Palatinate joie de vivre and a romantic village like in a picture book: Dörrenbach, the "Sleeping Beauty of the Palatinate", was already awarded in 1975 as the most beautiful village on the Southern Wine Route. Stroll past picturesque half-timbered houses, the old town hall in Renaissance style and the historic fortified church, the open-air stage or up to the Kolmerberg chapel or the observation tower on the Stäffelsberg.
Hike over sunny vineyards and through magnificent chestnut and mixed forests in the Palatinate Forest Biosphere Reserve - on over 40 km of hiking trails around Dörrenbach alone. Stop for a drink in one of our cozy wine taverns or for a wine tasting with our winegrowers, stay overnight in comfortable vacation apartments.
Dörrenbach is fabulous - but not sleepy! Our village life is very lively and guests are always welcome at our festivals and activities.
Sights: romantic village center with half-timbered houses, Renaissance-style town hall (1590), medieval fortified church, Kolmerberg chapel, Stäffelsberg lookout tower.
Recreation: wine taverns, restaurants, vintners:regional specialties, farm festivals, wine tastings; year-round guided hikes; hospitality in the town hall Sept./Oct.; children's playground.
Festivals: Sleeping Beauty coronation/medieval festival in mid-June. Festmeile mid-June; Martini-Kerwe/parade early Nov; Christmas market mid-Dec.
Transport connections: B38/K22; bus connections: Bad Bergzabern, Deutsches Weintor, Wissembourg/Alsace.