Impressive landscapes, near-natural forest and meadow paths as well as regional history - a successful mix characterises this trail.
In earlier times, Langweiler was one of the settlements in Hunsrück that lived from the production of charcoal. Not far from the starting point, information boards illustrate the life of the charcoal burners.
Already at the starting point, an extraordinary view of the Steinbach reservoir, the Hunsrück heights rising behind it and the Wildenburg lookout tower looming over everything awaits you. Meadow paths lead to a memorial plaque commemorating the Croppenhof deserted settlement.
It is only a few minutes from the former Freihof to the Sensweiler viewpoint. At a crossroads, the artist Gerd Edinger has created the art installation “Time-Space-Time”. Seven slate pillars of different sizes, positioned in a cross shape, are intended to make the monumental energy of millions of years old slate tangible. Along the Steinbach and in the villages along the way, you can marvel at many installed waymarkers made of different materials and in various sizes.
Visit the WasserWissensWerk. In the Visitor and Information Centre you can learn all about the drinking water.
Natural paths, some sections with ascents and descents (pay attention to suitable footwear and weather conditions)
Tips and hints
Tourist information in EdelSteinland:
phone +49 6785 - 791400
Main street 419
Fon +49 6781 - 64871
Exit A1 at Mehring, drive to Thalfang, from there continue on the L164, then B422 and L 162 (Langweiler, Bruchweiler) or B422 (Kempfeld-Katzenloch)
Exit A61 at Bad Kreuznach, head towards Idar-Oberstein, B41 to the exit Herrstein/Fischbach, via L160, then L162 (Langweiler/Bruchweiler) or L178 (Kempfeld-Katzenloch)
Parking spaces are available at the access points:
Entry portal in Langweiler, near the car park of the Marienhöh monastery hotel (for navigation: Marienhöh, 55758 Langweiler).
Entry portal in Katzenloch (hikers’ car park at the waterworks k in 55758 Kempfeld-Katzenloch, on the L178 towards Kempfeld).
Entry point in 55758 Bruchweiler (access route, distance approx. 2 km)
Book recommendation by the author
Hiking footwear essential!
Our tips for carefree hiking fun:
Hiking is the perfect sport. With the right clothes and shoes, it's twice as much fun. Functional clothing, poles and breathable backpacks are good choices when hiking. But good footwear is indispensable. Sturdy jogging or leisure shoes are at best only suitable for short distances on flat paths. For longer walks, we recommend sturdy hiking boots with non-slip soles. Also remember to take sunscreen and a drink. A litre of water is best.