The idyllic Bacher Lay, a dwarf folk and the Park of the Senses await you here.
Nature, water and basalt - this is how you could describe the M4 circular hiking trail. In the idyllic Bacher Lay you can still see the remains of former basalt mining. In the meantime, however, nature has reclaimed its space and shows itself with rare plants, colourful butterflies and lots of green. In winter, a few dead plants and trees left to their own devices create a morbid atmosphere that is only surpassed by the icy basalt wall.
The Pfaffenmal, a natural monument, can be reached via a short detour after leaving the Bacher Lay and climbing the first few metres towards Stockhausen-Illfurth. On a plaque you can read the legend of the dwarves at the Pfaffenmal, who once guarded gold and silver.
Back in Bad Marienberg, you can enjoy free wellness for your feet on the barefoot path in the Park of the Senses. In the adjacent apothecary garden you will find herbs whose effects and uses are explained on display boards.
You should definitely make a photo stop at the impressive basalt wall in the Bacher Lay. Especially beautiful in winter with ice and snow.
Especially in autumn, be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path.
Path impairments of this kind are to be expected on every hike.
Tips and hints
Tourist Information Bad Marienberg
56470 Bad Marienberg
Tel. 02661 7031
- From Cologne: A3 exit Hennef/Sieg via B8 and B414 to Bad Marienberg.
- From Frankfurt: A3 exit Limburg via B54 and B414 to Bad Marienberg
- From Dortmund: A45 exit Haiger/Burbach via B54 and B414 to Bad Marienberg
- From Giessen: A45 exit Herborn via B255 and B414 to Bad Marienberg
- From Koblenz: A48 and A3 exit Montabaur via B255 to Bad Marienberg
Free parking at the Tourist Info, Wilhelmstraße 10, 56470 Bad Marienberg
Author’s map recommendations
Sturdy shoes are recommended, as well as appropriate clothing for the weather, which protects against cold and wet or heat and sun.
Also take enough liquid with you, there are no refreshment stops along the way.
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