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Wine hike: Freinsheim - Dackenheim - Herxheim am Berg

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  • St. Jakob Kirche mit Schlossgarten Herxheim/Bg.
    St. Jakob Kirche mit Schlossgarten Herxheim/Bg.
    Photo: Tourist-Information Freinsheim, Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
m 200 150 100 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Herxheim am Berg - St. Jakob Kirche Rastplatz Liebesbrunnenhaus Dackenheim - Golfgarten Dt. Weinstraße

Short description:
The hike takes you through the vineyards of Freinsheim and Herxheim am Berg, across the golf course in Dackenheim and back to Freinsheim. 

Distance 8.5 km
2:15 h
89 m
89 m
202 m
113 m
Circular tour through the vineyards with beautiful viewpoints such as the Herxheim am Berg castle garden. The route has no notable climbs, it is not separately signposted.

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
202 m
Lowest point
113 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 15.43%Dirt road 19.46%Nature trail 62.81%Path 2.13%Road 0.15%
1.3 km
Dirt road
1.7 km
Nature trail
5.3 km
0.2 km
0 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)
49.506960, 8.212651
49°30'25.1"N 8°12'45.5"E
32U 442998 5484112
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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 until you reach the roundabout at the end of the village. Take the subway, pass the sports field on the left and follow the farm road straight ahead for about 2 km. You pass the sign "Vinum Horreum" and come to the sign "Radweg Dackenheim", which is next to a prominent weeping willow. Turn left and cross the golf course.At the end of the golf course, turn left again and walk along the edge of Dackenheim. After the wall, you will come to Friedhofstraße. Turn right and you will soon reach Freinsheimer Straße. Cross this road and follow Herxheimer Straße straight ahead. After the small 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, turn left onto the dirt road and continue straight ahead to the next crossroads. On the right hand side - worth a detour - is the castle garden with St. Jakob church. From there you have a great view of the Rhine plain.However, the path continues to the left in the direction of Freinsheim. After crossing the railway tracks, keep to the right and cross the road to Freinsheim at the Herxheim railway stop. Continue along the path next to the tracks. In front of the first houses in Frreinsheim, keep left and enter the town and come to the main road via Holzweg and Herxheimer Straße, which takes you back 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.

Timetable information

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.
Walking distance to the Tourist Information i-Punkt Freinsheim in the hist. Town Hall on the market square, approx. 10 or 5 minutes on foot.


49.506960, 8.212651
49°30'25.1"N 8°12'45.5"E
32U 442998 5484112
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Please make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather and wear good shoes.

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8.5 km
2:15 h
89 m
89 m
Highest point
202 m
Lowest point
113 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest


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