Holidays in the Hunsrück

Perfect for a hiking holiday in Germany and much more

Ringed by the Moselle, Nahe, Rhine and Saar rivers, the Hunsrück has a whole host of fascinating attractions: old mills beside babbling brooks, mighty castles and romantic places such as Herrstein or Kastellaun where visitors are reminded of long-gone days, exploring the ruins of mediaeval fortifications and strolling along lanes lined with timber-framed buildings. Hiking along the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig means hiking through moorland, across wooden walkways and along strange piles of quartzite blocks. Experience a wonderful blend of nature and culture on the trail voted "Germany's most beautiful" in 2009. Adventurous walkers follow in the footsteps of the Romans and the Celts and explore their ancient settlement sites in the Hunsrück hills.

Hiking on the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig trail

Graded long-distance hiking trail in the Hunsrück

The Saar-Hunsrück-Steig trail runs for 410 kilometres on mostly natural tracks between Trier, Perl/Moselle and Boppard/Rhine, combining culture and wellness with scenic beauty. This premium-grade long-distance trail in the Saar-Hunsrück nature reserve takes in an impressive variety of landscapes: the vineyards and riverbanks of the Saar, Moselle, Nahe and Rhine rivers contrast with the densely wooded hills and ridges of the Hunsrück uplands.

View from Erbeskopf on the Saar-Hunsrück Climb, Hunsrück

View from Erbeskopf on the Saar-Hunsrück Climb, Hunsrück

More travel highlights and activities in the Hunsrück region:

Video: The "Traumschleife Baybachklamm" loop

Discover the Hunsrück Grand Canyon. Rugged cliffs, dense forests and a bubbling stream in the background: it’s all you need for a perfect day on the "Traumschleife Baybachklamm" loop.

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More information about holidays in the Hunsrück

Find out everything you need to know on events, attractions and other destinations in the Hunsrück.

Saar-Hunsrück dream circuits - Traumschleifen

The dream circuit is a dense network of premium hiking trails around the Saar-Hunsrück Trail perfect for ‘dreamy’ day-long walks.

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Cycle trails in the Hunsrück

Discover the Hunsrück region by bicycle. You can pick gentle and enjoyable trails, more energetic Active Cycle Routes or even cross the whole of the Hunsrück on the Hunsrück Cycle Trail.

Accommodation in the Hunsrück

Whether you are looking for a hotel or holiday home, a campsite or youth hostel, here is a list of accommodation options in the Hunsrück.

Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park

Old, extensive beech woods, steep rocky outcrops and rare slope bogs make the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park unique.

Suspension bridge

Sosberg One of the most beautiful hanging rope bridges in Germany.

The Hunsrück-Museum

Simmern The Hunsrück-Museum in Simmern provides insights into the natural and cultural landscape and the economic history of...

Nationalpark Hunsrück-Hochwald

Birkenfeld The Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park extends over an area of 10,000 hectares across the high altitudes of the Hunsrück. Welcome to the jungle of…

The adventurous Hunsrück circuit

Today, Martin Seidler takes you on an adventurous walk to the Layensteig Strimmiger Berg loop in the Hunsrück. With every step, you can sense unspoilt nature all around and you can even spot toads, lizards and other wildlife. There are ladders, climbing step irons and grab ropes to help you through the spectacular climbs near the rugged slate of the Hunsrück, or you can brave the depths of the disused mine tunnels. It is a captivating experience.