Hiking - Burggarten Appartements

Hiking in Neuleiningen and the surroundings


An incredible way to experience nature in its purest form 

From a leisurely hike to an extended tour - the Palatinate is a paradise for hikers. Whether through romantic valleys and gently rolling wine country with its vineyards or along the tree-lined paths of the Palatinate Forest, thousands of kilometers of well-maintained hiking paths offer scenic diversity, and they delight with their pristine nature. The paths often lead past medieval castles and gigantic rock formations, and huts with their rustic ambiance, wine taverns, and village inns with sincere hospitality invite you to stop for refreshments.

In the Palatinate, hiking boasts many facets. You can find interesting information in the Pfälzer Wandermenü and Pfälzer Wanderwege, which include paths and their descriptions. For athletic hikers who enjoy trekking, information is available here.

Hiking path through wine country


Our hiking tips

Pfälzer Weinsteig (wine trail)

It is 172 km long and gives a completely new meaning to the concept of charming scenery and diversity. Along with the Pfälzer Höhenweg and the Pfälzer Waldpfad, the Pfälzer Weinsteig is one of the three highest ranking long-distance hiking paths in the Palatinate. From the Haus der Deutschen Weinstraße in Bockenheim, it leads in 11 stages to the German Wine Gate in Schweigen-Rechtenbach on the French border.

Leininger Klosterweg (monastery trail)

From the Naturfreundehaus Rahnenhof, the Leininger Klosterweg leads via the Frauental to the old Sauhäuschen. The path then climbs up to the Kieskautberg and continues to the Schlüsselstein. Via the Leuchtenberg, you will head to the monastery village of Höningen. Here, you can stop and enjoy refreshments. On the return path towards Altleiningen, the path runs parallel to the forest trail in the Eckbachtal. After leaving the forest and passing Biobauernhof Neuhof along the Eckbach, you will return to Hertlingshausen and the Naturfreundehaus.

Leininger Burgenweg (castle trail)

In the Middle Ages, the Leiningen counts were an important ruling dynasty in the Palatinate. The Leininger Burgenweg connects their ancestral castle, Altleiningen castle, with the Neuleiningen and Battenberg castles. Idyllic Neuleiningen, the lush high plateau of the Nackterhof, magnificent panoramic views, and seemingly endless stretches of forest - no matter which castle you start from, awaiting you is a wonderful hike through the most northern point of the Palatinate Forest biosphere reserve.

Autumn trees with colorful leaves

 Additional hiking tips

 If you would like to go on an exciting "treasure hunt" with your children, make a booking with Volker Schlehdorn via www.palatinascout.de.

Almond Trail and Keschde (chestnut) Trail are special recommendations for seasonal hikes.