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Germany's most beautiful hiking trails in Rhineland-Palatinate

For the past 19 years, the Hiking-Journal Wandermagazin has annually selected Germany's most beautiful hiking trails. Hikes from all over Germany are chosen in the categories of tours (day tours) and routes (long-distance trails). In the 2022 public vote, hiking fans again voted tours and routes from Rhineland-Palatinate onto the winners' podium: The long-distance hiking trail "Rodalber Felsenwanderweg" from the Palatinate came in second. The hikes on the Hiwweltour Aulheimer Tal from Rheinhessen and on the Rotweinwanderweg from the Ahrtal took second and third place in the vote for the most beautiful day hikes in Germany.

Already in previous years, many Rhineland-Palatinate hiking trails were able to shine. We have compiled the most beautiful hikes of the competition from the regions Ahr, Eifel, Hunsrück, Lahntal, Mosel, Nahe, Pfalz, Romantic Rhine and Westerwald. They will lead you through mystical beech and coniferous forests and deep river valleys with rugged cliffs on which imposing castles tower steadfastly above mighty river bends. In tranquil wine villages and hamlets, you will be greeted by fun-loving and hospitable people who will welcome you warmly and proudly serve you traditional specialties from the sun-drenched steep slopes and vineyards in a creative setting.

We think these are great ideas - have fun discovering and enjoying our Hiking-Trails!

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Hiking Route · Pfalz
Rodalber Felsenwanderweg
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 43.8 km
Duration 13:00 h
Ascent 727 m
Descent 727 m

Experience the magic of the forest and rock formations on the first certified ‘Wanderbares Deutschland’ premium hiking trail, the Rodalber ...

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from Thomas Russold,   WANDERarena Pfälzerwald/Nordvogesen
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
Distance 36.4 km
Duration 10:24 h
Ascent 800 m
Descent 891 m

Wonderful tours through the middle of the vineyard terraces of the red wine paradise Ahr offer not only fantastic views, but also an insight into ...

from Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.,   Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
Hiking Route · Rheinhessen
Hiwweltour Aulheimer Tal
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.3 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 165 m
Descent 165 m

Wein, Wald und Wiesen. Auf keiner anderen Hiwweltour ist das Wegeprofil so abwechslungsreich wie auf der Hiwweltour Aulheimer Tal und mit dem ...

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from Daniel Schmidt,   Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
Distance 26.6 km
Duration 8:30 h
Ascent 713 m
Descent 713 m

Die Leser des Wandermagazins haben entschieden: Der VulkaMaar Pfad ist Deutschlands schönster Wanderweg 2021!  Wunderbare Ausblicke und ...

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from Vera Esch / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multistage route Open
Distance 294.5 km
Duration 86:00 h
Ascent 6,522 m
Descent 7,026 m

The Lahnwanderweg trail will make hikers‘ dreams come true. You will definetely get what is written in the hiking concept of the Lahnwanderweg ...

from Jörg Thamer,   Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multistage route Open
Distance 294.5 km
Duration 86:00 h
Ascent 7,026 m
Descent 6,522 m

The Lahnwanderweg trail will make hikers‘ dreams come true. It will lead you through some very different, beautiful landscapes and you will come ...

from Jörg Thamer,   Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.4 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 440 m
Descent 440 m

The devil himself stamped his mark on the Felsenweg 6 rocky path route. The work of the devil is documented in crevasses and clefts in the rocky ...

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from Elke Wagner / Felsenland Südeifel GmbH,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.2 km
Duration 4:10 h
Ascent 378 m
Descent 378 m

The approximately 13.5 km vitality tour "Mysterious Lemberg" offers you everything you would expect from a premium hiking trail on Lemberg: ...

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from Naheland-Touristik GmbH,   Urlaubsregion Naheland
Hiking Route · Hunsrueck
Traumschleife (Dream Loop) Heimat
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.6 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 301 m
Descent 301 m

An eventful hiking trail that opens up the charming Simmerbach valley and is connected to the Soonwaldsteig trail in the middle section.

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from Iris Müller,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
Distance 5.4 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 342 m
Descent 325 m

The Manderscheider Burgenstieg (Castle-Trail) leads around the twin castles of Manderscheid.

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from Vera Esch / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 21 km
Duration 6:15 h
Ascent 78 m
Descent 414 m

Germany's Most Beautiful Hiking Trail 2019 - 1st place! For the 16th time, the hiking magazine has chosen the most beautiful hiking trail in Germany.

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from Vera Esch / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multistage route
Distance 107.2 km
Duration 32:55 h
Ascent 2,985 m
Descent 3,369 m

Experience a seven-day hike on the Ahrsteig from Blankenheim to Sinzig. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

4
Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
Long-Distance Hiking · Pfalz
Pfälzer Weinsteig Complete Trail
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multistage route
Distance 185.2 km
Duration 57:00 h
Ascent 6,079 m
Descent 6,043 m

The Pfälzer Weinsteig trail is pure Palatinate: the 170 kilometre long trail follows picturesque paths through pleasant forest and sun-drenched ...

7
from Tobias Kauf,   Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Hiking Route · Westerwald
Wäller Tour Bärenkopp
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 11.8 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 346 m
Descent 350 m

This Wäller Tour shows Waldbreitbach and the Wiedtal from its most beautiful side. Magnificent views from the heights, the idyllic Wiedtal, the ...

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from Westerwald Touristik-Service,   Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
Long-Distance Hiking · Pfalz
Pfälzer Waldpfad Complete Trail
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multistage route
Distance 144.1 km
Duration 38:00 h
Ascent 3,087 m
Descent 3,148 m

The 140km long Pfälzer Waldpfad trail offers spectacular rocks, deep valleys and above all – forest as far as the eye can see!

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from Tobias Kauf,   Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.