The Barbarossa Cycleway runs the whole way across the Palatinate, starting on the Rhine in the imperial city of Worms and passing through the Barbarossa city of Kaiserslautern to reach the river Glan at Glan-Münchweiler in the Kuseler Musikantenland region. The cycle route runs the gamut of Palatinate scenery. Coming from Worms, the Rhine Plain is characterised by agricultural use and viticulture. Starting from Ramsen, cyclists pass through the northern Palatinate Forest Nature Park featuring the Eiswoog, an idyllic forest reservoir and popular recreational spot, until the hilly landscape of the Westrich Plateau rises up to the north west of Kaiserslautern.
The approximately 90 km cycle path traverses the beautiful and diverse scenery of the Palatinate. A section of around 5 km through the Palatinate Forest between the Eiswoog and Alsenborn is the only stretch to feature significant gradients.
The cycle route takes its name from none other than Emperor Frederick I, better known as Barbarossa, who had a decisive influence on the history of the Palatinate in the 12th century. In addition to numerous castle ruins, the Imperial Palace in Kaiserslautern is one of the most significant examples of his work. The route also features a wealth of other tourist attractions and places to take a break and relax.
The route logo is a stylised image of Emperor Barbarossa. It is based on the sculpture above the north portal of Worms Cathedral.
Die restaurierte Kaiserpfalz in Kaiserslautern sollten Sie nicht verpassen.
Cyclists must obey the German highway code (StVo).
Please wear a helmet. Touring bicycle or bike with multiple gears, weatherproof clothing, drinks and supplies.
Feedback, errors or omissions? Contact us by email: email@example.com www.radwanderland.de (responsible for infrastructure and route description).