The Bärenbrunnerhof is a very famous farm, which is hidden in the heart of the Wasgau. In the word of Wasgau, we have to understand the fact, that this country is very rich in forests and, especially, climbing rocks (pink sandstone, of course ! ). The Bärenbrunnerhof is perfectly situated, between the watter city of Dahn at the west and the shoe city of Hauenstein at the north-east ... At an altitude of 276 meters over the sea level, the Bärenbrunnerhof is entirely surrounded by fields, forests and rocks ... It's an extremely good known climbing destination. The whole area is very attractive, also for the hikers, who will find a lot of marked paths and ways ... All the rocks that we will discover later, can been reached easely, there's a path for reaching all of those rocks ! This is due by the big presence of the climbers, who are making the crags and the pillars very popular in the sector ! The Mekka of the Bärenbrunnerhof is the giant Pferchfeldfelsen, but this one doesn't offer panoramas for the hikers ... Only the experienced climbers will succeed to climb the aerian sandstone walls of this big rocky site ! The hikers will be directing in another direction, with the others rocks ... But, before or after this long walk, the hikers have the possibility of eating at the Bärenbrunnerhof farm : the kitchen is typical green, natural and the products are coming from the farm (meat, vegetables, fruts, ... ). For this new trip report, I decided to discover, in order, the next sites :
All those rocks can been visited easely, but in the same day, it will be a big " tour de force
" ... I try to do it and I succeed ! But I was too and too tired, when I was returning at my house ... The ascents were short, but very steep and hard ! Equally, several scramblings on the summital platforms were technical and difficult, dangerous ! My first interest in this new trip report, is to show you, the different panoramas, that you can have on the Bärenbrunnerhof. All the seven rocks which were listed just above, are giving remarkable views in the valley. You will discover this fastly, with my best pictures ! For beginning, I will hike on the top of the Sattelfels, which is giving me a fabulous panorama on the two villages of Erfweiler and Schindhard. It's a very agreable and remarkable beginning ... To continue, I will walk at the foot of the Wolfshorn massive (476 m), for reaching the second site, named as Klosterfels. From its summit, you will have the first panorama, on the bärenbrunner valley ! The next objective is to reach the summit of the Nonnenfels, which is situated at the same altitude ... It's very aerian, but it's very exciting to practice : the panorama is falling deathly, on the farm and their fields and you can recognize several remarkable rocks of our hike (Schandarie, Honigfels, Sternfels and Klosterfels ! ). At the same altitude, the fourth destination is the very popular climbing tower of the Schandarie ! From here, the panorama on the farm stays remarkable, again ... And you are face to face, with the Honigfels. This one is our fifth destination, which is very easy to penetrate (a big forestian way is running at the bases of the site). Then, later, when we were at the summit and when we had seen the picturesque climbing tower, we quite the Honigfels, for our sixth destination : the Sternfels, with an impressive massive ! The scrambling at the summital platform is difficult enough, between two sandstone walls (a fine crack ... ) ! The danger is big, only the experimented climbers and scramblers will dare and succeed ... But, one time if you are on the top, you will contemplate the most savage and beautiful panorama, on the Bärenbrunnerhof ! It's sure, at 100 % ... You will dominate the climbing tower of the Hauptgipfel and you will recognize at the horizont, our last hiking destination : the mountain of the Löffelsberg (alt. 440 m, the highest point of our circular walk ! ). The Löffelsberg is very isolated, cool and calm and the access isn't easy : at the contrary, the ascent is too long and boring, the forest is very deep and junglual, ... But, the final surprise is meriting : the panorama is atomical, on the whole area of the bärenbrunner valley ! You will see, your mouth and your eyes will falling open ... It will be an incredible discovery for you, we certify this to you ! At the return, we will walk between Busenberg and Schindhard, for returning at our vehicles. For discovering all the rocks in a cool and calm rhythm, you need between 6 and 8 hours. So, this circular hike can be easely done, in only one day ! You only have to be a good walker, that's all ... Be cautious only, because my pictures were taken at different periods and seasons. Let's get started now, in emergency : we will go out, on the terrain ! Good photos contemplations for you, good luck, too much pleasure and action in the bärenbrunner valley ... Comments and interests demands, are friendly welcome, of course ! It will promices, you will see !!!