Graded long-distance hiking trail

Wäller Tour Greifenstein-Bow

Graded long-distance hiking trail · Westerwald
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  • Burg Greifenstein
    / Burg Greifenstein
    Photo: Fotograf: Dominik Ketz, Westerwald Touristik-Service
  • / Nenderother Wasserfall
    Photo: Fotograf: Dominik Ketz, Westerwald Touristik-Service
  • / Greifenstein-Schleife bei Arborn
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Westerwald Touristik-Service
  • / Dillblick an der Greifenstein-Schleife
    Photo: Fotograf: Dominik Ketz, Westerwald Touristik-Service
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The Wäller Tour "Greifenstein-Schleife" leads from Herborn in Hessen to deer and offers numerous highlights. Worth seeing is the eponymous Greifenstein Castle.
moderate
35.9 km
13:00 h
859 m
523 m
Starting from Herborn, the path leads us past the villages of Merkenbach and Fleisbach up to Greifenstein. There we can see the landscape-dominating high castle in a spectacular location with its unique silhouette. From Greifenstein we pass the castle ruins of Lichtenstein to the beautifully situated Ulmbachtalsperre, which invites you to take a bath in summer. The next stage we reach in the mountain forest above Nenderoth a scenic speciality, because here you can find the Nenderoth waterfall. A big name for the small Leyenbach, which falls over some rocks here. However, when the water level is good - especially in spring and autumn - the waterfall forms a picturesque backdrop. The last stage of the Greifenstein loop leads us past the Krombachtalsperre and back to the Westerwald-Steig near Rehe. From here you can continue the route as a circular hiking trail in the direction of Fuchskaute to the starting point in Herborn.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the Greifenstein Castle with its famous world of bells. You can reach the castle via a marked access path. The entrance fee is 4,00 €.
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Updated: October 15, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
600 m
Lowest point
197 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Pizzalino Express - Zum Ötzi
Restaurant Ulmtalsperre
Gitti´s mountain hut
Restaurant Zur Schönen Aussicht

Tips, hints and links

A hiking map and a hiking guide to the Wäller tours are available in the Westerwald-Shop.

Image film Greifenstein

Video "5 Weeks/5 Trails - Greifenstein Loop

Video "5 weeks/5 Trails - Sightseeing Greifenstein Castle

Start

Herborn, Gasthaus Brauerei & Hotel Gutshof, Im Gutshof (205 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.668751, 8.306438
DMS
50°40'07.5"N 8°18'23.2"E
UTM
32U 450987 5613219
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Destination

Herborn, Gasthaus Brauerei & Hotel Gutshof, Im Gutshof

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from Herborn, the path leads us past the villages of Merkenbach and Fleisbach up to Greifenstein. There we can see the landscape-dominating high castle in a spectacular location with its unique silhouette. Greifenstein Castle is the landmark of the region, visible from afar. Here, the world of bells Burg Greifenstein with almost 50 bells invites us to an informative walk through a thousand years of German bell history. Friends and connoisseurs of sacral architecture will also get their money's worth at Greifenstein Castle, because one of the few double churches in Germany is located on the castle grounds.

From Greifenstein we pass the castle ruins of Lichtenstein to the beautifully situated Ulmbachtalsperre, which invites for a swim in summer. In the further course the Greifenstein loop leads us up to Rodenroth. Behind the village we cross the Rasenberg, from where, in good weather, you can enjoy a great view as far as the Feldberg im Taunus.

The next stage we reach in the mountain forest above Nenderoth a scenic speciality, because here you can find the Nenderoth waterfall. A big name for the little Leyenbach, which is falling over some rocks here. However, when the water level is good - especially in spring and autumn - the waterfall forms a picturesque backdrop. In winter, the Nenderother Waterfall transforms into a natural ice sculpture during longer periods of frost.

Following the path further on, we reach the Hahrehausen landscape conservation area above Arborn, where we find the Adolf Weiss monument. The local poet Adolf Weiss was the creator of the Westerwald greeting "Hui!" "Wäller? "Allemol!". The last stage of the Greifenstein loop leads us past the Krombachtalsperre back to the WesterwaldSteig near Rehe. From here you can continue the route as a circular hiking trail in the direction of Fuchskaute to the starting point in Herborn.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bus/train to Herborn (Hessen) ZOB, continue with line 502 to stop "Wellenbad",

Footpath to the estate approx. 350 m (www.vld-wetzlar.de)

Getting there

From the south or north: via the A45 to exit 27 Herborn-Süd in the direction of Herborn/Gladenbach/Sinn/Greifenstein

From east or west: via the B255 towards Herborn

Parking

Free of charge: Gasthaus Brauerei & Hotel Gutshof, Im Gutshof 1, 35745 Herborn

Coordinates

DD
50.668751, 8.306438
DMS
50°40'07.5"N 8°18'23.2"E
UTM
32U 450987 5613219
w3w 
///gearing.funded.brief
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Offzieller Wanderführer Wäller Touren (plus Erlebnisschleifen am WesterwaldSteig), Herausgeber: IdeeMedia, 176 Seiten mit vielen Fotos, Kartenausschnitten, Höhenprofilen, 11,95 €

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte-Leporello Wäller Touren, GPS-genaue Wanderkarte mit Ausflugszielen, Einkehr- & Freizeittipps, Straßennamen und Höhenprofilen, Kartengröße (B x H): 20 Kartenseiten à 18 x 20 cm, 9 red. Seiten, 6,95 € - Die Wanderkarte und das -buch erhalten Sie im Westerwald-Shop unter www.westerwald-shop.info!

Equipment

hiking bootsWeather-adapted,

functional clothing


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
35.9 km
Duration
13:00h
Ascent
859 m
Descent
523 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value

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