Holidays in the Westerwald

Hiking, nature and much more

"Like a fresh breeze" - is how the Westerwald holiday region likes to describe itself and it truly is a refreshing, verdant area with vast forests and tranquil river valleys. The rivers Rhine, Sieg, Dill and Lahn encircle the Westerwald forest, many parts of which still remain completely wild. This part of Germany is ideal for hiking and other outdoor activities. The long-distance hiking trail "Westerwald-Steig" leads for example to a rocky area called "the end of the world". Westerwald people, or "Wällers", are very close to their roots and celebrate their local festivals and fairs each year with pride.

Hiking on the WesterwaldSteig trail

Graded long-distance hiking trail in the Westerwald

Lush meadows, verdant forests, a gentle breeze: it can only be the Westerwald. And through the heart of this glorious region runs the WesterwaldSteig, 235 kilometres of natural beauty where every step brings a new delight. The trail runs through eight different natural environments: the Hessian Westerwald, the Upper Westerwald/Lake Wiesensee, the Westerwald lakes, Kroppach Switzerland, the Siegtal valley, the Raiffeisenland region, the Wied valley and the Rhine-Westerwald nature reserve.

View from the Hedwig Tower (Hedwigsturm) in Bad Marienberg on the WesterwaldSteig, Westerwald

Hikers enjoy the view from the Hedwig Tower (Hedwigsturm) in Bad Marienberg on the WesterwaldSteig, Westerwald

More travel highlights and activities in the Westerwald:

More information about holidays in the Westerwald

Find out everything you need to know on events, attractions and other destinations in the Westerwald at Westerwald Touristik-Service.

Video: The house on the lake – Expedition to the Westerwald Lake District

The Westerwald Lake District is a veritable paradise for campers and nature lovers. There are seven lakes waiting to be discovered on foot, by bike, by boat or on a stand-up paddleboard.

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Westerwald Wäller Tours

The Wäller Tours are excellent short and day-long walks in the Westerwald.

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Cycling paths in the Westerwald

Discover the Westerwald by bicycle, including the gentle yet pretty Wied cycle path and disused railway tour, or the more sporty Westerwald loop and the Altenkirchen mountain bike network.

Accommodation in the Westerwald

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

Keramikmuseum Westerwald

Höhr-Grenzhausen In the ceramics museum in Höhr-Grenzhausen you will find almost everything on the subject of clay and ceramics on 2500 m²:from clay mining, - past and…

Schloss Hachenburg

Hachenburg The city‘s castle is located at Hachenburg‘s highest point. This text was translated by google translate

Stöffel-Park: Kunst, Museumsgebäude, Freiluftmuseum...

Enspel A Stöffel Park can impress everyone. All age groups, even dogs feel comfortable here. After all, it is a venue for large events and small concerts…

Pottery in the Westerwald

At the end of his eventful trip through Rhineland‑Palatinate, Martin Seidler arrives at the raw beauty of the Kannenbäckerland in the lovely Westerwald. Clay has been shaping the life and works of the specialist potters and creative craftsmen here for more than 7,000 years. It is an ancient art that is still mostly hand-crafted to this day. Machines do not help much with delicate work. The video shows you how the typical blue colour of the Westerwald ceramics is made.