Day and circular hiking trails in the Westerwald

Do you love to explore nature and experience new adventures? Then the circular hiking trails in the Westerwald are just right for you! Immerse yourself in a breathtaking landscape of dense forests, rolling hills and sparkling rivers. Step by step you will discover the diversity of the region and feel the harmony between man and nature. Whether you are looking for a leisurely hike with the family or prefer a sporting challenge, you will find it in the Westerwald. Enjoy the fresh air, listen to the birds singing and forget about everyday life. The circular hiking trails in the Westerwald are a true paradise for nature lovers like you!


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Our selection of circular hiking trails in the Westerwald

Wäller Tour Augst

5.0 h
14 km
381 hm
382 hm
14 kilometres through the historiccultural landscape of the Augst bringme wonderful views and interesting sights. I startat the Neuhäusel-Ost hikers' car parkand reach the excellently marked premium trail. I head south alongmeadow paths in a southerly direction andenjoy the landscape. Natural paths lead through the floodplains of theof the Binnbach. There is a smallclimb before the forest. Then I hike up the Schlossberg to the accessibleSporkenburg ruins from the 11thfrom the 11th century. Thenthen descend along the Theilenbach stream to the L 329.I come across a farm track,I follow it in the direction of Arzbach across meadows and pastures. I satisfy my hunger in the old brewery. NowI climb up the Mühlberg, which I caneasier with the help of my trekkingeasier with my trekking poles. Wide views,including the watchtowers of theof the Limes, reward the effort. AtKadenbach there is a rest areawith a barbecue hut. The trail continues uphillto the "Maria in der Augst" chapel, which was only built in 1999/2000. Alast look at the surroundings andI walk back through the forestto the starting point.

Wäller Tour Hohe Hahnscheid

3.0 h
10 km
224 hm
223 hm
The Wäller Tour in the upper Westerwald offers an attractive landscape combined with historical and geological features and charming distant views. Sites of the Christian faith, which invite you to take a moment of inner reflection, also give the trail the name "Devotional Trail". The circular trail, awarded the quality trail Wanderbares Deutschland in the category "dream tour", leads around the Hohen Hahnscheid (433 m), which is located in the Westerwald on the border between Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse and is surrounded by the villages of Irmtraut, Gemünden, Langendernbach and Seck. There are 23 interesting stops with information boards along the 10.6 km long circular hiking trail. These boards invite you to read and, by means of a QR code, you can elicit even more interesting details.

Wäller Tour Eisenbachtal (round tour - premium hiking trail)

3.5 h
9 km
157 hm
157 hm
A wonderful trail with undeniable recreational qualities is located northwest of Nomborn in the Eisenbach Valley. Forest and water provide a pleasant microclimate here, especially on hot days. After starting at the hiking parking lot of the Studentenmühle, the trail leads along the Eisenbach through shady woods to the "Bildches Eich". Here, a small forest chapel from 1963 and a hollowed oak tree with a statue of the Virgin Mary from 1830 await the hiker. Back along the Holbach, where two mills invite you to rest at the end of the circular path.

Wäller Tour Basalt und Buntmetalle

2.7 h
9 km
246 hm
245 hm
The GeoRoute "Basalt and Non-ferrous Metals" takes me on a search for traces of the mighty volcanic forces that once shaped the ridge above the Wiedtal valley. On the 8.8-kilometre-long, partly challenging hiking trail, which is certified as a "discovery tour", I come across many information points that tell of the formation of today's landscape with its basalt peaks such as the Bertenauer Kopf, as well as the history of the mining of ores and basalt. A highlight of my tour is the GeoTop of the Year 2021, the Rippelmarken, in the National GEOPARK Westerwald-Lahn-Taunus. The almost vertical rock face with the striking wave structures is a prime example of a fossilised seabed from the Devonian period and, for me, geology you can touch. Near the Bertenau head, I discover the small crater "Wolkenstein", which, together with Lake Manroth, gives me an idea of the efforts that were once made in the region to mine the volcanic rock. Non-ferrous metals (copper, lead, etc.) were once mined in the three mines Wilhelminensegen, Schiefer and Bertenauerkopf along the hiking trail.

Kleiner Wäller "Löwenspur 2 rot" - Hachenburg - walking trail

2.2 h
8 km
105 hm
105 hm
Through the Burggarten and past the Landscape Museum, this path also leads along the old Jewish cemetery to the archaeological monuments near the former brickworks. The Hachenburger city forest is home to a wide variety of fascinating tree species. An ideal way to enjoy peace and space. There are fantastic views of Hachenburg and the surrounding heart of the Westerwald to discover. A walk through the Kneipp pool can also be part of the program. Before heading back through the Burggarten to the destination of the path, the historic city center of Hachenburg invites you to take a stroll and take a break at the Alter Markt with its golden lion.
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