WesterwaldSteig trail


Wide paths for relaxation alternate with narrow paths for balancing. Many surprises are waiting at the wayside. Sometimes it is a rustic stream valley, sometimes a stately monastery with an exciting history, prehistoric excavations and stalactite caves or a cosy inn.

characteristics

WesterwaldSteig trail
medium
68:00 h
241,2 km
4577 m
4702 m

Westerwald-Steig Stage 1: Herborn - Breitscheid (East - West)

medium

16,1 km

5:30 h
Beautiful half-timbered houses in the Hessian town of Herborn, mysterious prehistoric caves, and an…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 2: Breitscheid - Fuchskaute (East - West)

medium

11,2 km

3:30 h
The high basalt plateaus of the High Westerwald mountain range provide you with plenty of expansive…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 3: Fuchskaute - Rennerod (East - West)

medium

13,1 km

2:11 h
Panoramic views across pastures and descents into the pine forests accompany you on your way to the…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 4: Rennerod - Westerburg (East - West)

hard

16,1 km

5:00 h
This stage of the trail through the High Westerwald passes the Seitenstein and the Secker Weiher…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 5: Westerburg - Freilingen (East - West)

medium

20,5 km

7:30 h
Gentle hills, extensive leafy forests and wide meadow valleys characterise the landscape of the…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 6: Freilingen - Nistertal (East - West)

medium

18,4 km

5:00 h
This stage of the trail goes from lake to lake, first following the River Wied and then ascending to…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 7: Nistertal - Bad Marienberg (East - West)

medium

6,0 km

2:00 h
The short path from Nistertal to the spa town of Bad Marienberg leaves you plenty of time to enjoy…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 8: Bad Marienberg - Hachenburg (East - West)

hard

15,1 km

5:00 h
This stage of the trail begins with the 'Westerwald view' at the basalt and wildlife park. Just…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 9: Hachenburg - Limbach (East - West)

medium

10,8 km

3:05 h
This stage of the trail starts with a trip back in time in the museum of natural and cultural…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 10: Limbach - Marienthal Abbey (East - West)

hard

20,6 km

7:00 h
The trail follows the Kleine Nister River past the 'Deutsches Eck der Kroppacher Schweiz' in…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 11: Marienthal Abbey - Weyerbusch (East - West)

medium

15,5 km

5:30 h
From Marienthal Abbey, the trail follows the Stations of the Cross, and the old coal road to the…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 12: Weyerbusch - Flammersfeld (East - West)

medium

14,8 km

3:56 h
This stage of the trail leads through Raiffeisen country from Weyerbusch to the romantic medieval…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 13: Flammersfeld - Horhausen (East - West)

hard

14,8 km

5:00 h
This stage of the trail runs from Flammersfeld through the Wied Valley to the viewing point in…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 14: Horhausen - Strauscheid (East - West)

hard

16,9 km

6:00 h
This stage of the trail leads from Horhausen past the legendary 'Bildeiche' oak tree to Peterslahr…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 15: Strauscheid - Waldbreitbach (East - West)

hard

16,7 km

5:44 h
The trail leads from Strauscheid up to the viewing points on the Weißenfelser Ley and Roßbacher…

Westerwald-Steig Stage 16: Waldbreitbach - Bad Hönningen (East - West)

hard

12,3 km

4:30 h
This stage of the trail passes through the grounds of the St Joseph House in Hausen, continues to…



source Westerwald Touristik-Service · author: Katrin Cramer

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