HIKE TO VILLA DENIS
Attention: due to the restrictions on the Corona pandemic, unfortunately it is not clear yet if and when the hike to Villa Denis 2021 will take place. We will inform you on social media and here as soon as there are news. We hope and look forward to seeing you at UNISPORT again soon!
Slowing down and enjoying nature together
On a regular basis, the president of TUK invites our hike to Villa Denis (UVW). Enthusiastic hikers can hike the 26 kilometers from TU Kaiserslautern to Villa Denis in Frankenstein. Those who want to take it a bit more relaxed can start the second half of the hike, after an organized bus transfer (university stop OST-Waldleiningen), from the intermediate station in Waldleiningen.
Fun and games at the start and on the hiking route will not be missed. Hiking enthusiasts can expect a variety of creative challenges during the hike to Villa Denis, where they can compete in different disciplines before, during and after the hike. All points scored are entered directly into the personal "collection card". Attractive prizes await the best players. Live music, wine stands and a surprise snack along the way make the hike a unique experience.
At the finish line, the Diemerstein Park Festival awaits all hikers in the garden of Villa Denis. Of course, non-hikers are also cordially invited, and for the younger guests there will once again be a colorful supporting program with games and hands-on activities.
EXTRA bike/mountain bike tours:
All bike enthusiasts will also get their money's worth. There are guided bike tours for everyone with any bike! It doesn't matter if you want to ride your mountain bike on challenging trails in the Palatinate Forest area or if you prefer to take a leisurely tour on a city bike along bike paths. The offered tours for all demands range from 20 to 30 kilometers.
A great live act for the ears awaits the participants* in the middle of the Palatinate Forest and makes the break a special one.
Once they arrive at the Diemerstein Park Festival, the young hikers can look forward to a colorful supporting program. Whether it's pony rides, handicrafts or abseiling from the castle - fun is guaranteed.
For the start from TU Kaiserslautern
The first stage goes from TU Kaiserslautern over 13 km to Waldleiningen, where we will arrive between 12:00 and 13:00. In Waldleiningen we head for the country inn Leinhof. Here you have the possibility to stop for a break. From Waldleiningen it is another 13 km to Villa Denis, which we will reach between 15.00 and 17.00 (depending on the hiking speed).
The more leisurely among us will take the shuttle bus from the Uni Ost bus stop (near the ESA dormitory) to Waldleiningen at 12:00 and then hike from there to Villa Denis. Once we have reached our destination, the Diemerstein Park Festival awaits all hikers in the idyllic garden of Villa Denis. Of course, non-hikers are also cordially invited and our young guests will not miss out on the children's program.
The hiking route in brief:
TU-Campus - Bremerhof - Humbergturm - small Humberg - Wolfskaut - Hungerbrunnen - upwards (white-red marking) to the B48 - downwards to Waldleiningen - Leinbachtal - upwards to the road (white-blue marking) - in eastern direction along "Hochstrasse" - Frankenstein Castle - downwards to Frankenstein train station - past Landgasthaus Schlossberg into Diemersteiner Tal to Villa Denis.
The trails are well marked, at critical points members of the UNISPORT mountain bike group will help you. Map material: Topographic map 1:25,000, Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Hochspeyer, Kaiserslautern-Süd.
The 26 km hike contains about 600 meters of elevation gain.
For the start from Waldleiningen
Time: from 12.30 o'clock
Place: Leinhof in Waldleiningen
If you only want to do half of the hike, you can get off or on the shuttle bus at Gasthof Leinhof in Waldleiningen.
First take the S-Bahn to Hochspeyer or park your car at the S-Bahn station in Hochspeyer. Then take the shuttle bus to Waldleiningen and hike to Villa Denis. In the evening, you can take the S-Bahn from Frankenstein to go home.
If you want to end the hiking tour halfway in Waldleiningen, the bus will take you to the S-Bahn to Hochspeyer and from there you can take the train to Frankenstein to Villa Denis or back to Kaiserslautern.
SWK shuttle buses:
1st trip 2nd trip
from Hochspeyer (S-Bahn station) to Waldleiningen (Leinhof): 12:45 13:40
1st trip 2nd trip
from Waldleiningen (Leinhof) to Hochspeyer (S-Bahn station): 13:25 14:25
The shuttle takes about 20 minutes.
Diemerstein Park Festival at the Villa Denis in Frankenstein
In the beautifully idyllic park of Villa Denis, the now well-known garden party with live music, coffee and cake as well as culinary delicacies will take place from 1 p.m. until nightfall. We would like to welcome you all to this event. Of course, all non-walkers are also cordially invited to the park festival at the villa. The door of Villa Denis will be open for viewing on this day, and we will again offer a colorful children's program for our younger guests, from pony rides to abseiling from the castle.
We look forward to a joint walk and the subsequent park festival with you!