Westerwald

Hiking Trail

Wiedweg 07. Etappe Niederbreitbach - Irlich

Route profile

Difficulty
Moderate
Length / Distance 18,7 km
Rise 326 hm
Descent 364 hm
Duration 3,5 h
Highest point 236 hm
Lowest point 58 hm

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Description

Final spurt: At the Neuerburg campsite in Niederbreitbach, I set off for the last stage along the Wied at the southern edge of the lower Wiedtal.

On the way, I am particularly impressed by the vantage point over the Wied loop at Bürder. Up to Melsbach it goes partly on narrow paths towards the goal. On the way, views of the curved Wied open up again and again. Here it is worth making a detour to the Laubach waterfall, which plunges over 20 meters in several stages down the valley. Together with other marked trails, I reach the imposing Altwied Castle, which rises picturesquely above the Wied. The ancestral castle of the Counts of Wied is a real photo highlight and can be visited (only) from the outside. The district of Altwied welcomes me with its pretty half-timbered houses from the 17th and 18th centuries and the Gothic St. Antonius village church. In the district of Niederbieber, the route changes once again to the Wied side (intersection "In derLach"/"Am Steg"). From here on, I follow the "Blue W on yellow background" signs to the mouth of the river. Irlich, the destination of my tour, belongs to the city of Neuwied since 1969. Here the Wied flows into the Rhine and my hike ends. Finally, I treat myself to a visit to the public castle park of Neuwied, from which you can also get to the beautiful dike shore promenade and I can enjoy the sunset.

Brief description

Where the Wied finds its destiny

Approach

Via the A3 to the Neustadt/Wied exit via the L252/L255 to Waldbreitbach

Public transport

Train from Cologne or Limburg to Neuwied station, VRM bus line 131 to Niederbreitbach.

Return from Neuwied to Niederbreitbach: VRM bus line 131

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Travel to the starting point of the Wiedweg to Linden (Westerwald): Train to Hachenburg station continue with VRM bus line 433 to Linden (Westerwald).

Parking

Niederbreitbach: free parking at the Neuerburg campsite

Neuwied-Segendorf: free of charge parking Nodhausener Straße (Wiedinsel)

Neuwied-Irlich: free parking at the Kurtrierer Straße parking lot

Directions

At the Neuenburg campsite in Niederbreitbach, I set off for the last stage along the Wied. The path changes after 800 meters into a natural path, which I follow for 200 meters until I cross the river on the left and turn right after 200 meters onto a gravel path. I follow it for 900 meters and directly come across a Wied loop, which I follow for 1.2 kilometers, taking a look at the Bürder Lady Chapel. My path goes uphill and changes from a path to a natural path. I take a sharp left and continue my hike uphill for another 500 meters before turning left downhill again along a nature trail. After 900 meters I reach the village street of Datzeroth, turn left and immediately right again onto a nature trail, which after a few meters joins the village street again. I turn right and immediately left again, following the path into the forest. This runs parallel to the river through the wooded nature park Rhine-Westerwald and changes after 1.8 kilometers into a nature path. Here, too, I walk after minor detours again parallel to the Wied and reach after 1.3 kilometers the Laubachsmühle. I follow the river loops 1.6 kilometers, past Melsbach, to the road to Altwied. There I leave the castle ruins on the right and walk a few meters further and over the bridge to the other side of the Wied. I turn left and walk a bit along the road "Am Brückenstein" and then on a nature trail parallel to the Wied for 1.8 kilometers to Segendorf. There I cross the bridge to the Austraße and turn right immediately afterwards. On my left is Niederbieber and on the opposite side of the river Rodenbach. After one kilometer I change the river side again and walk further to the left to Nordhausener Straße. After 100 meters I keep to the left and follow the Wied for about one kilometer along a natural path and a trail, past Nodhausen, until I reach a gravel path. The path is lined with meadows, the residential areas of Irlich begin on the right and I can see the Wied. After one kilometer I turn left and continue past the Phalwiese directly to the river. There I keep to the right and walk the last 900 meters to Brunnenstraße, turn right and at Schultheiß-Damen-Straße turn left. After 300 meters I come directly upon the Rhine and have reached my destination.

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 appropriate hiking shoes on the way, which give you enough 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.
  • Not suitable for strollers
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Equipment

Sturdy shoes recommended!

Destination

Wiedmündung, Kurtrierer Straße, 56567 Irlich/Neuwied

Starting Point

Campingplatz Neuerburg, 56589 Niederbreitbach

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