Hiking Trail

Wäller Tour Watzenhahner Riesen

Route profile

Length / Distance 13,4 km
Rise 316 hm
Descent 316 hm
Duration 3,8 h
Highest point 470 hm
Lowest point 271 hm


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The landscape on my 13.5-kilometre medium-difficulty hike on the "Watzenhahner Riesen" GeoRoute is characterised by Westerwald basalt. On my way, I encounter countless rock formations such as the GeoTop Watzenhahner Riesen.

At the Kranstein, the GeoTop of the Year 2020, between Willmenrod and Weltersburg, my tour begins through the old forests around the Watzenhahn, whose ridge rises above the Limburg Basin in the northwest. Impressive, legendary sites and basalt formations accompany me with their striking wave structures, a prime example of a fossilised seabed from the Devonian period and, for me, geology you can touch. Near the Bertenauer Kopf I discover the small crater "Wolkenstein". , together with Lake Manrother, gives me an idea of the efforts that were once made in the region to mine the volcanic rock. Non-ferrous metals (copper, lead, etc.) were mined in the three mines Wilhelminensegen, Schiefer and Bertenauerkopf along the trail.

Brief description

To legendary places and impressive basalt formations

Public transport

It is also possible to travel by train RB90 from Limburg or Siegen to the stations Willmenrod or Berzhahn.


GeoTop Kranstein, K95, 56459 Weltersburg (50.528747, 7.967443) or at the Old School in 56459 Weltersburg (Haupstr. 17a)

Safety instructions

Take enough liquid with you. There are not many places to stop for refreshments.

Please wear hiking shoes that are adapted to the trail and that give you sufficient grip even on slippery and steep or stony and uneven paths.

If you feel that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, you should avoid them. Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths.

Especially in autumn, you should also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path. You have to expect such path impairments when you undertake a hike.

Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons.


  • Wear sturdy shoes and suitableweatherproof clothing that protects you from cold and wet or heat and sun.


It is also possible to take the RB90 train from Limburg or Siegenaus to Willmenrod or Berzhahn stations.


GeoTop Kranstein, Ortsmitte 56459 Weltersburg

Starting Point

GeoTop Kranstein, Ortsmitte 56459 Weltersburg

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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