Biosphere Route

35 KM   I   ALTITUDE 586 METRES  I   DURATION 5 HOURS   I  LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY  HARD

 

SHORT DESCRIPTION:

This route for nature lovers starts in Dahn and takes you on a loop around the southern part of the Biosphärenreservat Pfälzerwald-Vosges du Nord (Palatinate Forest/Northern Vosges Biosphere Reserve), alternating between dense forests and wide-open valley meadows surrounding idyllic towns and villages. Biosphärenhaus (Biosphere House) in Fischbach, which has its own treetop path and experience stations, can provide further information on the reserve.

STARTING POINT AND HOW TO GET THERE

  • Staring point: From the B10 in Hinterweidenthal, take the B427 towards Dahn
  • Public transport: Take the train to Bhf Hinterweidenthal (Hinterweidenthal Train Station). Between May and October, you can take the train from Bhf. Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Train Station) (“Felsenland Express”, Sat/Sun/bank holidays) or Bhf. Mannheim (Mannheim Train Station) (“Bundenthaler”, Sun/bank holidays), or from Bhf. Neustadt/Weinstraße (Neustadt (Weinstraße) Train Station) on Wednesdays to Bhf/Haltepunkt Dahn-Süd (Dahn-Süd Train Station/Stop). Head to www.vrn.de, www.avg.info or www.der-takt.de for further information.

THINGS TO SEE

  • Burgruine Neudahn (Neudahn Castle Ruins)
  • Naturschutzgebiet Moosbachtal (Moosbach Valley Nature Reserve)
  • Felsmassiv Hohle Felsen (Hollow Rock Massif)
  • Tümpelquelle (Limnocrene Spring) in the Nature Reserve
  • Wolfsägertal (Wolfsäger Valley Nature Reserve)
  • Biosphärenhaus/Baumwipfelpfad (Biosphere House/Treetop Path)
  • Christuskirche in Rumbach (Rumbach Church)

 

 

 

PLACES TO STOP

  • Biosphärenhaus Fischbach (Fischbach Biosphere House) and local restaurants in Fischbach Dahn: Reichenbach and Rumbach areas in Dahn and “Im Schneiderfeld” restaurant run by the PWV

 

TOURDESCRIPTION

The 40 km biosphere trail starts in Dahn and leads you along the French-German Pamina cycle trail to Bruchweiler-Bärenbach first. The entire circular trail is characterized by the alternation betweendense forests and open valley meadows with quietly embedded villages. Starting from Dahn, this trail circles around the southern part of the Palatinate Forest-North Vosges Biosphere Reserve and leads cyclists through four stream valleys. The Palatinate Forest-North Vosges Biosphere Reserve is the first cross-border biosphere reserve of Europe recognized byUNESCO. Numerous rock castles and sandstone formations mark this landscape. Come and experience nature’s correlations in the nature park in and around the biosphere house in Fischbach, for example on the tree top path in a height of 18-35 metres.

 

CONTACT

Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland
Schulstraße 29, 66994 Dahn
Telefon +49 (0)6391 9196222
tourist.info (at) dahner-felsenland.de
www.dahner-felsenland.net

Copyright photo on this page: Baumwipfelpfad Fischbach © Jacques Noll

Copyright map: map.solutions GmbH

 

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