Although the town is not one of the art metropolises of the world, there is still a Picasso here: Daniel Henry Kahnweiler, the discoverer of the Cubists and a friend of Picasso's, often visited his grandparents in Rockenhausen as a child. That's why he bequeathed his German-language library, numerous posters from his gallery in Paris and two original Picasso lithographs to the town, which are on display in the Museum of Art.
Time also passes impressively here... Dare to take a look at the Museum of Time. Tower clocks fascinate young and old. Listen to the musical sequences of the carrillon (glockenspiel) on a bench in the castle park and discover the mice typical of Gernot Rumpf's sculptures at the Protestant church on the market square. Let yourself be surprised ...
Safety informationEspecially in the fall, also be aware that the leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path. After thunderstorms or rain storms, trees can still fall over or branches can fall down afterwards. Especially in adverse weather conditions, natural trails can be muddy and slippery. Not all rocks or precipices are secured with ropes or railings. In some places surefootedness is required. You must expect this type of trail impairment when you go on a hike. If you feel that certain sections of trail are not passable for you, you should avoid them.
We make every effort to announce on this platform any closures that occur due to forest 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 detour, we ask that you follow the instructions for your own safety.
Tips and hintsThe walk with one of our costumed guides offers more lively information. Grandpa Kahnweiler will guide you through Jewish Rockenhausen, but you will also be accompanied by Rocco, the French founder of the town.
For more information:
Culture & Tourism Office
A63 Abfahrt Winnweiler/Rockenhausen
B48 Ausfahrt Rockenhausen Stadtmitte
ParkingParkplätze am Bahnhof oder Rognacplatz (max. 2 Std.)
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EquipmentFor our hiking tours we recommend the following equipment as standard:
- Sturdy shoes
- Clothing adapted to the weather
- Sun and rain protection
- Sufficient supply of food and drinks, as there are not always refreshment stops or shopping facilities available or open.
- Even though the trails are very well marked throughout, it is always recommended 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.
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