This hike takes you through the most dramatic portion of the Nahe Valley. In a dramatic upheaval, the rolling hills of the Palatinate suddenly transform into a massive sandstone canyon. The Red Cliffs, or Rothenfels, are further enhanced by the artillery bastion constructed on the top of the opposing cliffs. It’s a scene you would normally associate with Italy or Southern France. The Nahe River is quite beautiful in its own right, and this hike will also provide some beautiful vistas over the Nahe Valley. You can also add a visit to the Castle of Ebernburg or other viewpoints in the area.
How to Get Here:
- Direct Regional Train from Frankfurt, Mainz, or Saarbrücken to Bad Münster am Stein station.
- Hike Starts at the Train Station
Photography Note: Some planning may be required for the optimal photographic experience. The views of the Nahe Valley and the Rothenfels are best, or only possible, in the morning. The Bastion and the canyon views are only possible in the afternoon or evening. You may consider a break somewhere in the town to give the sun a chance to move to its optimal location.