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Winter wine pilgrimage in the Freinsheim holiday region

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m 300 250 200 150 10 8 6 4 2 km Winzergenossenschaft Herxheim am Berg Weinhaus am Sonnenberg Winzergenossenschaft Kallstadt
Three winegrowers' cooperatives and associations act as "pilgrim stations" along this varied circular walk through the Berntal/Felsenberg nature reserve and vineyards with interesting vantage points.
moderate
Distance 10.2 km
2:45 h
162 m
143 m
266 m
123 m

Vineyard walk on asphalted farm tracks and partly unpaved sections with only a few climbs. The tour becomes a pilgrim's hike with the pilgrim's passport, which you can have stamped at the pilgrim stations along the way while sampling a wine.

Author’s recommendation

After and during the pilgrimage, the varied gastronomy of the wine villages of the Freinsheim holiday region is open to you.

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Tourist-Information Freinsheim
Update: January 19, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
266 m
Lowest point
123 m
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Track types

Asphalt 10.26%Dirt road 45.50%Forested/wild trail 37.11%Path 2.07%Road 2.81%Unknown 2.21%
Asphalt
1 km
Dirt road
4.6 km
Forested/wild trail
3.8 km
Path
0.2 km
Road
0.3 km
Unknown
0.2 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

Urlaubsregion Freinsheim, i-Punkt Kallstadt, Tel : 06322/667838, www.urlaubsregion-freinsheim.de

Start

Tourist Information i-Punkt Kallstadt, Weinstraße 11 (151 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.493122, 8.175183
DMS
49°29'35.2"N 8°10'30.7"E
UTM
32U 440268 5482603
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Destination

Winegrowers' cooperative Kallstadt

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the i-Punkt Kallstadt, follow the "Rieslingwanderweg" northwards to the Felsenberg/Berntal. Here a few steps lead down into the valley incision of the bird sanctuary (black and white sign with bird motif), which you hike through to the left. Below, you pass the rock formations of the limestone cliffs and rare flora to Leistadt to the Weidenhof car park. Here you cross the L517, turn right and take the first path (red bar, hiking trail Neuleiningen-Bad Dürkheim) through the vineyards in a northerly direction to Weisenheim am Berg.
You reach Weisenheim am Berg via Plauser Straße, turn right at Karl-Gayer-Straße and at its end you will see the Weinhaus am Sonnenberg on the left in Leistadter Straße (1st pilgrimage stop).
After the rehearsal, walk back along Leistadter Straße in the direction of the town exit.You 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 this for approx. 300 metres. Then take a sharp left, after another 50 metres take a sharp right and continue straight ahead to the next crossroads. Here you turn left and walk past the Vinothek am Felsenberg (not a pilgrimage station, but also worth a visit) on the right and after about 200m turn sharp left again. The whole time you have a wonderful view of the Rhine plain.
The farm track now leads you to the Herxheim am Berg winegrowers' cooperative, the 3rd pilgrimage station. From here you can make a detour to the Herxheim castle garden next to the St. Jakob church - the balcony of the Freinsheim holiday region with seating under old trees and a great view of the Rhine plain.
The last stage now takes you back to Kallstadt. Below the winegrowers' cooperative, cross the road and go left down into the vineyards about 75m after leaving the village. After another 100m, turn right and then immediately right again towards Weinstraße. At the roadside, turn left towards Kallstadt. You will meet the markings of the Burgunderweg (wine barrel) and follow this straight ahead to the south. At the entrance to the village, take a sharp right, after the cemetery turn left and then right along Friedhofstraße to Weinstraße. The 4th and last pilgrimage stop, the Kallstadt winegrowers' cooperative, is immediately on the left on the Dt. Weinstraße.

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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

Car park at the cemetery or Place of 100 Wines at the church (here, however, with a 3-hour time limit from 12 noon). 

Coordinates

DD
49.493122, 8.175183
DMS
49°29'35.2"N 8°10'30.7"E
UTM
32U 440268 5482603
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Clothing suitable for the weather and sturdy shoes.

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Rating

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Klaus Willer
January 25, 2021 · Community
Schöner Rundweg aber ohne GPS Gerät nicht zu finden!
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Monika Heinzmann 
January 02, 2021 · Community
Entspannende Wanderung durch die Weinberge und das wunderschöne Berntal. Leider ist die Wegführung zwischen Weisenheim am Berg und Herxheim am Berg nicht wie auf der Karte angegeben. Scheinbar gab es eine Flurbereinigung; jedenfalls gibt es den genannten Weg nicht mehr. Es war aber kein Problem, einen anderen Weg (ist nicht in der Karte eingezeichnet... die Wege wurden wohl neu eingerichtet) nach Herxheim a. B. zu finden. Aufgrund der Corona Restriktionen konnte man leider keine Weinproben unterwegs machen. Wir haben für die Tour insgesamt 3 Stunden reine Gehzeit benötigt.
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When did you do this route? January 02, 2021
Photo: Monika Heinzmann, Community
Photo: Monika Heinzmann, Community
Photo: Monika Heinzmann, Community
Photo: Monika Heinzmann, Community

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.2 km
Duration
2:45 h
Ascent
162 m
Descent
143 m
Highest point
266 m
Lowest point
123 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Botanical highlights

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