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Der Adenauer Kreuzweg - The Adenauer Way of the Cross (circular route from/to the historic market square of Adenau)

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  • Weihnachtsbaum Marktplatz Adenau
    Weihnachtsbaum Marktplatz Adenau
    Photo: Daniela Scheffold, CC BY-SA, Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring
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In its brevity, the historic Way of the Cross offers relaxation and reflection for everyone, but also unimagined potential for discovering its flora and fauna for nature lovers.
easy
Distance 0.8 km
0:19 h
71 m
24 m
383 m
315 m
The Way of the Cross was built by citizens of the Catholic parish of Adenau between 1861 and 1863 in neo-Gothic style.

Two angels with the instruments of Christ's suffering mark the beginning of the path. "Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane" and a "burial grotto" with seven figures enclose the actual Way of the Cross.

The individual stations are made of Rieden tufa stone, the (outer) borders and the steps of the path were made of basalt columns. The terracotta reliefs are based on the 14 frescoes by the painter Josef von Führich in the parish church of St. Nepomuk in Vienna.

The flora and fauna of the park-like facility also offers nature lovers a worthwhile goal, as numerous non-native trees and shrubs were used during the creation planted.

The historic Way of the Cross is also signposted as a circular route from the historic market square and the route then has a total length of approx. 1.8 km.

Author’s recommendation

Take your time for the Way of the Cross and experience a little break from everyday life.
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
383 m
Lowest point
315 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.24%Forested/wild trail 0.22%Path 99.59%
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Safety information

The path is not cleared in winter. For your own safety, please always stay on designated paths and do not leave them.

Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring

Kirchstraße 15 - 19

53518 Adenau

Tel.: (+49) 2691 305-122

Fax: (+49) 2691 305-196

E-Mail: tourismus@adenau.de

www.hocheifel-nuerburgring.de

Start

Adenauer Kreuzweg, Am Friedhof, 53518 Adenau (317 m)
Coordinates:
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50.385985, 6.925877
DMS
50°23'09.5"N 6°55'33.2"E
UTM
32U 352553 5583604
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Destination

Am Kirchberg, 53518 Adenau

Turn-by-turn directions

From the market square in Adenau, go through Kollengasse, past the hospital. After approx. 500 m you will reach the entrance to the Way of the Cross, which cannot be overlooked thanks to the two angels on the left and right. 14 stations line the path, which is framed at the beginning by the Ölbergsgrotte and at the end by the Entombment Grotto. The length of the route including the access route is approx. 1800 m, the difference in altitude approx. 75 m and the duration approx. 1 hour. The access route to the historic Way of the Cross is clearly marked from the market square.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

DB train:

Ahrtalbahn: Remagen - Ahrbrück station
(Note: buses are currently set up as rail replacement services from Walporzheim in the direction of Ahrbrück)
Timetable information at https://www.bahn.de

Bus:

Line 863: Ahrbrück train station - Adenau, Markt

Timetable information at https://www.vrminfo.de

Getting there

Please use the navigable starting address in the parking area to enter it in your navigation device.

Parking

START: Der Adenauer Kreuzweg, Am Friedhof, 53518 Adenau

Hiking parking lot:  Am Friedhof, weitere Parkplätze in der Innenstadt von Adenau (Parkleitsystem).

Coordinates

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50.385985, 6.925877
DMS
50°23'09.5"N 6°55'33.2"E
UTM
32U 352553 5583604
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Brochure | Der Adenauer Kreuzweg from the association | Verein für Heimatpflege e.V.

Available in the local museum | Heimat-, Zunft- und Johannitermuseum as well as in the Tourist Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring in Adenau

Author’s map recommendations

Brochure | Der Adenauer Kreuzweg from the association | Verein für Heimatpflege e.V.

Equipment

No special equipment is required for the Way of the Cross, but sturdy shoes are recommended.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
0.8 km
Duration
0:19 h
Ascent
71 m
Descent
24 m
Highest point
383 m
Lowest point
315 m
Public-transport-friendly Cultural/historical interest Circular route Botanical highlights Flora and fauna Linear route

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