This stage of the trail starts with a trip back in time in the museum of natural and cultural history, followed by a stroll through the town of the double-tailed lion and then on to the Cistercian abbey at Marienstatt.
The trail leaves the town through the gardens of Hachenburg Castle. It continues down into the second Holzbach gorge on the Westerwald-Steig trail. The trail follows the edge of Nister to the mill, which Konrad Adenauer used as a hiding place during the Nazi era. Following the river, the trail soon arrives at Marienstatt Abbey. It then passes Streithausen to reach the Kleine Nister River, which follows the path as far as Limbach, where there is a local museum to visit.
For culture vultures: visit the Westerwald museum of natural and cultural history in Hachenburg
For car lovers: visit the Cadillac museum in Hachenburg
For beer lovers: visit the Westerwald brewery in Hachenburg or the beer gardens at Marienstatt Abbey
For herb lovers: stroll through the gardens at Marienstatt Abbey
Rest stopsGelateria Brustolon - Ice cream parlour
Borak Kebap House
Pizzeria Da Peppe
Café Latsch / Bakery Weinbrenner
Backhaus Hehl - Löwencafe Hehl
White Horse Inn
Country Hotel Stockhausen
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
Getting thereFrom the south: via the B8 to Höchstenbach and then continue on the B413 towards Hachenburg
From the north: via the B414 to the Hachenburg exit
ParkingHachenburg, Westerwald museum of natural and cultural history (Leipziger Str. 1)
Book recommendation by the author
Author’s map recommendations
Suitable weatherproof clothing
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