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Maikammer - EXPO circular route

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  • Hinweisbeschilderung
    / Hinweisbeschilderung
    Photo: Petra Schwaab, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
  • / Katholische Kirche St. Kosmas und Damian
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  • / EXPO-Rundweg
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The EXPO circular route was created in 2000 as part of the participation of the Maikammer, St. Martin and Kirrweiler wine towns as an external project of the EXPO 2000 in Hanover. The path leads through the three wine villages and the surrounding wine landscape over a total length of around 26 km. Numerous information boards explain viticultural and landscape features. They report on flood protection measures in the form of idyllic biotopes and draw attention to events along the way that are worth taking a closer look at.
moderate
Distance 6.8 km
2:10 h
86 m
86 m
254 m
168 m
The EXPO circular route is located at an altitude between 130 and max. 320 m above sea level. In the Kirrweiler area, the path is almost flat. In the Maikammer section, flat and gently sloping sections alternate. In the St. Martin area, the location on the eastern slope of the Haardtrand has some more demanding slopes, e.g. Ascent to the sports field and "Haus am Weinberg" from approx. 240 to approx. 320 m above sea level.

The circuit leads partly on paved paths, partly a formerly historical paving was restored, e.g. on the way from Maikammer to St. Martin in the Berggasse area, and it is marked with arrow signs and the words “EXPO-Rundweg”.

Author’s recommendation

Plan a picnic for a stopover at one of the numerous picnic areas.
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Uta Holz
Update: March 21, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
254 m
Lowest point
168 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Café Conditorei Centner
Ortsvinothek "Weinkammer" in Maikammer
Restaurant Weingarten
Eiscafé Bellini
Restaurant Alt Maikammer

Safety information

This route does not require any special safety precautions.

Tips and hints

You can also find numerous interesting tips and information on the EXPO circular route at www.maikammer.de

Start

Parking deck, Johannes-Damm-Straße (168 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.302993, 8.131753
DMS
49°18'10.8"N 8°07'54.3"E
UTM
32U 436880 5461501
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Destination

Parking deck, Johannes-Damm-Straße

Turn-by-turn directions

The start and finish of the Maikammer EXPO circular route is at the parking deck, Johannes-Damm-Str.

The path leads from here in a northerly direction via Frantzplatz, Marktstrasse and Kirchgasse to the Weinstrasse Nord. A jewel along the way is the Catholic Church “St. Cosmas and Damian ”. It is a spacious baroque hall from the years 1756/57 and is located in a place where a sizable building already stood in late Roman times.

After crossing the Weinstrasse Nord, the circular route continues through Rebengasse, at the end of which it branches off to the right into the street "Im Kirchenstück", here at the end turn left and then straight on along Diedesfelder Strasse. This leads out of Maikammer to the roundabout.

Here the path continues along the L 512 (German Wine Route) in the direction of Diedesfeld. After about 200 m he turns left into a dirt road. Here again there is a beautiful view of the Palatinate Forest and Hambach Castle.

It goes about 1 km straight ahead almost to the edge of the forest, at a small pond the path then turns left and follows the hiking trail Deutsche Weinstrasse in a southerly direction to the L 515 (Kalmithöhenstrasse).

After crossing the road, the path continues a good 100 m further south, before turning left and continuing along the Kapellenweg and the wine trail. Shortly before Maikammer's first houses appear, the circular path branches off to the right. At the end it goes a short distance to the left and then immediately to the right again into the Mühlstrasse. After approx. 500 m the path meets St. Martiner Straße (K 32) and then continues through the Mühlweg to the Kropsbach. BG RCI is on the left. This is circled and the path continues left along the stream to the southern bypass. Here it goes through the Gartenstraße, Weinstraße Süd and Immengartenstraße back to the starting point on the parking deck.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

With the Palatina bus, line 500 or 501, from Landau or Neustadt to Maikammer, stops: Catholic Church or Frantzplatz.

With the regional train from Landau or Neustadt to the Maikammer-Kirrweiler stop. From there about 20 minutes. Walking time to the starting point or with the Palatina bus, line 504.

You can find travel times for bus and train at www.vrn.de.

Getting there

Via the BAB 65 exit Edenkoben-Maikammer; continue on the L 516 towards Maikammer. Then follow the signs for the center and there the signs for “Rathaus”. The starting point, on the parking deck in Johannes-Damm-Straße, is right next to the town hall.

Parking

Parking deck, Johannes-Damm-Straße

Coordinates

DD
49.302993, 8.131753
DMS
49°18'10.8"N 8°07'54.3"E
UTM
32U 436880 5461501
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

"Hiking, biking, relaxing" Maikammer Association, 1: 25,000

Equipment

This path does not require any special equipment.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.8 km
Duration
2:10 h
Ascent
86 m
Descent
86 m
Highest point
254 m
Lowest point
168 m
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