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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 7

Pfälzer Weinsteig Stage 7: Burrweiler - Dernbach

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  • Ruine Neuscharfeneck
    Ruine Neuscharfeneck
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
m 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Waldhaus Drei … Waldhaus St. Anna Kapelle Dernbacher Haus Trifelsblickhütte
On the seventh stage of the Weinsteig trail, we can discover three more hikers' huts run by the Pfälzerwald-Verein (PWV, a local association), all in idyllic settings. In addition, walking around the Orensberg mountain gives us one of the most beautiful views of the Palatinate Forest and the Rhine plain.
Distance 17.2 km
5:30 h
585 m
639 m
547 m
205 m
Long distance and panoramic views, a ruined castle and the rustic forest huts of the Pfälzerwald-Verein - these sights you will get to know during the 17-km tour of discovery. Following the red-yellow marked trail it goes first uphill to the St. Anna_Kapelle, from there the red-white grapes trail marker leads along the slopes of the Teufelsberg to the Trifelsblick-Hütte. From the terrace, the views are towards the south with the former imperial castle Trifels, the wooded summit of the Wasgau and the Vosges. The Ramberger Waldhaus lends itself to make  a stop before scouting the ruins of Neuscharfeneck with its walk-in tunnels and chambers. A few minutes later the trail continues along a tree-lined path to the Landauer  Hütte where the outdoor seating under trees invites you, yet again, to have  a break. Shortly before the stage destination, the Pfälzer Weinsteig invites you to  make a round tour of  Orensfelsen. Its viewing platform with a 270 ° panorama does not allow you to rest your eyes. Past the Landauer Hütte and the restaurant Dembacher Haus, the trail leads on to Dernbach.


UFFBASSE! - Campaign for being considerate of others in nature

  • Always act in a proactive, friendly and considerate way towards everyone you encounter along the way.
  • Respect nature, do not destroy plants and always stay on the paths. Try to avoid excessive noise and leave the forest before dusk.
  • Remember to take a rubbish bag with you when you go out and take your rubbish back home.
  • Please keep your dog on a leash at all times. Other visitors and animals thank you.
  • For your own safety, observe all road closures, including at weekends.
  • Park only in designated parking areas. Leave space for emergency vehicles and agricultural machinery.
  • Please give priority to agricultural and forestry traffic.

Author’s recommendation

  • Unbedingt die Runde um den Orensfelsen mitnehmen.
  • Die Ruine Neuscharfeneck ist derzeit geschlossen.



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Tobias Kauf 
Update: January 31, 2023
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Highest point
547 m
Lowest point
205 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 1.30%Dirt road 26.40%Forested/wild trail 53.80%Path 17.04%Road 1.44%
0.2 km
Dirt road
4.6 km
Forested/wild trail
9.3 km
2.9 km
0.2 km
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Rest stops

St. Anna- Hütte
Waldhaus Drei Buchen - Ramberger Waldhaus
Landauer Hütte am Zimmerbrunnen
Dernbacher Haus

Safety information

In light of recent events:

Coronavirus Guide from the German Hiking Association


In autumn in particular, it is important to remember that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones and holes in the path. Trees can topple and branches can fall down after thunderstorms and rainstorms. Natural paths can become muddy and slippery, especially in poor weather conditions. Not all rocks and precipices are secured with ropes or railings. You need to be sure-footed in certain areas. Damage to paths of this kind is to be expected on hikes. If you feel that certain sections of the path are not passable for you, please avoid them.



We endeavour to announce all closures due to forest work or hunting parties on this platform. Nevertheless, sometimes there are situations where hiking trails are closed and we may not have been informed. If you unexpectedly encounter a road closure or diversion, please follow the instructions for your own safety.

Tips and hints



Burrweiler town center (253 m)
49.247636, 8.075468
49°14'51.5"N 8°04'31.7"E
32U 432713 5455396
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Dernbach town center

Turn-by-turn directions

From Burrweiler, we take the crossroads which we passed the day before and return to the St Anna hikers' hut (PWV) (1). The trail then continues along the slope of the Teufelsberg mountain to the Trifelsblick hikers' hut (PWV) (2), which lies at 550m. Here we can enjoy the wonderful view from the terrace, which also gives the hut its name. The view reaches from Trifels Castle to the Wasgau mountain range and to the Vosges.

Easy paths bring us through pretty forests along the Teufelsberg and Roßberg mountains to the next rest stop, the Ramberger Waldhaus (PWV) (3), where we can pause for a snack or a piece of cake to give us strength for the rest of our hike. The attractive forest path eventually brings us to the imposing ruins of Neuscharfeneck Castle (4), which was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War. From the castle it's not far to the Landauer hikers' hut (PWV) (5) in its idyllic woodland setting, where there are plenty of places to sit outside in the shade.

We can also satisfy our hunger and quench our thirst here before taking on the circuit around the Orensberg mountain. The unparalleled 270° panoramic view from the large platform of the Orensfelsen rock (6) is worth the effort of the ascent. We then descend past the Landauer hut (PWV) and the Dernbacher Haus restaurant (7), with its great views, to the small village of Dernbach.


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Public transport

Train to Knöringen-Essingen, from there take the bus to Burrweiler

Getting there

A65 to the Edenkoben exit, continue via Edesheim and Hainfeld to Burrweiler


In Burrweiler


49.247636, 8.075468
49°14'51.5"N 8°04'31.7"E
32U 432713 5455396
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Rother Bergverlag : Die Pfälzer Weitwanderwege Pfälzer Höhenweg, Pfälzer Waldpfad, Pfälzer Weinsteig. In 30 Tagen durch die Pfalz (Autor: Jürgen Plogmann). 140 Seiten mit 60 Farbabbildungen, 30 Höhenprofile, 30 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:75.000, eine Übersichtskarte. ISBN 978-3-7633-4401-7 Conrad-Stein-Verlag: Pfälzer Weinsteig (Autorin: Anne Bärbel Engelhart). 192 Seiten mit 17 Karten, 61 Farbabblidungen und 10 Höhenprofilen. ISBN 978-3-86686-380-4

Author’s map recommendations

  • Public Press Wanderkarte Pfälzer Weinsteig im Maßstab 1:25.000, deutsch, Leporello Falzung mit 17 Teilkarten, GPS-genau, elf redaktionelle Seiten mit Ausflugszielen und Einkehrtipps. Weitere Hauptwanderwege enthalten. ISBN 978-3-89920-677-7, Preis: 11,99€. Direkt hier bestellen.
  • Wanderkarte Pfälzerwald 6, NaturNavi Gmbh, ISBN 978-3-96099-104-5


We recommend the following equipment as standard for our hiking tours:
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Clothing suitable for the weather
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Sufficient quantity of food and drink, as refreshment stops or shopping facilities are not always available or open.
  • Although the paths are very well marked throughout, for safety reasons it is always advisable to carry a suitable hiking map so that you can quickly find your way to a safe area in the event of a thunderstorm or emergency.

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Hopean Hopean 
May 31, 2022 · Community
War unsere erste Etappe auf dem Weinsteig, Hoher Anteil an Forstwege. Alle Einkehrmöglichkeiten waren geschlossen ☹️. Etwas Eintönig da die Strecke nur durch Wald geführt wird.
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When did you do this route? May 30, 2022
Monika Becht
May 12, 2022 · Community
.... nunja... im Gegensatz zu den vorherigen Abschnitten überschaubar ;-) ....
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Sandra Oefler
July 11, 2021 · Community
Für uns ist diese Strecke bisher die einfachste gewesen viele breitere Wanderwege . Der Anstieg zum orensfefls hat es dann aber doch in sich und der Ausblick ist traumhaft aber auch unterwegs war immer wieder eine tolle Fernsicht. Der abschluss in dem dernbach Haus hat sich auch gelohnt wir hatten Glück und es gab noch ein paar drachenflieger/paraglyter? zu bestaunen.
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17.2 km
5:30 h
585 m
639 m
Highest point
547 m
Lowest point
205 m
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