Wine hike: Weisenheim am Berg - Berntal - Kallstadt - Herxheim am Berg
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Dorfplatz Weisenheim am BergPhoto: Touristinformation Freinsheim, Archiv Urlaubsregion Freinsheim
Hike through the vineyards around Weisenheim am Berg, Kallstadt and Herxheim am Berg, crossing the Felsenberg/Berntal nature reserve and impressive views of the Rhine plain.
After and during the hike, the diverse gastronomy in Weisenheim am Berg, Kallstadt and Herxheim am Berg is open to you for refreshments.
Safety informationThe 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
For more information on tour tips and the Freinsheim holiday region, please contact the Tourist Information i-Punkt Kallstadt, Tel: 06322/667838 or visit www.urlaubsregion-freinsheim.de.
The hike begins at the village square in Weisenheim am Berg. You follow Leistadter Straße until you leave the village. Here you turn right into Südtiroler Ring. At the level of Plauser Straße, turn left out of the village. You are now on the German Wine Route cycle and hiking path, which you follow southwards until you enter Leistadt. Here you cross the main road at the Weidenhof car park and find yourself at the entrance to the Felsenberg/Berntal nature reserve. Walk through the valley incision past the imposing cliff edge of the Felsenberg, past orchards and vines to the small bridge. Here you take the steps to the left up to the Riesling hiking trail (marking: wine glass on blue post), which you follow to the left. The path leads you to the centre of the village to the Square of 100 Wines. Here you will find the local landmark St. Salvator's Church with its lion fountain, and the tourist information office i-Punkt Kallstadt will help you with any questions you may have.
Cross the Weinstraße and walk a short distance into Neugasse and then immediately turn left into Schlittweg until you reach Burgunderweg (marked: wine barrel on blue post). Continue along Burgunderweg in a northerly direction. After a good 700 metres, it turns right. Here you will also see signs for the cycle path to Freinsheim. Follow the asphalt path until you reach the prominent Oschelskopf sculpture, where you can take a rest. At the Oschelskopf, turn left, then immediately left again at the next junction and right at the next crossroads. You now walk directly north again and reach Herxheim am Berg after a short climb at the eastern entrance to the town. Turn left and walk uphill along the main road into the village. After the bend in the road, turn right and walk past the village green towards the church. Behind the church you reach the castle garden with its wonderful view of the Rhine plain. Leave the castle garden on the opposite side and walk along Friedhofstraße to the left until you reach the German Wine Road, passing the Pfaffenhof Gate on your left.
Cross the Weinstraße at the traffic lights, turn left, turn right into Raiffeisenstraße and walk to the edge of the village. There you turn left from Raiffeisenstraße into the vineyards and left again at the next junction until you are almost level with Weinstraße. Turn right here and follow the path parallel to the road for a few metres until it bends to the right at the rainwater retention basin. You pass the sign with information about the Herxheimer Kartsthöhle cave and walk about 400 metres in a westerly direction towards the distant edge of the forest. You now turn right and left again at the Vinothek am Felsenberg. After about 300 metres, turn right at the sign with the Green Cross and follow the farm track north for about 600 metres, then turn left, right, left in short succession and walk a short distance directly west. The paved path turns left again and immediately right again and leads to the car park at the entrance to the village, from where it is only a few more steps along Leistadter Straße until you reach the village square again.
Bus line 453 from Bad Dürkheim or Grünstadt to Weisenheim, bus stop Weisenheim/Bg. - Gemeindehaus.
Timetable information www.vrn.de
From the north:
Via the A61 motorway at the Frankenthal junction, take the A6 towards Kaiserslautern. Exit Grünstadt/Deutsche Weinstraße. Continue on B271 (Dt. Weinstraße) towards Bad Dürkheim, exit Weisenheim am Berg.
From the south:
via the A61 motorway at the Ludwigshafen junction, take the A650 towards Bad Dürkheim. At the end of the motorway, continue on the B37. Pass the Bruch industrial estate, turn right at the next traffic lights towards Ungstein. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit into the village. After approx. 50 m turn right onto B271 (Dt. Weinstraße), direction Grünstadt. At the traffic lights in Herxheim am Berg, turn left towards Weisenheim am Berg.
ParkingFollow the parking guidance system in Weisenheim am Berg.
EquipmentPlease make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather and wear good shoes.
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