Palatinate Hüttenzauber Forest Restaurants

The Palatinate Forest would be nowhere near as welcoming, least of all for all the hikers who drop in there, without the Palatinate forest restaurants, known as Hüttenzauber. A Palatinate institution, partly run by volunteers from the Palatinate Forestry Society or by the Friends of Nature. A hearty meal is always on the menu: Saumagen, liver dumplings, homemade Palatinate sausages or a hearty stew. 

Palatinate Forestry Society

The Palatinate Forestry Society is dedicated to preserving Nature intact. The results of its work include the natural and sensible organisation of leisure and recreation, a number of nature conservation campaigns in the Biosphere Reserve and an attempt to generate a sense of mutual understanding. This starts with the Palatinate Ramblers Association "German Hiking Youth" group, continues with family-friendly adventure hikes, monthly, teaching and OAP hikes as well as cycle tours and hiking weeks in Germany and abroad. ... read more

Rhineland-Palatinate Friends of Nature

The Friends of Nature also look back on a long history and celebrated their centenary in 2005. Worldwide, the Friends of Nature run around 1,000 lodges, houses and hotels, often located in varied landscapes and protected areas. This unique network has been built up throughout the 20th century largely due to the members' own work and is constantly being further extended. Friends of Nature accommodation and facilities, from simple hiking cabins to family and meeting houses, are open to anyone, are especially group- and family-friendly and are managed with an environmentally aware approach. ... read more


Dernbacher Haus | Dernbach

How you can find us: Exit the B10 at Queichhambach and drive to Dernbach. Exit Dernbach in the north and turn right. There you drive on a steep road into the Palatinate Forest.

Naturfreundehaus Kohlbachtal | Elmstein

The Kohlbachtal Nature Friends House is located in the middle of the Palatinate Forest, in a side valley of the Elmstein Valley, 297 metres above sea level. The house is an ideal hiking [...]

Gasthaus "Waldesruhe" | Elmstein

The " Inn Waldesruhe" is located in the small village of Schwarzbach, in the middle of the Palatinate Forest, in the Elmstein Valley. If you like it quiet and tranquil, this is exactly the [...]

Gaststätte "Stilles Tal" | Elmstein

The restaurant "Stilles Tal" is located in the middle of the Palatinate Forest. If you like it a little quiet and secluded, this is the right place for you. You can enjoy fresh fish and game [...]

Hotel-Restaurant "Waldschlössel" | Elmstein

The "Waldschlössel" guesthouse is idyllically situated in the Palatinate Forest. Not far from Johanniskreuz, you can enjoy regional specialities and Palatinate hospitality here. 

Forsthaus Breitenstein | Esthal

The Forsthaus Breitenstein is idyllically situated in the Palatinate Forest. Easily accessible for hikers, pilgrims or mountain bikers. Spend a few cosy hours in our beer garden or our [...]

Gaststätte "Sportheim ASV Esthal" | Esthal

Visit our forest- and sports restaurant in the middle of the Palatinate Forest.We offer Mediterranean, Italian and German cuisine. In addition, we offer fine wines and beers.