Hiking Trail

Hachenburg - water adventure trail

Route profile

Length / Distance 11,4 km
Rise 214 hm
Descent 214 hm
Duration 3,0 h
Highest point 513 hm
Lowest point 331 hm


We choose the Hachenburger Erlebnisbrauerei as a thematically appropriate starting point and hike towards the Hachenburger Wald. Past the Rothbach grotto, we follow the Rothbach to the brewery's source of brewing water and from there on towards Gehlert. Information boards inform us about the designated water protection area, where there are numerous springs and deep wells around Gehlert. We continue to hike to the Gräbersberg (513 m) and enjoy the wonderful view from the highest point in the Hachenburger Westerwades. The Alpenroder Hütte offers us the opportunity to rest and refreshed, we follow the water adventure trail to the clay pit pond in Alpenrod. The turquoise shimmering pond is idyllically situated in the middle of a forest landscape surrounded by birch trees. After enjoying this natural beauty, we make our way back to Hachenburg along the Alte Poststraße.

Brief description

The varied themed hiking trail provides all sorts of information about the importance of water for the region around Hachenburg.


From Bad Marienberg (east): We leave Bad Marienberg via the L294. At the end of the street we turn left onto the B414. We follow this road for about nine kilometers until we turn left onto the L281 in the direction of Hachenburg. We follow this road until we have arrived in Hachenburg.

From Altenkirchen (west): We drive over the B414 to the roundabout in front of Hachenburg. We leave this at the first exit in the direction of Hachenburg on the B413. After the level crossing we turn left onto the L288 to get to Hachenburg. We follow the L288 until we have arrived in Hachenburg.

From Betzdorf (north): We follow the L288 for about 21 kilometers. Then we turn right onto the K21 in the direction of Marienstatt. To stay on the K21, we turn directly left. We follow this road until we come to the intersection, where we turn left towards Hachenburg (B414). At the roundabout we take the first exit towards Hachenburg (B413). After the level crossing we turn left into the L288 and follow this road to Hachenburg.

From Steinebach an der Wied (south): We drive over the L292 until we have arrived in Hachenburg.

Public transport

Arrival with the Hessische Landesbahn to Hachenburg train station, then about 15 minutes on foot to the Hachenburger Erlebnisbrauerei, Am Hopfengarten 1, Hachenburg.

From Altenkirchen take the 289 bus in the direction of Helmeroth to the school / sports center. Change there to bus line 408 in the direction of Hachenburg. From the stop at the market it is about a 10-minute walk to the Hachenburger Erlebnisbrauerei.

From Bad Marienberg with the 960 bus in the direction of Hachenburg. From the stop at the market it is about a 10-minute walk to the Hachenburger Erlebnisbrauerei.

Taxi company:

Taxi Schmidt GbR: Hachenburg, Tel .: 02662/6119 or 02662/6688

Taxi Uwe Bischof: Hachenburg, Tel .: 02662/944444

Taxi Kappi-Tullius: Hachenburg, Tel .: 02662/939390

Hehn-Touristik: Alpenrod, Tel .: 02662/3366

Taxi Hilgers: Bad Marienberg, Tel .: 02661/5055

Taxi company Kevin Nagel: Bad Marienberg, Tel .: 02661/5949

Taxi Uwe Bischoff: Altenkirchen, Tel .: 02681/2222

Taxi Uwe Bischoff: Wissen, Tel .: 02742/1055

Taxi rental car Jaung, Reinhold: Hamm / Sieg, Tel .: 02682/8555


Hachenburg: Free parking lot at the Hachenburger Erlebnis-Brauerei, Am Hopfengarten 1, 57627 Hachenburg
Free parking lot at Burggarten, Am Burggarten 1, 57627 Hachenburg
Free parking lot at the Landscape Museum Westerwald, Leipziger Straße 1, 57627 Hachenburg
Paid parking garage at Alexanderring, Alexanderring, 57627 Hachenburg (entrance is in the "Nottorstraße")
Paid parking garage in Johann-August-Ring, Johann-August-Ring, 57627 Hachenburg

Alpenrod: parking lot for hikers at Alpenrod, Mittelstraße, 57642 Alpenrod


The first section leads from the Hachenburger Erlebnisbrauerei through the Hachenburger Stadtwald to Gehlert. Passing the Rothbach grotto it goes to the source of the Rothenbach. The water adventure trail continues its route and heads for the Gräbersberg (513m) as an intermediate destination at its southernmost point. From the Gräbersberg the path continues to the clay pit pond in Alpenrod. On the Alte Poststraße it goes past the wind turbine at Gehlert back to Hachenburg.

Safety instructions

  • Wear sturdy shoes and suitable clothing that is suitable for the weather and protects you from the cold and wet or from the heat and sun.
  • Take plenty of fluids with you. There are not many places to stop for refreshments.
  • Please put on suitable hiking shoes on the way, 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 path are not accessible to you then you should bypass this. Especially in adverse weather conditions, near-natural paths can lead to muddy and slippery passages.
  • Particularly in autumn, it is also important to ensure that the leaves lying on the ground can cover bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path. You should expect this kind of obstacle to the path when you go on a hike.
  • Although the path is consistently very well marked, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons.


We should definitely allow time for a visit to the Hachenburger Erlebnisbrauerei.


Topographic map 1:25 000 Ferienland Westerwald sheet 1, ISBN 978-3-89637-253-6

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