Vitaltour Stein, Wein & Farbe
Urlaubsregion Naheland Verified partner Explorers Choice
Weinbergschaukel WallhausenPhoto: Moritz Attenberger, Verbandsgemeinde Rüdesheim/Nahe
The 11 km long vitality tour “Stone, Wine & Colour” conveys in an outstanding way the correlations between earth history, terroir, land use and architecture.
This vitality tour, a very varied and eventful 11 km long circular route around Wallhausen lets you discover a unique play of colours of the ground types, wild and romantic gorges like paradise, bizarre rock faces like the Rabenfels and artfully created terraces with vines. Along the way, information boards explain the interaction between soil and wine. Wide, fantastic views round off the trail.
Discover one of the most charming cultural landscapes of the Nahe region.
Along the way, information boards explain the interrelated aspects of earth history, terroir, land use and architecture. . The vitality tour is linked to the 3-kilometre cultural tour through the historic wine village of Wallhausen.
Be sure to enjoy the view from the Johannisberg almost to the Rhine and enjoy the vineyard swings with a wonderful view into the Gräfenbach Valley.
Before your hike, please check for current trail information such as closures and notices under “Current Info”.
Tips and hints
Local municipality of Wallhausen, Mayor Franz-Josef Jost, Kirchgasse 9, 55595 Wallhausen
Tel.: 06706/915673 , Mobile: 0171/ 3854075,
Rotweinfreunde Wallhausen: www.rotweinfreunde.com
Further information is available from
Bahnhofstr. 37, 55606 Kirn
E-mail: email@example.com, www.naheland.net
or from the
Tourist Information Office of Rüdesheim Municipality
Nahestraße 63, 55593 Rüdesheim
Tel.: 0671 371-203
Suggested tours and hiking trails can also be found online in the Rheinland-Pfalz Erleben app.
The trail leads us from the starting point about 400 m along an ascending sunny, paved field path past an old colourful vineyard wall and the Pladerberg viewpoint. 400 m after the end of the wall, we leave the dirt road and walk along a natural path past a wildly romantic gorge, also referred to as paradise. After a short distance, the ground changes from red to green rock.
We cross the fracture point of this geological feature, the so-called “Hunsrück-Südrand-Fault” and can admire the unique play of colours of the ground types on a rock face. The trail continues downhill through a sparse oak lowland forest with very rare tree species such as sorb and checker trees into the “Limbach Valley”. After about 400 m we suddenly find ourselves in front of the Rabenfels, a bizarre, almost vertical rock face in an old quarry.
Here we take a sharp right turn and reach a short steep ascent into a fairytale-like older oak-beech forest with mighty English oaks. We then reach a plateau with ecological areas and the largest Christmas tree plantation in the local area.
A rest area invites you to rest and enjoy an unforgettable distant view almost as far as the Rhine and the northern Palatinate. From the plateau, the trail zigzags for about 2 km past meadows and fields through a dark patch of forest into the Raubach Valley. We continue hiking until we reach the K45, cross the road and reach lush meadows and pastures over a stair-like ascent. After about 450 m, the path leads us into a small enchanted forest.
As if by magic, the cultivated wide vineyard landscape appears to us afterwards. A few hundred metres further on, we cross the K46 at the historic milestone and hike along a short stretch of “Alte Römerstraße” (old Roman road) to the barbecue hut on the wild Höllergraben.
Past the Höllergräben, we walk for almost 2 km in curved lines through vineyards, damp spring hollows, different hillside paths and trails with fantastic views until we cross the K 46 again. There we arrive at the Red Wine Friends hikers’ car park and make a small loop to the “Red Wine Fans” lookout point. Here we have wonderful views and can enjoy a rest, because afterwards, an unforgettable tour over a slope path with orchid meadows, a picturesque panorama and unforgettable distant views awaits us.
At the summit cross of the Johannisberg we can enjoy another spectacular view before zigzagging downhill again towards Raubachtal Valley. There we cross the K 45 again and after about 700 m we get back to the starting point through the romantic Raubach Valley with its rare birdsong, where we see a classicist obelisk.
If you are still feeling strong and fancy some culture, you should definitely join the 3 km culture tour through the historic wine village of Wallhausen.
Public-transport-friendlyAll timetables can be found in the RNN timetable information at www.rnn.info – ticket tips: Single or group day ticket!
Destination stop: Sportplatz, Edeka oder Gh Stadt Bad Kreuznach
The nearest train station is in Bad Sobernheim. You will find all rail connections in the German railways route planner.
By roadExit A61 at Waldlaubersheim/Wallhausen, continue on the L236 to Roxheim roundabout, turn right onto the L239 to Wallhausen
Simply plan your journey now with Google Maps to the Weinbergsblick hikers’ car park or to the “Rauer Kreuz” hikers’ car park.
ParkingThe “Weinbergsblick” car park on the K46 in the middle between Wallhausen and junction K46/K47 Hergenfeld - Windesheim or the “Rauer Kreuz” car park at the junction L239 out of Wallhausen to K45 Hergenfeld.
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We recommend hiking boots and functional clothing as well as sunscreen and waterproofs, depending on the conditions. A packed lunch and 1 litre of water are ideal, as refreshment or shopping facilities are not available or open everywhere. You will find some nice places to take rest along the way.
Our tips for carefree hiking fun
Hiking is the perfect sport. With the right clothes and shoes, it’s twice as much fun. Functional clothing, poles and breathable backpacks are good choices when hiking. But good footwear is indispensable. Sturdy jogging or leisure shoes are at best only suitable for short distances on flat paths. For longer walks, we recommend sturdy hiking boots with non-slip soles. Also remember to take sunscreen and a drink.
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