Germany

Hiking Trail

Iserbach loop - south loop

Route profile

Difficulty
Moderate
Length / Distance 12,1 km
Rise 385 hm
Descent 378 hm
Duration 3,9 h
Highest point 342 hm
Lowest point 123 hm

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Description

From the parking lot in Anhausen, the hike leads us over the Iserbach loop counter-clockwise to the east from the village. We hike through the Steinebach valley, past the Hausenborn church ruins to Isenburg. We leave the castle and the church on the right and climb the Ebenfeld before we go down again into the Iserbach valley and the Thalhauser mill. Here, hikers on the Iserbach loop are offered a shortcut to Anhausen (marked in yellow). We hike back to the starting point via this shortcut.

Brief description

The Wäller Tour Iserbachschleife is quite demanding with its steep gradients and a length of 20.8 km. Therefore a 3.2 km long shortcut is offered between the Thalhauser Mühle and Anhausen (marked in yellow). This cross-connection enables the Iserbach loop to be divided into two moderate stages. Lovely stream valleys and historic buildings are the highlights of the varied hike on the southern stage.

Approach

From the north: A3 exit 37 - Dierdorf L258 towards Neuwied In Anhausen, take the first left onto the parking lot “Auf dem Löh” (corner of Neuwieder Straße / Auf dem Löh).From the south: B42 to Neuwied Exit B256 towards A3 / Köln / Altenkirchen Exit L258 towards A3 / Köln / Dierdorf In Anhausen after the butcher's shop turn right into the parking lot “Auf dem Löh” (corner of Neuwieder Straße / Auf dem Löh).

Public transport

from Neuwied train station with the bus route 103 SWBV: Alteck-Express Neuwied - Anhausen - Dierdorf; from the bus stop on foot approx. 200 m on Neuwieder Straße heading north.www.bahn.dehttp://www.vrminfo.de/uploads/tx_vdvtimetable/103_02.pdfIsenburg can be reached via bus line 117 SWBV (Neuwied - Maischeid - Dierdorf - Wienau):http://www.vrminfo.de/uploads/tx_vdvtimetable/117.pdf

Parking

Parking lot "Auf dem Löh" in 56584 Anhausen (corner of Neuwieder Straße / Auf dem Löh)There are additional parking options for starting the hike in Isenburg (Hauptstrasse 36) and at the Thalhauser Mühle.

Directions

The starting point of the "Wäller Tour Iserbachschleife - hiking in the Rhine-Westerwald nature park" and thus also the southern loop is Anhausen, Auf dem Löh car park. From there it goes counter-clockwise past Meinborn - here we enjoy a great view - into the Steinebach valley. We hike on an enchanted path along the babbling brook and turn right at the “Am Steinbruch” refuge to the Hausenborn church ruins. Now we follow the path down into the Saynbach valley to Isenburg. Then it goes up again quite steeply. A detour to the Isenburg castle ruins and a visit to the parish church “St. Katharina “are worth it. Via the "waterway" with two wonderful views with a view of Isenburg, we reach the Iserbach Valley and cross the K 113 and the Iserbach on the way to the Thalhauser Mühle. Back to Anhausen, we take the yellow-marked abbreviation of the Iserbach loop. First along the brook, you soon go up to a forest clearing with a bench that invites you to rest and relax. We continue through the Reilbachtal, past Meinborn - please turn around here again, the view is worth it - to Anhausen and the starting point of our hike. Of course, there are also restaurants along the way. U.a. in Anhausen the Gasthof Tross, in Isenburg the Fischerhütte Meißel and the Hotel-Restaurant Haus Maria (both are located a bit away from the Iserbach loop), and 3 km before the end of the hike is the Thalhauser Mühle.

Equipment

Ankle-high walking shoes are recommended, and walking sticks are particularly recommended when it is wet.

Tips

Visit the northern section of the Iserbach loop at the next opportunity. The Iserbachschleife - Nordschleife is approx. 15 km long, leads like the Südschleife through wonderful stream valleys and impresses with fantastic views. In particular, the lookout pulpit near Rüscheid offers almost all-round views when the visibility is good, reaching in the east to the Großer Feldberg im Taunus (70 km). Other highlights are the idyllic resting places at Veltens Weiher and Rüscheid.

Literature

Hiking map-Leporello Wäller tours, GPS-accurate hiking map with excursion destinations, refreshment and leisure tips, street names and elevation profiles, map size (W x H): 20 map pages 18 x 20 cm, 9 red. Pages, € 11.95 - You can get the hiking map and the book in the Westerwald shop at www.westerwald-shop.info!

Destination

Parking lot "Auf dem Löh" in 56584 Anhausen (corner of Neuwieder Straße

Starting Point

Parking lot "Auf dem Löh" in 56584 Anhausen (corner of Neuwieder Straße

More information & GPX download

Notice

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

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