Distance 77.5 km
Along the 76-kilometre long Kapellen Pilgerweg, you will experience the special characteristics of the countryside around Bad Bergzabern. The veritable sea of vineyards, the peace and quiet of the Palatinate Forest and the numerous churches and chapels as a place of reflection - one way of slowing down everyday life. We recommend splitting the trail into four stages. From Bad Bergzabern to Klingenmünster you should start in the park at the St. Jakobus-Pilger-Statue then onto Pleisweiler-Oberhofen , Gleiszellen-Gleishorbach and the Dionysiuskapelle. In Klingenmünster you can follow a marked trail to its monastery and the memorial for victims of euthanasia at the Pfalzklinikum. Another stage leads from Klingenmünster to Vorderweidenthal via the Karlsplatzhütte to the Abtskopf and then continues to the ruined castle of Lindelbrunn and then on to Vorderweidenthal. On the way it is worthwhile visiting the Friedenskapelle in Birkenhördt. The stage from Vorderweidenthal to SchweigenRechtenbach goes through Lauterschwan, the Seehof-Weiher, the Hirzeck-Haus and the Mundat Forest to St. Germanshof, with its Europadenkmal and then along the border past the Pauliner Schloss to the Deutsches Weintor. The final stage from Schweigen-Rechtenbach back to Bad Bergzabern leads past the Ruine Guttenberg, the Stäffelsberg-Turm, the KolmerbergKapelle, the fortified church in Dörrenbach and past the Böhämmerhaus back into the park and to the Südpfalz Therme.
AuthorTourismusverein SÜW Bad Bergzabern e.V.
Update: October 28, 2021
Rest StopEvangelische Kirche
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Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- Toiletries and medication
- Toilet paper
Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut
- Toiletries and medication
- Quick-drying towel
- Ear plugs
- Sleeping bag liner
- Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
- Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
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- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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