Where is the end of the world? We're looking forward to a spectacular tour that demands surefootedness and fitness even from experienced hikers. First we follow the End of the World Path across colorful meadows along the Nister until we cross the river at a narrow bridge. But soon the adventure begins and the path leads us up a steep slope and becomes narrower and narrower. Happy to have chosen the sturdy hiking boots, we put one foot in front of the other on the path, which is partly cut in the middle of the rock. The wire ropes fastened in the rock come in handy for the alpine route. After we have made the ascent, we are rewarded with a magnificent view over the Nistertal. We are happy to take a seat on the benches and enjoy the impressive panorama during a break. After the rest, we make our way back lively and pass the towns of Flögert and Altenburg.
The tour for demanding hikers with partly alpine routes offers impressive views of the valley of the Nister in Kroppacher Switzerland.
From Hachenburg (southeast): We drive on the B414 in the direction of Hachenburg, which we follow until behind Kroppach, where we turn left onto the L290 (Wissener Straße). We leave this street behind Giesenhausen to the right on the K16, which we follow to Stein-Wingert to the parking lot at the cemetery.
From Altenkirchen (southwest): We drive over the B256, which we leave at Eichelhardt to the right on the L290. We follow this road past Giesenhausen and leave the road behind Giesenhausen to the left onto the K16. We follow this street until we have reached the parking lot at the cemetery in Stein-Wingert.
From Wissen (north): We drive over the L289 until we turn left in Burbach onto the K16 (Nisterstraße). We follow this street until we arrive at the parking lot at the cemetery in Stein-Wingert.
With the bus line 270 to Streithausen and from there with the bus line 410 to Stein-Wingert.
Taxi Schmidt GbR: Hachenburg, Tel .: 02662/6119 or 02662/6688
Taxi Uwe Bischoff: Hachenburg, Tel .: 02662/944444
Txi Kappi-Tullius: Hachenburg, Tel .: 02662/939390
Stein-Wingert: Free parking at the cemetery in Stein-Wingert, Hauptstraße, 57629 Stein-Wingert
Free parking next to the fire station, Hauptstraße, 57629 Stein-Wingert
Flögert: Free parking above the village, K45, 57612 Helemeroth
We start our hike at the parking lot of the cemetery in Stein-Wingert. First we follow the hiking trail across colorful meadows, always listening to the rustling of the nest in our ears. A short time later we cross the Nister on a narrow bridge. Soon the alpine part of the route begins and the path becomes steeper and narrower. After we have made the ascent, we have a magnificent view of the valley of the Nister, into which we then descend again. Pleased with the beautiful view, we follow the signs on our way back to the starting point. We pass the towns of Flögert and Altenburg.
Sturdy shoes are essential here! We recommend that you bring enough drinks and food with you.
After the End of the World nature trail, make a detour to the "Spitze Ley" lookout point to get a magnificent view of the End of the World.
Topographic map 1: 25000 Ferienland Westerwald sheet 1, ISBN 978-3-89637-253-6