Oelsbergsteig closed due to the risk of rock falls!
SWR announcement from May 23rd, 2020:
The "Oelsbergsteig" via ferrata in Urbar in the Rhein-Hunsrück district has been closed due to the risk of rock falls. According to a geologist from the State Office for Geology and Mining, slate boulders weighing several hundred kilograms could come loose there. The via ferrata on the Middle Rhine has been under regular observation for years, said the mayor of Urbar, Heinz Link. Last winter there were shifts of about 15 centimeters. Initially, only part of the path was closed, signs indicated the danger of falling rocks, and there were barriers. These were repeatedly destroyed by strangers, which is why the Oelsbergsteig between Urbar and Oberwesel is no longer accessible for the time being.
May 24, 2020
The Oelsbergsteig is an easy alpine hiking trail that belongs to the Rhein-Burgen-Weg. There are several variations in this section between Oberwesel and St Goar to hike along the Rhein-Burgen-Weg. For the Oelsbergsteig, surefootedness and height suitability is a prerequisite for enjoying the route.
January 26, 2020
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