Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking Tour Bad Marienberg - Basaltstein-Runde (signposting no. 3)

Route profile

Length / Distance 17,4 km
Rise 197 hm
Descent 197 hm
Duration 3,8 h
Highest point 563 hm
Lowest point 458 hm


Nordic Walking is one of the most popular sports and makes you fit in a gentle way. Sports doctors recommend Nordic Walking for all age groups. It is easy to learn and an excellent muscle workout, good for the heart and circulation. Nordic Walking is the ideal sport for everyone who wants to stay healthy and fit. Try Nordic Walking. Sport, fun and fitness for the whole family.

Brief description

A moderately difficult route around Bad Marienberg and neighbouring communities - 17.8 km.


- From Cologne: A3 exit Hennef/Sieg via B8 and B414 to Bad Marienberg.

- From Frankfurt: A3 exit Limburg via B54 and B414 to Bad Marienberg

- From Dortmund: A45 exit Haiger/Burbach via B54 and B414 to Bad Marienberg

- From Gießen: A45 exit Herborn via B255 and B414 to Bad Marienberg

- From Koblenz: A48 and A3 exit Montabaur via B255 to Bad Marienberg

In the town centre, follow the signs to "Wildpark".

Public transport

By train to the Nistertal or Westerburg stop. Continue by bus to Bad Marienberg, bus stop Neuerweg.

Bus line 116 and 483


Free forest car park at the Wildpark.


From the forest car park at the Wildpark, take Sonnenweg in the direction of Unnau. After approx. 3 km, you join the cycle path along the B 414 at Eisenkaute. Past the Pfuhler Höhe, on the outskirts of Nisterau-Pfuhl, follow the Hölzersteinweg (small geotope with mighty basalt blocks), cross the Nisterau district of Bach and pass the Pfaffenmal (legendary columnar basalt cone) into the Bacher Lay nature reserve (former quarry with mighty basalt stone wall). Now follow the field path in the direction of Bad Marienberg, crossing the L 293 / K 60, past the youth hostel and car park at the television tower and due Kirburger Straße to the Wilhelmshütte. A few metres away you will find the geotopes "Kleiner und Großer Wolfstein" - a picturesque accumulation of huge basalt boulders. From here, take the direct path back to the wildlife park. There you have a direct connection to the basalt park with a geological circular walk.

Safety instructions

Especially in autumn, be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path.

Path impairments of this kind are to be expected on every hike.


Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate, weatherproof clothing that protects you from cold and wet or heat and sun.


Rest/picnic in the "Bacher Lay". There is a seating area in the beautiful nature reserve and you can refresh your feet in the "Schwarze Nister".

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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