Rotenberg (North Palatinate Uplands)
Rotenberg in the North Palatinate highlands
|location||near Erfenbach ; Independent city of Kaiserslautern , Rhineland-Palatinate ( Germany )|
|Mountains||North Palatinate Uplands|
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.
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).