Rheinhessian summit luck. The Hiwweltour Eichelberg leads on the overgrown pine forests Eichelberg and the unspoilt nature of the Rheinhessen Switzerland
The Hiwweltour Eichelberg not only leads to the "Roof of Rheinhessen", but also presents a delightful mix of varied nature and a vast meadow and vineyard landscape. Geological insights are offered by the countless quarries. The half-timbered idyll of the wine villages Frei-Laubersheim and Fürfeld, as well as medieval history in Fürfeld and Neu-Bamberg complete the tour.
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Sturdy shoes, hiking clothes, backpack catering
At the Wanderparkplatz above the old station between Frei-Laubersheim and Neu-Bamberg begins the Hiwweltour Eichelberg. On the old railway line, you pass an active quarry that testifies to the wealth of stone in the region. After a short climb, a first access road branches off to the center of the wine town of Frei-Laubersheim.
The Hiwweltour passes the Waldbühne and dives into a fragrant pine forest. In serpentines it goes back into the valley, where another path leads to Frei-Laubersheim. The tour runs through woods and fields until it goes uphill in the forest to Eichelberg.
After a moderate ascent in the north flank, the path on the west flank bends steeply upwards and reaches the rest area at the Nordpfalzblick. It follows a slightly rising passage to the summit of the Eichelberg.
Soon, the hi -world tour winds down again, passes the rocky Rabenkanzel and reaches the edge of the forest, where a rest area with views of Fürfeld invites you to linger. If you want to go to the center, you can use the northern access road on the right. The path follows the edge of the forest and turns again towards Fürfeld. On the outskirts there is a second access to the village. It continues with many dangling through the vineyards in the direction of Thalermühle.
A little later, the view of Hof Iben clears the view of the filigree spire of the former moated castle and leads on to the Wingersthaus In the Berggrube, which is a great picnic spot. In Appelbachtal arise at the table of wine magnificent views of the Neu-Bamberger Heide. The Ajaxturm and the castle ruins in Neu-Bamberg are also perfectly in view. After 9.3 km an access road connects to the worth seeing Sarlesheimer church. Slightly uphill on the opposite slope is again Neu-Bamberg with the Kandelpforte, the gate tower of the former city fortifications, in focus. After a last climb, another panorama over Rheinhessen emerges, while on the right, insights into a quarry are revealed. A little later, the circle of the hike closes at the parking lot.
A61 exit Gau-Bickelheim, direction B420 Wöllstein, 8 km to Frei-Laubersheim, turn onto L409 Kreuznacher Straße until Alter Bahnhof Frei-Laubersheim
By public transport:
Bad Kreuznach station, then bus 224 to Neu-Bamberg station, train station (Mon - Fri.)
Parking at the old station
Address: Am Bahnhof, 55546 Frei-Laubersheim