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Maikammer - wayside shrines and crosses with barriers

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  • Wanderung in Maikammer: Maikammer - Bildstöcke und Flurkreuze barrierefrei
    / Wanderung in Maikammer: Maikammer - Bildstöcke und Flurkreuze barrierefrei
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  • / Bildstock Humm in Alsterweiler
    Photo: Sabine Bassdorf, Pfalz Touristik e.V.
  • / Flurkreuz in der Gewanne in den Heldwiesen in Maik
    Photo: CC BY-ND, Holderle, Anne-Sophie - Struktur- und Genehmigungs
  • / Bildstock im oberen Grund
    Photo: Sabine Bassdorf, Pfalz Touristik e.V.
  • / Flurkreuz im unteren Grund
    Photo: Büro für Tourismus Maikammer, CC BY-ND, Büro für Tourismus Maikammer
  • / Rastplatz am Wanderweg Deutsche Weinstraße
    Photo: Büro für Tourismus Maikammer, CC BY-SA, Büro für Tourismus Maikammer
  • / Bildstock auf der mittleren Heide
    Photo: Sabine Bassdorf, Pfalz Touristik e.V.
  • / Bildstock im oberen Dürkheimer
    Photo: Sabine Bassdorf, Pfalz Touristik e.V.
m 300 250 200 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Bildstock Humm in Alsterweiler Bildstock auf der mittleren Heide Flurkreuz auf den Heldwiesen Bildstock im oberen Dürkheimer Bildstock in der oberen Sau Bildstock im oberen Grund
The small circular route is ideal for people with walking disabilities, walkers and also prams. It has very few vertical meters and is only on concrete paths.
easy
Distance 3.2 km
1:00 h
58 m
58 m
A circular route that is suitable for many groups of people. It is varied, beautifully landscaped and offers a wealth of information on wayside shrines and field crosses in Maikammer. It also leads past many information boards on the wine trail. A few benches and two picnic areas with tables are available for resting.

Author’s recommendation

If you take the tour with the app, you will find a lot of information on all wayside shrines and corridor crosses, e.g. about the history of when the monument was built and information about the donor.
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Author
Sabine Bassdorf
Update: November 09, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
254 m
Lowest point
196 m
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Safety information

Tips and hints

If you still have time and interest after the tour, you can visit the Mediterranean garden of Maikammer. He is behind the Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung. All descriptions are linked to https://www.kuladig.de.

Start

Parking lot on Kalmithöhenstraße, left directly behind Maikammer-Alsterweiler. (222 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.307903, 8.114940
DMS
49°18'28.5"N 8°06'53.8"E
UTM
32U 435664 5462061
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Destination

Parking lot on Kalmithöhenstraße

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot, the circular route begins on the left in the direction of Maikammer. Directly below the parking lot, on the old sandstone wall, you can see the first wayside shrine, the Humm wayside shrine in Alsterweiler. On the main path it goes left with a view of the Rhine plain. After only a few meters you will see the cross on the left on the Heldwiesen. It continues straight on to the Alsterweiler Chapel. In between there are always benches to rest and the path leads past the wayside shrine Müller in Alsterweiler and the wayside shrine Gros on the Heldwiesen in Alsterweiler, which stands next to a beautiful silk tree. After this wayside shrine, continue straight ahead (the Alsterweiler Chapel is on the left) and around the historic Maikammer vineyard. Now cross the traffic road and into the traffic-calmed arm of Friedhostraße, then turn left into Friedhofstraße. Follow this until the road splits. Here is the wayside shrine in the upper sow directly at the top. At the fork, turn left until the end of the path. Here, under a birch, there is a cross in the lower ground. Now to the right and always straight ahead until it crosses the Deutsche Weinstrasse hiking trail, past the wayside shrine in the upper ground on the left and a few meters further on the wayside shrine on the middle heather on the right. The wayside shrine stands at the crossroads of the German Wine Route in Upper Dürkheimer. It climbs very gently to the picnic area with a fantastic view over Maikammer into the Rhine valley. Follow the path, go over Kalmithöhenstraße, past the Alsterbrunnen and immediately after the fountain on the left, it goes back to the parking lot.

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Getting there

Maikammer-Bahnhofstrasse-Hartmann Strasse (merges into Alsterweiler Hauptstrasse and becomes Kalmithöhenstrasse)

Parking

Parking lot at the exit of Maikammer-Alsterweiler on the right.

Coordinates

DD
49.307903, 8.114940
DMS
49°18'28.5"N 8°06'53.8"E
UTM
32U 435664 5462061
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Accessibility

Badge Accessibility-certified
Accessibility-certified

  • Parking for people with disabilities
  • Step-free access to the building/object/terrain (via elevator/ramp if necessary)
  • All other rooms and facilities available to the guests are infinitely accessible by elevator or ramp
  • 90 cm minimum width of all passageways/doors
  • 80 cm minimum width of all passageways/doors
  • 70 cm minimum width of all passageways/doors

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility certified - partially accessible for people with walking disabilities".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • There is one marked parking space for people with disabilities at the hikers' parking lot on Kalmithöhenstraße.
  • The nearest bus stop is at the Alsterweiler Chapel. The distance from the starting point of the hike to the bus stop is 800 meters. The hiking trail passes directly by the bus stop and you can also start the hike there.
  • The hiking trail has a total length of 3,3 km.
  • It is a circular route.
  • The hiking trail is stepless except for a 5 cm high curb in Alsterweiler, but this can be avoided.
  • The hiking trail is at least 200 cm wide and easy to walk and drive on throughout (asphalt).
  • There are several inclines and declines; in between there are flat sections. The maximum longitudinal gradient is 13% over a length of 70 m. The longest section with a gradient is 850 m long, the gradient is 5%.
  • There are many seating areas available.
  • The route is clearly, uniformly and continuously signposted.
  • The trail is designated for bicyclists, skaters or equestrians on individual trail sections.
  • The trail runs mainly on a road used by motor vehicles (economic, forest and agricultural roads, 30 km/h zones).
  • It is necessary to cross a road travelled by motor vehicles in two places. The crossings are unsecured.
  • There is no public toilet designed for people with disabilities.
Audit Report: PDF report on accessibility for Walking disability and wheelchair users

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • The hiking trail has a total length of 3,3 km.
  • It is a circular route.
  • The route is clearly, uniformly and continuously signposted.
  • The trail is designated for bicyclists, skaters or equestrians on individual trail sections.
  • The trail runs mainly on a road used by motor vehicles (economic, forest and agricultural roads, 30 km/h zones).
  • It is necessary to cross a road travelled by motor vehicles in two places. The crossings are unsecured.
Audit Report: PDF report on accessibility for Hearing impaired and deaf
  • Assistance dogs are welcome

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in relevant areas.
  • The hiking trail has a total length of 3,3 km.
  • It is a circular route.
  • The route is clearly, uniformly and continuously signposted.
  • The signage of the trail and the information boards of the wine educational trail are designed in high-contrast, but small font.
  • The trail is designated for bicyclists, skaters or equestrians on individual trail sections.
  • The trail runs mainly on a road used by motor vehicles (economic, forest and agricultural roads, 30 km/h zones).
  • It is necessary to cross a road travelled by motor vehicles in two places. The crossings are unsecured.
  • Lateral boundaries of the path are predominantly visually contrasting and partly well tactilely detectable.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic font.
Audit Report: PDF report on accessibility for Visually impaired and blind

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • The hiking trail has a total length of 3,3 km.
  • It is a circular route.
  • The route is clearly, uniformly and continuously signposted.
  • The trail is designated for bicyclists, skaters or equestrians on individual trail sections.
  • The trail runs mainly on a road used by motor vehicles (economic, forest and agricultural roads, 30 km/h zones).
  • It is necessary to cross a road travelled by motor vehicles in two places. The crossings are unsecured.
  • There is no information in easy language.
Audit Report: PDF report on accessibility for Cognitive disability
This audit report was prepared by: Reisen für Alle
Certification period: July 01, 2021 - June 30, 2024

Equipment

Sturdy shoes and a headgear in summer is recommended as there is no shade on the entire route.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.2 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
58 m
Descent
58 m
Accessibility Circular route Scenic Cultural/historical interest Accessibility Suitable for strollers

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