Hiking Trail

Castle Trail - Part 1 in the region Puderbach

Route profile

Length / Distance 10,0 km
Rise 197 hm
Descent 197 hm
Duration 2,7 h
Highest point 324 hm
Lowest point 196 hm


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The castle trails 1 - 3 lead you along the most beautiful paths around the Reichenstein castle ruins in Puderbach. A wide variety of activities are offered at the edge of the paths, waiting for you to explore.

Brief description

1st part of the Burgweg in Puderbach Land


The municipality of Puderbach is located in the north-east of the district of Neuwied, directly in the heart of the Westerwald in Rhineland-Palatinate. The ICE railway stations Montabaur and Siegburg/Bonn can also be reached in a short time via the A3.You can reach the Puderbacher Land by taking exit 36 - Neuwied on the A 3 motorway and following the signs to "Puderbach".

Public transport


We recommend Puderbach as your starting point, as all three trails converge here. We always start our route descriptions from the car park at the school bridge in Barentoner Straße in Puderbach. As the routes are signposted in opposite directions, the route can of course also be walked the other way round.Car park:Barentoner Straße 11, 56305 Puderbach


From the starting point, the three castle trails (1+2+3) still run together. The Burgweg leads uphill from here in the direction of Steimel. Once in Steimel, the trail passes "Haus Neitzert", where artworks by Karl Bruchhäuser can be viewed ( The trail continues via the market square, where the nationally renowned Steimel potato market takes place in autumn. From there, the trail continues through the forest in the direction of Reichenstein. The path leads directly past the ruins of Reichenstein Castle. The ruins can be visited by prior arrangement ( In the village of Reichenstein, Burgweg 1 splits off from Burgwegen 2 and 3. The path continues through the forest before you reach the open field again above Puderbach. From here you have a great view over Puderbach and beyond. Now you return to the village of Puderbach to the starting point of the hike. The Burgweg 1 has a length of approx. 10 km.

Safety instructions

  • Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate, weatherproof clothing that protects you from cold and wet or heat and sun.
  • Take enough liquid with you. There are not always places to stop for refreshments.
  • Please wear walking shoes appropriate for the trail, which will give you sufficient grip even on slippery and steep or rocky and uneven paths.
  • If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, you should avoid them. Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths.
  • Especially in autumn, you should also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide uneven surfaces, roots, stones or holes in the path. You must expect path impairments of this kind when you undertake a hike.
  • Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons.


Walking shoes and clothing suitable for the weather are an advantage.


The castle ruins in Reichenstein can be visited by arrangement.Contact the Tourist Info Puderbacher Land for this purpose



Barentoner Straße 11, 56305 Puderbach

Starting Point

Barentoner Straße 11, 56305 Puderbach

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

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