Graded short tour/Graded circular tour

Wäller Tour Bärenkopp

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  • Wegkennzeichen Bärenkopp
    / Wegkennzeichen Bärenkopp
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  • / Die Wied bei Waldbreitbach
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Das weiße Kreuz
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Pause am Wiedufer
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Oberhalb von Waldbreitbach
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Das Gipfelkreuz am Bärenkopp
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Ausblick Richtung Roßbach
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Naturpark Rastplatz bei Verscheid
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Schäfers Kreuz
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
m 400 300 200 100 10 8 6 4 2 km Bärenkopp Kloster St. Marienhaus Wiedhofstube Rastplatz Luh-Kapellchen Weiße Kreuz St. Josefshaus Camping Kreuzkapelle Friedhof

This Wäller Tour shows Waldbreitbach and the Wiedtal from its most beautiful side. Magnificent views from the heights, the idyllic Wiedtal, the monastery St. Marienhaus and numerous paths ensure hiking pleasure. 
11.8 km
3:30 h
449 m
449 m User
Westerwald Touristik-Service
Updated: June 22, 2020

Highest point
329 m
Lowest point
105 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Nassen's Mühle - Restaurant & Pension
Rosa Flesch Hotel und Tagungszentrum
Kloster St. Marienhaus
Hotel Zur Post Waldbreitbach
Paganetti's Gasthof
PRIMA Hotel Vita-Balance
PRIMA Hotel Vita-Balance

Tips, hints and links

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



Marktstraße, 56588 Waldbreitbach (113 m)
50.552027, 7.412139
32U 387513 5601214


Marktstraße, 56588 Waldbreitbach

Turn-by-turn directions

From the free car parking you can reach the International Nativity and Bible Museum on the western edge of Waldbreitbach via a short access road. Here the path quickly plunges into shady woodland and swings along a narrow path above the village on a slope. Again and again the roofs of Waldbreitbach flash through the trees. Behind the campsite over the pedestrian bridge with a beautiful view of the lively Wied. From now on it goes uphill in zigzag. On a narrow path first climb up an overgrown lookout rock, with a nice view of the Wied valley. A short descent to the deep and steeply incised hollow of the Hochscheider Bach, which leaves wild tracks, especially after rough weather. Steadily uphill, the route reaches the fantastic Bärenkopp with its summit cross and rest bench. A great view invites you to take your first rest here.


Along the outskirts of Verscheid to the high plateaus between Wied- and Fockenbachtal. Wide views to the west, south and east sweeten the stroll along the meadow and field paths. Just recently seen enough of the hilly Westerwald, the pretty Luh chapel is waiting to encourage one or the other to pause.


In the middle of the meadow landscape on the edge of Glockscheid, with a great view over Hausen (Wied), the neo-Gothic towers of the monastery of St. Marienhaus rise up. The mother house of the Waldbreitbach Order of Franciscan Sisters was built in 1886 and is worth a short visit. A steep path curves down from the monastery to Waldbreitbach before crossing the Wied again. On the last part of the route, the Westerwald-Steig then accompanies the course of the winding path along the wooded slope to the starting point.


Alternative route (yellow markings):


In the Verscheider Seifen there are steep sections of the path on the right at about 400 m. A yellow-marked access path is an easily accessible alternative route with a slight, even gradient. After approx. 850 m you come to the WällerTour Bärenkopp again. 


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Public transport

Take the train to Neuwied and then the bus line 131 to Waldbreitbach Mitte

Getting there

A3 to exit 35 Neustadt (Wied) and continue on the L270 towards Asbach/Neustadt/Obersteinebach/Niedersteinebach/Hümmerich/Krunkel and then on the K88 and K90 towards WaldbreitbachComing from Neuwied or Neustadt: L255 to Waldbreitbach


free parking: Marktstraße, 56588 Waldbreitbach
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Official hiking guide Wäller Touren (plus adventure loops on the WesterwaldSteig), published by IdeeMedia, 176 pages with many photos, map sections, elevation profiles, 11,95 €

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map-Leporello Wäller Touren, GPS-accurate hiking map with destinations, stop-off & leisure tips, street names and elevation profiles, map size (W x H): 20 map pages à 18 x 20 cm, 9 red. Pages, 6,95 € - The hiking map and the hiking book are available in the Westerwald-Shop under!


Hiking boots

Weather-adapted, functional clothing

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Eduard Müller
June 09, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöner Rundwanderweg mit schmalen Pfaden und schönen Aussichten. Gute Beschilderung und gute Parkmöglichkeit. Würde den Weg als Mittel schwer bewährten , gab nur eine etwas längere Steigung ansonsten nur kürze Steigungen was gut machbar ist . Kann man nur empfehlen und wir werden ihn bestimmt noch mal wandern 🥾.
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Ute Müller
June 07, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne abwechslungsreiche Strecke
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Ute Fabry
June 04, 2020 · Community
Ein herrlich abwechslungsreicher Rundwanderweg. In beiden Richtungen gut ausgeschildert, darf man sich nicht von den zwei anderen W´s verwirren lassen. Denn neben der Wällertour führt teilweise der Wiedweg und der Westerwaldsteig über gemeinsame Wegabschnitte. Bin ihn jetzt zum 3. mal gewandert und werde ihn nicht langweilig. Sehr empfehlenswert.
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11.8 km
449 m
449 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available


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