Hiking in Palatinate

The “Wandermenü Pfalz” (Hiking Menu Pfalz) is a hiking brand of the southwest German region. More than 40 prestigious hiking paths combine the diversity of the hiking network and the specialties of the regional cuisine. Over 100 serviced huts attract hungry hikers  as there are known for their superb quality of their traditional and regional home cooking as well half a pint of spritzer.

Culinary delights

The Palatine Saumagen is one of the most popular examples of the regional cuisine as are bratwurst, liver dumplings, sauerkraut and bread. The so-called “Pfälzer Teller” (Palatine Plate) presents a combination of all these delicacies and is very popular among hikers.

Naturally, there are a lot of other tasty seasonal dishes that are constantly reinvented by the regional cooks. One of the many cooking challenges that support the creation of new delicacies is called “So schmeckt die Südpfalz”, meaning “This is what South Palatine tastes like”.

Hiking through Palatine


Wanderungen in der Pfalz

Rumbergsteig, Rumbergfelsen
Die Pfalz ist bei Naturfreunden und Outdoorsportlern besonders beliebt. Die Region bietet viele Highlights, wie den ...
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Blick auf die Burg Trifels
Wer Urlaub in der Pfalz macht, der bekommt auf den aussichtsreichen Fernwanderwegen und Mehrtagestouren einen herrlichen ...
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Almost 1300 km of hiking tracks of the “Wandermenü Pfalz” lead through Germany’s biggest coherent forest area: the Palatine Forest. From short and flat or long day tours to challenging long-distance tracks: there are the many different kinds of tours for every kind of hiker that offer the chance to enjoy the beautiful landscape. Due to the mild climate and over 1800 hours of sun during the year hiking in Palatine is possible for much longer than in other German regions.

Culture along the way

The paths of the “Wandermenü” teaches guests about the Palatine history that is rich with traditions as for example the Celtic village at Donnersberg, the roman settlements, the half-timbered villages or the old imperial cities as the over 2000 years old Speyer.

During your hike it is very likely to pass one of the many castle or ruins as for example the medieval castles of the counts of Leiningen, Neuleiningen and Battenberg. You can also visit the Europe’s biggest red sandstone rock landscape in Palatine. Especially the Dahner rocky landscape in Wasgau, the south part of the Palatine Forest, is known for its one of a kind rock formations.

Hiking Trail · Palatinate

Leininger Burgenweg

Hiking Trail Die Burg Neuleiningen beherbergt eine Burgschänke.
22.5 km
6:00 h
555 hm
555 hm
by Tobias Kauf,  Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Hiking Trail · Palatinate

Dahner Felsenpfad

Hiking Trail Der Schillerfelsen auf dem Dahner Felsenpfad
12.5 km
5:00 h
315 hm
315 hm
by Jacques Noll,  Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.
Hiking Trail · Palatinate

Pfälzer Hüttentour

Hiking Trail Aussicht auf Burg Trifels und Annweiler
18.5 km
6:00 h
667 hm
667 hm
by Tourismusbüro Verein SÜW Edenkoben,  Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Hiking Trail · Palatinate

Annweiler Richard-Löwenherz-Weg

Hiking Trail Blick auf Asselstein und Burg Trifels
12.2 km
4:45 h
492 hm
492 hm
by Christina Abele,  Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Long Distance Hiking

Pfälzer Waldpfad Complete Trail

Long Distance Hiking Ruine Alt-Dahn
moderate Multistage tour
142.6 km
38:00 h
3140 hm
3168 hm
by Tobias Kauf,  Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Long Distance Hiking · Palatine Uplands and Donnersberg

Pfälzer Höhenweg Complete Trail

Long Distance Hiking Blick auf Obermoschel
difficult Multistage tour open
113.7 km
33:00 h
3373 hm
3284 hm
by Tobias Kauf,  Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Long Distance Hiking

Pfälzer Weinsteig Complete Trail

Long Distance Hiking Malerischer Blick auf Leinsweiler
difficult Multistage tour
170 km
57:00 h
5614 hm
5577 hm
by Tobias Kauf,  Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Hiking Trail · Palatinate

Olsbrücken - Teufelstour

Hiking Trail Teufelstour
difficult open
14.9 km
4:23 h
383 hm
382 hm
by Tobias Kauf / Juergen Wachowski,  Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Hiking Trail · Palatinate

Rimbach Steig

Hiking Trail Blick vom Hühnerstein
16.6 km
7:00 h
764 hm
764 hm
by Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald,  Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
Long Distance Hiking Burg Lichtenberg mit Wanderern
difficult Multistage tour open
67.1 km
20:12 h
1960 hm
2185 hm
by Julia Bingeser / Juergen Wachowski,  Pfalz Touristik e.V.
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