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Aussichten der Tuchmacher

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  • Aussicht auf die Klosterkirche
    / Aussicht auf die Klosterkirche
    Photo: Hermann Daniel, CC BY-ND, Hermann Daniel
  • / Aussichtsturm Dicker Stein
    Photo: Heike Zinsmeister, Heike Zinsmeister
  • / Aussicht Dicker Stein
    Photo: Heike Zinsmeister, Heike Zinsmeister
  • / Wellenliegen - Aussichtspunkt Wildsaukopf
    Photo: Hermann Daniel, CC BY-ND, Hermann Daniel
  • / Wegemarkierung
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  • / Wellenliegen-Wildsaukopf
    Photo: Heike Zinsmeister, Heike Zinsmeister
  • / Bürgerstube & Gemeinschaftshaus Lambrecht
    Photo: Harald König, Harald König
  • / Friedensplatz - Friedenstaube
    Photo: Hermann Daniel, CC BY-ND, Hermann Daniel
  • / Ausblick Friedensweg - Streuobstwiesen
    Photo: Hermann Daniel, CC BY-ND, Hermann Daniel
  • / Friedensweg
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  • / Friedensweg - Trockenmauer
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  • / Friedensweg - Aussicht auf Lambrecht (Pfalz)
    Photo: Hermann Daniel, Hermann Daniel
m 600 500 400 300 200 100 10 8 6 4 2 km Runder Tisch - Rastplatz Wildsaukopf - Wellenliegen Kaisergarten - Alte Unger Stein des … (Pfalz)

Der Themenweg "Aussichten der Tuchmacher" startet am Bahnhof in Lambrecht und führt Sie vorbei an schönen Aussichtspunkten. Wie zum Beispiel den Wildsaukopf, den Kaisergarten oder den Dicken Stein Turm. 



Distance 10.6 km
3:20 h
354 m
354 m
514 m
161 m
The walk takes you from the station down into the town, towards Schulstraße, past Friedrich-Ebert-Platz, towards Marktstraße - Grabenstraße.

Those who have not yet provided themselves with food for the hike can do so on the way through the town. On the route itself, as an exception, none of the numerous huts in the Palatinate Forest will be visited, but the numerous vantage points offer a beautiful backdrop for a relaxing rest.


Author’s recommendation

The Friedensweg is included in the hiking trail "Aussichten der Tuchmacher" (Views of the Clothmakers). If you wish, you can hike this beautiful alternative to the main trail either on the way there or on the way back. This section is approx. 1.3 km long and leads you past orchards up to Friedensplatz. There you will not only find a red sandstone with a dove carved into it, but also a picnic area with a beautiful view of the cloth-making town of Lambrecht (Pfalz).


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Update: January 14, 2022
Highest point
514 m
Lowest point
161 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Bürgerstube & Gemeinschaftshaus Lambrecht
Gaststätte "Zur Jahnwiese"
Pizzeria Venezia
Café Piccolo (Backhaus Ehrat)
Eiscafe Venezia
Billard Café "Zum alten Theater"

Safety information

In general:

Especially in autumn, also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path. After thunderstorms or rainstorms, trees can still fall over or branches can fall down afterwards. Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths. Not all rocks or precipices are secured with ropes or railings. Surefootedness is required in places. You have to expect this type of path impairment when you undertake a hike. If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, you should avoid them.


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


The hiking trail is not barrier-free and not suitable for pushchairs

Tips and hints

Der Themenweg "Aussichten der Tuchmacher" führt Sie über den Friedensweg. Dieser kurze Weg (ca. 1,3km lang) führt Sie vorbei an Streuobstwiesen zum Friedensplatz. Dort erwartet Sie ein Picknickplatz mit einer schönen Aussicht auf die über 1000 Jahre alte Tuchmacherstadt Lambrecht (Pfalz). Sie können den Friedensweg entweder zu Beginn oder am Ende ihrer Wanderung erlaufen. 


Station Lambrecht (Palatinate) (1,733 m)
49.372958, 8.073510
49°22'22.6"N 8°04'24.6"E
32U 432741 5469329


Station Lambrecht (Palatinate)

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts at Lambrecht(Pfalz) railway station, which can either be reached by public transport or you can park your vehicle in the neighbouring car park. From there, the route leads down into the town and via Schulstraße past Friedrich-Ebert-Platz, up Markstraße. After the monastery church, we continue in the direction of Grabenstraße. There you will find the entrance to the Friedensweg. We follow the Friedensweg and then continue along the Aussichten der Tuchmacherweg. In the first left-hand bend of the gravel path we leave it on a rather steep uphill path, which leads us after a few hundred metres to the beginning of the "Tugendpfad". The Tugendpfad leads us further uphill to the "Stadter Bank" trailhead. The first altitude level is reached and on a now wide, natural path, the trail leads us almost without any further ascent to the "Schönen Aussicht" (beautiful view) at the "Wildsaukopf" (wild sow's head) and the Wellenliegen. The two names quickly become clear due to the view over the Lambrechter and the rocks resting on the slope. A first rest on the inviting wave loungers fits in well with the schedule. Let your legs dangle and let the view wander out over the city to the west or towards Weinbiet.

We continue the hike on a wide path without any major incline at first, until we turn sharply left and clearly uphill at the next path junction after a few hundred metres. In a loop, the path leads us to the next level and the next two path junctions to the left are ignored. Gently ascending, the path now leads on the north side of the Schauerberg to the "Umsetzer" viewpoint. Here, too, a seating area invites you to take a rest and the view from this higher vantage point provides a new view down to the old cloth-making town in the valley.

After the "Umsetzer", the description of the route that we know from the "Wellenliegen" is almost repeated. The trail continues to climb gently until it turns sharply to the left and goes uphill. But here, too, the gradient is finite and we have reached the ridge. The terrain now slopes down almost on all sides and we maintain the direction to the Kaisergarten along enchanted stone formations.

The Emperor's Garden was laid out on 15 August 1804 as a fairground for the ordered celebration of Napoleon's appointment as hereditary emperor on the cattle shelter "Alte Unger". At 519 metres, the Kaisergarten is the highest point in the Lambrechter Klosterwald. To reach the remains of the Alte Unger, simply follow the sign across the forest. Nowadays, low stone walls can still be seen.

Turn right onto the path (follow the markings) and cross two forest paths. On the way, the view sweeps over the heights of the Pfälzerwald. Turn right onto the marked road ("Lambrecht über "Dicker Stein"-Turm") and turn left before the round table. About 100 metres further on, we turn sharp left onto the grass path. At the Stone of Movement, descend the stairs to the Dicker Stein Tower.

Thick Stone Tower: The first pavilion on the Thick Stone was built as early as 1896, but fell into disrepair over time. In 1933, work began on building a lookout tower here. In 1995 it was so dilapidated that it had to be closed. However, many helpers were found who restored the tower.

We go down the path in front of the tower and turn right at the junction; we now follow the markings again. Turn left onto the road and after about 220 metres turn sharp right onto the path. At the end of the path, turn right onto the forest road.

At a crossroads, turn left and walk down to the cemetery. Continue to follow the trail markings. Walk along the road. Walk down the paved road and past the school. Turn right into the main road and left into Bahnhofstraße. This hike ends again at the railway station.


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Public transport


Mit dem ÖPNV sehr gut zu erreichen

Fahrplanauskunft beim VRN

Getting there

Von der A65 kommend, Neustadt Nord abfahren und dann der B38 folgen, dann der B39 folgen bis Lambrecht (Pfalz). In Lambrecht, hinter der Ampel rechts abfahren Richtung Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung Lambrecht (Pfalz) - Bahnhof. 

von der A6 kommend, bei Enkenbach-Alsenborn abfahren und dann der B48 Richtung Hochspeyer, Bad Dürkheim folgen. Dann links auf die B37 abbiegen, Richtung Bad Dürkheim. In Frankenstein abfahren auf die B39 Richtung Neustadt an der Weinstraße/Lambrecht (Pfalz). In Lambrecht (Pfalz), hinter der Fußgängerampel links abbiegen Richtung Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung - Bahnhof.



Die Parkplätze befinden sich direkt neben dem Bahnhof in Lambrecht (Pfalz) 


49.372958, 8.073510
49°22'22.6"N 8°04'24.6"E
32U 432741 5469329
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Pietruska Verlag - Lambrecht & Neustadt a.d.W. - ISBN 978-3-945138-07-6

Erhältlich bei:

  • Verbandsgemeinde Lambrecht (Pfalz), Sommerbergstr. 3, 67466 Lambrecht (Pfalz), 06325-181110, ,
  • Besucherinformationszentrum „Flößerei u. Trift“, Bahnhofstr. 60, 67471 Elmstein, 06328-234,,


For our hiking tours we recommend the following equipment as standard:
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Clothing suitable for the weather
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Sufficient supplies of food and drinks, as there are not always refreshment stops or shops available or open everywhere.
  • Even though the paths are very well marked throughout, it is always advisable to carry a suitable hiking map for safety reasons, so that you can quickly find your way to a safe area in the event of a thunderstorm or emergency, for example.

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Thomas Eimer · July 22, 2020 · Community
Super, jetzt passt der Stadtplan . Vielen Dank
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Question from Thomas Eimer · July 21, 2020 · Community
Sehr geehrte Verantwortliche dieser Seite, wie kann es sein, dass im Stadtplan von Lambrecht das Zunfthaus nicht in der Wallonenstrasse steht und das Naturfreunde in der Stadtmitte eingezeichnet ist ?
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Answered by Heike Zinsmeister · July 21, 2020 · Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Für diese Icons sind wir nicht verantwortlich. Diese hat Outdooractive gesetzt und nicht wir. Ich hatte dies auch schon bemängelt, aber leider wurden diese Icons nicht entfernt. Tut mir leid.


Euphemia Anna
November 08, 2021 · Community
Insgesamt eine sehr schöne Wanderung oberhalb von Lambrecht mit 10 (!) originellen Rastplätzen und mit 6 schönen (teilweise spektakulären) Ausblicken auf Lambrecht und/oder seine umgebenden Wälder. Meine klare Präferenz: Die Tour in umgekehrter Richtung gehen, da die Passage von der "Stadter Bank" hoch zum "Kaisergarten" auf breiten Wegen etwas eintönig ist (eher für den Rückweg tauglich) und der "Friedensweg" somit ein besonders schöner Ausklang ist.
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When did you do this route? October 14, 2021
Hashtag Reiselust 
September 12, 2021 · Community
Wir sind eine kleine Abwandlung davon gelaufen und haben die Runde etwas verlängert. Sehr schöne Tour, die wir auch in unserem Blog festgehalten haben:
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When did you do this route? September 11, 2021
Jürgen Werner
August 15, 2021 · Community
weitestgehend eine schöne Wanderung die man machen kann aber nicht unbedingt muss, will heißen das es nicht die versprochenen ,vielen Aussichten gibt. Die Ausschilderung ist ,bis auf wenige Ausnahmen, top.
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When did you do this route? August 08, 2021
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10.6 km
3:20 h
354 m
354 m
Highest point
514 m
Lowest point
161 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights


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