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Westerwald-Steig Stage 7: Nistertal - Bad Marienberg (East - West)

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The short path from Nistertal to the spa town of Bad Marienberg leaves you plenty of time to enjoy the park with its barefoot path and herb garden and to take a stroll through the town.

moderate
Distance 6 km
2:00 h
160 m
45 m
452 m
327 m

From Nistertal, the trail leads through beech forests to Hardt and past Langebach to Bad Marienberg. The spa town of Bad Marienberg in the High Westerwald is the ideal place for a long relaxing break. Refresh your tired feet on the bare foot path made up of 18 different ground coverings – from ticklish pine cones, smooth bark, round river pebbles to rough tree grates. Enjoy the pleasant fragrances wafting from the flower and herb gardens on either side of the path. More than 100 different plants, from mullein to lavender, grow in the nearby apothecary's garden.

Author’s recommendation

For connoisseurs: visit the Birkenhof distillery in Nistertal and enjoy the Westerwald-Steig schnapps produced there ('Meilenstein' and 'Wegweiser') or enjoy the special Westerwald-Steig hot chocolate at Café Wäller in Bad Marienberg

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Westerwald Touristik-Service
Update: November 03, 2022
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
452 m
Lowest point
327 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 3.28%Dirt road 14.15%Forested/wild trail 30.93%Path 25.29%Road 6.80%Unknown 19.46%
Asphalt
0.2 km
Dirt road
0.8 km
Forested/wild trail
1.8 km
Path
1.5 km
Road
0.4 km
Unknown
1.2 km
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Rest stops

Gasthof Hubertusklause
Westerwälder Hof
Pizzeria Bel Momento
Café-Bar Boxenstopp
Hotel Rückert
Café Wäller
Wildpark Hotel
Hotel Restaurant-Pizzeria Zur Sonne
Westerwald-Steig-Rast
Landhotel Kristall

Safety information

Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate, weatherproof clothing that protects you from cold and wet or heat and sun.Take enough liquid with you. There are not always places to stop for refreshments.Please wear walking shoes appropriate for the trail, which will give you sufficient grip even on slippery and steep or rocky and uneven paths.If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, then you should avoid them. Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths.Especially in autumn, you should also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide uneven surfaces, roots, stones or holes in the path. You must expect path impairments of this kind when you undertake a hike.Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons.

Tips and hints

www.badmarienberg.de

Start

Nistertal (326 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.624544, 7.904539
DMS
50°37'28.4"N 7°54'16.3"E
UTM
32U 422514 5608646
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Destination

Bad Marienberg

Turn-by-turn directions

The short path from Nistertal to Bad Marienberg initially leads through beech forest along an old railway line. In places, the trail is accompanied by the River Nister. You can catch glimpses of an impressive old railway bridge through the trees, behind which a narrow path leads up the steep slope. The spa town of Bad Marienberg in the High Westerwald is the ideal place for a long relaxing break. Refresh your tired feet on the barefoot path in the park. Several information boards provide information about herbal medicine practised by Father Kneipp. It's also worth leaving the trail to visit the Marienquelle fountain and the Bacher Ley nature reserve.
Access paths (marking: green W on a yellow background)

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Public transport

Train from Cologne or Limburg to Nistertal-Bad Marienberg
Return journey from Bad Marienberg to Nistertal: bus no. 483
www.bahn.de
www.vectus-online.de
www.rmv-bus.de

Getting there

From the north: via the B414 to the Nistertal exit
From the south: via the B255 to the Nistertal exit

Parking

Nistertal train station

Coordinates

DD
50.624544, 7.904539
DMS
50°37'28.4"N 7°54'16.3"E
UTM
32U 422514 5608646
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

- Abenteuer Westerwald-Steig, hiking guide with detailed route outlines and elevation profile, 224 pages, ISBN 978-3-93569-064-5, €12.80 - Westerwald-Steig, Schöneres Wandern Pocket, 17 half-day and full-day walks in a pocket-size map, publisher: ideemedia-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-934342-25-5, €10.95 - Rother Wanderführer Westerwald-Steig, publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH, from Herborn to Bad Hönningen, 112 pages with 58 colour illustrations, 16 elevation profiles, 16 1:50 000 scale hiking maps, 6 street maps, one small-scale map, ISBN 978-3-7633-4376-8, €10.90

Author’s map recommendations

- Wanderkarte-Leporello Westerwald-Steig, hiking map with GPS data and tips for day trips, rest stops and leisure activities, map size (w x h): 18 x 20 cm, 39 pages in total, including 29 pages of maps, ISBN 978-3-89920-461-2, €8.95 - Official WesterWaldSteig trail map for hikers and holidaymakers, 1:50 000 scale map, LVermGeo Rheinland-Pfalz, ISBN 978-3-89637-406-6, €8.50

Equipment

Hiking boots/shoes
Suitable weatherproof clothing


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Rating

4.3
(3)
Ariane Funk
November 08, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour, leider etwas kurz.
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Ralf Schemmann
April 18, 2016 · Community
Von Rotenhain bis Hachenburg bei gutem Wetter. Eine sehr schöne Tagestour. Fotos: https://goo.gl/photos/wFBN8nfj4XN3w5Et5
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Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
160 m
Descent
45 m
Highest point
452 m
Lowest point
327 m
Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Botanical highlights

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