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.
Oelsbergsteig closed due to the risk of falling rocks!SWR message from May 23, 2020:
The via ferrata "Oelsbergsteig" in Urbar in the Rhein-Hunsrück district has been closed due to the risk of falling rocks. According to a geologist from the State Office for Geology and Mining, slate boulders weighing up to several hundred kilograms could come loose there. The via ferrata on the Middle Rhine has been under regular surveillance for years, said the mayor of Urbar, Heinz Link. Last winter there were shifts of about 15 centimeters. Initially, only part of the climb was closed, signs indicated the danger of falling rocks, there were barriers. These were repeatedly destroyed by unknowns, which is why the Oelsbergsteig between Urbar and Oberwesel is now no longer accessible.