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Wonderful unspoilt nature – 12 day hikes in the Westerwald mountains

Hiking Collection by Westerwald - Die Urlaubsregion

12

Tours

42:45 h

85.7 mi

8,900 ft

Want to relax? Are you in the mood to escape from city life for a while and really submerge yourself in the peace and quiet of nature? Then it’s time to visit the Westerwald mountains. Located in the triangle between Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Rhineland-Palatinate, this low mountain range is easy to reach from Cologne and Frankfurt and promises an unforgettable adventure in nature.

This popular local outdoor spot consists of seven natural areas which we showcase in 12 day Tours, scattered across the low mountain range. You can choose to just hike one Tour or take on several, as you like. Depending on your stamina, motivation, and time constraints, you can choose between leisurely walks and lengthy round trips to mountain peaks that are designed for expert hikers.

With 3,000 square kilometres (1,860 miles) to discover, you won't get bored here. The Westerwald has already captivated many with its historic castles, wild valleys, and charming old towns. Whether you hike with your family, like-minded hikers, or alone, the region has plenty to offer. Anyone who has ever hiked through the forests and valleys here always returns one day.

Escape the urban jungle and find some fresh air on the lonely paths through the Westerwald. Enjoy treating yourself to some much needed time in the great outdoors!

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    Easy
    01:32
    3.52 mi
    2.3 mph
    300 ft
    275 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Beautiful nature and spectacular views await you on the Kleiner Wäller "Häubchen tour". This circular walk of almost 6 kilometers starts on the outskirts of Breitscheid. Before you hit the road, you can fortify yourself at the Gasthaus Zum Dorfkrug or simply stroll through the charming village for a while. But of course you also have the option to do …

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  • Intermediate
    02:05
    4.59 mi
    2.2 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Kleine Wäller "Wolfsteine" is an experience that is especially popular with families. This is partly due to the impressive Wolfsteine, and partly to the many sights of Bad Marienberg along the seven-kilometer trail.

    You start at the Wildpark Bad Marienberg, from where you walk via a forest path to the Kleine and Grote Wolfstein. Fantastic places that you should …

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  • Easy
    01:40
    4.75 mi
    2.9 mph
    375 ft
    350 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Water and basalt, those are the keywords of this 7.5 kilometer circular walk. You start at the parking lot of the Ulmbachtalsperre. From here you first walk along the lake and then into the forest.

    Along the way there are always beautiful views over the water. You almost trip over the many benches - perfect for enjoying your picnic with …

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  • Easy
    01:29
    3.19 mi
    2.1 mph
    450 ft
    425 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A bit of city, a bit of wilderness and above all a lot of views. Just some of the things that await you at the Kleiner Wäller "Hessentagswanderung". A particularly varied walk of 5 kilometers that starts with a highlight: the 17-metre high Dillblick watchtower stands at the starting point, which offers you a wonderful panorama.

    Then you hit the …

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  • Easy
    01:41
    3.97 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    An idyllic circular walk awaits at the Wiesensee. At just under 6.5 kilometers you explore the banks of the beautiful water and you have the opportunity everywhere to make a stop for a break or to take a look around you.

    The start and finish is the parking lot directly on the Wiesensee. You can choose in which direction you …

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  • Intermediate
    04:59
    9.10 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Wäller Tour "Buchfinkenland" runs about 14.5 kilometers around the towns of Gackenbach, Hübingen and Horbach. You therefore walk around the entire area that is named after the beautiful bird. Along the way, some historic sites await.

    The hike starts on the edge of Gackenbach. And the first highlight is not far: on the edge of the path you can …

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  • Difficult
    04:36
    10.2 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    950 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On the Brexbach Gorge Trail, a number of hiking kilometers, but also many beautiful natural treasures await you. This great hiking route leads you for more than 16 kilometers through the wild and romantic Brexbachtal and to some beautiful viewpoints. But let's not get too carried away.

    First we go to Grenzau. This charming place is not only known for …

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  • Difficult
    07:06
    12.9 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,475 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Almost 21 kilometers full of beautiful panoramas, beautiful stream valleys and historic buildings awaits you on the "Iserbachschleife" Wäller tour. But don't let the grueling distance put you off - you can cut off along the way. But let's start with walking first. You start in Anhausen, and you walk to the east and towards the Steinebachtal.

    You walk on …

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  • Intermediate
    05:00
    8.87 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Via a sloping path, the Wäller Tour Augst takes you past historic sights, through beautiful nature and in between to a glass of well-deserved, liquid gold – delicious local beer!

    You start at the hiking car park Neuhäusel-Ost. From here you walk through orchards first towards Eitelborn and you have beautiful views of the various small villages. After crossing the …

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  • Intermediate
    02:51
    6.46 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    By now you know: in the Westerwald, spectacular views, historic buildings and unique natural treasures shake hands. This is also noticeable on this 10 kilometer long circular walk. Because you will come across a number of Christian significant places along the way, the Waller Tour “Hohe Hahnscheid” is also called a prayer road.

    The route is located in the heart …

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  • Difficult
    05:59
    11.3 mi
    1.9 mph
    925 ft
    975 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This adventurous tour of 18 kilometers starts directly on the Fuchskaute. At 657 metres, this is the highest point in the Westerwald and is also home to a lovely inn, where you can stop off after your hike.

    But first let's walk. On the Rothaarsteig you walk in the direction of Rabenscheid. You walk through the beautiful nature reserve Fuchskaute, …

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  • Intermediate
    03:49
    6.83 mi
    1.8 mph
    900 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    About 11 varied kilometers of beautiful nature and beautiful buildings await you on the WesterwaldSteig adventure loop "Wiedblick Tour". As always, you will of course also pass beautiful viewpoints during this walk. The starting point of the tour is directly in Waldbreitbach.

    You cross the Wied and soon you are in the woods. From here you walk on the WesterwaldSteig. …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    85.7 mi
  • Duration
    42:45 h
  • Elevation
    8,900 ft

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