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Wine hike: Kallstadt - Roman Weilberg vineyard - Bad Dürkheim

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  • Löwenbrunnen vor der St. Salvator Kirche Kallstadt
    / Löwenbrunnen vor der St. Salvator Kirche Kallstadt
    Photo: Touristinformation Freinsheim, Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
  • / Gesamtansicht Luftbild
  • / Villa am Weilberg röm. Sarkophage
    Photo: Touristinformation Freinsheim, Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
  • / Römische Villa Weilberg 2
  • / Säulen vor Pfälzerwald
  • / Fass mit Parkplatz
  • / Michaelskapelle Ansicht
    Photo: Tourist Info Bad Dürkheim Gerrit Altes
  • / Römerkelter
m 200 150 100 10 8 6 4 2 km Römisches Weingut Weilberg Dürkheimer Riesenfass Michaelskapelle

Short description:
A scenic and varied tour through the vineyards between Kallstadt and Bad Dürkheim. Along the way are the remains of the Weilberg Roman vineyard in the south of Kallstadt and the Michaelskapelle (St Michael's Chapel), historical witnesses of various eras, and the Dürkheim Giant Barrel, one of the region's most bizarre attractions.

moderate
Distance 10.1 km
2:50 h
108 m
108 m
182 m
113 m
Panoramic circular hike through the vineyards on the edge of the Palatinate Forest. There are no notable climbs along the way. The paths are partly natural, but mostly paved.The tour is not separately signposted.

Author’s recommendation

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

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Tourist-Information Freinsheim
Update: January 17, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
182 m
Lowest point
113 m
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Safety information

The route runs mainly on 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-freinsheim.de

Start

Tourist Information i-Punkt Kallstadt, Weinstraße 111 (150 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.492907, 8.175180
DMS
49°29'34.5"N 8°10'30.6"E
UTM
32U 440268 5482579
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Destination

Tourist Information i-Punkt Kallstadt, Weinstraße 111

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Square of 100 Wines, opposite St. Salvator Church, walk along Leistadter Straße to the end of the village, where you turn left into Backhausgasse. You are now on the Riesling hiking trail (blue stele with yellow wine glass). Follow this path around the small lake and up the hill. Here you can already see the excavation site "Villa am Weilberg". Turn left towards the Roman vineyard and, above the excavation site, turn right towards the west with a view of the Palatinate Forest. Cross the road (attention: no crossing aid) and continue straight on past the Annaberg hotel/restaurant (refreshment stop).You are now on the Bad Dürkheim circular trail "Pfalz Wein Pfade Pfälzerwald - Spielbergblick" (marking: trail logo with amphora). Follow this to the Dürkheim Wurstmarktplatz with its giant barrel and saltworks. On your way back, use the pedestrian crossing at the roundabout and walk past the petrol station, left up the hill to the Michaelskapelle.The markings lead you back via the Michaelskapelle chapel in a steady but moderate up and down northerly direction. Shortly after the path meets the road, you turn right and reach the Römerkelter and then the Roman villa again, this time from below. You go left uphill to the excavation site and meet the junction of the path that led you from Kallstadt. The route back is the same as the outward route via the Kallstadt lake and Backhausgasse to the starting point, the tourist information office at the Platz der 100 Weine.

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all notes on protected areas

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
49.492907, 8.175180
DMS
49°29'34.5"N 8°10'30.6"E
UTM
32U 440268 5482579
w3w 
///whim.farm.appointing
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Non-slip footwear and clothing suitable for the weather.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.1 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
108 m
Descent
108 m
Highest point
182 m
Lowest point
113 m
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