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Puhlstein-Tour

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  • Blick vom Puhlstein in den Pfälzerwald
    Blick vom Puhlstein in den Pfälzerwald
    Photo: Klaus Klonig, Dahner Felsenland
m 450 400 350 300 250 4,0 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Café - Bäckerei Busch und Naab Busenberg Puhlstein Pizzeria Sardegna Obst- und Gartenbauverein Busenberg e.V
Short tour to one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the Palatinate. 6 Castle view. Phenomenal all-round visibility. Distant views as far as the Northern Vosges. Taking binoculars with you is worthwhile. Those who do not shy away from the short ascent over a rock path will be richly rewarded for it.
moderate
Distance 4.1 km
2:00 h
144 m
128 m
431 m
288 m
 

From the Hexenplätzel car park, located between two clubhouses, you can reach a small hilltop in the forest on a paved farm path in 10 minutes, where two paths leave on the left. On the left forest path we continue ( direction Oberschlettenbach ), later we come back to this point via the right path. After another 10 minutes of running time through beautiful beech forest, the path branches off to the right to the Buhlstein, which we follow from now on without alternative.

While we have so far followed the path on the west side of the Buhlstein, the descent now takes place via a steep serpentine path on the east side of the mountain. After we have reached a slightly wider forest path we turn briefly to the right, then immediately left again, down a path, to a second forest path        

The summit location of the Puhlstein ( sometimes also called Buhlstein ) consists of a 500 m long rock chain and is really worth seeing. One coloured sandstone rock follows the other. At its northern and southern ends there are two viewpoints. The southern view with the Puhlsteinpfeiler is completely harmless to walk from the mountain side and secured. It is the far more beautiful of the two and offers an almost magnificent view.

While we have so far followed the path on the west side of the Buhlstein, the descent now takes place via a steep serpentine path on the east side of the mountain. After we have reached a slightly wider forest path we turn briefly to the right, then immediately left again, down a path, to a second forest path arrive. It continues slightly downhill until a forest path leads us right in a wide arc and almost flat, always right around the Puhlstein, back to our starting point.                 

Author’s recommendation

Drachenfelshütte des PWV Busenberg, Tel. 06391/3877, www.pwv-busenberg.de, Mi, Sa, So und feiertags 11.00 -18.00 Uhr, ganzjährig; außer Weihnachten und Neujahr
Weisensteiner Hof,  An der B 427, Tel. 06391/3559, www.weissensteinerhof.de, Di, Mi, Do, Sa und So 11.00 - 19.00 Uhr, Ruhetag: Montag und Freitag
Pizzeria Sardegna, Eichelbergstraße 12, Tel. 06391/993777, Freitag bis Sonntag ab 18.00 Uhr.
Bäckerei Busch, Hauptstraße 72-74, Tel. 06391 4090690,  www.busch-naab.de

 

 

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Jacques Noll
Update: August 25, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
431 m
Lowest point
288 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Pizzeria Sardegna
Café - Bäckerei Busch und Naab Busenberg

Safety information

Safety instructions

Despite the well-signposted trail markers along the premium hiking trails, we recommend for security reasons to always have an appropriate hiking map so that, for example when a storm occurs, you can quickly either find shelter or get out of the woods. 

Especially in the autumn it is also important to remember that leaves lying on the ground can conceal irregularities, such as roots, rocks or holes in the path. Following storms, trees can have been uprooted or have branches hanging down. Such path impairments have to be expected   when using such trails . Especially in adverse weather conditions, it may occur that the trails and paths turn into muddy and slippery passages. Path impairments of this kind have to be expected when you go out for a hike. Not all rocks or slopes are secured with ropes or railings and sure footedness is required. Should you be of the opinion that these are not accessible to you then you should try and get around them.

Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
Schulstraße 2966994 Dahn
www.dahner-felsenland.de
www.busenberg.de

Start

76891 Busenberg, Ende Waldstraße 31, Richtung Sportplatz/Tennisclub, Hexenplätzel (290 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.134935, 7.835112
DMS
49°08'05.8"N 7°50'06.4"E
UTM
32U 415028 5443109
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Destination

76891 Busenberg, Ende Waldstraße 31, Richtung Sportplatz/Tennisclub, Hexenplätzel

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Hexenplätzel car park, located between two clubhouses, you can reach a small hilltop in the forest on a paved farm path in 10 minutes, where two paths leave on the left. On the left forest path we continue ( direction Oberschlettenbach ), later we come back to this point via the right path. After another 10 minutes of running time through beautiful beech forest, the path branches off to the right to the Buhlstein, which we follow from now on without alternative.

While we have so far followed the path on the west side of the Buhlstein, the descent now takes place via a steep serpentine path on the east side of the mountain. After we have reached a slightly wider forest path we turn briefly to the right, then immediately left again, down a path, to a second forest path        

The summit location of the Puhlstein ( sometimes also called Buhlstein ) consists of a 500 m long rock chain and is really worth seeing. One coloured sandstone rock follows the other. At its northern and southern ends there are two viewpoints. The southern view with the Puhlsteinpfeiler is completely harmless to walk from the mountain side and secured. It is the far more beautiful of the two and offers an almost magnificent view.

While we have so far followed the path on the west side of the Buhlstein, the descent now takes place via a steep serpentine path on the east side of the mountain. After we have reached a slightly wider forest path we turn briefly to the right, then immediately left again, down a path, to a second forest path arrive. It continues slightly downhill until a forest path leads us right in a wide arc and almost flat, always right around the Puhlstein, back to our starting point.                 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit der Bahn bis Bahnhof Hinterweidenthal ab dort mit dem Bus nach Dahn und weiter nach Busenberg.

Von Mai bis Oktober mit den Ausflugszügen "Bundenthaler und "Felsenland-Express"" mittwochs, samstags, sonntags und an Feiertagen ab Mannheim/ Karlsruhe bis Haltepunkt Schindhard/Busenberg weiter mit dem RegoBus nach Busenberg. Info: www.der-takt.de ; www.bahn.de (Reiseplanung von Haus zu Haus).  

Getting there

B 10 bis Hinterweidenthal, weiter auf der B427 über Dahn nach 76891 Busenberg,  Waldstraße 31. Dort in Richtung Sportplatz/Tennisclub. Oder 76891 Busenberg, Drachenfelshütte PWV Busenberg oder an allen Einstiegsmöglichkeiten. 

Parking

76891 Busenberg, Waldstraße 31, Richtung Sportplatz/Tennisclub, Hexenplätzel

Coordinates

DD
49.134935, 7.835112
DMS
49°08'05.8"N 7°50'06.4"E
UTM
32U 415028 5443109
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Broschüre 43 örtliche Rundwanderwege Dahner Felsenland, 3,00 €uro zzgl. Portokosten von 1,55 €uro.

Author’s map recommendations

Wander- und Radwanderkarte Dahner Felsenland 1:25.000, 8,90 €uro zzgl. Portokosten von 1,55 €uro Neu ab 2019: 6. Auflage: Wandern und Radfahren im Dahner Felsenland mit den Premium-Wanderwegen, den Haupt- und Rundwanderwegen, den Radrouten sowie dem Rettungspunkte-System im Maßstab 1:25.000, ISBN 978-3-945138-06-9

Equipment

Sturdy footwear and all-weather clothing, sun and rain protection, and a sufficient quantity of food and drink, should no refreshment facilities or shopping possibilities exist or be open. Although the path is always very well marked, you should for safety reasons always have an appropriate hiking map with you.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.1 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
144 m
Descent
128 m
Highest point
431 m
Lowest point
288 m
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