Coastal Route Rheinhessen - Flonheim Circuit
The coastal path Rheinhessen to Flonheim offers the rare opportunity to experience a time travel in the geological history of Rheinhessen.
The coastal path Rheinhessen consists of 3 circular trails and the beach path of the senses at Eckelsheim. The "Rundweg Flonheim" described here leads along the former north-western coast of the Vorholz peninsula, along the andesite quarries of the Aulheim valley and past the Flonheimer Trullo to the numerous quarries in which Flonheim sandstone was mined for centuries. It is a consistently signposted circular route.
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Sturdy shoes, hiking clothes, backpack catering
From the starting point in Flonheim (Berliner Straße) the signposted hiking trail leads out of town to the trail parking lot at the ghost mill. Here begins the nature reserve Aulheimer Tal with its unique botany. Andesite quarries bear witness to earlier volcanic activity in this area. The steep ascent from the Aulheim Mills up into the vineyards is already worthwhile due to the beautiful view and ends at Flonheim's landmark, the Trullo, where tables and benches invite to a rest. The trail continues through the vineyards, from which you can always enjoy beautiful views of the wine village Flonheim and the Rheinhessische Hügelland. Around the Naturfreundehaus (which is cultivated from May to September at the weekend), one finds numerous quarries, in which Flonheimer sandstone was mined for centuries. A signposted branch at the entrance leads to one of these quarries, whose backgrounds are explained in more detail on an information board issued there. Back on the main path, it goes downhill to Flonheim. In the information desk on the historic market square you can immerse yourself in the geological history of the region. (Open on weekends)
A61 or A63 exit Flonheim, on L408 direction Flonheim, turn left onto Bornheimer Landstraße, left again into Bahnhofstraße, then right into Berliner Straße until you reach Zuweg at the Adelberghalle in Flonheim.
Another, direct entry point is located on the trail parking lot at the ghost mill.
By public transport:
How to get to Alzey train station, then bus 446 to Flonheim station, Marktplatz (Mon - Fri.)
Parking at the Adelberghalle
Address: Berliner Strasse 16, 55237 Flonheim
Tel. +49 (0) 6703 / 302-0
Fax +49 (0) 6703 / 302-14
Further circuits of the coastal path Rheinhessen:
Coastal Route Rheinhessen - Rundweg Siefersheim, Wöllstein, Neu-Bamberg
Coastal route Rheinhessen - circular route Weinheimer Bucht
Strandpfad der Sinne near Eckelsheim