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Wine hike: Weisenheim am Berg - Herxheim am Berg - Dackenheim

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  • Dorfplatz Weisenheim am Berg
    Dorfplatz Weisenheim am Berg
    Photo: Tourist-Information Freinsheim, Archiv Urlaubsregion Feinsheim
m 300 250 200 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Naturschutzgebiet Berntal-Felsenberg Herxheim am Berg - Schlossgarten Herxheim am Berg - Karsthöhle Rastplatz Liebesbrunnenhaus

Short description:
This interesting hike through the vineyards takes you from Weisenheim am Berg on a mainly flat route to the Felsenberg/Berntal nature reserve and to Herxheim am Berg, the highest village on the German Wine Route. Via the Herxheim castle garden, you hike on through the vines towards Dackenheim and back to Weisenheim am Berg.

Distance 8 km
2:15 h
63 m
63 m
247 m
185 m
The hike leads mostly along paved paths through the vineyards. On the section from the Felsenberg nature reserve via the Herxheim castle garden to Dackenheim, you are offered brilliant views of the Rhine plain. On the way back, the path continues on level ground to Weisenheim/Bg. The tour is not separately signposted, but you can easily orientate yourself by the route description.

Author’s recommendation

After completing the hike, you can stop for a bite to eat in Weisenheim am Berg's many restaurants.

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Update: January 18, 2022
Highest point
247 m
Lowest point
185 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 28.70%Dirt road 33.69%Forested/wild trail 29.96%Path 1.63%Road 5.29%Unknown 0.70%
2.3 km
Dirt road
2.7 km
Forested/wild trail
2.4 km
0.1 km
0.4 km
0.1 km
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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

For more information on tour tips, Weisenheim am Berg and the Freinsheim holiday region, please contact the Tourist Information i-Punkt Kallstadt, Tel: 06322/667838 or visit


Weisenheim am Berg, village square in the centre of the village (228 m)
49.513775, 8.153680
49°30'49.6"N 8°09'13.2"E
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Weisenheim am Berg, village square in the centre of the village

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike begins at the village square in Weisenheim am Berg. From here, walk in a southerly direction through Leistadter Straße to the end of the village, change sides of the road at the crossing aid and keep to the right in the car park. At the end of the car park, turn left onto the farm track and follow it for approx. 300 metres. Then turn sharp left, after another 50 metres sharp right. Then go to the next crossroads. Turn right there, after about 30 metres continue on the path (do not turn left) and follow the path. After a short climb, you will come to a crossroads. Turn right there, after about 100 metres turn left into the next unpaved path, go straight on there until you meet another unpaved path, turn left there. This path leads along above the Berntal valley near the cliff edge of the Felsenberg. About 50 metres after the Schützhütte, turn right into the hairpin bend. Now follow the asphalt path to the Herxheim winegrowers' cooperative. The path takes you past the display board of the Stone Age karst cave to the German Wine Route. Follow this past the Herxheim winegrowers' cooperative until you pass the traffic lights. After the traffic lights, turn right into Friedhofstraße and immediately right again through the Pfaffenhof gate. At the end of Pfaffenhof, turn left towards the church. In the castle garden behind the church there are benches for a stop and you have a wonderful view over the Rhine plain. At the end of the grounds, through the small iron gate, down the steps and keep right. In front of the seating area at the car park, turn left and keep going straight ahead towards the north. Shortly before Dackenheim, take a sharp left turn. (=> If you turn right, after 100 metres you will come to the Liebesbrunnenhäuschen with a rest area, you can also take a detour through Dackenheim <=)You reach the German Wine Road, which you cross carefully (attention: no crossing aid) and go straight on through the vines on a further unpaved path. You meet a paved farm track, turn right and walk to the electricity pylon, where you turn sharp left. You pass a refuge, continue straight ahead and reach Weisenheim am Berg via Dackenheimer Weg. You cross the bypass and reach the starting point, the village square in the centre of the village, via the main road.


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Public transport


Bus line 453 from Bad Dürkheim or Grünstadt, bus stop Weisenheim am Berg - Gemeindehaus.
Timetable information:

Getting there

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, take exit Weisenheim am Berg from B271 (Dt. Weinstraße).

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 industrial area Bruch, turn right at the next traffic lights to 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.


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49.513775, 8.153680
49°30'49.6"N 8°09'13.2"E
32U 438737 5484916
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8 km
2:15 h
63 m
63 m
Highest point
247 m
Lowest point
185 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available


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