Hiking Trail

Bad Marienberg - Valley of the Black Nister - Hardter Mühle M6

Route profile

Length / Distance 10,2 km
Rise 133 hm
Descent 133 hm
Duration 2,8 h
Highest point 453 hm
Lowest point 338 hm


Exploration tour on hiking boots in the valley of the Black Nister.

Brief description

Circular hiking trail with a length of approx. 10 km.


- 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

By train to the Nistertal or Westerburg stop. Continue by bus to Bad Marienberg, bus stop Neuerweg.

Bus line 116 and 483


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


The description of hiking trail M 3 leads us to the centre of Langenbach. Turning left, we soon follow the road to Hardt for about 300 metres. Halfway to the left, we reach the Hardter Mühle in the valley of the Große Nister. We return via Hahn to Langenbach. Below the village, uphill along the Große Nister to the left at the end of the village, a stretch of road to Großseifen and partly along the old railway line, our circular walk ends in Bad Marienberg after just under two more kilometres.

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.


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


A walk on the barefoot path is not to be missed! If the weather is suitable, take off your shoes and socks and walk along the different fields of the barefoot path. An experience for the senses!


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

More information & GPX download


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

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