The Karlstal is a nature reserve near Trippstadt and one of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the Palatinate Forest – perhaps even the most beautiful hiking kilometer in the Palatinate Forest. The path leads directly along the stream, changing over wooden bridges here and there from one side to the other and benches invite you to linger. A small wooden pavilion stands in the middle of the gorge. It offers almost endless photo opportunities and is a place where you can really enjoy the torrent atmosphere. Also a place during the week to really relax while taking photos.

Professional tips:

      Season: May, October; very good even with ice and snow
      Time of day: 06:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; depending on the season also from 06:00 p.m., when the light comes in from the west
      Weather: Sun, sunrise – in an easterly direction – incident grazing light through the trees
      Lenses: 24-70 mm, 70-200 mm, 20 mm or 16 mm perspective
      Filter: Polarizing filter and gray gradient soft GND 8 to darken the canopy a little depending on the perspective, very important gray filter – ND 8, ND 16 and ND 1000 to display the water differently with different exposure times.
      Tripod: Yes
      Location: After about 350 m on the path in the Karlstal Gorge high over various footbridges that cross the Moosalb river, you come to the pavilion. A distance of 50-60 m down the valley is best suited there, from where you can see the full width of the gorge in the picture. Behind the pavilion, the sun shines particularly beautifully in the valley in spring and autumn.

Directions and location:

Coming from the B 270 in the direction of Trippstadt, you drive up the Karlstal to the Klugschen mill. There it is best to park on the large parking lot on the right after the mill and walk on the right side for approx. 200 m along the road to the entrance, also on the right, to the Karlstal Gorge.

Coordinates: 48.3516, 7.75607


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