In Alzeyer Land and Rheinhessische Schweiz many signpostet trails lead through sun-kissed vinyards and shady forests, along lush grassland and nippy creeks.
When walking on the varied routes you can leave your worries behind and immerse in the tranquility of nature.
The brochure "These hills were made for walking..." describes 16 clearly marked routes that lead through expansive landscapes with rolling hills, charming wine villages and idyllic forests.
The information panels at the start of each route and the signage are reminders that these routes initially came into being as part of the “Nordic Walking Park Rheinhessen.” Today, these information panels still provide walkers with sporting ambitions useful information on the height profile and nature of each tour and supply useful pointers on Nordic Walking technique.
|Start||Alzey, parking area at Robinson Spielplatz, Street: Am Herdry|
|Start||Alzey-Weinheim, sports field, street: Muskatellerweg|
|Start||Alzey-Heimersheim, sports field, street: Staffelstraße|
|Start||Alzey-Schafhausen, street: An der Tränk|
|Route 5||Natur- und Kultur-Route|
|Start||Alzey-Dautenheim, sports field, street: Am Flutgraben|
All routes start at parking area "Forsthaus Vorholz" (forrester´s house), on the road L406 between Offenheim and Oberwiesen.
|Route 1 / Kappelbergrunde||Length: 4 km|
|Route 2 / Alter Grenzsteinweg||Length: 7 km|
|Route 3 / Selzbachpfad||Length: 10,5 km|
|Route 4 / Zum Kloster Sion||Length: 10,5 km|
|Route 5 / Durch das Wiebachtal||Length: 10,5 km|
|Route 6 / Panoramaweg||Length: 11 km|
|Route 7 / Zur Teufelsrutsch||Length: 12 km|
|Route 8 / Entlang der Grünlandstreifen||Length: 11 km|
|Route 9 / Mühlentour ab Domäne||Length: 10 km|
|Route 10 / Trullo-Runde||Length: 11 km|
The historical pathway, which is over 12 km long, includes the historical paths through the villages of Mauchenheim, Morschheim and Orbis and attempts to take you on a journey through history showing you that it has left its mark on these villages through the centuries.
You learn something about the early period, the Celts, the Romans and the Franks, the respective village churches, mills, the mercury quarry just to name but a few.
Starting points are in the villages or at the Napoleon monument in Vorholz.
|Start||In the particular villages or at the Napoleon Memorial in the Vorholz forrest|
|Historical pathway Orbis||
|Start||Parking area at the sports hall|
|Historical pathway Morschheim||
|Start||Parking area at the Weed|
|Historical pathway Mauchenheim||
|Start||Parking area at the Mühlwiesenhalle|
With a summit 246m above sea level, the Petersberg is one of Rheinhessen’s highest points. Many exciting stories have their origins in the area around the Petersberg, and the basilica built atop it in the tenth century, a key piece in the mosaic of Rheinhessen’s settlement archaeology, is of more than just regional significance. It has been a cultural magnet for centuries in Rheinhessen.
Follow the signs to stay on the culture trail, and take the time to savour the beautiful views. You will glean remarkable facts about history, culture and the local flora and fauna from the information panels. Take care not to miss the archaeological excavation of Mons Beati Petri at the summit. You will be tempted by many and varied opportunities to pause and sit down for a rest, perhaps at the “Wine Tables” which are well-known even beyond the immediate region.
|Start||Gau-Odernheim, Petersberghalle/Mühlstr. 32|
The Art and Culture Trail connects the culture of the wine region with the vivid, lively, art scene of Rhinehessen. Art in the vineyards and lovingly restored vineyard cottages line the pathway which stretches from Alzey to Weinheim. Every visitor can decide just how far he/she wishes to walk and can choose his own individual route from the network of pathways in the Art and Culture Trail.
Start: Work of art "Five Bridges" (Badeweg)
The weinheimense-Route is a well sign-posted circular walking route in the district of Alzey/Weinheim. On information boards along a walking trail of 10km in length tourists, as well as the locals, can read about the connections between the history of the earth and the countryside of the Weinheimer Bucht, the cultural past, the wine and the animal and plant world.
The trail starts at the former sand pit at the "Trift", a cross-section through the bottom of the sea during primeval times and, by following the signs, leads along mainly firm pathways to the other information boards. Experience impressions of the geology, nature, wine and culture of Weinheim along the route and enjoy the wonderful views over the fantastic countryside of the former sea bed.
|Start||Alzey-Weinheim, at the Trift|