The family-friendly Lauter Cycle Route runs 36 km from Kaiserslautern through the idyllic Lauter valley to Lauterecken on the river Glan.
From the Barbarossa city of Kaiserslautern to the Veldenz town of Lauterecken, the cycle route runs for 34 km through the idyllic Lauter valley, home to a wide range of cultural and scenic attractions. Starting from Gartenschau park in Kaiserslautern, the cycle route follows the course of the river Lauter to Otterbach. There you have the opportunity to visit the Stellwerk Museum, signal box museum, located directly on the cycle route, or the motorcycle museum. We highly recommend taking a trip to the Walloon town of Otterberg, with its impressive half-timbered houses and 12th-century monastery church. The trail continues through varied scenery and past pretty villages with excellent places to stop for a rest as it wends its way towards Katzweiler, Hirschhorn and Olsbrücken en route to the North Palatine Uplands. Never far from the river Lauter, cyclists continue their off-road journey before soon reaching the town of Wolfstein. In Wolfstein, they can visit attractions including the
Kalkbergwerk sightseeing lime mine at Königsberg, or the ruins of Alt and Neu Wolfstein castles. An idyllic path directly by the river Lauter takes riders to the municipality of Heinzenhausen. From here, it is not much further to Lauterecken. Veldenz Castle and the war memorial in Lauterecken are well worth a visit. A draisine trip on the disused railway line between Altenglan and Staudernheim is a very special experience.
On the first Sunday in August each year, part of the Lauter valley is declared a traffic-free zone. On this day, only cyclists and skaters are allowed on the road. The B270 from Kaiserslautern to Lauterecken is closed to motorised traffic and is transformed into a lively leisure trail for the whole family.
Cyclists must obey the German highway code (StVo).
Please wear a helmet. Touring bicycle or bike with multiple gears, weatherproof clothing, drinks and supplies.
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When travelling by car, any town can be chosen as the starting point of the
Lauter Cycle Route. You can reach the starting point in Kaiserslautern via the A6 motorway (Kaiserslautern-West exit). You can reach all other towns by heading towards Lauterecken on the B270. From the north, you reach Lauterecken via the B420.
Parking is available mainly at the rail halts.