Holpertal

The Holpertal is a valley, just one and a half kilometres long, in the central Palatine Forest of Germany. It lies within the municipality of Ramberg in the county of Südliche Weinstraße in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Its V-shaped cross-section was cut by the waters of the Holperbach stream, which has incised deeply into the rock layers of the Lower Bunter. The valley floor climbs from an elevation of about 250 metres to well over 400 metres. Its slopes are covered with mixed forest and sweet chestnut. Whilst at one time, the valley produced raw materials for the traditional broom and brush-making industries, today forestry and tourism predominate.

Holpertal
Das obere Holpertal.JPG
The Upper Holpertal: view looking northeast to the Burgberg (rear left) the ruins of Meistersel and the pass of Drei Buchen
Floor elevation250-400 metres
Length1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Geology
TypeV-shaped valley
AgeBunter, Zechstein
Geography
LocationRhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Coordinates49°16′15″N 8°00′53″E / 49.270802°N 8.014845°E / 49.270802; 8.014845
Mountain rangePalatinate Forest (Haardt mountains)
RiversHolperbach
several castles; Brushmakers' Museum, Ramberg; forestry; tourism (hiking trails)

In the immediate vicinity of the Holpertal are a number of points of interest that include the castle ruins of Meistersel, Ramburg and Neuscharfeneck Castle, the Brushmakers' Museum in Ramberg and a number of hiking destinations.

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

The Holpertal lies in the eastern part of the Palatine Forest a few kilometres from the edge of the Haardt and, together with the Nonnental, forms the northern head of the Ramberg valley.[1] [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Landesamt für Vermessung und Geobasisinformation Rheinland-Pfalz. "Topographic maps, 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 series". Retrieved 2011-06-15.
  2. ^ Amt für Archäologische Denkmalpflege Speyer

LiteratureEdit

  • Deutscher Wetterdienst, ed. (1957), Klima-Atlas von Rheinland-Pfalz (in German), Bad Kissingen: Verlag Deutscher Wetterdienst, ISBN 3881481354
  • Landesamt für Vermessung und Geobasisinformation Rheinland-Pfalz, ed. (1999), Topographische Karte 1:25.000 Annweiler am Trifels (in German) (4. ed.), Koblenz: Verlag Landesamt für Vermessung und Geobasisinformation Rheinland-Pfalz, ISBN 3896372882
  • Michael Geiger u. a., ed. (1987), Der Pfälzerwald, Porträt einer Landschaft (in German), Landau (Pfalz): Verlag Pfälzische Landeskunde, ISBN 3980114716CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link)
  • Michael Geiger u. a., ed. (2010), Geographie der Pfalz (in German), Landau (Pfalz): Verlag Pfälzische Landeskunde, ISBN 9783981297409CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link)

Coordinates: 49°16′15″N 8°00′53″E / 49.2708°N 8.0148°E / 49.2708; 8.0148