Nestled in a beautiful environment

Pirmasens is the centre of the Südwestpfalz and is the gateway to the Pfälzerwald Nature Park. Nature, history, culture and sports come together on the seven hills of the city, which has a population of 42,000.

Pirmasens as a former shoe metropolis

Thanks to its long tradition as a shoe city, knowledge about shoes is concentrated in Pirmasens – and this is evident to guests in many places. The pedestrian area offers plenty of opportunities for shopping opportunities and there are fantastic leisure options in the city and surrounding area. Many of them are closely linked to the themes of nature and movement: hiking, Nordic walking, mountain biking or climbing are just a few examples.


For more information:
Homepage of the City of Pirmasens: Tourism

The Rheinberger

A location with tradition

The building that houses the Dynamikum is a witness of the former footwear industry in Pirmasens. The first parts of the Eduard Rheinberger shoe factory went into operation in 1906 and gradually expanded. The plants were operated by a steam engine, which is still preserved today and can be seen in the engine house near the entrance to the Dynamikum. The last shoes were manufactured in the Rheinberger in the 1980s.

Something is going on here!

The building has had a new splendour since 2007. With the two local newspapers, doctors, the gym, a Montessori school and other businesses, the Rheinberger has developed into a service and business centre.

The tourist information office of the city of Pirmasens can also be found here.

Strecktal Park

An oasis in the middle of the city

Complete your visit to the Dynamikum with a detour to Strecktal Park, where recreation, sports and discovery await you. Spanned by the draw bridge, the valley and its diverse offerings invite you to linger. From lawns, picnic areas, the natural pond and a Tuscan scented garden to a water playground, volleyball courts, inline skates and street ball and a water treadle – Strecktal Park has it all, in the heart of the city. Play equipment like balls, hula hoops or skipping ropes can be borrowed from the tourist information office.

Tourist information opening hours

Monday to Friday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Experiment in the fresh air

The Dynamikum is represented here, as well: thirteen outdoor exhibits on the subject of flying offer playful discovery. Test your jumping power, float like a bird over lush green, spread your wings, experiment with flow resistances and much more!


Palatinate Forest

Pirmasens, the gateway to the Palatinate Forest (Pfälzerwald Nature Park), and the region offer countless trails for hiking and mountain biking. Another highlight is the colourful sandstone rock formations of the Wasgau, an ideal spot for climbing. The culinary specialties of the region have made the Palatinate Forest well known far beyond its borders.

Holiday destination Pfalz

From “Weck, Worscht un Woi” to “haute cuisine” – as is well known, it is possible to live well in the Palatinate and, of course, have a great holiday or day off. Many suggestions are available at www.pfalz.de.


The Palatine is known for its hospitality.

If you are planning an overnight stay, numerous hotels, guesthouses, apartments, rooms and group accommodation options are available in the city of Pirmasens.
An overview is available on the website for Pirmasens.


The tourist information office of the city of Pirmasens is happy to help:
Fröhnstr. 8
66954 Pirmasens
Telephone: +49 (0) 6331 2394321
Fax: +49 (0) 6331 2394329


Monday to Friday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm