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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 4

Reckweilerhof-Ausbacherhof - Veldenz-Wanderweg - Stage 4 (Leading-Quality-Trail - Best of Europe)

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    Photo: Julia Bingeser / Jürgen Wachowski, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
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The first stop after the start in Reckweilerhof is Heinzenhausen where the idyllic   River Lauter winds its way.

Vineyard walls and old vineyards line the way before we enjoy a magnificent view of the   "Lauter-Schleife" in Hohenöllen.

Silent woods and the babbling   Sulzbach, which we have to cross, lead you into a daydream.

After passing the Hobstätter Hof, with its restaurant "Der Pferdestall," we reach the destination of this, the 4th stage, the Ausbacherhof, a family agricultural business with direct marketing as well as learning and adventure farm. The Vesperclause "Rusticus" offers guests food and refreshments and a farm café has also been completed.


Distance 11.7 km
3:35 h
399 m
241 m
366 m
170 m
The Veldenz-trail passes through the uneven landscape of the Palatinate highlands, lined with stunning panoramic views over to the Hunsrück and the Palatinate. Along the way, romantically-situated benches invite you to sit down and enjoy the views. At the start and finish of the walk there is the opportunity to refresh oneself.


Author’s recommendation

From Hohenöllen you have a fantastic view over the Lautertal - highly recommended! The Hobstätter Hof impresses with its sheer size - the restaurant "Der Pferdestall" has its own special ambience and is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays from 17:00 hrs. and on Sundays from 10:00 hrs. onwards.


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Julia Bingeser / Juergen Wachowski /
Update: July 18, 2022
Highest point
366 m
Lowest point
170 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 4.54%Dirt road 15.34%Forested/wild trail 62.33%Path 6.89%Road 10.87%
0.5 km
Dirt road
1.8 km
Forested/wild trail
7.3 km
0.8 km
1.3 km
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Rest stops

Hotel-Restaurant Reckweilerhof
Naturkostladen Pfleger Ausbacherhof

Safety information

Partial results of the footpath across narrow paths and rocks. Good footwear is required. For prams 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 certain ways sections, then you should get round. Especially in adverse weather conditions, it may at natural ways to muddy and slippery passages come.


Tips and hints



Reckweilerhof 8, 67752 Wolfstein (180 m)
49.608098, 7.608650
49°36'29.2"N 7°36'31.1"E
32U 399479 5495988
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Ausbacherhof 1, 67753 Reipoltskirchen

Turn-by-turn directions

From our starting point at Reckweilerhof we follow the path through the forest back to the Veldenz Wanderweg. Off to the left we climb a steep path   up the hill, before the trail continues with gentle ups and downs up to the forest edge. 

From here, we have a beautiful view of the Lautertal and the village of Heinzenhausen.

We descend down farm tracks into the Lautertal, cross over the B270 main road and wander through the village of   Heinzenhausen. Behind the village, the path leads up a short steep section before meandering at largely the same height to the South until we reach the former Roman road shortly before Hohenöllen.

The Veldenz Wanderweg now leads us through the village where it always   pays you to keep your eyes open: Gottfried Bräunling, a renowned artist from Dresden, has furnished   an old farmhouse with numerous sculptures and paintings, as well as converting it into an art studio and events centre.

There follows a varied path behind Hohenöllen - over fields and pastures and through woods, before we reach the Hobstätter Hof, which belongs to the village of Einöllen. 

One final climb has to be dealt with before we reach our stage destination, the Ausbacherhof. Here we find   a family agricultural business with direct marketing as well as learning and adventure farm. The Vesperclause "Rusticus" offers guests food and refreshments and a farm café has also been completed.



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Public transport


By train to stop Reckweilerhof , return from Ausbacherhof or Reipoltskirchen the Ruftaxi 2973 ( Tel .: 06382/993600 - Preorder at least 1 hour prior to the desired departure ) after Wolfstein and the train back to Reckweilerhof ( journey time 45 min ).

Information and timetables:


Getting there

Coming from Kaiserslautern via the B270 to Reckweilerhof or to Ausbacherhof on the L 382 to Reipoltskirchen and then via the K 42 towards Einöllen to Ausbacherhof.



67752 Wolfstein/Reckweilerhof, railway station.

Coordinates:   49° 36´ 27´´N / 7° 36´ 32´´ E


Public parking and Wohnmobilstellplatz on Ausbacherhof, Ausbacherhof 1, 67753 Reipoltskirchen

Coordinates: 49° 36´ 47´´ N / 7° 39´ 24´´ E



49.608098, 7.608650
49°36'29.2"N 7°36'31.1"E
32U 399479 5495988
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Official Handbook Prädikatsweg "Veldenz-Wanderweg" Available at: touristinformation@kv-kus

Author’s map recommendations

Topographic Map 1: 25.000 "Westpfalz Mitte"


Hiking gear and sturdy shoes are required.

Walking sticks are recommended!


Questions and answers

Question from Kurt Schraitle · May 20, 2021 · Community
Wo kann man bei den einzelnen Touretappen übernachten?
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Answered by Lena Stoffel · May 20, 2021 · Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Hallo Herr Schraitle, entlang des Veldenz Wanderwegs gibt es verschiedene Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten. Gerne können Sie uns eine Mail ( schreiben. Wir senden Ihnen dann weitere Informationen zu. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Lena Stoffel


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11.7 km
3:35 h
399 m
241 m
Highest point
366 m
Lowest point
170 m
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