Germany

Hiking Trail

Klosterweg loop "Laubach-Celtic Tour"

Route profile

Difficulty
Moderate
Length / Distance 12,6 km
Rise 293 hm
Descent 301 hm
Duration 4,0 h
Highest point 383 hm
Lowest point 249 hm

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Description

There is much to discover on the "Laubach Celtic Tour"! For example, we come across a Roman ditch, which is actually not a Roman ditch at all, but of Celtic origin (naming by erroneous tradition), discover a former rampart and can marvel at Celtic burial mounds! We hike along the premium hiking trail "Klosterweg", the old trade route "Butterpfad" lets us experience days gone by and we enjoy the romantic Laubachtal. The rhododendron park impresses us with its blaze of colour.

Please note: The "Laubach-Celts Tour" is a combination of several trails, therefore it does not have its own marker!

Brief description

The tour offers an adventure loop on the monastery path, which combines the attractive landscape with a culture steeped in history (former ramparts, Celtic barrows).

Approach

From the A3 (Neuwied exit) via the B256 to the center of Rengsdorf, at the level of the Sparkasse, turn left into Friedrich-Ebert-Straße. Coming from Neuwied on the B256 to the center of Rengsdorf, at the level of the Sparkasse, turn right into Friedrich-Ebert-Straße. On the way out towards Hardert you will find the car park for hikers on the right next to the St. Kastor chapel.

Public transport

Public transport line 101 Neuwied-Rengsdorf-Ehlscheid-Bonefeld www.vrminfo.de

Parking

Parking lot at the starting point at the St. Kastor Chapel in Friedrich-Ebert-Straße; Additional parking space behind the Rengsdorf municipal administration, Westerwaldstraße 32-34

Directions

The Rengsdorfer Land offers an adventure loop on the premium hiking trail Klosterweg, which combines charming sections of the landscape with a culture steeped in history. The “Laubach-Celtic Tour” begins at the St. Kastor Chapel in Rengsdorf and follows in the footsteps of the Celts on the Klosterweg and Rheinsteig. The "Römergraben" is basically not a Roman moat, but of Celtic origin and got its name in the incorrect tradition. In the direction of Laubachtal, the Klosterweg and Rheinsteig separate, and we follow the Klosterweg along the romantic Laubach Valley towards Ehlscheid to the spa gardens and turn right there. Via the circular route E4 we reach the Laubachtal again, into which we turn left on the road. Along the edge of the meadow we follow the signposted Bonefelder Rundweg B5 and turn right just before the Birkenhof. There is a good opportunity for a rest at the riding stable. We continue to Bonefeld, where we pass the B256 through an underpass. We reach the next stop, the Deichwiesenhof. On the Bonefelder Höhe, we immerse ourselves in the Celtic past of this beautiful Westerwald town. The old castle on B2 lines the way and shows us sketches of an earlier rampart. Now it is not far to the Celtic barrows and a journey into the mystical past. The Laubach-Celtic tour takes us back to Rengsdorf via the Butterpfad, an old trade route. Along the Upper Mühle with an impressive rhododendron park and the “Untere Mühle” housing estate, we come back to the starting point at the St. Kastor Chapel in Friedrich-Ebert-Straße in Rengsdorf (hiking car park).

Equipment

GPS device or printed tour description (the loop runs on signposted paths, but is not marked with its own signpost on site) .Hiking shoes, weather-appropriate, functional clothing

Tips

At the end of the hike, relax in the rhododendron park!

Destination

Parking lot at the St. Kastor Chapel in Rengsdorf, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße

Starting Point

Parking lot at the St. Kastor Chapel in Rengsdorf, Friedrich-Ebert-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.

To the Tour Planer