The Mehlinger Heath nature reserve, which covers around 410 hectares, was only created after the area was formerly used as a training ground by the French armed forces. The actual heath landscape covers about 150 ha and is considered the largest German heath area outside of Northern Germany. Today, the area, which is divided into the „Großer Fröhnerhof“ and the „Kleiner Fröhnerhof“, can be visited along with its special and diverse flora and fauna.
- Season: August to October
- Time of day: 07:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
- Weather: Sun-cloud-mix
- Lenses: 16-35 mm, 24-70 mm, 70-200 mm details depending on your perspective
- Filter: Polarizing filter and soft gray gradient GND 16, GND 8 depending on the lighting conditions.
- Tripod: Yes
- Location: From the Mehlinger Heath car park, directly opposite the Penny Markt in Mehlingen, take the signposted main path. At the second crossroads after 150 m turn left and then after approx. 160 m right down the valley you come to the photo point, which is on the edge of the main path and faces east towards sunrise. Particularly suitable in late summer with the first mist, when the heath is in bloom.
Directions and location:
Coming from Kaiserslautern, take the motorway A6 to the Kaiserslautern-Ost exit, where Mehlingen is already signposted. After Eselsfürth take the L401 approx. 2 km until you come to a parking lot for hikers on the left to the Mehlinger Heide.
coordinates: 49.48829, 7.84328