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Kroppacher Switzerland - End of the World Nature Trail

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  • Naturpfad Weltende
    Naturpfad Weltende
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Tourist-Information Hachenburger Westerwald
m 250 200 150 5 4 3 2 1 km Wanderparkplatz neben … Stein-Wingert Aussichtspunkt "Spitze Ley" Wanderparkplatz oberhalb von Flögert Aussichtspunkt "Spitze Ley" Aussichtspunkt Sonnenberg
The tour for demanding hikers with partly alpine routes offers impressive views of the valley of the Nister in Kroppacher Switzerland.
difficult
Distance 6 km
2:00 h
174 m
174 m
266 m
165 m
Where is the end of the world? We're looking forward to a spectacular tour that demands surefootedness and fitness even from experienced hikers. First we follow the End of the World Path across colorful meadows along the Nister until we cross the river at a narrow bridge. But soon the adventure begins and the path leads us up a steep slope and becomes narrower and narrower. Happy to have chosen the sturdy hiking boots, we put one foot in front of the other on the path, which is partly cut in the middle of the rock. The wire ropes fastened in the rock come in handy for the alpine route. After we have made the ascent, we are rewarded with a magnificent view over the Nistertal. We are happy to take a seat on the benches and enjoy the impressive panorama during a break. After the rest, we make our way back lively and pass the towns of Flögert and Altenburg.

Author’s recommendation

After the End of the World nature trail, make a detour to the "Spitze Ley" lookout point to get a magnificent view of the End of the World.
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Lisa Effert - Hachenburger Westerwald
Update: November 23, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
266 m
Lowest point
165 m
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Track types

Asphalt 1.09%Dirt road 11.67%Forested/wild trail 38.69%Path 40.70%Road 7.82%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Dirt road
0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
2.3 km
Path
2.4 km
Road
0.5 km
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Safety information

  • Wear sturdy shoes and suitable clothing that is suitable for the weather and protects you from the cold and wet or from the heat and sun.
  • Take plenty of fluids with you. There are not many places to stop for refreshments.
  • Please put on suitable hiking shoes on the way, which will give you sufficient grip even on slippery and steep or rocky and uneven paths then you should bypass this.
  • Especially in adverse weather conditions, near-natural paths can lead to muddy and slippery passages.
  • Especially in autumn, it is important to ensure that the leaves lying on the ground can cover bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path.
  • You should expect this kind of obstacle to the path when you go on a hike.
  • Although the path is consistently very well marked, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons.

Tips and hints

Tourist Information
Hachenburger Westerwald
Perlengasse 2
57627 Hachenburg
Info@hachenburger-westerwald.de
www.hachenburger-westerwald.de

Start

Cemetery parking lot in Stein-Wingert, Hauptstrasse, 57629 Stein-Wingert (205 m)
Coordinates:
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50.723803, 7.737510
DMS
50°43'25.7"N 7°44'15.0"E
UTM
32U 410888 5619871
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Destination

Cemetery parking lot in Stein-Wingert, Hauptstrasse, 57629 Stein-Wingert

Turn-by-turn directions

We start our hike at the parking lot of the cemetery in Stein-Wingert. First we follow the hiking trail across colorful meadows, always listening to the rustling of the nest in our ears. A short time later we cross the Nister on a narrow bridge. Soon the alpine part of the route begins and the path becomes steeper and narrower. After we have made the ascent, we have a magnificent view of the valley of the Nister, into which we then descend again. Pleased with the beautiful view, we follow the signs on our way back to the starting point. We pass the towns of Flögert and Altenburg.

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Public transport

With the bus line 270 to Streithausen and from there with the bus line 410 to Stein-Wingert.

 

Taxi company:

Taxi Schmidt GbR: Hachenburg, Tel .: 02662/6119 or 02662/6688

Taxi Uwe Bischoff: Hachenburg, Tel .: 02662/944444

Txi Kappi-Tullius: Hachenburg, Tel .: 02662/939390

Getting there

From Hachenburg (southeast): We drive on the B414 in the direction of Hachenburg, which we follow until behind Kroppach, where we turn left onto the L290 (Wissener Straße). We leave this street behind Giesenhausen to the right on the K16, which we follow to Stein-Wingert to the parking lot at the cemetery.

From Altenkirchen (southwest): We drive over the B256, which we leave at Eichelhardt to the right on the L290. We follow this road past Giesenhausen and leave the road behind Giesenhausen to the left onto the K16. We follow this street until we have reached the parking lot at the cemetery in Stein-Wingert.

From Wissen (north): We drive over the L289 until we turn left in Burbach onto the K16 (Nisterstraße). We follow this street until we arrive at the parking lot at the cemetery in Stein-Wingert.

Parking

Stein-Wingert: Free parking at the cemetery in Stein-Wingert, Hauptstraße, 57629 Stein-Wingert
Free parking next to the fire station, Hauptstraße, 57629 Stein-Wingert

Flögert: Free parking above the village, K45, 57612 Helemeroth

Coordinates

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50.723803, 7.737510
DMS
50°43'25.7"N 7°44'15.0"E
UTM
32U 410888 5619871
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Topographic map 1: 25000 Ferienland Westerwald sheet 1, ISBN 978-3-89637-253-6

Equipment

Sturdy shoes are essential here! We recommend that you bring enough drinks and food with you.

Questions and answers

Question from Sascha Gabert Stöcker · May 23, 2021 · Community
Hallo zusammen. Kann man den Weg mit Hunden wandern?
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Answered by Jens Schröder  · May 23, 2021 · Community
Hallo Sascha Auf jeden Fall. Wir hatten mehrere Hunde mit Leine und ohne Leine, von 2,5Kg bis 30Kg dabei.
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Question from Anne Will · May 06, 2021 · Community
Hallo, ist der Weltendepfad jetzt auf oder nicht?
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Answered by Rosa Pusteblume · May 06, 2021 · Community
Ja er ist auf...
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Rating

4.7
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Gerhard S
September 09, 2022 · Community
der Weltende Rastplatz mit der tollen Aussicht und die Flussüberquerung über die "Steinsel" zum eigentlichen Weltende waren die Highlights.
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When did you do this route? August 08, 2022
Wander Verliebt
June 05, 2022 · Community
Wir waren echt begeistert! Vielleicht einer der schönsten Pfade im Westerwald, gepaart mit einer spektakulären Flussüberquerung - was will man mehr? :-)
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When did you do this route? May 22, 2022
Video: Wander Verliebt, WanderVerliebt
Nick Monger
September 05, 2021 · Community
An absolute delight! So peaceful, so beautiful and full of varied paths. Make sure you wear appropriate footwear and take care - some of the paths are challenging but it is sooo worth it
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When did you do this route? September 05, 2021
Photo: Nick Monger, Community
Photo: Nick Monger, Community
Photo: Nick Monger, Community
Photo: Nick Monger, Community
Photo: Nick Monger, Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
174 m
Descent
174 m
Highest point
266 m
Lowest point
165 m
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