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