Burgunderweg | Annweiler-Gräfenhausen
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Gräfenhausen BurgenblickPhoto: Wohlrabe Quadronet, Wohlrabe Quadronet, Verein SÜW Annweiler e.V.
Short hike through the Gräfenhausen vineyards with lots of information about Burgundy cultivation in the westernmost wine-growing community of the Palatinate. Also suitable as a family tour.
The trail starts in Gräfenhausen at the Mönchsbrunnen. From the hiking sign, we walk left through the alleys of Gräfenhausen out into the meadows where donkeys, goats and aurochs graze. At the first hiking trail junction, we have a great view of the Trifels and a place to rest. The sculpture "Golden Vineyard" is also located here. We continue through the meadows and vineyards to the pergola. Here we go up to the left, at the long bench and the organ pipe immediately up to the right into the forest.
In the forest, the path quickly turns left. Now walk along the edge of the forest to Queichtalblick, another lookout and resting point. We hike mostly straight ahead until we reach the rest area at the Burgenblick again, steeply downhill to the left. From there we walk back on the already known path to the Mönchsbrunnen in the centre of the village. If the path to Burgenblick is too steep for you, you can also continue straight ahead and return to the starting point past the sports field.
UFFBASSE! - Campaign for considerate coexistence in nature
- Always act with foresight, kindness and consideration towards everyone you meet along the way.
- Respect nature, do not destroy plants and always stay on the paths. Try to avoid excessive noise and leave the forest before dusk.
- Remember to bring a rubbish bag for the road and take rubbish home with you.
- Please keep your dog on a lead at all times. Other visitors and animals will thank you.
- For your own safety, observe all road closures, even at weekends.
- Park only in designated parking areas. Leave space for emergency vehicles and agricultural machinery.
- Please give priority to agricultural and forestry traffic.
The centuries-old wine-growing tradition of the village is celebrated every year on the 3rd weekend in June with the Burgundy Wine Festival.
Rest stopsBäckerei Burkard
Especially in autumn, also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path. After thunderstorms or rainstorms, trees can still fall or branches can fall down afterwards. Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths. Not all rocks or precipices are secured with ropes or railings. Surefootedness is required in places. You have to expect this type of path impairment when you undertake a hike. If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, you should avoid them.
We endeavour to announce on this platform any closures that occur due to forestry work or hunting parties. Nevertheless, there are situations where hiking trails are closed and we may not have been informed. If you unexpectedly encounter a trail closure or diversion, please follow the instructions for your own safety.
Tips and hints
Office for Tourism Annweiler am Trifels , Meßplatz 1,
76855 Annweiler am Trifels, Tel.: 06346/ 2200
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The starting point of the Burgundy Trail is the Mönchsbrunnen in the centre of Gräfenhausen. Initially, the trail leads together with the Mönchsweg and the Pfälzer Weinsteig eastwards towards Eußerthal. At the edge of the village, the trail leads straight ahead into the meadows and vineyards, while the Mönchsweg and Pfälzer Weinsteig turn left. At this junction there is a nice resting place, the "Burgenblick" with several benches and tables and a great view of Gräfenhausen and the Palatinate Forest.
We hike along the Gräfenhausen grazing project. Here, aurochs, goats and donkeys are kept to maintain the old cultivated landscape and to stop the progressive scrub encroachment on the edges of the village.
Past the Burgundy vineyards, the trail then turns left and right uphill to the edge of the forest. In the forest, the path turns left again, where you have wonderful views of the Queichtal and Trifels Castle with Anebos and Scharfenberg (Münz) and Gräfenhausen. Then you reach the Mönchsweg again, which leads downhill to Gräfenhausen.
The path can also be hiked with a pram. However, it is advisable not to take the steep descent to Burgenblick on the way back, but to continue straight on to the sports field. You can then also return to the starting point of the tour via Dorfstraße.
Parking is possible in the old schoolyard.
Sustainable travel by public transport in Trifelsland.
Take the train on the Queichtal line between Landau and Pirmasens to Annweiler am Trifels, then take bus line 523 to Gräfenhausen. The train runs hourly. Bus line 523 runs every 2 hours.
A65 to exit Landau-Nord, continue on B10 to Annweiler am Trifels to exit Annweiler-Ost, then direction Gräfenhausen.
Car park at the old schoolhouse. To the starting point at the Mönchsbrunnen, simply follow the main road straight ahead to Hans-Stöcklein-Platz. There is also an overview board here.
Author’s map recommendations
Hiking map "Hauenstein & Trifelsland" (scale 1:25 000), Pietruska-Verlag
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For our hiking tours we recommend the following equipment as standard:
- Sturdy shoes
- Clothing suitable for the weather
- Sun and rain protection
- Sufficient supplies of food and drinks, as there are not always refreshment stops or shops open everywhere.
- Even though the paths are very well marked throughout, it is always advisable to carry a suitable hiking map for safety reasons, so that you can quickly find your way to a safe area in the event of a thunderstorm or emergency, for example.
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