Rothaarsteig-Spur Wacholderweg – wandern auf Rundwegen entlang des Rothaarsteig
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Rothaarsteig planned a hike.
December 18, 2020
The Wacholderweg has a lot of variety ready for you: On the tree nature trail in the Reistenbachtal you can discover a variety of rare animal and plant species, on the CO2 nature trail you gain interesting insights into the current topic. You can cool and relax your tired hiking feet on the Waat-Tret system and practice your skills on the barefoot path. So not only the juniper, which gives it its name, awaits you.You start at the hiking portal on the parking lot at the village community center in Donsbach below the wildlife park. Your first stop is the tree nature trail, on which you can discover a wide variety of tree species. The Wacholderweg continues through the Alteberg and Sauernberg nature reserves. The barren, dry locations of the nature reserves near Donsbach are habitat for numerous rare and strictly protected plant species.The varied semi-open landscape also offers an optimal habitat for a diverse animal world, such as the endangered bird species gray shrike and woodlark. In addition, around 50 species of butterflies and 22 species of grasshoppers buzz through the meadows.We continue past the Haigerer log cabin and with a short ascent to the 454 meter high Kornberg. The Donsbacher Kornberg is the crowning glory of the Wacholderweg. With its Taunus view, it offers a magnificent view of the landscape to the south, and in clear weather even as far as the Großer Feldberg im Taunus. For the perfect photo, there is also a large landscape frame up here that you can put in the limelight.The other highlights line up like pearls on a chain: First you get to the barefoot path in the sand pit, then to the Co2 nature trail and finally to the Donsbach Wildlife Park, where you can experience the 13 large, native species. In a petting zoo you can also get up close and personal with smaller farm animals such as goats - which is of course a great highlight, especially for children. Then the path meets the parking lot at the village community center and you are back at the starting point.
January 25, 2021