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Hiking in the beautiful Westerwald – 9 superb circular routes

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Hiking in the beautiful Westerwald – 9 superb circular routes

Hiking Collection by Westerwald - Die Urlaubsregion

9

Tours

28:11 h

62.6 mi

6,350 ft

Welcome to the beautiful Westerwald! The low mountain range on the River Rhine in Germany is a paradise for all those who enjoy walking. In addition to the many attractive destinations and picturesque surroundings, the special atmosphere between mountain and valley never ceases to amaze you.

In this Collection, we present nine circular hiking trails that are perfect for exploring and getting to know Westerwald on foot – alone, as a couple or with the whole family. With a Tour length of between 6 and 13 kilometres (4 - 8 mi), there is certainly something for everyone. The beauty of these loops is that you don't have to worry about the destination, because you always return to the starting point.

The first three Tours take you into the Wied Valley, where you will get to know the landscape and experience a section of the WesterwaldSteig long-distance hiking trail. The babbling River Wied is always close by on all three Tours.

The remaining six hikes explore the region between Altenkirchen and Hachenburg. Here, you will stroll along shining lakes and spacious valleys. These circular routes also offer magnificent panoramic views, exciting sights and great places to stop for refreshments along the way.

So what are you waiting for? Lace up your boots and discover Westerwald!

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Tours & Highlights

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    Kirchen (Sieg): Ottoturm-Rundwanderweg – Tour mit Rundum-Blick – Tagestouren im Westerwald

    Intermediate
    02:51
    6.16 mi
    2.2 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Once around the city churches. In a nutshell, this is how the ten-kilometer Ottoturm circular route runs. It leads you over forest and meadow paths, but also partly through the city itself. The highlight of this tour is the Ottoturm observation tower. Climbing the 102 steps is worthwhile, because here

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  • Intermediate
    03:35
    8.05 mi
    2.2 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    You can walk in the footsteps of water on the water adventure trail. On the approximately twelve-kilometer circular route, display boards explain the importance of water here in the Hachenburg region to the visitor. And finally, you can have a beer at the Hachenburg brewery. Of course, the water for

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  • Intermediate
    03:34
    7.78 mi
    2.2 mph
    925 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Lots of variety and Waldbreitbach in the Wiedtal from its most beautiful side, this is how this Wäller tour presents itself. Impressive paths lead you up to the Bärenkopp. You rarely lose sight of the wonderful Wied.

    

    The enjoyment of hiking begins in a free car park on Marktstrasse in the heart of Waldbreitbach

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  • Intermediate
    03:06
    7.16 mi
    2.3 mph
    575 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A black mill wheel on a white background accompanies you as a trail marker on the approximately eleven kilometer circular mill path. You will not only pay a visit to two still functional mills, but also discover the tranquil Elbbachtal and get to know a former mine.

    

    You start your hiking tour from the

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  • Intermediate
    03:29
    8.26 mi
    2.4 mph
    325 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The start and end of this circular route is the Steinen forest playground. The 13-kilometer circular route starts from here and takes you past some interesting and exciting bodies of water. There are great views of the glittering lakes and ponds and the surrounding area. Due to the large number of stagnant

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  • Intermediate
    03:39
    7.51 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Romantic paths, a tranquil valley and a worn volcanic cone with a magnificent panoramic view. This is what awaits you on the almost 13 kilometer long “Basalt Arch” adventure loop that leads around the village of Roßbach.

    

    The starting point of this tour is at the Wiedhalle. From here you pass the Roßbach

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  • Intermediate
    03:21
    7.64 mi
    2.3 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The name of this circular hiking trail south of Weyerbusch says it all. On the almost eleven kilometer long circular route, you not only expect great views from Asberg, the highest elevation of the circular route, but there are also countless opportunities to take a look at the idyllic and village-like

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  • Difficult
    02:59
    6.33 mi
    2.1 mph
    775 ft
    750 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    At around six kilometers, the End of the World nature trail seems like a walk, but this tour requires surefootedness and a head for heights. Some sections of this tour have an alpine character, because it is not for nothing that the region is also referred to as Kroppacher Switzerland.

    

    The tour of the

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  • Easy
    01:37
    3.68 mi
    2.3 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Kleine Wäller Zwergenweg 2 is a four-and-a-half kilometer circular route, which is also known as the “bat in the Laubach valley”. On this circular hike you will explore the Laubach Valley and learn a lot about the native bats and their caves, which you can also visit.

    

    The start and end point is the

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    62.6 mi
  • Duration
    28:11 h
  • Elevation
    6,350 ft

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