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Wine hike: Freinsheim - Dackenheim - Herxheim am Berg - Kallstadt

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    Photo: Touristinformation Freinsheim, Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
m 200 150 100 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Herxheim am Berg - St. Jakob Kirche Dackenheim - Golfgarten Dt. Weinstraße

Short description:

Panoramic circular vineyard hike between Freinsheim, Dackenheim, Herxheim am Berg and Kallstadt.

Distance 14.9 km
4:00 h
111 m
111 m
203 m
113 m
The hike takes you through the Golfgarten Dt. Weinstraße, to the castle garden in Herxheim am Berg and past Kallstadt back to Freinsheim. The route is easy to manage and has no notable inclines. Refreshments are available in the towns along the way. The tour is not separately signposted. The path through the vines offers little shade.

Author’s recommendation

After the hike, you can stop off at one of the many restaurants in the town of Freinsheim. You can also take a city tour through the historic old town and along the city wall using our interactive tour with video and audio information via smartphone. Public guided tours of the town take place every Friday at 6 p.m. and every Saturday at 11.15 a.m. from April to October.

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Tourist-Information Freinsheim
Update: January 12, 2022
Highest point
Herxheim am Berg, 203 m
Lowest point
113 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 22.85%Dirt road 66.65%Forested/wild trail 8.46%Road 2.02%
3.4 km
Dirt road
9.9 km
Forested/wild trail
1.3 km
0.3 km
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Safety information

Our hiking and cycling trails often run along so-called farm tracks. These are used for agricultural purposes and are used by tractors and harvesters all year round. We would like to point out that the use of these paths is at your own risk and ask cyclists, hikers and winegrowers for mutual consideration in the interest of all. The farm roads may be soiled by agricultural traffic. After rainy days and especially in winter, the paths can be wet and slippery.

Tips and hints

For more information on tour tips and the Freinsheim holiday region, please contact our Tourist Information i-Punkt Freinsheim, Tel. 06353-989294,


Tourist Information i-Punkt Freinsheim in the Historic Town Hall (113 m)
49.506990, 8.212946
49°30'25.2"N 8°12'46.6"E
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Tourist Information i-Punkt Freinsheim in the Historic Town Hall

Turn-by-turn directions

From the historic town hall, walk along the main road in a westerly direction and then turn right into Dackenheimer Straße. Follow this road to the roundabout at the end of the village. Take the tunnel and go past the sports field on the left along the farm road ("Kraut und Rüben" cycle path, marked carrot) in the direction of Grünstadt/Dackenheim for just under 2 km straight ahead to the north. At a prominent weeping willow, turn left to the golf course, which you cross between the greens. Before entering the village, turn left onto the unpaved path "Im Rappengarten" (in the direction of the church, the road sign is only at the end of the path) and walk along the outskirts of Dackenheim. You reach Friedhofstraße, then keep to the right and cross the main road (Freinsheimer Straße). Go past the war memorial into Herxheimer Straße and walk out of Dackenheim again. Shortly after the rest area at the Liebesbrunnenhaus, turn left onto the paved path and follow it to the entrance to Herxheim am Berg. At the first house, keep left onto the unpaved path. This meets an asphalt path, which you follow to the right in the direction of the castle garden/cemetery. Here you can take a detour into the castle garden with its old trees and magnificent view of the Rhine plain and St. Jacob's Church. The path itself leads you further along Friedhofstraße, then left through Pfaffenhoftor and Pfaffenhof to Hauptstraße. There you keep to the left. At the end of the village, after the Schumacher winery, turn right and come to the "Himmelreichweg" (blue marking). Go straight on down the slope. After about 600 m, turn right and walk towards the forest. At the German Wine Road, turn left (the path runs parallel to the road for a short distance). You now walk directly south, straight on towards Kallstadt. At the next crossing, turn left. (If you would like to eat in one of the many restaurants in Kallstadt, you can take a detour straight ahead into the village). After about 500 m, turn left onto the concrete path. After about 300 m, the road makes a sharp right turn. Another 100 m later, turn left onto the unpaved road and continue straight ahead until you reach the cycle path signs. Turn right there towards Freinsheim. Pass the meadow with the bench group, up the hill to the viewpoint at Oschelskopf, with a view of Freinsheim. Continue straight on along the cycle path towards Freinsheim (passing the statue of Oschelskopf on the left). At the end of the path, at the large meadow, keep left and continue over the railway crossing, along the Holzweg. Pass the playground and continue straight ahead along Herxheimer Straße until you reach Bahnhofstraße. At the town pharmacy, turn left into Hauptstraße and follow it to the historic town hall on the market square.


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Public transport


Freinsheim railway station, regular connections from the Rhine-Neckar triangle, from the direction of Neustadt/Weinstraße and Bad Dürkheim as well as from Grünstadt.
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Getting there

From the north:
A6 motorway (Mannheim/Kaiserslautern, Grünstadt exit) towards Bad Dürkheim, on B271 (German Wine Route) via Herxheim am Berg to Freinsheim.

From the south:
Motorway A61 at the Ludwigshafen junction onto the A650 towards Bad Dürkheim. At the end of the extension, go straight on in the direction of Gewerbegebiet Trift/Grünstadt. At the 2nd traffic light, turn right towards Ungstein. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit towards Freinsheim.


Car park at the railway station (Am Güterbahnhof) or car park in Großkarlbacher Straße. Footpath to the Tourist Information i-Punkt Freinsheim in the hist. Town Hall on the market square, approx. 10 or 5 minutes' walk.


49.506990, 8.212946
49°30'25.2"N 8°12'46.6"E
32U 443019 5484115
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Please make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather and wear good shoes.

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Klaus Tonn
March 31, 2021 · Community
Insgesamt gesehen, leider enttäuschend. Überwiegend auf asphaltierten Radwegen, welche auch ausgiebig genutzt werden. Ruhe sieht hier anders aus. Wenn man das weg drückt, dann hat der Weg einiges in sich. Freinsheim alleine ist schon eine Reise wert. Aber auch die vielen Panorama Aussichten muss man einfach erwähnen. Da der Rundweg kaum Schatten bietet, sollte man an heißen Tagen eine andere Wanderung vorziehen.
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When did you do this route? March 31, 2021
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14.9 km
4:00 h
111 m
111 m
Highest point
203 m
Lowest point
113 m
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