Germany

Hiking Trail

Wäller Tour Greifenstein Loop - Stage 2 - Beilstein

Route profile

Difficulty
Moderate
Length / Distance 22,6 km
Rise 400 hm
Descent 236 hm
Duration 6,0 h
Highest point 600 hm
Lowest point 353 hm

Notice

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Description

Follow the yellow marked path to the starting point. The first destination is the Christköppelchen. From here, you pass quiet ponds in the direction of the Westerwald trail. First through sparse forest down to a sunny clearing below Rodenroth, a short time later through the village itself. The half-timbered building of the Lutheran parish is worth seeing. Across the meadow slopes above Rodenroth, the trail climbs up to Rasenberg, which is rich in views. Tip: Turn around and enjoy the great view of Greifenstein Castle, which seems to hover above the Westerwald. Across lush green meadows and fields you stroll further through a beautiful valley hollow near Rotestein. Soon after crossing the K91, the Nenderother waterfall awaits, conjuring up a picturesque backdrop in the middle of the forest. Close to the clearing above Nenderoth the path leads to a beautiful view of Arborn. From now on it goes steeply up, the 605 m high knot, as the highest point of the Greifenstein loop, wants to be conquered. Past the playfully designed tree nature trail, you reach the beautiful Adolf Weiss monument halfway to the knot. The local poet once created the famous Westerwald greeting "Hui! Wäller? - Allemol!". A narrow path leads first to the 605 m high summit of the Knoten (where Faulbach, Ulmbach and the Kallenbach - all three tributaries of the Lahn - have their source) with a resting bench, then along the edge of the forest to the summit of the Oberroder Knoten (583 m) with a summit cross and book as well as a comfortable tree bench. This is followed by a forest passage and a forest edge with a beautiful view of pastures and meadows with old hute beeches. The beautiful Krombachtalsperre at the end of the tour sets the successful final accent of the Greifenstein loop.

Brief description

High altitudes rich in views alternate with shady wooded areas and meadows. The blue shimmering Krombachtalsperre also sets "refreshing" accents.

Public transport

Beilstein train station (bus), www.bahn.de

Parking

At the sports field Beilstein "Basalt-Arena", access via Schloßstraße3, 5753 Greifenstein

Safety instructions

  • Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing that is suitable for the weather and protects you from the cold and wet or the heat and sun.
  • Take enough liquid with you.
  • There are not refreshment stops everywhere.
  • Please wear hiking shoes appropriate for the trail, which give you sufficient grip even on slippery and steep or rocky and uneven paths.
  • If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, then you should avoid them.
  • Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural trails.Especially in the fall, also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, rocks or holes in the path.
  • You should expect trail obstructions of this nature when you go on a hike.Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable trail map with you for safety reasons.

Tips

Visit to the BASALTPARKour in Beilstein.

At the highest point, the knot (605 m above sea level), the summit cross and the probably highest sundial are waiting.

Literature

Hiking map-Leporello Wäller Touren, GPS-accurate hiking map with excursion destinations, refreshment & leisure tips, street names and elevation profiles, map size (W x H): 20 map pages à 18 x 20 cm, 9 red. Pages, 6,95 € - You can get the hiking map and the hiking book in the Westerwald-Shop at www.westerwald-shop.info!

Destination

Krombachtalsperre

Starting Point

Beilstein, sports field

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