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A leisurely premium walking trail is the 5.1 kilometre long Kauert Tour near Dahn in the Dahner Felsenland. The start and finish of the hike is the hiking car park at the PWV hut in Schneiderfeld. 
Distance 5.1 km
2:30 h
148 m
200 m
281 m
205 m
Below the rock Elwetritschefelsen, the path ascends slightly and leads along the path Otto-Eisel-Pfad up to the plain Weihersebene. From there, a narrow path leads up to the rock Jakobsfelsen. Now the path winds its way back down the rock, ending at the Kneipp facility. Then the path climbs up again, this time to the rock Schillerfelsen, which offers a long-distance view of the castle group Alt-Dahn. Through a
narrow rock crevice, you will reach the viewing turret on the rock Schwalbenfelsen with a great view of the city Dahn. After a few minutes of walking, you will arrive at the spectacular Felsenarena. Then walk back through the plain Weihersebene and the idyllic grassland of the water body Kühwoog to the starting point of the Kauert-Tour.

UFFBASSE! - Campaign for considerate coexistence in nature 

Always act with foresight, kindness and consideration towards everyone you meet along the way.

Respect nature, don't destroy plants and always stay on the paths.

Remember to bring a rubbish bag for the trail and take rubbish home with you.

Please keep your dog on a lead at all times. Other visitors and animals will thank you.

For your own safety, observe all trail closures. Also at weekends.

Park only in designated parking areas. Leave space for escape routes and agricultural machinery.

Please give priority to agricultural and forestry traffic.

Author’s recommendation

PWV Hütte Dahn „Im Schneiderfeld“  66994 Dahn, Tel. 06391/1793,  

Apr. bis Okt.: Mi-So, FeiT 10.00- 18.00 Uhr, (Ruhetag: Montag und Dienstag, ausgenommen Feiertage), ab 2. So im Jan. bis Ende Mrz. und Anfang Nov. bis 3. So. im Dezemer, Mi, Sa, So feiertags 10.00-18.00 Uhr, zwischen Weihnachten und Neujahr geschlossen.
Übernachtung nach Anmeldung, Wickelraum, Kinderspielplatz, Behindertentoilette

Souvenirjäger aufgepasst!
Die Markierungszeichen unserer Premium Wander- und Spazierwanderwege sind für 1,00 €uro bei uns in der Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland erhältlich.


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Jacques Noll
Update: August 10, 2022
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
281 m
Lowest point
205 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

PWV-Hütte im Schneiderfeld
Bahnhof Dahn
Felsland Badeparadies und Saunawelt

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.


We endeavour to announce all closures caused by forest works, hunting parties on this platform. Nevertheless, there are situations where hiking trails are closed and we may not have been informed. If you encounter closures or diversions on site, please follow the instructions for your own safety.


Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
Schulstr. 29, 66994 Dahn
Tel. 06391 9196222



Starting point Parking PWV-Hütte Dahn "Im Schneiderfeld", 66994 Dahn, N 49°08'55.6, E 07°45'21.3 (219 m)
49.148524, 7.755983
49°08'54.7"N 7°45'21.5"E
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Point de départ / parking respectivement coordonnées de gps / parking respectivement coordonnées de gps PWV-Hütte Dahn "Im Schneiderfeld", 66994 Dahn, N 49°08'55.6, E 07°45'21.3

Turn-by-turn directions

 In the Dahner Felsenland you can now enjoy "walking" on comfortable paths and paths and experience the imposing rock world of the Wasgau. So far, three such round trips have been certified, each of which can be hiked comfortably in a maximum of two hours. One of them is the premium walking trail Kauert-Tour near Dahn. On just 5.1 kilometers, bizarre rock formations with attractive views and romantic resting places line up along the way.

 The start and finish of the hike is the hiking car park at the PWV hut in Schneiderfeld. Below the Elwetritschefelsen, the trail marker – a black K over a black hill on a white background – indicates the direction of travel. In a slight incline it goes uphill over the Otto-Eisel-Weg to the Weihersebene. After just a few minutes' walk, the silence of the forest is noticeable. Through mysterious mixed forest, the narrow path leads past moss-covered stones and boulders to the first 

Viewpoint: the Jakobsfelsen. A bench seat tempts you to rest and enjoy. From up here you have one of the most beautiful views of the city of Dahn below.

In generous loops, the path winds back down the mountain and merges into a wider forest path. At a bend, the forest clears and gives a magnificent view of the legendary Jungfernsprung, the landmark of Dahn. In autumn, this section of the trail is a real rush of colour. Between the Conifers shimmer in all shades of yellow, orange and red during this time. The path ends at the Kneipp facility just above the road. After a refreshing foot bath, the path is full of energy uphill again. Eleven steps lead up to the Schillerfelsen. At the foot of the rock there is the possibility to take a short break on a bench and admire the countless stone pyramids around it. Coniferen glinsteren in alle tinten geel, oranje en rood gedurende deze tijd. Het pad eindigt bij de Kneipp-faciliteit net boven de weg. Na een verfrissend voetenbad is het pad weer vol energie bergopwaarts. Elf treden leiden naar de Schillerfelsen. Aan de voet van de rots is er de mogelijkheid om een korte pauze te nemen op een bankje en de talloze stenen piramides eromheen te bewonderen. 

On a clear day, the opposite castle group Altdahn can be seen in the distance.

Further steps lead past the rock massif on the right. A wooden railing serves as an aid for the steep ascent. Now it gets adventurous, because the path leads through a narrow crevice. This section is also part of the well-known Dahner Felsenpfad. Arrived on the mountain ridge, the next attraction is already waiting: 

the viewing pulpit on the Schwalbenfelsen. From here you have a great view of the city of Dahn and the Jungfernsprung towering out of the mountain. The bench on the rocky plateau is understandably a popular resting place.

On the mountain ridge, the walk continues through beautiful mixed forest to the Felsenarena. Like in an open-air cinema are along the rock massifs 

la chaire d’observation sur le rocher de l’hirondelle. De là, vous avez une vue imprenable sur la ville de Dahn et le premier saut de la montagne. La banquette sur le plateau rocheux est, à juste titre, un lieu de repos populaire.

Sur la crête de la montagne, la randonnée se poursuit à travers une belle forêt mixte jusqu’à l’arène rocheuse. Comme dans un cinéma en plein air sont le long des massifs rocheux  to observe impressive plays of light and colours on the rock layers of the bunter sandstone. Depending on how the sun is, the rocks are illuminated and illuminated – a great experience at any time of the year. Meditative is the last section of the path over the pond plain, through the meadow idyll of the Kühwoog back to the starting point of the Kauert tour. An extensive snack in the hut of the Palatinate Forest Association concludes the eventful and relaxing hike.


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Public transport


By train to Bad Bergzabern or Hinterweidenthal, from there by bus to Dahn. Walk from the centre of the village to the Kneipp facility in Schillerstraße.
From May to October with the excursion trains "Bundenthaler and "Felsenland-Express"" on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from Mannheim/Karlsruhe to Dahn station, Dahn Süd or Moosbachtal in the Dahner Felsenland. Info: , (travel planning from door to door).

Getting there

Take the B10 to the Hinterweidenthal exit, continue on the B427 towards Dahn until you reach the PWV-Hütte or Neudahner Weiher exit. Continue to the PWV-Hütte "Im Schneiderfeld" car park.


Parking/ PWV-Hütte "Im Schneiderfeld", 66994 Dahn, N 49°08'55.6, E 07°45'21.3


49.148524, 7.755983
49°08'54.7"N 7°45'21.5"E
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Traumrunden Rhein, Nahe, Pfalz – Ein schöner Tag: Premium-Spazierwandern Band 2
Verlag: idemedia GmbH, ISBN: 978-3-942-779-51-7
Autoren: Ulrike Poller und Wolfgang Todt 


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





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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St. Die.
September 03, 2021 · Community
Gut ausgeschilderter Wanderweg, an dessen Start /Ziel eine PWV-Hütte wartet. Abwechslungsreich, mit tollen Ausblicken und super instand gehalten, ist der Weg ein guter Tipp für eine Wanderung im schönen Pfälzer Wald.
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When did you do this route? September 03, 2021
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Ralf Hartmann 
June 08, 2021 · Community
kurze knackige Anstiege zu herrlichen Ausblicken und Felsformationen
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2:30 h
148 m
200 m
Highest point
281 m
Lowest point
205 m
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