Startafel der 13 Stationen entlang des Geo-Pfades
Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
Photo: Jacques Noll, Dahner Felsenland
Fladensteine und Geologischer Lehrpfad
Photo: Jacques Noll
Geology and nature lovers will find a wide range of information about the bunter sandstone rocks as well as the history of the earth in the Palatinate Forest and beyond. On the approximately 1 kilometer long "Geo-Path" with its 13 stations, there are pictorial and well-founded explanations and exhibits of different types of rock.
Distance 1 km
Highest point341 m
Lowest point296 m
Welcome to the geo-trail around the ‘Fladensteine’ cliffs. Being remnants of a really exciting chapter of the evolution of our planet the impressive sandstone rocks tell us about earth´s history. During the hike you will be introduced to some basic geological facts like the earth´s make-up, the geology of the region and the use of local and regional rocks as valuable commodities. The ‘Fladensteine’ rock ormations are the witnesses of a time when Rhineland-Palatinate was a desert and situated near the equator. About 250 million years ago sands and gravels were deposited which turned into sandstones in the course of time. They are not only archives of an inhospitable ancient climate during the geological time period called ‘Buntsandstein’ but also reflect the environmental conditions during their development into todays shape. Thus, you can lay your hands on millions of years of geological evolution and enjoy the beauty of nature which sculptured the impressive cliff landscape of the ‘Dahner Felsenland’.
There is a separate flyer for the geo-path, which can be requested from the Dahner Felsenland Tourist Information Office or is available for download.
Refreshment stops: Landgasthaus Zur Krone, Hauptstraße 98-100, 76891 Bundenthal, Tel. 06394 301, opening hours: Tue to Sat 5 to 10 pm, Sun 11 am to 2 pm and 5 to 10 pm, day off: Monday
Despite the well-signposted trail markers along the premium hiking trails, we recommend for security reasons to always have an appropriate hiking map so that, for example when a storm occurs, you can quickly either find shelter or get out of the woods.
Especially in the autumn it is also important to remember that leaves lying on the ground can conceal irregularities, such as roots, rocks or holes in the path. Following storms, trees can have been uprooted or have branches hanging down. Such path impairments have to be expected when using such trails . Especially in adverse weather conditions, it may occur that the trails and paths turn into muddy and slippery passages. Path impairments of this kind have to be expected when you go out for a hike. Not all rocks or slopes are secured with ropes or railings and sure footedness is required. Should you be of the opinion that these are not accessible to you then you should try and get around them.
Sports field velängerte Fladensteinstraße, 76891 Bundenthal
Geologisch- und Naturinteressierte finden vielseitige Informationen über die Buntsandsteinfelsen sowie Erdgeschichte im Pfälzerwald und darüber hinaus. Auf dem ca. 1 Kilometer langen "Geo-Pfad" mit seinen 13 Stationen, gibt es bildhafte und fundierte Erklärungen und Exponate verschiedener Gesteinsarten.
all notes on protected areas
All year round by train to Hinterweidenthal, Wissembourg/F or Bad Bergzabern, from there by public bus. From May - October also on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays with the excursion train "Bundenthaler" and "Felsenland-Express". Information on journey times / prices www.der-takt.de, www.bahn.de (door-to-door travel planning) or on 0180 58764636 (VRN service number) Call taxi: Taxi Traxel, Tel. 06391 1824.
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B10 to Hinterweidenthal, continue on the B427 via Dahn, Dahn-Reichenbach and turn left onto the L489 to 76891 Bundenthal, Fladensteinstraße up to the sports field. Or B48 to Bad Bergzabern via B427 to Erlenbach, continue via Niederschlettenbach the L490 to Bundenthal.
Sturdy footwear and all-weather clothing, sun and rain protection, and a sufficient quantity of food and drink, should no refreshment facilities or shopping possibilities exist or be open. Although the path is always very well marked, you should for safety reasons always have an appropriate hiking map with you.
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