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Top 20 premium circular walks to castles in Rhineland‑Palatinate

They are proud watchmen towering above the valleys carved deep into the Rhenish Massif by the Rhine, Moselle, Ahr, Lahn and Nahe rivers and their tributaries. They stand steadfastly in the mystic forests of the Eifel, Hunsrück and Palatinate, or gaze proudly over the vastness of the Eifel, Rhine-Hesse and the Westerwald. They can be discovered on a range of premium short and circular walks. These are selected, wonderful, interesting walks, most of which can be completed in a day, that offer the same quality walking experience as the premium long-distance hiking trails. They snake past the castles of Are, Eltz, Balduinseck, Schmidtburg, Hohensolm, the Reichsburg in Cochem, Ehrenburg, Niederburg, Veldenz, Dhaun, Kyrburg, Altdahn, Trifels, Fleckenstein, Marksburg, the Warring Brothers, Altwied, Neu-Bamberg Isenburg and other witnesses of a cultural history spanning centuries. You can also wander past the vines and orchards where proud vintners and down-to-earth farmers grow the raw ingredients for the culinary treats you can enjoy later.

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Viewing format
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
Distance 9.4 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 218 m
Descent 218 m

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the current corona situation, it is absolutely necessary to walk the dream loop ONLY IN THE RECOMMENDED DIRECTION to avoid ...

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from Naheland-Touristik GmbH, EdelSteinLand,   Urlaubsregion Naheland
Hiking Trail · Hunsrueck
Traumschleife Heimat
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.6 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 389 m
Descent 389 m

Ein erlebnisreicher Wanderweg, der das reizvolle Simmerbachtal erschließt und im Mittelteil mit dem Soonwaldsteig verbunden ist. Ausdrucksstarke ...

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from Iris Müller,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
Hiking Trail · Dahner Felsenland
Hahnfels-Tour
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.4 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 358 m
Descent 360 m

The Hahnfels tour begins at Belmontplatz in Erfweiler. After the ascent to the Hahnberg with the Hahnfelsen a fantastic view over the Wasgau ...

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from Jacques Noll,   Dahner Felsenland
Hiking Trail · Romantischer Rhein
Traumschleife Fünfseenblick
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
Distance 10.6 km
Duration 3:15 h
Ascent 550 m
Descent 550 m

Länge: 10,4 kmProfil: MittelschwerGehzeit: ca. 4 StundenSaison: Ganzjährig außerbei Eis und Schnee

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from Tourist Information Boppard,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 8.2 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 415 m
Descent 380 m

Das Felsenpfad führt durch das Hochplateau von Kastel-Staadt und ist geprägt durch eine einzigartige Erlebnisvielfalt mit historischen Schätzen, ...

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from TI Saar-Obermosel-Touristik,   Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
Hiking Trail · Dahner Felsenland
Deutsch-französischer Burgenweg
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 32.8 km
Duration 15:00 h
Ascent 1,381 m
Descent 1,381 m

The German-French Castle Trail begins in the idyllic resort of Schönau. Sporty is the rise to the bizarre key rock. Past the rock face Langer Fels ...

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from Jacques Noll,   Dahner Felsenland
Hiking Trail · Lahn-Dill-Bergland
Zweiburgen-Extratour
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 11.1 km
Duration 3:27 h
Ascent 239 m
Descent 239 m

Die Extratour Zweiburgentour lädt ein, die besondere Schönheit der Landschaft zwischen Hohensolms und Großaltenstädten zu entdecken.

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from Naturpark Lahn-Dill-Bergland,   Das Lahntal
Hiking Trail · Rheinhessen
Hiwweltour Heideblick
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 9.9 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 190 m
Descent 190 m

Auf der Hiwweltour Heideblick wird es mediterran. Zwischen Felsen und Wein wandert man durch Rheinhessens einzige Heidelandschaft zu Sehenswürdigkei ...

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from Daniel Schmidt,   Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH
Hiking Trail · Eifel
Traumpfad Eltzer Burgpanorama
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.7 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 397 m
Descent 397 m

Marvellous views of the plains of the Mosel plateau and tranquil meadowlands along the bubbling Elzbach combine with a unique cultural monument: ...

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from Nicole Pfeifer,   Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land
Hiking Trail · Westerwald
Wäller Tour Iserbachschleife
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 21 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 596 m
Descent 596 m

Magnificent panoramic views, lovely stream valleys and historical buildings are the highlights of the eventful Wäller Tour Iserbach loop.

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from Wilfried Dietz,   Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
Hiking Trail · Pfalz
Annweilerer Burgenweg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 7.7 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 397 m
Descent 397 m

On this trail, we climb up to the landmark of Annweiler - the three cone-shaped hilltops with the castles of Trifels, Anebos and Scharfenberg.

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from Verein Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V.,   Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Hiking Trail · Moseltal
Traumpfad Koberner Burgpfad
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 16.9 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 517 m
Descent 517 m

Fabulous passages through unspoilt forests, on wooden footbridges over bubbling brooks, the Oberburg and Niederburg Castles majestically overlook ...

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from Nicole Pfeifer,   Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 22.2 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 429 m
Descent 429 m

Der Leininger Burgenweg verläuft durch eine vielfältige Landschaft und verbindet die imposantesten Zeugnisse der Leininger Grafen: Burgen ...

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from Matthias Kunkel,   Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 18.6 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 879 m
Descent 879 m

Through stunning landscapes on the steep slopes of the Mosel, deep canyons, along bubbling brooks, plunge into the Middle Ages at the wildly ...

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from Nicole Pfeifer,   Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 16 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 700 m
Descent 700 m

The town. The castle. And the best views.

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from Thomas Kalff,   Mosel. Faszination Urlaub