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Wine Hike: Kallstadt - Riesling Trail

· 6 reviews · Hiking Trail · Deutsche Weinstraße
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    Photo: Helmut Anthon, Verkehrsverein Kallstadt
  • / Fernsicht vom Rieslingweg zum Haardtrand und in die Rheinebene.
    Photo: Helmut Anthon, VV Kallstadt e.V.
  • / Blick über die Rheinebene unterhalb von Leistadt aus.
    Photo: Helmut Anthon, VV Kallstadt e.V.
  • / Blick auf Kallstadt mit St. Salvator Kirche und auf die Weinlage Saumagen von Osten
    Photo: Jörg Dörr, Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
  • / Roséschoppen im Original Kallstadter Glas
    Photo: parteeey.de
m 250 200 150 6 5 4 3 2 1 km i-Punkt Kallstadt, Touristinformation Römisches Weingut Weilberg

Short description:

The Riesling Trail is one of three basic vineyard hiking trails around Kallstadt. It leads through the world-famous Saumagen vineyard.

easy
Distance 6.6 km
1:50 h
112 m
112 m
237 m
144 m
Hike without any notable ascents with beautiful views of the Rhine plain and the wine village of Kallstadt. The trail logo is a wine glass, which is always easy to recognise on dark blue steel posts along the trail.

Author’s recommendation

After the hike, the varied Kallstadt gastronomy is open to you for a stop.

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Author
Marika Henninger
Update: December 20, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
237 m
Lowest point
144 m
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Safety information

The route often runs 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 the paths is at your own risk and ask for mutual consideration in the interest of all. The farm tracks may be soiled by agricultural traffic. After rainy days and especially in winter, the paths can be wet and slippery.

Tips and hints

Freinsheim Holiday Region, i-Punkt Kallstadt, Tel : 06322/667838, www.urlaubsregion-reinsheim.de

Start

Tourist Information, i-Punkt Kallstadt, Weinstraße 111 (151 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.492900, 8.175060
DMS
49°29'34.4"N 8°10'30.2"E
UTM
32U 440259 5482578
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Destination

Tourist Information, i-Punkt Kallstadt, Weinstraße 111

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Square of 100 Wines, walk past the sports hall and follow the wine glass logo on the dark blue steel stelae first in a northerly direction towards Herxheim am Berg. The path is paved and slightly uphill. At the rainwater retention basin halfway to Herxheim, continue left for about 200 metres in a westerly direction before the signposted path turns left, right and left again in quick succession to then run mostly straight ahead towards the road between Kallstadt and Leistadt. You turn right at the road and arrive at the entrance to Leistadt on an unpaved path. You have to cross the roundabout at the entrance to the village and to do this, first turn right into the village and then immediately left again. You reach the main road, turn left again and walk alongside the road out of the village again and along the roundabout. Follow the first exit of the roundabout (direction Höningen/Lindemannsruhe/Weilach) and after about 50 metres turn left on the other side of the road into the farm track in front of the parking bay.Now continue on the well-signposted path until you reach the hotel/restaurant "Annaberg". From here, turn left towards the road (L517 Leistadt-Bad Dürkheim). You cross the road (attention: no crossing aid) at the retention basin (* detour to the Roman villa, see below). In the midst of vineyards, continue straight ahead until you reach a small lake after 300 metres.  At the Kallstadter See lake, turn left again and then right after 100 metres. You reach the outskirts of Kallstadt and turn left into Backhausgasse and walk to the traffic lights in Leistadter Straße. Here, keep to the right in the direction of St. Salvator Church.

On the opposite side is the starting point of the Platz der 100 Weine.

(* Detour to the Roman villa) After a few metres you will see a sign for the Weilberg Roman wine estate, which is worth a detour. If you follow the signs, you will first reach the Roman wine press and then turn left uphill to the remains of the Roman villa. From there, follow the signs for the Almond Trail (marking: pink blossom) and rejoin the Riesling Trail on the way to Lake Kallstadt.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus line 453 from Bad Dürkheim or Grünstadt, bus stop Kallstadt/Kirche - timetable information www.vrn.de

Getting there

From the north:

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

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 3rd exit towards Ungstein/Grünstadt. After 50m, turn right towards Kallstadt (B271).

Parking

Parking on the "Platz der 100 Weine" in the centre of town between the church and the tourist information office (parking time limit with parking disc from 12 noon for 3h) or parking at the cemetery (at the level of the winegrowers' cooperative, turn from Weinstraße into Friedhofstraße, parking possible without time limit).

Coordinates

DD
49.492900, 8.175060
DMS
49°29'34.4"N 8°10'30.2"E
UTM
32U 440259 5482578
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Non-slip shoes and clothing suitable for the weather.

Questions and answers

Question from P Mü · March 05, 2021 · Community
Hallo, gibt es unterwegs Ruhebänke für ein kleines Picknick?
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Rating

4.3
(6)
Eva Schumann
March 28, 2021 · Community
Aussichtsreich aber schlecht beschildert. Weg führt mehrfach über vielbefahrene Straßen oder ohne Fußweg an solchen vorbei
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When did you do this route? March 28, 2021
Stefan
March 19, 2017 · Community
Peter Schneider
April 12, 2015 · Community
Wunderschöner Wanderweg durch die Weinberge mit herrlichen Aussichten auf die Rheinebene. Moderate Steigungen auch für untrainierte gut geeignet. Sehr sonnig deshalb nur im Frühjahr oder Herbst zu empfehlen.
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When did you do this route? April 12, 2015
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.6 km
Duration
1:50 h
Ascent
112 m
Descent
112 m
Highest point
237 m
Lowest point
144 m
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