Rotenberg (North Palatinate Uplands)

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Rotenberg in the North Palatinate highlands

Rotenberg in the North Palatinate highlands

height 281.5  m above sea level NHN
location near Erfenbach ; Independent city of Kaiserslautern , Rhineland-Palatinate ( Germany )
Mountains North Palatinate Uplands
Coordinates 49 ° 29 '5 "  N , 7 ° 41' 48"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 29 '5 "  N , 7 ° 41' 48"  E
Rotenberg (North Palatinate Uplands) (Rhineland-Palatinate)
Rotenberg (North Palatinate Uplands)

The Rotenberg is 281.5  m above sea level. NHN high elevation of the northern Palatinate mountains near Erfenbach , a district of Kaiserslautern in Rhineland-Palatinate .


The name does not come from the word red , but from the fact that the area around the elevation was cleared earlier ( Rodenberg ). The reason for the clearing was the predominantly Pleistocene , fertile loess soil there.



The Rotenberg is located northwest of Erfenbach, southwest of Stockborn and north-northeast of Siegelbach . To the northeast, its landscape slopes down into the Lauter valley . It can be reached from Erfenbach via a circular hiking trail.

Natural allocation

The Rotenberg belongs to the natural spatial main unit group Saar-Nahe-Bergland (No. 19), in the main unit North Palatinate Bergland (193) and in the subunit Glan-Alsenz-Heights (193.1) to the natural area Untere Lauterhöhen (193.17).

Individual evidence

  1. a b Map service of the landscape information system of the Rhineland-Palatinate Nature Conservation Administration (LANIS map) ( notes )
  2. a b Siegelbach circular hiking trails, on
  3. Geology and Soils ( Memento of March 4, 2008 in the Internet Archive ), on