Hiking Trail

WesterwaldSteig train station Nistertal - train station Hachenburg (stages 7 + 8)

Route profile

Length / Distance 22,5 km
Rise 428 hm
Descent 411 hm
Duration 6,1 h
Highest point 562 hm
Lowest point 280 hm


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Bad Marienberg awaits you on this section of the WesterwaldSteig with a whole host of highlights: Barefoot path, pharmacist's medicinal herb garden, basalt park, wildlife park with Hedwigsturm tower and climbing forest as well as the large and small "wolf stones". The spa town offers many opportunities to stop for a bite to eat before continuing on to Hachenburg. Enjoy fantastic views along the way - some as far as the Siebengebirge! Hachenburg announces itself from afar with its baroque castle. In the town itself, you can visit the Westerwald Landscape Museum, take a leisurely stroll through the old market square or enjoy the half-timbered backdrop in one of the many cafés or restaurants.

Brief description

Experience the WesterwaldSteig stages 7 and 8 from station to station. Highlights include the spa town of Bad Marienberg and the medieval half-timbered town of Hachenburg.

Public transport

The Hessische Landesbahn usually runs hourly between the two stations (journey time approx. 9 minutes).


Use the car parks at the railway stations!


The access path from Nistertal-Bad Marienberg railway station to the main path is approx. 1 km long. In Hachenburg, an approx. 300 m long access path leads you to the railway station.

The access routes are marked with a green ‘W’ on a yellow background and the signposts have a yellow arrowhead.

Safety instructions

  • If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the trail are not suitable for you, then you should avoid them. Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on near-natural paths.
  • In autumn in particular, you should be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide uneven surfaces, roots, stones or holes in the path. You have to reckon with this kind of path impairment when you go on a hike.
  • Although the path is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons or download the free ‘Experience Rhineland-Palatinate’ app.


  • Wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate, functional clothing that protects you from the cold and wet or the heat and sun.
  • Take enough liquid with you. Refreshment stops are not available everywhere.
  • Please wear hiking boots that are suitable for the route and offer sufficient grip even on slippery, steep, rocky and uneven paths.


Park your car at your destination and take the train to the starting point of your tour. Then you can hike back relaxed and without time pressure.


Train station Hachenburg, Bahnhofstraße, 57627 Hachenburg

Starting Point

Train station Nistertal-Bad Marienberg, Bahnhofstraße, 57647 Nistertal

More information & GPX download


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

To the Tour Planer