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Coastal route Rheinhessen - circular route Weinheimer Bucht

The circular route Weinheimer Bucht runs along the former coast. Three, due to the fossil wealth, globally significant natural monuments are on the trail

The coastal path Rheinhessen offers the rare opportunity of a time travel into the geological history of Rheinhessen. The whole region was flooded by a subtropical sea 30 million years ago. Here in this region the former coastline ran with the most varied coastal forms, numerous peninsulas, bays and an archipelago of volcanic underground

Degree of difficulty

2 of 5

Recommended equipment

Sturdy shoes, hiking clothes, backpack catering

Route guidance

The starting board for this tour is located in Alzey-Weinheim at the Protestant church (main street). From here, a short path leads to the first signpost on the main road / Fritz-Erler-Straße. Follow the signs for Trift. The path leads past the chapel of Villa Heiligenblut, built in the 18th century. Shortly after you reach the "Weinheimer Trift". The former sand pit is known worldwide for its diversity and conservation of the fossils found there. The path continues along the former coast - today a typical Hessian hilly landscape through the vineyards. You pass the wine church "Weinheim Weinheim". After a few kilometers you reach the sand pit "Zeilstück". This is mainly due to their high oyster occurrence known. An observation deck provides an insight into the protected geotope. Shortly before the end of the tour you pass the third natural monument - the Neumühle, which is also called "shark society" due to the findings of various fossil shark and ray species.

Elevation

Approach

By car:
A63 exit Erbes-Büdesheim, on L409 direction Erbes-Büdesheim / AZ-Weinheim, after 2 km turn left on K10 to AZ Weinheim, through Weinheim to Haupstraße or nature monument Weinheimer Trift

 

By public transport:

From Alzey:
Bus 422 to AZ-Weinheim, Kapellenberg (Mon-Sat)
Bus 426 to AZ-Weinheim, Kapellenberg (Mon-Fri)
Call taxi 4929 to AZ Weinheim, Kapellenberg (Mon-Fri, pre-order required)

Parking

Town center (only a few parking spaces)
55232 Alzey-Weinheim

Alternatively: Am Kapellenberg / Nieder-Wieser Straße

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Contact details:

City of Alzey
Ernst-Ludwig-Strasse 42
55232 Alzey
Telephone: 06731 / 495-0
Fax: 06731 / 495-555
E-Mail: information@alzey.de
Internet: https://www.alzey.de/de/impressum/index.php


Further circuits of the coastal path Rheinhessen:
Coastal Route Rheinhessen - Flonheim Circuit
Coastal Route Rheinhessen - Rundweg Siefersheim, Wöllstein, Neu-Bamberg
Strandpfad der Sinne near Eckelsheim

Contact details:

City of Alzey
Ernst-Ludwig-Strasse 42
55232 Alzey
Telephone: 06731 / 495-0
Fax: 06731 / 495-555
E-Mail: information@alzey.de
Internet: https://www.alzey.de/de/impressum/index.php


Further circuits of the coastal path Rheinhessen:
Coastal Route Rheinhessen - Flonheim Circuit
Coastal Route Rheinhessen - Rundweg Siefersheim, Wöllstein, Neu-Bamberg
Strandpfad der Sinne near Eckelsheim

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