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The ten most beautiful hiking trails through Saarland in Germany

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The ten most beautiful hiking trails through Saarland in Germany

Hiking Collection by Saarland

10

Tours

34:53 h

76.4 mi

9,025 ft

Untouched nature, romantic forests, and historical sites – Saarland is a wonderfully varied hiking region. Bordering Luxembourg and France, Saarland may be one of the smallest German states, but it has a huge variety of hiking trails. In this Collection, we’ve put together ten of the most beautiful routes which showcase Saarland’s diversity.

Each hike can be completed in a day, making it convenient to explore the region in your free time. The routes vary in difficulty, although they are mostly fairly relaxed rambles that are ideal for the whole family.

Saarland’s small size makes it convenient to reach the hikes without spending hours driving. Within around 30 miles (50 km) of the state capital Saarbrücken, you can travel back in time and follow in the footsteps of nobility on the Schlossberg near the town of Homburg, follow along the popular Jakobsweg, and venture into thick forests. All of the hikes follow excellent paths where beautiful views over Saarland and beyond the borders are guaranteed. When you are ready for a break, you’ll find plenty of restaurants and cafes en route.

Hikes through Saarland help you to forget your everyday stress and unwind in green nature. The Saarland may be small in terms of area, but its hiking possibilities are endless.

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    Traumschleife Litermont Gipfeltour – Wandern im Saarland

    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
    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
    02:12
    4.98 mi
    2.3 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Off to the jungle! This eight kilometer circular hike shows you why the forest in the Steinbach and Netzbach valleys is so wonderfully original and wild. You can explore the protected area on beautiful hiking trails and observe how nature develops when humans can make it easy. The starting point of the

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

    The name says it all on this 10 kilometer circular hike: The Schauinslandweg takes you to beautiful viewpoints and through a wonderful landscape. You walk past lush meadows, shady mixed forests and fragrant orchards. And of course there is a lot of Saarland to look over.

    

    The starting point of the tour

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  • 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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  • Intermediate
    02:37
    5.73 mi
    2.2 mph
    700 ft
    650 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
    03:54
    8.75 mi
    2.2 mph
    800 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the 14-kilometer tour of the Schlossberg, you hike a piece of history. You get to know the ruins of the Hohenburg and walk to the remains of a once magnificent fairytale castle. The circular hike starts at the parking lot on the Hohenburg in Homburg.

    

    The Hohenburg ruin towers over the city of Homburg

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  • Difficult
    04:59
    10.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,325 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Look forward to seclusion, tranquility, pure nature and hiking fun over the heights of the Black Forest high forest around Weiskirchen. The 17 km long dream loop takes you on natural trails through the nature reserve Wahnbachtal and the Behlengraben. It starts at the Weiskirchen car park.

    

    The first three

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  • Intermediate
    03:18
    7.22 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,150 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Saar-Hunsrück-Steig is a long-distance hiking trail over 400 kilometers long that leads from Perl on the Moselle to Boppard. Individual stages are also ideal as day tours, for example the third stage from Mettlach to Britten. The starting point of the almost twelve-kilometer tour is in the center

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  • Intermediate
    04:02
    9.12 mi
    2.3 mph
    850 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    How about some pilgrim feeling? On this hike from Hornbach Monastery to Medelsheim, you follow the southern route of the Jakobsweg through the Saarland for almost 15 kilometers - it doesn't always have to be the great pilgrimage to Spain. To get in the right mood for the tour, you can draw peace and

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    76.4 mi
  • Duration
    34:53 h
  • Elevation
    9,025 ft

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