Graded short tour/Graded circular tour

Traumschleife Burgstadt-Pfad (Burgstadt Trail Dream Loop)

· 16 reviews · Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Hunsrueck
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  • Ruhebank am Seerosenteich
    / Ruhebank am Seerosenteich
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Pfad-Idylle
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Burgstadt-Pfad Postweg
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Kräuterspirale
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Sturmerlebnispfad Kyrill
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Klangspiel
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Kyrillpfad
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Blick in die Lärche
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Bienenhotel
    Photo: Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
m 800 700 600 500 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Sturmwurferlebnispfad Kyrill Waldspielplatz Mönchsstraße Seerosenteich

The Burgstadt Trail Dream Loop is a restorative, easy round tour for relaxing south of Kastellaun, leading through mighty, unspoiled and yet light-filled forests on narrow paths and old mail routes with a number of surprising high points. An idyllic meadow by a waterlily pond right in the middle of the forest invites to linger. The highlight at the end of the trail is the windthrow experience path “Kyrill”.

This hiking trail is suitable for families and has been awarded 63 experience points by the German Hiking Institute.

6.7 km
2:15 h
85 m
87 m

In the south, Kastellaun stretches out towards a plateau that is characteristic for the Hunsrück, where the ice age left the landscape levelled, creating ideal conditions for superb hikes today.

Author’s recommendation

An excursion from the Jewish cemetery to the “Hohe Buch” lookout point is worth the effort (500 m).

Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
495 m
Lowest point
441 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Die Wanderung kennt keine deutlichen Anstiege und stellt daher weder an Ausdauer noch an Trittsicherheit besondere Anforderungen. Sie ist eine ideale Strecke zum Ausspannen.

Der Kyrillpfad mit einer Länge von 850 m (Sturmwurferlebnispfad) ist in den Wegeverlauf des Burgstadt-Pfades integriert. Dieses Teilstück ist bei Schnee und Eis nicht begehbar.


 Festes Schuhwerk wird empfohlen.

Tips, hints and links

Tourist-Info Kastellaun, Marktstraße 16, 56288 Kastellaun

Tel. 06762 401873,

Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH, Gebäude 663, 55483 Hahn-Flughafen

Tel. 06543 507700,


Portal Burgstadt-Pfad (443 m)
50.066134, 7.452936
32U 389280 5547130


Portal Burgstadt-Pfad

Turn-by-turn directions

The Burgstadt trail starts off near the Schinderhannes cycle route at a “portal” showing the castle and town silhouette of Kastellaun. The town can still be seen for several hundred meters along the path, which crosses a small stream and happens upon a biomass power plant (0.5 km), an ecological showcase project at the edge of the forest. Dwelling on this theme, the trail now leads past a forester’s lodge (0.8 km), crosses the road to Spesenroth, and then immediately disappears in the dense forest. After a short stretch, the “Pfingstwald” resting area invites to a number of games. Having crossed two small streams soon after, we recognize how important the Jewish community used to be in Kastellaun from the Jewish cemetery just out of town (1.5 km). Back in the “Pfingstwald” forest, the trail then approaches the Trimmbach stream (1.9 km), where the water pushes up to the surface in the dense grass. The next striking juncture to follow is marked by the “Mönchstrasse parking site” (2.1 km), where the forest is drastically transformed, now alternating between spruce and deciduous. The following sections highlight the wide, open landscape that is so characteristic for the Hunsrück. From the “Soonwaldblick” lookout point (3.2 km), we experience a grand vista of the Soonwald mountain range, ca. 15 km away to the south. Preferring the mysterious atmosphere of the tranquil forest, the route then crosses broad forestry trails on several occasions while leading us right through the middle of this otherwise dense wood. We next happen upon the trail’s idyllic high point at the “Waterlily Pond” which, although not all that large, still has space for a small island in its silvery, shimmering waters (4.3 km). Here, with roughly half the round tour behind us, a picnic area beckons to rest. The path then dives into the dense wood once more, ultimately reaching the Mönchstrasse forest playground (5.5 km).  Walking beside a long trench left behind by an ancient road, we are now drawing ever closer to the starting point of our tour again. On the way, we get a view of the forest adventure park, a rope course with suspension bridges at vertiginous heights. Then the trail leads into an area of forest destroyed by storm “Kyrill” in 2007 (6.5 km). With great effort, rangers have created a path here that leads right through this mess of trees, gigantic roots and deep holes with ladders and platforms, enabling us to experience the vehemence of this catastrophe up close even today. We climb through this overthrown forest astonished, finally arriving back at the portal marking the start of the Burgstadt trail.


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Public transport (Hunsrück) (Linie 620)

Getting there

B 327 nach Kastellaun, Abzweig L 219 (Laubacher Straße) nach Simmern, nach 500 m Abzweig Südstraße / Parkplätze am BurgStadt Hotel


Parkplätze Südstraße 34 in Kastellaun, BurgStadt Hotel

Parkplatz Schinderhannes-Radweg Spesenrother Weg

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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M. S.
February 17, 2020 · Community
Perfekte Kurztour mit vielen kleinen Highlights entlang des Weges. Schöne Picknickmöglichkeit am Seerosenteich, Weitsprunganlage, Klangstation, Spielplatz und natürlich der absolute Höhepunkt: Der Kyrillpfad. Auch mit Kindern bestimmt eine tolle Wanderung!
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Done at February 16, 2020
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Sascha Müller
October 06, 2019 · Community
Heute im strömenden Regen erwandert. Wirklich empfehlenswerte, kleine Runde. Auch sehr gut für Kinder geeignet. Viele romantische Waldpassagen. Sehr viel unberührte Natur. Besonderes Highlight war der Kyrill-Pfad. Aufgrund vieler kleiner Höhepunkte, den Dauerregen fast vergessen.
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Fliegenpilze am Wegesrand
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Neue Triebe
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Traumhafte Waldpassagen
Photo: Sascha Müller, Community
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Photo: Sascha Müller, Community
Hans Janssens
November 18, 2018 · Community
We hebben deze kleine eenvoudige tour gedaan als tussenstop opdoorreis; om eens de benen te strekken. Deze tour leent zich hiervoor perfect, hij is niet moeilijk, er zijn best heel wat interessante passages en is rustig.
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Done at November 04, 2018
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6.7 km
85 m
87 m
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