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Graded long-distance hiking trail Stage

Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 21st Leg: Kastellaun - Mannebach – Schmausemühle

· 1 review · Graded long-distance hiking trail · Hunsrueck
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  • Wasserfall im Baybachtal
    / Wasserfall im Baybachtal
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
  • Auf dem Steg im Baybachtal
    / Auf dem Steg im Baybachtal
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
  • Über die Felsen im Baybachtal
    / Über die Felsen im Baybachtal
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
  • Schloßstraße in Kastellaun
    / Schloßstraße in Kastellaun
    Photo: Et cetera, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • Burgweg Kastellaun
    / Burgweg Kastellaun
    Photo: Jörn Winkhaus, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
  • Burg Kastellaun
    / Burg Kastellaun
    Photo: Eike Dubois, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
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Die Burgstadt Kastellaun und das bizarre Baybachtal sind die eindrucksvollen Höhepunkte auf dieser Etappe des Saar-Hunsrück-Steiges. 

difficult
17.7 km
6:00 h
311 m
520 m
The leg offers an exciting switch from open landscape with great views to the deeply cut gorges of Frankweiler Bach and Baybach. As a result of the demanding climbing sections at Baybachklamm, the leg is graded as difficult and demands an absolutely secure footing and no tendency to get dizzy. The gorge is impassable if there is ice and snow. It starts in the heart of Kastellaun. Through the attractive old town, the route ascends to the castle ruin where you can take a look across the town. Then the route goes to Kastellaun Lake where adventure playgrounds and benches invite you to take a rest. Shortly after this we follow Trimmbach, then hike over open ground to Uhler Kopf, which reveals fantastic open views. Shortly after we reach Deimerbachtal, passing Junkersmühle and enjoy the exciting switch from idyllic valley meadow to wood for a short time. As this passes, we arrive at Mannebach where we experience an unusual change. We then walk though pretty Mannebach where the Witch’s House invites you to take a delicious break. Over open country with great views to the Eifel volcano, we arrive at Mannebacher Zwillingsbaum, where an info board tells us that 2 scenes from the “Heimat” film epic by Edgar Reitz were filmed. There is a short section, sometimes over fields, sometimes through woods that guides us with great open views to the border of Heyweiler. At the edge of the wood, the most spectacular section of today’s leg starts: linking with the Baybachklamm Dream Loop, the path goes through quaint woods to the edge of the cliff. From the Barreterlei outcrop, we can see the day’s destination deep below in the gorge. The demanding descent to Baybach is an adventure and our adrenaline level is sure to rise again thanks to some climbing sections secured by rope. In the middle of the wild romantic gorge, we finally reach the Schmausemühle, our destination for the day.

Author’s recommendation

Mannebach

All of the senses are brought into play here! The Mannebach Adventure Field invites us to rest a while in an idyllic environment with its exciting adventure stations. Between the lake and meadow, humming stones and wobbly posts sharpen perceptions and break up the hiking day with unexpected experiences.

Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
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Highest point
443 m
Lowest point
207 m
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Equipment

The Saar-Hunsrück Climb is a natural path that is on soft forest floor, grass paths or alongside streams for 65% of its route. But this special quality can result in problems after long periods of rain, making parts of the route difficult to walk. We therefore recommend wearing sturdy shoes.

Tips, hints and links

Tourist-Info Kastellaun  
Marktstr. 16
56288 Kastellaun
Telefon: +49 6762 401873
info@kastellaun.com

www.kastellaun.com


Internetseite des Saar-Hunsrück-Steiges: www.saar-hunsrueck-steig.de 

Start

Kastellaun (410 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.071022, 7.441669
UTM
32U 388485 5547690

Destination

Schmausemühle

Parking

Kastellaun, Perlengasse car park & multi-storey

Hiking car park 56290 Heyweiler (start of the Baybachklamm Traumschleife (Dream Loop))

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

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Ernst Brill
August 25, 2016 · Community
Sorry, mein früherer Kommentar betrifft nicht diese Etappe, sondern die Etappe 20. Diese Etappe ist gut beschildert. Leider sind die Wege von Mannebach nach Heyweiler über die grasbewachsenen Feldwege schlecht zu gehen. Die Fußgelenke werden durch die Unebenheiten stark belastet. Alles andere ist super.
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Ernst Brill
July 24, 2016 · Community
Wir sind in Mörsdorf gestartet und über die Hängebrücke gegangen. Dann über die ausgeschilderte Zuwegung zum eigentlichen Steig gegangen. So mussten wir nicht durch die übele, morastige Strecke im Tal gehen. Der Ort Bell macht seinem Namen alle Ehre. Aber durch Bell bis zum Erreichen des Waldes vor Kastellaun mussten wir eine große Strecke bei praller Sonne gehen, was nicht angenehm war. Auch bei dieser Tour war wieder der Streckenabschnitt, der über eine Traumschleife führte sehr schön und gut zu gehen. Die wirklich neuen Streckenabschnitte sind verbesserungswürdig.
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.7 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
311 m
Descent
520 m
Multi-stage tour With refreshment stops Geological highlights Botanical highlights

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