Ausbacherhof - Schloß Veldenz in Lauterecken - Veldenz-Wanderweg – Stage 5 (Leading-Quality-Trail - Best of Europe)
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Leading Quality TrailPhoto: Julia Bingeser / Jürgen Wachowski, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Around the Wasserburg, the trail leads along a sculpture trail, which has been newly created in recent years.
After many fantastic views we reach the village of Veldenz-Cronenberg and continue through the valley of Sulzbach up to the forest tavern "Am Weiher" (Pfälzerwald-Verein Lauterecken). The opening times are from 9 – 18 on Sundays and public holidays from Good Friday until October and by appointment.
The end of the Veldenz-Wanderweg is the Veldenzer Schloss in Lauterecken. Here in the town are a number of lovingly-restored old houses which now enliven the atmosphere of the town.
In the Wasserburg are also integrated a restaurant and an art school .
It is worthwhile to enjoy the hospitality of Lauterecken for hikers by staying on a bit longer.
A guided tour (by appointment Tel .: 06382/8805, mobile: 0160/7417769) opens up many unusual sights of this small town and a visit to the Motorsägenmuseum (chainsaw museum) is something very special and that will remain long in your memory.
You can also move around with a difference: our Draisinentour on the former Glan Valley Railway is adventure pure !
Track typesShow elevation profile
Rest stopsLauterecker Brauhaus
Hotel-Restaurant "Pfälzer Hof"
PWV-Hütte "Am Weiher" Lauterecken
Restaurant zur Wasserburg
Reipoltskirchen moated castle
Naturkostladen Pfleger Ausbacherhof
Safety informationPartial results of the footpath across narrow paths and rocks. Good footwear is required. For prams areas in the nature reserves are not suitable!
Especially in the fall is also necessary to ensure that the leaves lying on the ground can conceal irregularities, roots, rocks or holes in the road. With paths impairments of this kind you can expect when you take a hike. Should you be of the opinion that these are not accessible to you in certain ways sections, then you should get round. Especially in adverse weather conditions, it may at natural ways to muddy and slippery passages come.
Tips and hintswww.veldenzwanderweg.de
The Veldenz trail follows the Skulpturenweg around the Wasserburg . Created in 2010 and expanded upon in 2011, the extension is not yet finished - so there's always something new to discover. It is always worthwhile to visit the castle itself. In the strikingly-designed grounds, we also meet Gottfried Bräunling again and the view from the top of the tower is worth every step. Followed, of course, by a short rest!
The Veldenz Wanderweg follows the main road out of Reipoltskirchen and after a few hundred metres , we turn left again and climb up the sloping path.
The next 1.5 km should be taken easy - it's a really strenuous way up - you will be rewarded, however, by the fantastic view over the Palatinate Uplands. Now the trail descends slowly down towards the town of Cronenberg, a pleasant relaxation after the exhausting climb.
We walk through Cronenberg , another town belonging to the region of Veldenz, and make our descent into the Sulzbachtal. Only a small stream, but one which shoots from the heights and runs into a deep crevise, finishing in the River Glan near Medard .
The murmur of the stream still accompanies us for a while on our next but last ascent. Once again we can experience the natural silence and almost complete absence of civilization which shapes the character of this path.
Having reached the summit, we then leave the forest and reach the forest tavern “Am Weiher” of the “Pfälzerwald-Verein Lauterecken just before Lauterecken.
Now it's all downhill, your feet running almost by themselves towards the town of Lauterecken to. A perfect destination following a wonderful trail stage! Loving-renovated over the years, the old town has a lot to offer as well as numerous opportunities to refresh oneself. Whether in the Stadtcafe or the Restaurant Lauterecker Toscana or in Pfaelzer Hof – you will be in good hands anywhere in Lauterecken.
Public-transport-friendlyFrom hiking Station Wolfenstein from the Ruftaxi 2973 (Tel .: 06382/993600 - Preorder at least 1 hour prior to the desired departure) for Ausbacherhof.
From Lauterecken with the Lauter Valley Railway back to Wolfenstein or Kaiserslautern.
Information and timetables:
By roadFrom Kaiserslautern Coming on the L 382 to Reipoltskirchen and then via the K 42 towards Einöllen to Ausbacherhof or on the B 270 to Lauterecken.
ParkingPublic parking and Wohnmobilstellplatz on Ausbacherhof, Ausbacherhof 1, 67753 Reipoltskirchen
Coordinates: 49° 36´ 47´´ N / 7° 39´ 24´´ E
Public parking at the station Lauterecken.
Coordinates: 49° 39´ 12´´ N / 7° 35´ 28´´ E
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EquipmentHiking gear and sturdy shoes are required.
Walking sticks are recommended!
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