Countless trails, nature & history – hiking in Saarland
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Saarland may be one of the smallest states in Germany, but it has a lot to offer hikers. The region has hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails to explore its varied landscapes. In this Collection, we’ve put together 67 premium hiking trails in Saarland to inspire you to lace up your hiking shoes and get exploring.
Saarland offers wonderful nature: beautiful, lush green forests, blooming orchards, fantastic views, and romantic valleys. The quiet and idyllic landscapes will transport you far away from the stresses of everyday life.
You can choose from a huge number of hiking trails that reveal a different aspect of the region. The trails take you over the heights of the upper Black Forest, around the impressive Saar Loop, and through history along the French border. All of the hikes are circular and many are also great for children. Thanks to Saarland’s small size, it also doesn’t take long to get to the starting points of each hike and travel onto the next. Nonetheless, there’s plenty of Saarland for you to discover!
This almost twelve kilometer circular hike takes you on varied paths through forest areas and open field landscapes. The highlight of the tour are of course the five ponds along which you walk along. The waters are idyllically embedded in the picturesque landscape and invite you to take several relaxing breaks. In summer you can inspect the waterfoot and irises around the pond, and wonderful water lilies on the water surface.
Look forward to this 14 km long dream loop on orchards, wonderful views, limitless silence and narrow trails through the Oppig-Grät gorge. The circular walk starts at the village square in Rimlingen near Losheim am See. You leave the village, hike along the Bormigbach and climb the ascent to the Donatus chapel. From here you have a wonderful view of Losheim am See and the surrounding area.
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Five streams and an idyllic hilly landscape determine the landscape of this 13-kilometer hike. You hike a lot through the forest, but when the trees open every now and then you can enjoy great views of the Saar Valley, Lorraine, the Black Forest high forest and the Schaumberger Land. The starting point of the circular hike is at the hiking car park Galgenberg in Schmelz-Hüttersdorf.
Look forward to lots of great views and a varied route on this almost 15 km long dream loop. The starting point of the hike is at the train station in Beckingen. After a first crisp climb you will be rewarded with a wonderful panorama and look over the Saar Valley, the Lorraine Stepped Land, the Litermont and up to the Black Forest High Forest.
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 the dense forest. Soon you can admire the first stones and rock formations on the rock path through the Taubental.
Off to the (primeval) forest! Wild nature and a romantic pond await you on the wild Netzbach path. The almost nine-kilometer hike is varied fun for the whole family. You hike through the marshy landscape in the Netzbach valley and experience a wonderful forest that presents itself in very different colors depending on the season. The adventurous circular hike starts at the Forsthaus Neuhaus.
Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban was known as the fortress builder of the Sun King Louis XIV and is today rightly considered the most important military architect of the Baroque era. Vauban has also left his mark on Saarland: The boulders for the fortress town in Saarlouis were removed from the slopes between Teufelsburg and Humburg. Reason enough to take a closer look at this region along the twelve-kilometer dream loop Vauban-Steig.
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 or a stop after your tour. You can find all information at hotel-litermont.de.
On the ten kilometer long Dolinenweg you hike through the beautiful hilly landscape near Nennig. On the way you can enjoy great views of the Moselle valley, roam through rustic forests and hike past orchards and romantic vineyards. Look forward to an enjoyable hike with hardly any noteworthy climbs. The dream loop starts at Schloss Berg in Nennig, a large boundary stone marks the beginning.
Out of the city, into the forest. The ten-kilometer Frohn-Wald-Weg leads you on narrow paths and shady forest paths through the northwestern Saar coal forest. The mixed forest extends from Saarbrücken to Neunkirchen on an area of more than 60 square kilometers and runs through the Saarland as a green axis. The tour starts at the Lampenester hut in Riegelsberg, a bit north of the state capital.
The dream loop Georgi-Panoramaweg offers you wonderful hiking fun: On the almost 14 km long route you hike along lush meadows, through romantic forests, past bubbling brooks and densely overgrown swamp areas. Since hardly any vertical meters await you along the route, the round is also super suitable for families with children. The starting point of the round is the Rittscheidhütte in Mitlosheim.
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 jungle tour is at the Forsthaus Neuhaus, north of Saarbrücken.