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Castle Mountain Tour

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  • Ruine Vauban-Festung aus der Vogelperspektive
    Ruine Vauban-Festung aus der Vogelperspektive
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You’ll set off from the castle mountain and the Hohenburg ruin and make your way to the English landscape garden at castle Karlsberg through the wonderful forests west of Homburg. The trail features the idyllic Lambsbach creek valley and the Stumpfen Gipfel peak where you’ll see the remains of a Celtic ceremonial site.
Open
moderate
Distance 14.5 km
4:30 h
311 m
311 m
361 m
246 m

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Author
Frank Polotzek
Update: October 11, 2022
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
361 m
Lowest point
246 m
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Track types

Asphalt 4.63%Dirt road 1.10%Forested/wild trail 27.68%Path 66.16%Unknown 0.39%
Asphalt
0.7 km
Dirt road
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
4 km
Path
9.6 km
Unknown
0.1 km
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Safety information

 

Please note:

Entering the forest and using the hiking trails is always at one’s own risk.

Depending on season and weather individual legs of hiking trails require a particularly sure foot. Therefore, please make sure to wear hiking shoes with rugged soles for traction and clothes that are appropriate for the respective season and weather conditions.

Tips and hints

Start

Carpark at castle ruin ‘Hohenburg‘; Schloßberg-Höhen-Straße, 66424 Homburg (312 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.321094, 7.344736
DMS
49°19'15.9"N 7°20'41.0"E
UTM
32U 379712 5464469
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Destination

Am Wanderparkplatz an der Ruine der Vauban-Festung, Schlossberg-Höhen-Straße 1, 66424 Homburg

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Homburg (then approx. 25 min walking) or bus to ‘ Christian-Weber-Platz ‘ (then approx. 15 min walking)

By Car
A6 to exit Homburg
Parking
Carpark on the   ‘ Schlossberg ‘ (castle mountain)

Getting there

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Coordinates

DD
49.321094, 7.344736
DMS
49°19'15.9"N 7°20'41.0"E
UTM
32U 379712 5464469
w3w 
///held.mooring.lake
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4.7
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When did you do this route? June 12, 2021
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Status
Open
Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.5 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
311 m
Descent
311 m
Highest point
361 m
Lowest point
246 m
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