Rheinland-Pfalz: Sieben-Jungfrauen am Rhein – #FinishspartWasser für die Natur
Finish planned a hike.
May 11, 2021
The Rhine is the most important waterway in Germany. This is increasingly threatened by the drought of recent years. When the water is low, large gravel and sand banks appear and make shipping difficult, on which many companies depend. Your hike takes you above the Rhine Valley. From here you always have a beautiful view of the river and the sandbanks that appear when the drought persists. The starting point of your circular hike is St. Goar, which you can either reach by train or your own car. The hiking trail starts right at the train station and first takes you up the slope via steep stairs. Once at the top you can take a breather and enjoy the beautiful view of the place and the Rhine Valley. With a view of the Rhine, you now follow the course of the valley. Again and again there are benches and invite you to linger. Soon you can make out the impressive Loreley rock on the other side of the bank. Via the sculpture path, where you can discover all kinds of metal works of art to the left and right of the path, you finally reach the Seven Virgins View. The seven rocks emerge from the Rhine at low tide and, according to legend, were once seven virgins who turned away all marriage candidates until they were finally condemned to lie as rocks in the Rhine. In the rustic Günderodehaus you can then stop and try the many delicious dishes with a view of the Rhine. Well strengthened, you then start the ascent to the highest point of your hike. There are now over 200 meters of altitude to conquer up to the Spitzenstein. The path leads you uphill through a picturesque meadow landscape. In addition to the Spitzenstein, a new observation tower was completed in 2020, which offers you a beautiful view of the surrounding area. From there, the path leads you through the forest and over the fields back down to Biebernheim and then down to your starting point in St. Goar.
May 13, 2021