HIKING, BIKING, RELAX AND UNWIND IN THE BIOSPHERE RESERVE / NATURE PARK PALATINE

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HIKING, BIKING, RELAX AND UNWIND IN THE BIOSPHERE RESERVE / NATURE PARK PALATINE

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Forest, garden, nature, peace, relaxation, cooking, dining, relaxing, Wi-Fi, satellite TV

Our idyllic holiday rooms for self-catering and located in a quiet forest location in the heart of the biosphere reserve Palatinate Forest Nature Park. Here, in the 'Gräfensteiner country', you will find peace and rest and may the unique beauty of one of the largest and most beautiful forested areas experiencing. Soak up the sun on the balcony or in the garden area, visit romantic castles and strange rock formations, hike scenic trails and paths, explore the Palatinate Forest with the bike or motorcycle or spend lovely evenings in our dining room / lounge with modern fitted kitchen. Your imagination has no limits. Our rooms are equipped among others with Wi-Fi and satellite TV, as well as modern bathrooms and a balcony or access to a garden area. Just before the door of your holiday home you will find beautiful hiking and biking trails, winding paths, bold rocks, great views, and more ...

The 'Palatinate Forest' (so the correct spelling, but is often also written 'Palatinate Forest') is the largest contiguous forest in Germany and one of the largest contiguous European forests. The vast mixed forests of this beautiful Central Mountains are home to a very diverse flora and fauna. In addition to deer, red deer and wild boar here also foxes, badgers, polecats, weasels and especially threatened in their existence mammalian species such as bats, pine marten, wildcat and lynx their home. At the same time the nature park is very sparsely populated and right in the center of the Palatinate Forest, there are few, but all the more idyllic location villages. One of the most beautiful and mysterious parts of this popular but touristy uncrowded region, forms the 'Gräfensteiner country'.

The Gräfensteiner Land - A hiker's paradise: Whether hiking trail in Munchweiler, Merz Alber loop trail, rocky path in glues, circular walks in Clausen and Donsieders or as a special attraction of the rock trail in Rodalben, the first "Qualitätsweg Walking in Germany" in the Palatinate ... Hiker are in Gräfensteiner country always welcome and find a profusion of trails to indulge their hobby. Lace up your hiking boots. There is much to discover. Walk away the stress. The rest outside in nature brings you everyday on again.

Towering rock formations in green forests, fields of flowers, moving fragrances. A Vesper place on a cool spring and the time gets another dimension again. Let it all hang out, you have nothing to lose. And they also do not forget the culinary side in one of the many restaurants or a hearty Palatinate Forest cottage.

Furthermore: The mountain bike park, a paradise for bikers: Biking in the footsteps of Udo Bölts through a varied, hilly landscape, nature at its best - and not just anywhere, but in the biosphere reserve Palatinate Forest Nature Park.

"Protect nature and make the same experience" Under the motto of a road network was created between Neustadt / Wine Route, Pirmasens, Zweibrücken and Kaiserslautern, which can be variable in length & claim and beat biker's hearts beat faster. Find savvy techies as well as beginners their dream tour - in every season.

The Palatinate Forest is an ideal setting, a top region for mountain biking.

That means in detail:

• 300 kilometers of well-marked routes, which can be navigated with GPS.

• ideal topography, technically challenging in rapid succession with increases & shutdown.

• nearly one-fifth of the network are single-track trails.

• and last but not least a warm hospitality in rustic huts and in the biker-friendly restaurants.

Also: swimming, rock climbing, biking, and much more. Too, for water lovers is much on offer: Just a few kilometers away Clausensee, the Sägmühlweiher in Tripp city and the Gelterswoog in Kaiserslautern are only 3 of natural lakes, which offers the region. The outdoor pools in town Tripp, Heltersberg and on the Biebermühle also invite you to summer recreation. And in bad weather, there are 3 great indoor swimming pools with the 'PLUB' in Pirmasens, indoor pool, in forest Fischbach and the adventure 'Monte Mare Kaiserslautern.

Climbers not only in the famous 'Dahn' at their expense. Also around the Röderhof there are countless and rewarding 'spots'. Especially for bouldering, the region offers a number of blocks and rocks in order to 'pull the fingers long'. Narrow neck, Wartenberg, Hort head, Jurassic Park, Kieneck, Weisenberg, Muhlenberg and co. are no longer just the 'insiders' and 'locals' a concept! And in bad weather 'Camp4' climbing and ingenious Boulderhalle in Zweibrücken is not far away ...

Motorcycle friends you have probably explain the charms of the Palatinate Forest not only ... but Is the neighboring 'locust' cross' each year to the central meeting place for discerning bikers from all over the world. The twisty and challenging routes of the Palatinate Forest are among bikers legendary. Bikers are therefore welcome and welcome guests in the Palatinate Forest and with us on the Röderhof.

Welcome to the 'Dynamikum', in German 'shoe capital' Pirmasens: 'Playing understand: It has never been so exciting and entertaining to get access to basic laws that govern our lives and the world. How do you convert kinetic energy into mechanical and why do you look by using a cleverly translated rod much easier when lifting loads than with bare hands? In Dynamikum give you the answers to these questions and many others - in the form of over 160 exhibits that invite you to encourage it out! Well over 400 000 visitors have so far attended to experiment full of curiosity and great looking the Dynamikum in Pirmasens. Based in the stylish rooms of a former shoe factory Science Center is the first and so far only in Rhineland-Palatinate. Here every day is a motley crowd of visitors in and out, ranging from individuals about families and day-trippers to school classes, youth groups, holiday and senior citizens. And when may we welcome you with us? ' (Website of the Dynamikums). And Pirmasens offers much, much more!

The 'Style Outlet' in Zweibrücken: 'Welcome to the World of Styles. More than 120 top brands, more than 120 attractive shops, always 30 to 70% * reduced. Immerse yourself in our unique shopping site - Zweibrücken The Style Outlets She sits perfectly. Fashion & Style, an impressive design architecture, 2nd 600 free parking - Zweibrücken The Style Outlets gives you an unforgettable shopping experience '. (Website of the 'Style Outlets')

'Shoe mile Hauenstein - shoes & more: Germany's largest shoe outlet center! Visitors to the shoe Mile, a selection of over 1 000 000 pairs footwear. Thus, this unique shoe-shopping paradise guaranteed bargain in buying shoes. On the shoe mile in Hauenstein, everyone can find the right pair of shoes. In the largest shoe village in Germany you can get your new shoes in a large

Acquire selection of branded shoes at a bargain price. In the 24 shoe stores on the shoe mile there are shoes for every occasion and budget, a true shoe shopping paradise not only for women. On the shoe mile Hauenstein in Rhineland-Palatinate is the shoe shopping center

"ShoeCity" with ten shoe stores under one roof. ' (Website of the shoe miles)

Visit the 'Luitpold tower', one of the best views of the Palatinate, and only a few kilometers from the property. The tower was built on the summit of the highest mountains in the Palatinate Forest, the 610-meter-high White Mountain, built in 1909. In good weather, can be from here 457 especially known targets in the Palatinate, identify in Baden-Württemberg, Alsace and the Saarland, where the mounted on the observation deck 12 target plaques can facilitate orientation. You can see for appropriate visibility conditions, for example, Thunder Mountain (42 km distance, visibility opportunity approx. 42%), Kalmit (20 km, view chance about 82%), Donon (96 km, view chance about 8%) and Hornisgrinde (77 km , view chance about 14%).

The nearby castle ruins 'Gräfenstein', popularly called 'Merz Alber Castle', offers unforgettable views in the Palatinate Forest. The Gräfenstein is one of the most important staufer temporal castles in Rhineland-Palatinate. Its length is about 80 meters, its width is about 60 meters. The castle can be reached from the car park at the 'sheep', above Merzalben, in a few minutes. Here every year is also the Castle Festival 'Medieval spectacle' take place, in which the jugglers, jesters, knights and dames delight the audience with sweet mead, funny show shenanigans, exciting sword fights and each Mene Tant ...

Take advantage of the proximity to neighboring France, which you can reach us by car. Not only the world famous Alsace with its excellent wines is always worth a day trip, and the Department 'Moselle' in Lorraine invites to its nature and its pristine villages and cities a. About Pirmasens away as the neighboring town of Lorraine 'Bitche', the old Garnissonsstadt with the remarkable 'citadel'. The fortress was and is regarded as 'impregnable'. A visit to the plant is always worthwhile and can be ideally combined with a visit to a typical French restaurants or shopping in the supermarket with delicious French specialties. Vive la France!

Ultimately, for wine lovers, the 'Southern Wine Route' always worth a day trip: Smooth wine country, lush orchards, the Palatinate Forest with quiet valleys and murmuring streams and a climate like in the south - that is the German Wine Route.

Short: If you are looking for peace and relaxation, this is the right place on the beautiful Röderhof. In one of the most remote parts of Central Europe, in the largest contiguous forest in Germany, you will find relaxation and nature in abundance. But also for active holidays and 'Action' you have come to the right place: Located in the heart of the Palatinate Forest

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Familie Markus und Julia Zwick

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Speaks english, german, russian
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Outstanding ... You must stay here!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Until a few years ago, these rooms were part of the now closed adjacent Gasthaus Restaurant. I lived next door to the Gasthaus for 8 years but stayed in the rooms during my annual vacation return. They were nice then but even better now.

We stayed this time for about 10 days and truly enjoyed ourselves. The new owner is friendly and attentive, providing whatever we needed including the code to the free wifi which was a nice addition! But what we really loved was the new community kitchen and dining room with TV that he built. We'd buy our groceries at the Wasgau in Waldfishbach-Burgalben, store them in the kitchen fridge and enjoy relaxing breakfasts and dinners in the dining room, catching up on emails, planning the next day's events and watching the Eurovision semi-finals (bonus!) on TV at night.

This little "Hof" (so small it doesn't even qualify as a "town") which sits at an elevation of 500 meters, is surrounded by the Pfaelzerwald (Pfalz Forest) with tons of walking and biking trails right outside the door with castle ruins near by. In my time living there I saw lots of deer, several of the elusive boar along with many, many other critters. Now that the Gasthaus is closed, Roederhof is quiet and pretty much traffic free as there are only about 20 homes in the area. Hop on a bike, pedal past the old Gasthaus into the woods and pedal for a mile until you see the trail split. Hang a left up the small hill and you'll find yourself riding on an asphalt road through an old US Army munitions depot with the old bunkers still in existence (used now by farmers to store hay & various other things). Keep pedaling through the depot, staying on the main route and before you know it you'll find yourself in Clausen. If you bought a cycling map of the area, be adventurous and take some of the multitude of paths and soak up the absolutely gorgeous scenery ... you won't regret it!

The hiking/biking trails are great but only do so much for you if you don't have a superb place to stay during your visit. Roederhof is the place for you! Outstanding atmosphere and personable/friendly service in English. There is absolutely no doubt that we will stay there again ... and again ... and again!

Tip: Get your groceries in Waldfischbach and do NOT miss the Dolomiti Eiskafe, an Italian ice cream shop on Hauptstrasse, the main street in the center of town just past the Wasgau grocery store. The owners serve a mean Spaghetti Eis sundae ... give it a try!
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Car: recommended

The 'Röderhof' is an idyllic district of the spa town in the heart of glues Palatinate Forest. The place and its surroundings offer a mysterious and beautiful nature. Green meadows, deep forests, clear streams, stunning views and a diverse animal and plant world will open up to you. The area offers countless recreational activities. In the surroundings you can, for example, hiking, Nordic walking, biking, horseback riding, hunting, rock climbing, bouldering, geo-caching, motorcycling, golfing, marvel alpacas, and more. In the Palatinate Forest, you will find quaint villages and forest romantic castles, as well as restaurants and hearty Palatinate Forest houses. The nearby city of Pirmasens shoe is ideal for shopping, for example, in direct our famous shoe factories. The hands-on museum 'Dynamikum' is your family fun and give pleasure. The shoe mile in Hauenstein and the outlet mall in Zweibrücken offers a unique shopping experience.

Other Activities: Climbing, hiking, bouldering, biking, hunting, and much more.

Golf: 12 kilometers away is the beautifully situated golf club 'Palatinate Forest' in Forest Fischbach Castle albums. The 18 - hole championship course (par 72) is waiting with varied fairways, challenging greens modeled and short distances between the fairways on. For beginners with no 'handicap' and vacationers who want to try playing golf just once, also is a 6 - hole short course available. It says 'Pay and Play' for everyone.

Highly recommended is also about 20 kilometers away, golf course 'Hitscherhof', a scenic and sporting fantastic 18 - hole golf course of the traditional 'First Golf Clubs Westpfalz Schwarzbach'. The club only has a private golf shop also has an excellent golf restaurant. In addition to sports makes the unusual location of this very beautiful, 18-hole golf course on the edge of the Sickinger Höhe each round to a special experience. Stunning views of the natural beauty, challenging fairways on two levels with a varied design of the obstacles and beautiful, fast greens round out the sporting challenge to golfers of all levels from harmonious. A must for ambitious and nature-loving golfers!

Ski: Around glues, there are many opportunities to explore the Palatinate Forest on cross-country skis in winter. There are groomed trails for beginners at times, experienced runners offers Moreover, where a huge trails of all difficulty levels.

Furthermore, there is enough snow on the possibility of tobogganing and sledding.

In Zweibrücken is a very nice skating rink.

Trivia: Until a few years ago you could here the way in the summer months regular 'summer skiers' (also 'Rollski' or' Skiroller' driver called) watching. It was an endurance sport that had been developed for summer training for cross-country skiers. The athletes had probably learned to appreciate the beauty of our wonderful roads for this rare sport. Has the beauty of the streets since then nothing has changed, apparently already ... I thought you leave this tradition so to revive the popularity of the summer skiing but again? :-)

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Leimen Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Mar 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
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Notes

  • New prices since April 2013:

    The rooms are for 4 persons at a price of 49, - € per week rent - € per night or 340.

    For a 5th Person we charge 10, - € per night.

    For the final cleaning we charge 20, - €.
  • On arrival, the room can be from 15 00 clock related. The check-out before 10 00 clock. Other times can be arranged on an individual basis.

    It is self-catering rooms. In the price so no food or beverages are included.

Amenities

Leimen Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Telephone
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Badezimmer 1 - toilet , shower
    Badezimmer 2 - toilet , shower
  • - 1 room with new bathroom. - Room 2 with 'nostalgic' Bad - 2 separate double room in hotel standard, each with shower room and WC - A room with a balcony - A room with a small living room and a cozy couch - Separate living area with modern (built-in) kitchen, bathroom / WC and a new, cozy dining room for meals, celebrations, storytelling, reading, playing, etc. The living area is spatially separated from the bedrooms and reach across the yard! - TV with satellite TV in one of the rooms and in the dining room - Radio alarm clock by the bed - Hairdryer in each room - Fold-out couch available for fifth person in one of the rooms - Garden furniture and Weber charcoal grill are available on request
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 king
    Schlafzimmer 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Our guest house (formerly the traditional 'Hotel Röderhof') combines the advantages of separate bedrooms with the independence of an apartment. It has two beautiful and quiet double room with furniture made of solid wood, as well as bathrooms with a shower and toilet. Both rooms are newly renovated, room 1 was 2 rooms completed in August 2011 in March 2013. Room 1 has a balcony, 2 rooms have a small living room with sofa that can be used as a bed for a child or a third person (couch). The rooms have satellite TV, Wi-Fi, radio alarm clock, etc. On request we can provide a DVD player available to you also.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • ice skating
  • hunting small game
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Our cozy and separate - spatially separated from the room - Dining room with kitchen, bathroom and toilet is you and your friends for free. Here you can extensively breakfast, cook together, read, celebrate, tell, relax and much more. We have fitted the lounge for you with a nice dining table and six comfortable upholstered chairs. Also, here can find interesting books, board games and magazines. The kitchen with granite floor is fully equipped with dishes, pots, pans, cutlery, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle, coffee machine, dishwasher, etc. Our accommodation is very suitable for children, adults and sprightly seniors. For people with mobility problems or in a wheelchair it is not suitable unfortunately due to a flight of stairs! Children can play with us outdoors and playfully explore nature and its inhabitants. The forest is just a few meters away.