Wasgau Rock Route
20.4 KM I ALTITUDE 625 METRESI DURATION 6:45 HOURS I Level of difficulty : Hard
This walking route spanning 20.4 km takes its name from Vosegus, the god of hunting and forestation. It brings the Rödelstein, Haselstein, Löffelsberg and Buhlstein sandstone rock formations together in one exciting walk. The Ruine Lindelbrunn (Lindelbrunn Ruins), which are what is left of a castle built in the 12th century as a means of defending Trifels, also feature on this route.
STARTING POINT AND HOW TO GET THERE
THINGS TO SEE
PLACES TO STOP
- Bühlhofschänke inn in Oberschlettenbach, Cramerhaus Lindelbrunn restaurant in Vorderweidenthal, Wasgauhütte cabin in Schwanheim
This walking route spanning 20.4 km takes its name from Vosegus, the god of hunting and forestation. It brings the strange Rödelstein, Haselstein, Löffelsberg and Buhlstein sandstone rock formations together in one exciting walk. The Burgruine Lindelbrunn (Lindelbrunn Castle Ruins), which are what is left of a castle built in the 12th century as a means of defending Trifels, also feature on this route.
Before you even start walking, you have a choice to make: You can either set off from Vorderweidenthal or Oberschlettenbach. Plus, you have the option of using the Naturpark Pfälzerwald (Palatinate Forest Nature Park) car park for walkers at the Burgruine Lindelbrunn (Lindelbrunn Castle Ruins). You could even stop off at the Cramerhaus restaurant, where you can stay for the night too if you wish.
Starting the route at the Burgruine Lindelbrunn (Lindelbrunn Castle Ruins), the first thing you should do is have an initial walk around the ruins. Then head to Oberschlettenbach via Hahnenhof, which provides holiday camp facilities for children and teenagers. Oberschlettenbach is a picturesque village with a well providing water that is said to have healing powers and a rejuvenating effect.
When you leave Oberschlettenbach, head in the direction of the Haselstein – a free-standing rock tower, which is used by falcons and eagle owls as a breeding ground (as are many of the Wasgau rock formations). But the Haselstein is not the only rock formation you will be passing by on this route. Once you have tackled the Löffelsberg Rock Formation, which falls within the Busenberg community, walk on over to the Buhlstein Rock Formation with its columns. Head to the Rödelstein Rock Formation via Vorderweidenthal. There are rocks as far as the eye can see in the Wasgau, making this region a dream for seasoned walkers and climbers. And there is so much history just waiting to be discovered. When you leave the Rödelstein Rock Formation, it will be time to head back to the Burgruine Lindelbrunn (Lindelbrunn Castle Ruins). The castle was eventually divided up in line with the “Ganerbenburg” principle (castles being managed by several families or family lines at the same time) in the 14th century, having changed hands several times before that. It was destroyed during the peasants’ revolt back in 1525 and was never rebuilt.
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