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Circular Tour Bad Neuenahr No. 2 - The Great Walporzheim Circuit

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The great Walporzheimer Runde - craggy rocks, wide views and a beautiful forest
Open
moderate
Distance 14.1 km
4:00 h
302 m
271 m
294 m
114 m
A hike could hardly be more varied, because it offers everything that makes the Ahr valley so charming. Romantic vineyards, the legendary rock of the Bunte Kuh, enchanting distant views all the way to the Siebengebirge, shady paths and a rustic tower in the Silberwald - and a secret bunker in between. 

Author’s recommendation

You should not miss the visit to the Government Bunker Documentation Centre!
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
294 m
Lowest point
114 m
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Track types

Asphalt 9.04%Dirt road 39.77%Nature trail 47.27%Path 3.90%
Asphalt
1.3 km
Dirt road
5.6 km
Nature trail
6.7 km
Path
0.6 km
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Rest stops

Hohenzollern Hotel & Restaurant
Altenwegshof
Weingut Försterhof
Weingut Kloster Marienthal

Safety information

There are no special safety instructions.

Start

Start: Hikers' car park Walporzheim above the wine manufactory (113 m)
Coordinates:
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50.531200, 7.076216
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50°31'52.3"N 7°04'34.4"E
UTM
32U 363657 5599462
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Destination

Start: Hikers' car park Walporzheim above the wine manufactory

Turn-by-turn directions

From the hikers' car park at the foot of the Walporzheim vineyards, which is directly opposite Walporzheim railway station, you walk up the vineyards in serpentines along a section of the educational wine trail. Via a narrow mountain path and a narrow staircase, you climb steeply up to the rocky outcrop of the Bunte Kuh with its lookout hut and a covered rest area. Now take a breather and enjoy the fantastic view of the Katzley opposite with its pavilion, the narrow Ahr valley, the town of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and the lush vines.

Continue leisurely on the red wine hiking trail through the vineyards, past the Altenwegshof and the Förster's Wein-Terrassen - both with beautiful terraces overlooking the vines.

The next vantage point already beckons: the Fischley along with its refuge. From here you look out over a sea of trees and the rocky outcrop of the Bunte Kuh.

You continue along the red wine hiking trail and pass the Marienthal monastery. Amidst the picturesque backdrop of the former Augustinian convent, a wonderful inn with courtyard, winery and wine sales awaits you.

Once you have turned right onto the path from the road in front of the monastery, you will already be standing in front of the former main entrance to the government bunker. The bunker complex was once the most secret and expensive project of the Federal Republic of Germany. Today you can visit parts of the Government Bunker Documentation Centre with a guided tour. At the end of the hike you will pass directly by the museum.

The route continues past fruit trees, vineyards and fish ponds into the forest. At the end of a long ascent, you will stand in front of the Holzweiler Kreuz. Now your view sweeps over wide fields to the Siebengebirge. Continue across the plateau, along the edge of the forest and finally reach your next stage destination - the EVA tower on the Silberberg. Now you descend towards Bad Neuanahr-Ahrweiler, which you can already see through the forest. Slowly, the vineyards return and accompany you to the end of the tour. You reach the entrance to the government bunker documentation site and walk below the beautifully situated Hohenzollern restaurant on vineyard paths back to the starting point. Here on the wine-growing trail, you can expand your knowledge of Ahr wine and enjoy wonderful views of Ahrweiler.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The start and finish of the circular tour are on the opposite site of the Walporzheim railway station.

Getting there

Coming from the north via the A61 to the Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler motorway junction. The short feeder motorway A 573 will take you to Bad Neuenahr, Ahrweiler and the other districts. Coming from the south, leave the motorway at the Sinzig / Bad Neuenahr exit. Then follow the feeder motorway A 571 and the bypass B 266 in the direction of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler.

Coordinates

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50.531200, 7.076216
DMS
50°31'52.3"N 7°04'34.4"E
UTM
32U 363657 5599462
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The detailed route description with information on places to stop for refreshments, beautiful views and altitude profiles can be found in the hiking book: "Rund um Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. The 15 most beautiful hiking trails, J.P. Bachem Verlag, ISBN 978-3-7616-2844-7.

Equipment

Sturdy shoes.

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Rating

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Diggler S.
May 28, 2021 · Community
Entlang des Tals sehr schön, dann geht es ein ganzes Stück entlang einer Straße die dann auf einen eher unspektakulären Waldnutzweg führt. Beim Museum muss man zur Zeit die veränderten Öffnungszeiten beachten, denn am Freitag ist es zur Zeit zu 😀
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Uwe Wein
December 17, 2020 · Community
Beschilderung top. Superschöne abwechslungsreiche Route! Geheimtipp: Wochentags vormittags und bei leichtem Nieselregen wirkt sie mystisch und man hat seine Ruhe vor den Schönwetter-Coronaflüchtlingen am Wochenende! (Der kleine Abschnitte Bergpfad zur Bunten Kuh war am Aufnahmetag wegen Bauarbeiten gesperrt, umgehbar über die Weinbergwege mit einem langgezogenen Links-Rechts-Haken.)
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When did you do this route? December 15, 2020
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Kathi K. 
November 15, 2020 · Community
Die Tour ist gut ausgeschildert; einfach den Schildern mit der "2" folgen. Abgesehen von dem kurzen Stück zur Aussicht Bunte Kuh, auf dem Trittsicherheit gefordert ist, lässt sich der Weg bequem gehen. Wir haben auf dem beschriebenen Wanderparkplatz gegenüber dem Bahnhof Walporzheim geparkt. Mit dem Zuweg zum Startpunkt der Route kamen wir auf ca. 12 km mit 350 Höhenmeter. Die Tour bietet schöne Ausblicke, Weinberge, schattige Wälder, Aussichtstürme und für den kulturellen Teil den alten Regierungsbunker.
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When did you do this route? November 15, 2020
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.1 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
302 m
Descent
271 m
Highest point
294 m
Lowest point
114 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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