German Wine Route Hiking Trail
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Wanderer bei LeinsweilerPhoto: Dominik Ketz, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Buchen Sie unter www.suedlicheweinstrasse.de ganz bequem unser 7-Tage-Arrangement "Wandertour Deutsche Weinstraße". Wir kümmern uns um die Planung - Sie genießen!
Safety informationAlthough the path is well marked, you should for safety reasons always have an appropriate hiking map with you.
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Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie bei Südliche Weinstrasse e.V. in Landau Tel: 06341/ 940 400 , www.suedlicheweinstrasse.de oder Deutsche Weinstrasse e.V. - Mittelhaardt in Neustadt, Tel: 06321/ 91 23 33, www.deutsche-weinstrasse.de
The tour starts at the architecturally striking House of the German Wine Route, the geographical start of the oldest wine touristic route in Germany. You quickly leave the built-up area behind and dip into the sunny sea of Palatinate vineyards. Past Grünstadt the trail takes us to Neuleiningen. From Neuleinigen Castle, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Rhine Plateau.
From the village we walk down to the valley, through Bobenheim am Berg, Weisenheim am Berg and Leistadt into the attractive spa town of Bad Dürkheim, with the largest wine barrel in the world and the second longest graduation tower in Germany.
The trail continues through Wachenheim (worth seeing: Wachtenburg castle ruin with another spectacular view), past Deidesheim and through the romantic wine villages of Königsbach, Gimmeldingen and Haardt to Neustadt. Worth a detour off route is a visit up to Hambacher Schloss, the birthplace of German democracy.
From Neustadt the trail takes us to the romantic wine village of St. Martin. Thereafter, the route rises steeply towards Kropsburg for a short time. Past Villa Ludwigshöhe, the former summer residence of King Louis I of Bavaria, we walk through the wine villages of Weyher, Burrweiler with its lovely St. Anna Chaple, Gleisweiler, Frankweiler into Siebeldingen.
The German Wine Route Hiking Trail (Wanderweg Deutsche Weinstraße) continues past Birkweiler and Ranschbach, through Eschbach (don't miss Madenburg Castle , one of the largest and oldest castles in the Palatinate) into Klingenmünster.
We walk through alleys of the picturesques villages of Gleiszellen and Gleishornbach past Pleisweiler to the spa town of Bad Bergzabern. Stroll around the winding streets of the historical town centre and relax in the idyllic park and the South Palatinate thermal springs.
Now only a short hike through sun-drenched vineyards separates us from the end destination of our hike, the famous German Wine Gate in Schweigen-Rechtenbach.
This tour is conveniently accessible by public transport.
Train stations are availalbe at the following towns and villages: Bockenheim, Grünstadt-Asselheim, Bad Dürkheim Wachenheim, Deidesheim, Neustadt, Maikammer/Kirrweiler, Edenkoben, Bad Bergzabern, Wissembourg.
For timetable please visit www.vrn.de or www.bahn.de
A6 bis Ausfahrt Grünstadt, weiter über die B271 nach Bockenheim / A61 bis Ausfahrt Worms, weiter über die B47 und B271 nach Bockenheim
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 well marked, you should for safety reasons always have an appropriate hiking map with you.
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