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Satisfy your Wanderlust – premium hiking trails in Saarland

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Satisfy your Wanderlust – premium hiking trails in Saarland

Hiking Collection by Saarland

16

Tours

55:45 h

122 mi

13,600 ft

Saarland has countless natural highlights across its huge trail network: you hike through impressive rocky gorges, along rushing streams and to magnificent views. All this is topped off by a well-deserved stop for a snack. You won’t find so many varied premium hiking trails in such a small area anywhere else.

Germany's smallest federal state in terms of area has plenty of stunning scenery and hiking possibilities. In this Collection, you’ll find the best selection of our Tours, guaranteed to satisfy your wanderlust. It's hard to choose just one of the hikes – so why not spend several days in beautiful Saarland and discover the full range of different landscapes? You can expect beautiful lush green forests, flowering orchards, fantastic views and unspoilt, wild and romantic valleys. In Saarland, you can enjoy pure nature to the fullest. You’ll soon forget the stress of everyday life as you stroll through the peaceful and idyllic landscapes. We also show you hotels and restaurants close to the 16 Tours that’ll make your stay in Saarland even more unforgettable.

There’s a wide selection of premium hiking trails: follow in the footsteps of officers and architects, enjoy the view of the impressive Saarschleife, observe wolves and learn facts about the history of the region on the French border on themed trails. Some of the routes even take you into France. All hikes are circular and, since the Saarland is a manageable size, it doesn't take long to reach any of the starting points. Let yourself be inspired, find your favourite hike and lace up your boots.

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    Traumschleife Felsenweg – hiking in Saarland

    Difficult
    03:56
    8.54 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Rocks, rocks and more rocks. Sounds monotonous? But it is not at all. The 14-kilometer dream loop Felsenweg leads you to imposing rock formations, to Celtic places of worship and the remains of a medieval castle. In between, there is a kick of freshness for tired hiking legs in a Kneipp facility.

    

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  • Difficult
    02:40
    5.61 mi
    2.1 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Lots of variety and hiking fun await you on the almost nine-kilometer dream loop Litermont summit tour. Look forward to wild and romantic brook landscapes, rugged gorges, great views, a frog and the devil. The starting point is the Hotel-Restaurant Litermont, which is ideal for an overnight stay on site

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  • Intermediate
    03:29
    7.57 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The municipality of Perl is located in the border triangle of Germany, Luxembourg and France and is known for its viticulture. But not only grapes grow on the limestone soils, 17 wild orchid species also feel at home in the sun-drenched soil. On this nine-kilometer circular hike, you wander through this

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  • Intermediate
    04:34
    9.73 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,325 ft
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    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    If you hike in Saarland, you simply cannot avoid this tour: The table tour to the Saar loop takes you to the most famous viewpoint in Germany's smallest area state. Please note: this hike includes a ferry crossing. It is best to find out about the ferry times on this page before you set off: saarschleifenland.de/Media/Attractions/Faehre-Welles

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  • Intermediate
    03:02
    6.92 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    At the beginning of the 19th century, Napoleon Bonaparte gave the Imsbach estate to his well-deserved cavalry officer, Lapointe. Under his leadership, the estate and the adjoining lands experienced a real boom. In his honor, the dinner tour around the Hofgut is called the Imsbach Officer's Path.

    

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  • Intermediate
    03:16
    6.98 mi
    2.1 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this twelve kilometer long dream loop around the Dollberg you travel back to the time of the Celts, charcoal burners and smelters. Along the way you will discover all kinds of historical relics, such as one of the largest Celtic fortifications in Europe. It starts at the Köhlerhütte in Neuhütten.

    

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  • Intermediate
    03:13
    7.29 mi
    2.3 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the ten-kilometer dream loop, you can look forward to distant views of the border triangle and the Schaumberg, lush orchards, shady forest passages and exciting geological highlights. The circular hike starts at the fairground in Gisingen.

    

    You hike in a gentle up and down through the beautiful landscape

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  • Difficult
    03:43
    8.02 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This 13-kilometer dream loop is particularly characterized by streams, rocks and wild, romantic natural landscapes. Between Prims and Sollbach you walk past old border marks and enjoy fantastic views. In a varied up and down, you will experience the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park around Büschfeld, where this

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  • Intermediate
    02:15
    5.02 mi
    2.2 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Itzenplitzer Pingen path is a relaxed circular hike, where you can learn something about the history of mining in the region. The starting point of the eight-kilometer circuit is at the Itzenplitzer Weiher hiking car park. Right at the beginning you hike into the dense forest and follow the path

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  • Difficult
    03:48
    8.00 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This 13-kilometer dream loop leads you through the Black Forest high forest. You walk past rugged rock formations, such as the Devil's Rock and the Owl's Rock. The hike starts at the Wildpark and Wanderpark parking lot in Weiskirchen.

    

    After just a few kilometers, you can treat your legs to some wellness

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  • Intermediate
    04:11
    9.18 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This 15-kilometer hike takes you around St. Wendel's local mountain Bosenberg. On the Tiefenbach path, wonderful views, wildly romantic paths and lots of silence and idyll await you. The perfect hike to forget about everyday stress. The hike starts at the forest car park on Missionshausstrasse in St

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  • Intermediate
    02:34
    5.73 mi
    2.2 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The landscape around the town of Kirkel is one of the most varied in the whole of Saarland. In the extensive beech and oak forest you will find countless red sandstone rocks that you can explore on the table tour.

    

    From the hiking car park at the Naturfreundehaus Kirkel, the signposted tour takes you into

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  • Intermediate
    04:10
    9.19 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Blies marks the border between Germany and France near Bliesgersweiler, before it flows into the Saar a little later. On this 15 kilometer hike you will accompany the Blies along the border for a while. You hike on the shady edge of the forest and through the green floodplain.

    

    Then you leave the river

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  • Intermediate
    03:59
    8.80 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the heights of the Saargau above Wehingen, a beautiful view of the Black Forest highlands and the Merzig Basin awaits you from the Kewelsberg. This 14 km long dream loop takes you from Wehingen up to the 442 meter high mountain. Then you hike past flowering orchards down to the bank of the fire pond

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  • Intermediate
    04:21
    9.83 mi
    2.3 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    You can take a relaxed detour to France on the 15 km long border path. To do this, you only have to turn once from the main street in the tranquil town of Leidignen. The border runs through the middle of the place you pass through on this hike. The tour starts at the Heininger church in Leidingen.

    

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  • Intermediate
    02:33
    5.94 mi
    2.3 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Forest bathing and taking a deep breath is the order of the day on this premium hiking trail: ancient giant trees, wildly romantic paths and shady rest areas are attractive at any time of the year. In addition, you can look forward to cultural and historical highlights such as chapels, the observation

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    16
  • Distance
    122 mi
  • Duration
    55:45 h
  • Elevation
    13,600 ft

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