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Hiking and feasting in the Saarland

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Hiking and feasting in the Saarland

Hiking Collection by Saarland

7

Tours

25:19 h

55.4 mi

6,350 ft

In the southwest of Germany, framed between Rhineland-Palatinate, French Lorraine and Luxembourg, lies Saarland. The hilly landscape of the Saarland is crossed by wide forests - overall, the smallest German territorial state has the largest proportion of forest area of all German federal states. The most important landscape feature is of course the meandering course of the Saar near Mettlach. There it has left impressive valley landscapes on its journey through the Saarland. In addition, many small rivers and creeks shape the nature of Saarland. As a hiker you can look forward to walks through charming mixed forests with a particularly high proportion of beech trees and wide meadows as well as the excellent Saarland cuisine with a hint of French grand cuisine.

After all, who doesn't know it: after a good hike, the food just tastes twice as good. That's why we have selected seven 'Tafeltours' (table tours) in the most beautiful natural areas of the Saarland. The special thing about the 'Tafeltours': First you explore the picturesque landscape and then you let yourself be spoiled with the local delicacies in an excellent restaurant.

Be inspired by our tours and embark on a culinary hike through the Saarland.

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    Intermediate
    04:34
    9.73 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,325 ft
    Ferry
    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 can't avoid this tour: The table tour to the Saarschleife takes you to the most famous vantage point in Germany's smallest country.

    

    From Mettlach you follow the signposted table tour over the ridge surrounded by the Saar to the romantically situated Montclair Castle

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  • Intermediate
    03:36
    7.39 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Schaumberg, with its height of 568 meters, is not the highest mountain in the Saarland, but due to its flat surroundings it offers the most spectacular view - especially if you climb up to the Schaumberg Tower. The dinner tour takes you up to the summit plateau and around the wooded mountain slopes

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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
    03:42
    8.34 mi
    2.3 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Saarland has a closely intertwined history with neighboring France - so it stands to reason that a dinner tour also leads over to Lorraine. From the contemplative Berus, this round takes you over open hilly landscapes to the French neighboring town of Berviller-en-Moselle.

    

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  • Intermediate
    02:58
    6.57 mi
    2.2 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the Losheimer Tafeltour not only expect great views over the hilly Saarland, but also the peaceful Losheimer reservoir and the natural wetland around the Metzerbach.

    

    The Losheimer table tour starts at the large trail parking lot on the eastern shore of the reservoir of the same name. From here you

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  • Intermediate
    04:53
    10.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In the extreme north of the Saarland, directly on the border to Rhineland-Palatinate, is the mountainous landscape around the Wadrilltal. On the table tour you can visit the wide forests and idyllic meadows, as well as make a detour to the castle ruins Grimburg.

    

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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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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    55.4 mi
  • Duration
    25:19 h
  • Elevation
    6,350 ft

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