may occur on natural paths. Not all rocks or precipices are secured by ropes or railings. You must be able to be confident in some areas. You must take into account the possible alterations of the path when you go hiking. If you feel that certain sections of the route are not feasible for you, you should avoid them.

 

NOTES: We make every effort to announce on this platform any closures that occur due to forestry work or hunting parties. Nevertheless, it happens that hiking trails are closed and we are not informed. If you unexpectedly encounter a closure or a detour, please follow the instructions for your own safety.

Tips and hints

Tourist-Info im Alten Rathaus Grünstadt
Hauptstraße 84
67269 Grünstadt
Tel: 06359/9297 234
Fax: 06359 9297 227
Internet: www.gruenstadt.de
E-Mail: info@gruenstadt.de

Tourist-Info Verbandsgemeinde Leiningerland
Haus der Deutschen Weinstraße
Weinstraße 91 b
67278 Bockenheim
Tel: 0 63 59/80 01-3002
Mail: touristik@vg-l.de
www.vg-l.de

Außenstelle Hettenleidelheim
Hauptstraße 45-47
67310 Hettenleidelheim
Tel: 0 63 59/80 01 50 60

Start

Neuleiningen zwischen Burg und Kirche (262 m)
Coordinates:
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49.542533, 8.140780
DMS
49°32'33.1"N 8°08'26.8"E
UTM
32U 437840 5488124
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Destination

Neuleiningen zwischen Burg und Kirche

Turn-by-turn directions

From the romantic town of Neuleiningen,  the path passes above the Eckbachtal, with its magnificent views of both near and far, towards Nackterhof. On the Sommerberg, a new path has been laid out leading past the idyllic hillside. Shortly thereafter, you can shorten the total route of 22.3 kilometres route by taking the former vineyard track leading down into the Spechttal and on the opposite side up to the Mittelberg. The trail is then only14.7 kilometres long.

But now back to the longer route. From Sommerberg the Leininger Burgenweg leads on past forests and fields towards Süßenhof. On newly-laid out trails hikers can explore bizarre rock formations, which are part of the new path. From Süßenhof you descend into the valley of Amseltal. Crossing other paths and a bridge you reach the valley floor and the Tränkwoog which is the start of the short climb up to the castle of Altleiningen. The hostel restaurant invites you to a hearty "Halftime Snack". Strengthened again, one goes towards Altleiningen where a unique 20-pipe well can be visited. Past the Eckbach, the path leads to the Zimmerberg and further into the valley of Langental. Along the foot of the Kupferberg the trail then takes you to up to the Kupferberg with its distinctive red sandstone formation "Kamelkopf”.

We now take the trail to the Bobenheimer Bannwald, which is surrounded by another ridge path. From two lookout points, which have been pruned for this purpose, you can throw glances at the monastery of Höningen and the castle of Altleiningen. From here, both the Pfälzer Weinsteig and Leininger Burgweg run along the same route, since this variant is much more attractive. Going over the Mittelberg, you will reach the Jägerskreuz. Now, on soft grass paths you leave the forest and arrive at a grand plateau, from where the entire Rhine Valley can be overlooked. Passing a magnificent view of the Donnersberg and traditional vineyards you will reach the village of Battenberg with its medieval church and castle. Taking a short detour, it is then possible to marvel at the geologically fascinating fulgurite flash tubes.

Along the northern edge of the Haardt the Leininger Burgenweg leads down to Kleinkarlbach and then back to the starting point of Burg Neuleiningen. In one of the many excellent restaurants you can finish the trail by enjoying some of the regional delicacies of Leiningerland.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Grünstadt, continue with bus line 456/457 to Neuleiningen (bus stop Neuleiningen, "Am Kreuz")

continue by foot on Tiefenthaler Straße to the east in the direction of Mittelgasse (76m) then turn right onto Mittelgasse (64m),

continue on Kirchengasse (100m) to the starting point (Kirchengasse 12)

Getting there

A6 to the exit Grünstadt, continue on the B 271 via Kirchheim an der Weinstraße to Kleinkarlbach and to Kleinkarlbach in the direction of Neuleiningen

Parking

In Neuleiningen in the parking lot on the right of the L 453.

You can reach the starting point by foot on Tiefenthaler Straße east towards Mittelgasse (76m) then turn right onto Mittelgasse (64m),

continue on Kirchengasse (100m) to the starting point (Kirchengasse 12).

Coordinates

DD
49.542533, 8.140780
DMS
49°32'33.1"N 8°08'26.8"E
UTM
32U 437840 5488124
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend the following equipment as standard for our hiking tours:

Sturdy shoes Clothing suitable for the weather

Sun and rain protection

Sufficient quantity of food and drink, as refreshment stops or shopping facilities are not always available or open.

Although the paths are very well marked throughout, for safety reasons it is always advisable to carry a suitable hiking map so that you can quickly find your way to a safe area in the event of a thunderstorm or emergency.


Questions and answers

Question from Walter Stroka · January 21, 2021 · Community
Wie kann ich gesteigerte Touren uf meinen Bedarf zuschneiden.
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Answered by Peter Schier  · January 21, 2021 · Community
Hallo Walter, ich denke mal, dass Deine Frage allgemein zu verstehen ist und sich nicht konkret auf den Leininger Burgweg bezieht. Da könnte Dir sicher der Support von outdooractive am Besten weiterhelfen. Ich selbst nutze unterwegs die Navigationsfunktion der App und kürze dann an einer geeigneten Stelle ab, um ggf. nicht die volle Tour laufen zu müssen. Beim Leiniger Burgweg war das aber überhaupt nicht notwendi. Der ist recht moderat. Häufiger erstelle ich mir aber eigene Touren, manchmal auch unter Zuhilfenahme von hier hinterlegten Routen (die Möglichkeit, eine GPX Datei runterzuladen und dann daraus eine neue eigene Tour zu erstellen, habe ich noch nicht genutzt.) Viel Freude und Erholung auf Deinen Wegen. Gruß Peter PS Jetzt habe ich es einfach mal ausprobiert. Ganz simpel: - [GPX herunterladen] (von der anzupassenden Tour) - Tourenplaner aufrufen und [GPX importieren] - Gleich kannst Du loslegen, die Tour eigenen Bedürfnissen anzupassen.
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Rating

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Klemens Schmid 
February 06, 2022 · Community
Sehr schöner Weg. Streckenweise habe ich mich wie auf Mallorca gefühlt. Bei feuchten Verhältnissen sind etliche Abschnitte ziemlich matschig/rutschig. Gute Schuhe sind also empfehlenswert. Mein letztes Stück zwischen Nackerhof und Neuleiningen war dann nicht mehr so toll (Autobahn und langweilig). Aber welcher Weg ist schon perfekt?
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When did you do this route? February 05, 2022
Sabine Fischer Salm 
December 29, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? November 06, 2021
norbert gerstner
July 18, 2021 · Community
Auch wir sind von Neuleiningen gestartet. Wie schon berichtet geht es anfangs an Feldern und der Autobahn entlang. Die Autogeräusche waren nicht laut oder störend. Ab Höhe Nackterhof geht es unterhalb des Wirtschaftsweges in den Wald hinein. Warum auch immer, ab hier bis Altleinigen hatten wir mit einer waren Invasion von Stechmücken zu kämpfen. Wir haben fast nur im Laufschritt diesen Streckenabschnitt bewältigt. Ab Altleinigen waren durch den vorangegangenen Regen die Wege sehr matschig und aufgeweicht, aber mit geeignetem Schuhwerk noch gut zu begehen. So, und nun zu meinem absoluten Kritikpunkt: Was soll die Wegschleife durch Battenberg und der Schleife beim Friedhof?? Das ist einem "Burgenweg - Premiumwanderweg" unwürdig und dient meiner Meinung nach nur der Streckenverlängerung... Schade... für den den ansonsten guten Wanderweg. Würde ich die Tour weiterempfehlen? Als Streckenwanderung ohne absoluten Höhepunkte ja. Ach ja: Der Weg ist super ausgeschildert!
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When did you do this route? July 11, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
22.4 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
428 m
Descent
436 m
Highest point
395 m
Lowest point
174 m
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