Wild orchids in the Nahe valley
If you keep your eyes open while hiking through the Nahe valley, you
will find wild orchids as well as other rare flowers growing in many
places. They are at home here where the climate is just right for them:
Dittany, Squill, Pasqueflower, Sword-leaved Helleborine, Late Spider
Orchid, Helleborine, Wild Hyacinth and naturally, the Spotted
Orchid. This last one can also be seen on the city emblem and
the coat of arms of the community of Hennweiler.
The Soonwald mountain range encompasses a large number of
independent nature preserves which are not only recreation areas, but
offer the ambitious fan of nature —and the city person looking for
quiet— constantly new experiences. Here is a little botanical tip: On
a weekend you should visit the Lemberg near Oberhausen or the Hellberg
near Kirn with its gigantic boulder scree and rare alpine plant life.