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ChristkindelfelsenPhoto: Jacques Noll
On the walk around Rumbach is the legendary Christkindelsfelsen with its spacious platform. Here you have a magnificent view of Rumbach and the Dahner Felsenland. Following the trail markings, you reach the Langentalblick rest area above the trail, where you can take a short break.Back on the panoramic path along the Sesselberg, views of the village of Rumbach and the idyllic Langental valley become visible again and again. From the edge of the forest, the path now leads back across open fields to the starting point. A visit to the Christuskirche church with its impressive old frescoes is always worthwhile.
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.
Wirtshaus "Zum Salztrippler", Ortsstraße 13, 76891 Rumbach, Tel. 06394 5258, www.zumsalztrippler.de,
Öffnungszeiten: täglich von 12 bis 22 Uhr (warme Küche 12 bis 21 Uhr) Dienstag: Ruhetag.
Dorfladen Rumbach, Sabine Gimber & Cindy Langenberger, Hauptstraße 27, 76891 Rumbach, Tel. 06394 6049866,
Öffnungszeiten: Mo. bis Fr. 6 bis 12 Uhr, Do. u. Fr 15 bis 18 Uhr, Sa 6.30 bis 12 Uhr Ruhetag: Mittwochnachmittag
Die Markierungszeichen unserer Premium Wander- und Spazierwanderwege sind für 1,00 €uro bei uns in der Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland erhältlich.
Track typesShow elevation profile
Rest stopsWirtshaus zum Salztrippler
Pension-Café "Haus Waldeck"
Safety informationSafety 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
Cross the village road and pass the fountain square in the upper village, where the Swiss fountain commemorates the Swiss immigrants who brought the almost extinct village back to life after the 30 Years' War.
Now the route continues along the former pioneer road to the four tunnels that were built by German pioneers around 1939 and are easily hidden along the way. Information boards at the entrances to the galleries provide detailed background information. Towards the end of the Second World War, people from the village used the tunnels as places of refuge. Today they serve as winter quarters for bats, hedgehogs and other animals.
The hike around Rumbach continues at a leisurely pace on the Panorama Trail to the next stop, the Christkindelsfelsen. A metal ladder takes you to the secured platform from where you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of Rumbach and the Jüngstberg. If you take a closer look at this lookout rock, you can discover delightful pre-Christmas surprises.
The trail marking "white eye on orange background" now leads hikers to the Langentalblick rest area. Now you only have to take a few more steps up the hill to reach the beautiful resting place above the path.
Every now and then, benches along the path invite you to pause for a moment and let your gaze wander into the distance.
The forest trail leads through mixed forest in a wide curve along the Hinterer and Vorderer Sesselberg. Again and again, views of the tranquil half-timbered village of Rumbach in the idyllic Langental valley become visible. From the edge of the forest, the premium walking trail leads us across open fields back to the starting point at the Christuskirche. Here there is still some time to take a look inside one of the oldest churches in the Palatinate. In the choir room of the church (formerly St. Gangolf's Church), impressive frescoes from the Middle Ages were found and uncovered during renovation work.
Public-transport-friendlyBy train to Bad Bergzabern or Hinterweidenthal, from there by bus to Dahn and on to Rumbach. From May to October with the excursion trains "Bundenthaler and "Felsenland-Express"" on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from Mannheim/ Karlsruhe to Bundenthal station in the Dahner Felsenland and then by bus to Rumbach. Info: www.der-takt.de , www.bahn.de (travel planning from door to door).
By roadB10 to Hinterweidenthal exit, continue on the B427 to Dahn and Dahn-Reichenbach. Take the L478 towards Bundenthal and continue to Rumbach until you reach the car park at Kirchdöll 1.
ParkingParking Kirchdöll 1, 76891 Rumbach
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 1,60 €uro, neu ab Dezember 2022, 7. Auflage: Wandern und Radfahren im Dahner Felsenland mit den Premium-Wanderwegen, den Haupt- und Rundwanderwegen, den Radrouten sowie dem Rettungspunkte-System; mit App Unterstützung, www.topstern.app im Maßstab 1:25.000, ISBN 978-3-945138-12-0
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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