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Hike the WesterwaldSteig in Germany’s Westerwald-Sieg Region

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Hike the WesterwaldSteig in Germany’s Westerwald-Sieg Region

Hiking Collection by Westerwald-Sieg

5

Tours

23:02 h

50.6 mi

5,575 ft

In the Westerwald-Sieg region, one of Germany’s top trails offers you a very special hiking experience – the unspoilt and natural WesterwaldSteig. You cross the Westerwald-Sieg region in five stages, following meadow paths, forest trails and quiet valleys. You pass countless interesting sights, incredible nature and foodie highlights on the way.

In this Collection, we present the stages of the WesterwaldSteig that lead through our region so don't be surprised that the stages don't start at 1. We’ve included a few selected Highlights so you can get to know our area even better too.

If you’d like to hike all stages of the wonderful long-distance hiking trail, check out the Collection with the complete WesterwaldSteig here: komoot.com/collection/1332509.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Stage 10: Limbach to Marienthal – WesterwaldSteig

    Difficult
    05:45
    12.5 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,250 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Along the Kleinen and the Große Nister you enter the Westerwald-Sieg region on the WesterwaldSteig at the end of this stage. Again and again the WesterwaldSteig crosses old pilgrimage paths. The region is still a center of Marian worship today.

    

    At the end of this stage, the monastery village of Marienthal

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  • Intermediate
    04:19
    9.63 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The 11th stage of the WesterwaldSteig leads from the Marienthal monastery through shady forests and over wide heights to the Raiffeisenland to Weyerbusch. On the way, the Raiffeisen Tower on the Beulskopf offers you fantastic views of the Siebengebirge and the Eifel.

    

    The path continues through the historic

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  • Intermediate
    04:15
    9.52 mi
    2.2 mph
    875 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It continues on the 12th stage of the WesterwaldSteig through the hilly landscape of the Westerwald and the romantic Mehrbachtal to the half-timbered village of Mehren. In addition to the historic half-timbered houses, it is worth making a detour to the former dungeon of the village, the so-called Bulles

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  • Intermediate
    03:50
    8.48 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,025 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Crossing the border between the districts of Altenkirchen and Neuwied, you will explore bizarre rock formations and wide meadow valleys on this section of the route.

    

    The path leads through a small forest up to the Kanzelsblick, from where there is a beautiful view of the Wiedtal. On the Hölderstein, an

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  • Intermediate
    04:53
    10.4 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Around Horhausen, old ore mines bear witness to the region's long mining tradition. The 14th stage of the WesterwaldSteig repeatedly crosses tunnel entrances and uses former miners' paths.

    

    You walk past the imposing picture oak into the quiet Wiedtal. The path continues through the glory of Lahr to a

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    Fachwerkdorf Mehren

    Hiking Highlight

    In Mehren there are many pretty half-timbered houses. The village is named as one of the most beautiful places in the Westerwald. Part of the church is also half-timbered. Unfortunately, an inside tour was not possible.

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    Kloster Marienthal

    Hiking Highlight

    Marienthal Abbey was a Franciscan monastery. The history of the monastery goes back to the first half of the 15th century. According to the founding legend, a shepherd carved an image of the Mother of God and placed it on the spot where the first chapel was built around 1460. Since 2016 there has been a restaurant in the monastery building.

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    Tip by Vanessa Kopp

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Highlights
    3
  • Distance
    50.6 mi
  • Duration
    23:02 h
  • Elevation
    5,575 ft

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