The hike is all about gemstones and in some areas follows old cutting paths where gemstone cutters once went to work. It offers impressive viewpoints to the city, over the Hunsrück and into the Nahe valley.
At the viewpoint Enzweiler you have an extraordinary view into the Nahe valley.
Behind Algenrodt, the path to the visitor tunnel of the Steinkaulenberg gemstone mines begins. On the way, it passes many former gallery entrances. The hiking trail runs over the spoil heaps of former gemstone mines. The Steinkaulenberg gemstone mines are the only gemstone galleries open to visitors in Europe. Further along the trail is the geological nature trail, which provides a lot of interesting information about the geology of the Saar-Hunsrück-Nahe region.
Rest StopDiamanthotel Idar-Oberstein
Restaurant "Zur Weiherschleife"
Safety informationSome of the Traumschleifen have steep, difficult and, in rainy or winter weather, slippery passages. Therefore, hiking boots, surefootedness and good physical condition are essential prerequisites for hiking these premium circular trails.
Tips and hintsTourist Information in EdelSteinLand:
phone +49 6785 - 791400
Main street 419
Fon +49 6781 - 64871
Getting thereA61 exit Bad Kreuznach, direction B41 Idar-Oberstein, follow the signs "Historische Weiherschleife".
A 62 to Birkenfeld exit, continue in the direction of Birkenfeld B41 to Idar-Oberstein, follow the signs "Historische Weiherschleife".
ParkingParking lot "Historische Weiherschleife" Tiefensteiner Str. 87 55743 Idar-Oberstein
EquipmentH I K I N G B O O T S and W A T E R
Our tips for carefree hiking pleasure:
Hiking is the perfect sport. With the right clothing and the right shoes, it is twice as much fun. Functional clothing, poles and breathable rucksacks are comfortable when hiking. But good shoes are indispensable. Sturdy jogging or leisure shoes are only suitable for short distances on level paths at best. For longer distances we recommend sturdy hiking boots with non-slip soles. Also remember to bring sun protection and a drink. One litre of water is ideal.
IMPORTANT NOTE WITH THE PLEASE NOTE: Drought in the forest increases the risk of fire. Actually, one associates forest fire danger with midsummer. But due to the continuing climate change, the drought in the forests is already becoming noticeable earlier in the year. The lack of rain for several weeks and the dry east wind have dried up the soil and vegetation extremely, so that there is already an increased risk of forest fires.
Therefore the National Park appeals to all guests to observe important rules of conduct:
- Smoking in the forest is absolutely prohibited!
- Do not throw cigarette butts out of the car window!
- Do not light fires or barbecues in and around the forest!
- Keep access roads in and around the forest clear!
- Park vehicles only on the designated paved parking spaces!
- Report any fire immediately to the fire brigade (emergency call 112) or the police!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION.