Germany

Hiking Trail

Bad Marienberg: Along the Black Nister and through the Basalt Park - M3

Route profile

Difficulty
Easy
Length / Distance 6,4 km
Rise 115 hm
Descent 115 hm
Duration 1,8 h
Highest point 474 hm
Lowest point 374 hm

Notice

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Description

The approx. 6 km long circular trail leads along the Black Nister, which flows into the Great Nister in Langenbach after a distance of approx. 13 kilometres. As you continue, you will pass through the Basalt Park with its lake, nature trail and interesting exhibits. Afterwards, you can take a break in one of the beautiful cafés in Bismarckstraße.

Brief description

On the way, a small idyllic river and a recultivated former basalt quarry await you.

Approach

- From Cologne: A3 exit Hennef/Sieg via B8 and B414 to Bad Marienberg.

- From Frankfurt: A3 exit Limburg via B54 and B414 to Bad Marienberg

- From Dortmund: A45 exit Haiger/Burbach via B54 and B414 to Bad Marienberg

- From Gießen: A45 exit Herborn via B255 and B414 to Bad Marienberg

- From Koblenz: A48 and A3 exit Montabaur via B255 to Bad Marienberg

Public transport

Nistertal/Bad Marienberg railway station ; Take bus no. 483 or 962 to Bad Marienberg - Neuer Weg bus stop.

The bus runs Monday-Friday

www.bahn.de

Parking

Free parking at the Tourist Info, Wilhelmstraße 10, 56470 Bad Marienberg.

Directions

Follow the directions of M1 until you leave the town in the direction of Langenbach. Then take M3 to the right through the valley of the Schwarze Nister downhill to the district of Langenbach. There walk up Zinhainer Weg and turn left before the old railway embankment through Carl-Goerdeler-Allee. After the last houses, turn right uphill to the Zinhain district. Cross Bismarckstraße at MarienBad and follow M3, through Basaltpark and Park der Sinne back to the starting point.

Safety instructions

Especially in autumn, be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path.Path impairments of this kind are to be expected on every hike.

Equipment

Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate, weatherproof clothing that protects you from cold and wet or heat and sun.

Tips

The basalt park offers you interesting insights into the history of basalt mining and a great view of the basalt lake. Free admission.

Literature

The map "Hiking trails in the Westerwald" of the regions Bad Marienberg, Rennerod and Westerburg is available for € 5.95 at the Tourist Info.

Scale 1:25,000

Destination

Tourist-Info Bad Marienberg, Wilhelmstr. 10, 56470 Bad Marienberg

Starting Point

Tourist-Info Bad Marienberg, Wilhelmstr. 10, 56470 Bad Marienberg

More information & GPX download

Notice

In the tour planner we inform you under the tab "Current info" about temporary route changes, closures and detours.

To the Tour Planer