Hiking Trail

Kroppacher Switzerland - End of the World Nature Trail

Route profile

Length / Distance 6,0 km
Rise 174 hm
Descent 174 hm
Duration 2,0 h
Highest point 266 hm
Lowest point 165 hm


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.

Brief description

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.

Public transport

With the bus line 270 to Streithausen and from there with the bus line 410 to Stein-Wingert.

Taxi company:

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.

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 then you should bypass this.
  • Especially in adverse weather conditions, near-natural paths can lead to muddy and slippery passages.
  • Especially in autumn, it is 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.


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

More information & GPX download


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

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