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The pleasure, leisure and hiking region Pfälzerwald/Nordvogesen

The Southern Palatinate is an absolute insider’s tip for discoverers: The dreamlike nature with its unique rock formations, enchanted castles and huge forest areas invites you to have fun and linger. Special recreational programs for families with children, senior citizens and couples further increase the attractiveness of the location.

Holidays in the beautiful Southern Palatinate

The most beautiful destinations in the vicinity

  • Biosphere House Pfälzerwald/Northern Vosges Link
  • Tree top walk Fischbach Link
  • Visit Nothweiler‘s iron ore mine Link
  • Shoe museum Hauenstein Link
  • The nearby Alsace with its pretty villages (e.g. Lembach and Wissembourg) Link
  • Activities with children PDF Download

Pleasure Tours

Hiking in the Southern Palatinate & the Northern Vosges

  • Dahner Felsenland Sagenweg (Trail of Sagas) Link
  • Wasgau Lakes Tour Link
  • Barefoot path Ludwigswinkel Link
  • Rumberg climb Ludwigswinkel Link
  • Well & spring path near Fischbach Link
  • German-French castle trail Link
  • Old Castle Trail Eppenbrunn Link
  • Hiking guide PDF Download

Romantic or bizarre

Castles and rocks

For our sporty guests

Cycling and mountain biking

  • Mountain bike park Palatinate Forest: 900 km of signposted mountain bike routes in the Palatinate Forest / Northern Vosges Biosphere Reserve with 20 tours of different difficulty levels Link
  • Dirtpark – Dahn: 2 trails for beginners and advanced Link
  • Cycling map PDF Download

Fine wines

Southern Wine Route

  • Small, picturesque villages and rustic wine taverns along the Southern Wine Route want to be discovered Link
  • Palatinate wine festival calendar Link
  • The German Wine Gate at the southern beginning of the German Wine Route Link

Summer delights

Bathing and swimming

  • Bathing lake Sägmühlweiher in Ludwigswinkel Link
  • Saarbacherhammer bathing lake between Fischbach and Ludwigswinkel Link
  • Bathing lake Schöntalweiher near Ludwigswinkel (with sunbathing lawn, kiosk and toilets) Link
  • Felsland Badeparadies and Sauna World Dahn Link

From Pfälzer Saumagen to star cuisine


  • Restaurant Gasthaus zum Landgrafen Link
  • Restaurant Gimbelhof Link
  • Alsatian 2-star gastronomy: Cheval Blanc in Lembach (about 15 minutes by car) Link
  • Numerous hiking huts with typical Palatinate dishes, e.g. the nearby hiking home Hohe List Link
Other activities

  • Golf Club Palatinate Forest, Waldfischbach-Burgalben Link
  • Golf Club Westpfalz Schwarzbachtal e. V. Link
  • Riding (Fjord horse farm Wasgau, Fischbach) Link
  • Climbing & Bouldering on the Palatinate Sandstone Link
  • Shopping at Fashion Outlet Zweibrücken Link