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Die Burg Neuleiningen wurde um 1240 von einem Leininger Grafen erbaut.Photo: Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
The idyllic village of Neuleiningen, the fertile countryside around the Nackterhof, hidden rock formations and wonderful views of the Rhine Valley as well as extensive forest areas offer an exciting and varied walk through this, the northernmost part of the Biosphere Reserve Palatinate Forest.
Rest stopsRestaurant H'MANNS
Hotel-Restaurant Zum Burggraf
Gasthaus Zum Backhaus
Landgasthaus Zum Engel
Restaurant Burgschänke Neuleiningen
Hotel-Restaurant Alte Pfarrey
Burgschänke Burg Altleiningen
Gutsschänke Burg Battenberg
Especially in the fall, leaves littering the ground can hide irregularities, roots, stones, or holes in paths. Falling trees or branches are possible after stormy or rainy episodes. Particularly in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages may occur on natural paths. Not all rocks or precipices are secured by ropes or railings. You must be able to be confident in some areas. You must take into account the possible alterations of the path when you go hiking. If you feel that certain sections of the route are not feasible for you, you should avoid them.
NOTES: We make every effort to announce on this platform any closures that occur due to forestry work or hunting parties. Nevertheless, it happens that hiking trails are closed and we are not informed. If you unexpectedly encounter a closure or a detour, please follow the instructions for your own safety.
Tips and hints
But now back to the longer route. From Sommerberg the Leininger Burgenweg leads on past forests and fields towards Süßenhof. On newly-laid out trails hikers can explore bizarre rock formations, which are part of the new path. From Süßenhof you descend into the valley of Amseltal. Crossing other paths and a bridge you reach the valley floor and the Tränkwoog which is the start of the short climb up to the castle of Altleiningen. The hostel restaurant invites you to a hearty "Halftime Snack". Strengthened again, one goes towards Altleiningen where a unique 20-pipe well can be visited. Past the Eckbach, the path leads to the Zimmerberg and further into the valley of Langental. Along the foot of the Kupferberg the trail then takes you to up to the Kupferberg with its distinctive red sandstone formation "Kamelkopf”.
We now take the trail to the Bobenheimer Bannwald, which is surrounded by another ridge path. From two lookout points, which have been pruned for this purpose, you can throw glances at the monastery of Höningen and the castle of Altleiningen. From here, both the Pfälzer Weinsteig and Leininger Burgweg run along the same route, since this variant is much more attractive. Going over the Mittelberg, you will reach the Jägerskreuz. Now, on soft grass paths you leave the forest and arrive at a grand plateau, from where the entire Rhine Valley can be overlooked. Passing a magnificent view of the Donnersberg and traditional vineyards you will reach the village of Battenberg with its medieval church and castle. Taking a short detour, it is then possible to marvel at the geologically fascinating fulgurite flash tubes.
Along the northern edge of the Haardt the Leininger Burgenweg leads down to Kleinkarlbach and then back to the starting point of Burg Neuleiningen. In one of the many excellent restaurants you can finish the trail by enjoying some of the regional delicacies of Leiningerland.
Public-transport-friendlyBy train to Grünstadt, continue with bus line 456/457 to Neuleiningen (bus stop Neuleiningen, "Am Kreuz")
continue by foot on Tiefenthaler Straße to the east in the direction of Mittelgasse (76m) then turn right onto Mittelgasse (64m),
continue on Kirchengasse (100m) to the starting point (Kirchengasse 12)
Getting thereA6 to the exit Grünstadt, continue on the B 271 via Kirchheim an der Weinstraße to Kleinkarlbach and to Kleinkarlbach in the direction of Neuleiningen
ParkingIn Neuleiningen in the parking lot on the right of the L 453.
You can reach the starting point by foot on Tiefenthaler Straße east towards Mittelgasse (76m) then turn right onto Mittelgasse (64m),
continue on Kirchengasse (100m) to the starting point (Kirchengasse 12).
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EquipmentWe recommend the following equipment as standard for our hiking tours:
Sturdy shoes Clothing suitable for the weather
Sun and rain protection
Sufficient quantity of food and drink, as refreshment stops or shopping facilities are not always available or open.
Although the paths are very well marked throughout, for safety reasons it is always advisable to carry a suitable hiking map so that you can quickly find your way to a safe area in the event of a thunderstorm or emergency.
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