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Dahner Felsenpfad

(45) Hiking Trail • Palatinate
  • Am Schwalbenfelsen
    / Am Schwalbenfelsen
    Photo: Peter Zimmermann, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Blick vom Lämmerfelsen
    / Blick vom Lämmerfelsen
    Photo: Peter Zimmermann, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Blick auf Dahn
    / Blick auf Dahn
    Photo: Agentur Kurt Groß, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Wandern im Felsenland
    / Wandern im Felsenland
    Photo: Peter Zimmermann, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • PWV Hütte Dahn
    / PWV Hütte Dahn "Im Schneiderfeld
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Jacques Noll
  • Blick vom Schwalbenfelsen, Foto Jacques Noll
    / Blick vom Schwalbenfelsen, Foto Jacques Noll
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Roßkegelfelsen
    / Roßkegelfelsen
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Jacques Noll
  • Blick vom Lämmerfelsen auf den Büttelfelsen
    / Blick vom Lämmerfelsen auf den Büttelfelsen
    Photo: Jacques Noll
  • Lämerfelsen, Foto Kurt Groß
    / Lämerfelsen, Foto Kurt Groß
    Photo: Jacques Noll, Kurt Groß
  • Blick auf die Stadt Dahn
    / Blick auf die Stadt Dahn
    Photo: Martin Hartwig, Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
  • Der Schillerfelsen auf dem Dahner Felsenpfad
    / Der Schillerfelsen auf dem Dahner Felsenpfad
    Photo: Jacques Noll , Kurt Groß
Map / Dahner Felsenpfad
0 150 300 450 600 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 Pfaffenfels Schillerfelsen Schwalbenfelsen PWV-Hütte im Schneiderfeld Rothsteigbrunnen Ungeheuerfelsen Büttelfelsen Lämmerfelsen Wachtfelsen
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Premium route awarded the
This spectacular trail leads us through the rocky landscape of the Dahner Felsenlandschaft and was awarded, in 2007, the German Wandersiegel as a "Premiumweg".

 

moderate
12.5km
5:00
315 m
315 m
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 The 12-kilometre long Dahner Felsenpfad runs to a large extent along newly laid out narrow paths and opens up to attractive rock formations. Impressive is not only the richly diversified routing, but also the shapes of an incredible variety of bizarre rock formations. For those of you choosing this route, make sure that all of you are reasonably sure-footed and have a certain level of fitness. The Dahn Felsenpfad path is a premium hiking trail and well-signposted along its entire length with the marking "Black Rock on an orange background."

This is a premium trail, belonging to the Felsenland tours of the Dahner Felsenland, the   premium hiking region.

 There are eleven premium trails, listed both in the Palatinate hiking menu, as well as the Wanderarena Pfälzerwald Nordvogesen. Furthermore, the Dahner Felsenland is a member of the Premium Wanderwelten.

 

Author's recommendation

 

Refreshment stops along the route: Dahner Pfälzerwald-Hütte in Schneidersfeld, the FelsenGraf-Hütte at the start of the trail, the restaurant Büttelwoog on the camping site in Dahn, the Sportpark at the trail parking lot and also local gastronomy.

PWV Hütte Dahn "Im Schneiderfeld" 66994 Dahn, tel. 06391/1793

Apr. to Oct: Wed-Sun and public holidays 10: 00- 18:00 hrs., (Closed on Mon & Tue, except public holidays), from the third Sunday in January to the end of March and from the beginning of November and through to the third Sunday in Dec.: Wed, Sat, Sun, public holidays 10: 00-18: 00 hrs.,

Between Christmas and New Year, every day from 10: 00-18: 00 hrs.

Overnight stays following prior registration, changing facility, children's playground, disabled toilets

 

 

 

FelsenGraf Steakhous, Dahn

 

open daily from 10.00 am - 23.00 hrs.

 

 

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Author
Jacques Noll
Updated: 2017-03-23

Difficulty moderate
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312 m
202 m
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Premium route awarded the Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Round tour Round tour
With refreshment stops With refreshment stops
Suitable for families and children Suitable for families and children
Public transport friendly
Nice views
Geological highlights
Short and circular tours
Insider tip
TopTipps
Faunistic highlights


Safety information

 

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.

 


Equipment

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.

 


Tips, hints and links

Start

Wanderparkplatz am Sportpark bzw. Parkplatz Felsland Badeparadies & Saunawelten in 66994 Dahn, Eybergstraße. Alternative Dahner PWV-Hütte im Schneiderfeld oder Parkplatz FelsenGraf /Steakhous, Im Büttelwoog 2. (224 m)
Coordinates:
Geogr. 49.145446 N 7.770749 E
UTM 32U 410352 5444352

Destination

Wanderparkplatz am Sportpark bzw. Parkplatz Felsland Badeparadies & Saunawelten in 66994 Dahn, Im Büttelwoog. Alternative Dahner PWV-Hütte im Schneiderfeld oder Parkplatz FelsenGraf /Steakhous, Im Büttelwoog 2.

Turn-by-turn directions

Breathtaking clear views, a labyrinth of winding trails and bizarre rock formations are characteristic of the Premiumwanderwege of the Wanderarena Pfälzerwald-Nordvogesen. Particularly appealing is the circular trail "Dahn Felsenpfad" which is considered to be one of the most attractive trails with   spectacular 15 viewpoints.

Right at the beginning of this eventful tour, it becomes clear why the Felsenpfad attracts hikers from all over the place: forests flooded in sunlight, soft-soiled trails and an almost Mediterranean atmosphere radiates a feeling of well-being. On the observation deck of the Pfaffenfelsen you will get a foretaste of the outlooks and views to follow.  

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.

At the foot of the Schillerfelsen there is a memorial plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of the   death of this German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright . . The steep climb up is rewarded at the top of the rock with a wonderful view of the Wasgaustadt Dahn. Now it becomes more adventurous down the rocks to the Schwalbenfelsen Arena. The trail leads through a narrow rock passage and a staircase to the viewing platform of the Schwalbenfelsen. Here is a the perfect place for a first refreshment. Depending on how the sun is situated, you can watch fascinating sunlight games along the Felsen-Arena. There are almost always hikers on the way, scrambling around the rocks, touching them with respect   and photographing the different rock layers.

Mediterranean vegetation and a great view of the surrounding highlands is offered by   the Elwetritschefels, which can be reached along a soft forest path. If now your stomach starts to grumble you can respond by visiting the forest tavern of the PWV before continuing along the next 8 kilometres.   There is also an interesting short info-path "Naturschutzgebiet Moosbachtal" in front of the tavern which enlightens you about the local fauna and flora.

Following the trail marker "black rock on an orange background", you will soon find yourself in idyllic lush meadows again before the climb up to the next highlight. From now on, the rock attractions line up one after the other and one lookout point follows the next - each with its own unique atmosphere. A sombre, almost mystical aura prevails over the   Mooskopf and Roßkegelfelsen, which can be reached after the Schlangenfelsen. A narrow path winds its way around them and then climbs up to the rocky ridge. The silence up there underlines   the mysterious atmosphere that emanates from this formation of rocks.

 

After a brief cooling down at the Rothsteigbrunnen fountain, the trail leads leads through a rocky crevice to the Ungeheurfelsen and in a demanding climb up to the mighty rock barrier of Büttelfelsen. A steel ladder leads up to a raised vantage point. From there you can enjoy a clear view of the Lämmerfelsen, which, with its impressive panorama is the next station past the highlights of the Dahner Felsenpfads.

 

Now just a small walk through the romantic Wieslautertal before we make the last climb up to the Wachtfelsen. A steel staircase leads up to a stone plateau, which offers a final round of views over the Dahn Felsenland from a prominent location. Even the rock formation Braut & Bräutigram (bride & groom) can be seen before admiring them in full size at the parking lot below. All the bizarre rock formations and the varied trail route give the Dahn Felsenpfad” an almost   sensual identity   and rightly justifies it being rate as a "Premiumweg".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public transport:

This tour is conveniently accessible by public transport.

Take the train to Bad Bergzabern or Hinterweidenthal, from there by bus to Dahn. From the town centre, you walk to the youth hostel / camping site. From May to October there are excursion trains "Bundenthaler” and" Felsenland Express "" on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from Mannheim / Karlsruhe to Dahn main railway station, Dahn Süd or Moosbachtal in the Dahner Felsenland. Info :   www.der-takt.de

 

Getting there:

Parking:

Parking lot for hikers at the Sportpark or the Felsland Badeparadies & Saunawelten at the forest hut Felsengraf in Dahn, alternatively the Dahner   PWV-Hütte in Schneiderfeld, FelsenGraf Steakhous

 


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s Map Recommendations

Wander- und Radwanderkarte Dahner Felsenland 1:25.000, 6,90 €uro zzgl. Portokosten von 1,45 €uro Neu: 5. Auflage: Wandern und Radfahren im Dahner Felsenland mit den Premium-Wanderwegen, den Haupt- und Rundwanderwegen, den Radrouten sowie dem Rettungspunkte-System im Maßstab 1:25.000, ISBN 978-3-934895-95-9

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2017-05-25
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2017-04-17
Super Tour. Abwechslungsreich und spannende Felsformationen! Sehr empfehlenswert und super ausgeschildert.
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Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.5 km
Duration 5:00 hrs
Ascent 315 m
Descent 315 m

Qualities

Public transport friendly Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops Suitable for families and children

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