This circular photo-hike around Föhrlenberg mountain, near Annweiler am Trifels, begins at the parking lot Alhlmühle (1) (3.5 km from Annweiler/Trifels station on foot). From there it is an 800 m walk up to the Wettereck (2), a wonderful vantage point with a direct view of Trifels Castle, the castle ruins of Scharfenberg and Anebos, as well as several impressive rocks. This is also the direction of the sunset and therefore ideal for impressive evening moods.
The information boards regarding the Slevogt Trail refer to the German landscape painter Max Slevogt (*1868-†1932). They show his paintings, which were made at the respective locations and thus offer an interesting perspective of this area.
The summit of Föhrlenberg mountain
From the Wettereck, the photo-hike continues to the summit (533 m a.s.l.) of Föhrlenberg mountain, which is part of a low mountain range called Wasgau. Over the ridge of the mountain, we continue to a paragliding take-off point (3). Here, again, the view is impressive and reaches far over the Rhine plain to the east. Especially when it is foggy you can experience fantastic sunrises here.
The ruins of Neukastel Castle
The path now leads over a steep winding path down south-east to the Förläcker Hexentanzplatz (4) and then on to the castle ruins of Neukastel (5). All that remains of the 12th-century castle is a sandstone rock, but the viewing platform offers a breathtaking panorama.
Highlight of the Photo-Hike: Slevogtfelsen
1.5 km further west we come to the last stop of the hike. From a photographic point of view, it is the most attractive in my opinion: the Slevogtfelsen (6). With some trees and a bench, this impressive rock offers a wonderful foreground for the epic panoramic view to the west. Since Trifels Castle is illuminated at night, you can take amazing nocturnal shots here.
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Here you can download a detailed PDF description of this photo-hike for printing. It contains a description of the locations and tips on how to get there. The file contains both an English and a German version.