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  • Oberhalb der Winterhelle bei Kusel
    Oberhalb der Winterhelle bei Kusel
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A 46 km long hiking trail in the heart of the Palatinate Highlands, which is very well suited as a single or multi-day tour. 

From Kusel parking 1,5 km – Trail Marking: White "R" on a yellow background = feeder path to Winter helle.

From Winterhelle 38.3 km – Trail Marking: White "R" on a blue background - main trail with access to the "Pfälzer Höhenweg".

It joins the Pfälzer Höhenweg in Rothselberg   which then takes you about 4 km to Wolfstein.


Distance 46.6 km
13:47 h
1,390 m
1,429 m
542 m
184 m
This almost 46 km long route is divided into two or three stages. It shows what makes the Palatinate Highlands so unique: deep valleys, unspoilt Mother Nature and a range of summits to be seen. The starting point is the Kusel Bahnhof, not far from the town centre and the local history museum of Kusel with its Fritz Wunderlich-Zimmer. You walk past ponds and sequoias towards Haschbach. During the climb up the Remigiusberg there is a detour available to the Ruine Michelsberg with its  collegiate church and  the opportunity to stop for refreshments. Flanked by the rock walls of a quarry, you climb up past the ruins of the old castle and the Stollenquelle. A little off the route you can also take a tour of the wildlife park Potzberg, with its tavern and viewing tower. Behind Ober- and Niederstaufenbach the view looks over to the Palatinate Highlands. In the Wolfskirche (by prior arrangement) you can admire the Romanesque wall and vault paintings. A small detour to the  Wassertretanlage Eßweiler makes sure that you can cool down before continuing the tour to the Ruine Sprengelburg. On the Selberg there is a connection the Pfälzer Höhenweg leading either to  Wolfenstein or Lauterecken.

Author’s recommendation

Tour for Beginners (stages) and experienced hikers (day trip). 

No round trip.

Previously organize repatriation.

The slopes can cope better with sticks.

Pure nature! Take time to enjoy nature.


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Update: July 18, 2022
Highest point
542 m
Lowest point
184 m
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Rest stops

Zur alten Propstei
Hütte Pfälzerwald-Verein Theisbergstegen (Buchwaldhütte)
Wildlife park and bird of prey zoo with falconry
Landscheidhütte Eßweiler
Jugendherberge Wolfstein
Hotel Restaurant Maximo

Safety information

Partial results of the footpath across narrow paths and rocks. Good footwear is required.

For stroller the areas in the nature reserves are not suitable!

Especially in the fall is also necessary to ensure that the leaves lying on the ground can conceal irregularities, roots, rocks or holes in the road. With paths impairments of this kind you can expect when you take a hike. Should you be of the opinion that these are not accessible to you in particular cut, then you should get round. Especially in adverse weather conditions, it may be muddy and slippery passages come in natural ways.



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66869 Kusel, railway station (224 m)
49.538615, 7.407278
49°32'19.0"N 7°24'26.2"E
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Palatine Trail at 67753 Rothselberg (67752 Wolfstein – approximately 4 km - on Palatine Trail)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the train station, follow the yellow-marked trail leading to the Remigius Wanderweg and the Winterhelle. There, the blue-marked trail begins leading from Kusel into the forest. Passing the Rübezahl bank and the sequoias, we reach the hill in Haschbach and are already rewarded with the views of the Remigiusberg with its Propstei and on the other side, the castle of Lichtenberg. We explore the geological diversity of the region down in the quarry   (viewing path with many display boards) and climb up the Potzberg in Theisbergstegen. 

During the ascent to the Potzberg, we pass   the Stollenquelle, an old source of mercury and which even today colours the path in yellow. Once on the Potzberg, it is worth making a detour to the lookout tower, 562 m high, or a longer rest in the Wildpark Potzberg with its unique air show.

We continue through Föckelberg, down to Oberstaufenbach and then having reached Niederstaufenbach   climb up the next hill. Having reached the summit we will be rewarded with the views of Wolfskirche Bosenbach. Through the dense forest of Bosenbach we reach the heights of Eßweiler that we then leave to visit the Sprengelburg. Once again, we then traverse forests and meadows with great panoramic views before we get to the tower of the Selberg.

In the course of the trail there are many benches and rest areas which invite you to linger as well as the numerous taverns and inns in the villages along the route.



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Public transport


Rail connection in Kusel and Theisbergstegen, on the Palatine Trail in Wolfstein; 

Ruftaxi 2973 (Tel .: (06383) 1460 - Preorder at least 1 hour prior to the desired departure)


Getting there

By train: Kaiserslautern by regional train to Kusel (Possible entry on the way in Theisbergstegen) 

By car: Take the A62 (junction Kusel) or the B420



Hiking parking for entry available at the track.

Kusel railway station:                            Coordinates:     49° 32´ 16´´ N / 7° 24´ 37´´ E

Haschbach cemetery:                           Coordinates:     49° 31´ 41´´ N / 7° 25´ 57´´ E

Theisbergstegen railway station:       Coordinates:      49° 31´ 7´´   N /   7° 26´ 54´´ E

Wildlife park Potzberg:                         Coordinates:      49° 31´ 22´´ N / 7° 28´ 51´´ E  

                                                                                                 (also Wohnmobilstellplätze)

Wolfskirche (bei Bosenbach):             Coordinates:      49° 32´ 30´´ N / 7° 30´ 59´´ E

Sports ground Bosenbach:                  Coordinates:      49° 32´ 53´´ N / 7° 31´ 26´´ E

Kneipp pool Eßweiler:                          Coordinates:      49° 33´ 18´´ N / 7° 33´ 22´´ E

                                                                                                (also Wohnmobilstellplätze)

Parking Village center Eßweiler:      Coordinates:      49° 33´ 32´´ N / 7° 33´ 53´´ E

Landscheidhütte:                                   Coordinates:       49° 33´ 51´´ N / 7° 33´ 36´´ E



49.538615, 7.407278
49°32'19.0"N 7°24'26.2"E
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The Official Guide to the predicate paths Remigius & Veldenz

Author’s map recommendations

Topographic Map 1:25.000 „Westpfalz Mitte“ und „Westpfalz Nord“ Hiking in Palatine Uplands


Hiking gear and sturdy shoes are required. 

Walking sticks are recommended!


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Westy 67
July 30, 2021 · Community
Der Weg war durchwachsen, leider waren die Markierung nicht wirklich gepflegt, teils schlecht lesbar oder zugewachsen. Das hat zu kräftezehrenden Umwegen geführt. Was wirklich am Weg fehlt sind Bänke zum Rasten, teils liegen dazwischen 6-8 km. Wir sind von Kusel gestartet, die ersten 15 km waren deutlich weniger schön, als der Rest.
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Thomas Kempf 
April 07, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? April 02, 2021
Photo: Thomas Kempf, Community
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46.6 km
13:47 h
1,390 m
1,429 m
Highest point
542 m
Lowest point
184 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights


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