Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking Tour Bad Marienberg - Sebastian Kneipp Tour (signpost no. 2)

Route profile

Length / Distance 11,2 km
Rise 220 hm
Descent 220 hm
Duration 2,5 h
Highest point 563 hm
Lowest point 464 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 loop through the Bad Marienberg forests - 11.6 km.


- Von Köln: A3 Ausfahrt Hennef/Sieg über B8 und B414 bis Bad Marienberg

- Von Frankfurt: A3 Ausfahrt Limburg über B54 und B414 bis Bad Marienberg

- Von Dortmund: A45 Ausfahrt Haiger/Burbach über B54 und B414 bis Bad Marienberg

- Von Gießen: A45 Ausfahrt Herborn über B255 und B414 bis Bad Marienberg

- Von Koblenz: A48 und A3 Ausfahrt Montabaur über B255 bis Bad Marienberg

In the city 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.


At the Kletterwald, turn left onto the slightly sloping forest path. Turn left immediately after the barrier until you reach hiking trail U1/U2. Here we go downhill to the right for about 50 m and turn right again onto hiking trail X (Sonnenweg). On this approx. 1.2 km section, we enjoy the wonderful view of the Nister valley, with the Hachenburg town forest and the windmills on the Gräbersberg. At the forest crossroads we go straight on. There is an ascent of about 500 m to the E5 hiking trail. We continue on this to the right and later turn left onto the Trimm-Dich path, which takes us to the Kleiner Wolfstein. Then turn right at the crossroads. Then continue downhill over the crossroads and follow hiking trail M2. Once in the beech forest, we turn left until we reach hiking trail K/5. On this trail, we only go uphill for about 20 m and turn right onto the trail with the sign "Fernsehturm" (TV tower). Continue straight ahead until you are above the grass sports field. Here we follow the meadow path to the Bad Marienberger Höhe, cross the hiking trail L1/M6 and come to the hiking trail E5. Follow this to the left and continue straight ahead to the starting point.

Alternative route (10 km): At the level of hiking trail K, first go slightly downhill to the right towards Bölsberger Viehweide. When you reach the cross path, turn left and after approx. 200 m turn left again into the approx. 1,200 m long ascent until you reach the E5 again. Here we continue straight on back to the starting point. The experienced POWER-NORDIC WALKER can still tackle the steep climb over the large Wolfstein past the refuge and return on the signposted hiking trails in the direction of the Wildpark.

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.


The natural monuments Kleiner Wolfstein and Großer Wolfstein invite you to linger, and at the Großer Wolfstein you can read the legend about its origin.

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

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