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Dream loop "Köhlerpfad am Steinbach"

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  • Wiesenpfad mit Blick zur Steinbachtalsperre
    / Wiesenpfad mit Blick zur Steinbachtalsperre
    Photo: K.P. Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Markierung am Köhlerpfad
    Photo: Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand, Edelsteinland - Idar-Oberstein/Herrstein
  • / Zeitpunkte am Köhlerpfad, „WEGZEICHEN“, Künstler: XO Gerd Edinger
    Photo: K.P. Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Steinbachtalsperre
    Photo: Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand, Edelsteinland - Idar-Oberstein/Herrstein
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Impressive scenery, natural forest and meadow trails, and regional history - a successful mix characterizes this trail. In Langweiler, the former charcoal burner village, you can learn more about the life of the charcoal burner trade.

Current note: Due to storm damage, a detour is currently signposted on a section of the charcoal burner trail.

moderate
Distance 14.1 km
3:45 h
210 m
210 m
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 Steinbachtalsperre, the Hunsrück heights rising behind it, and the Wildenburg lookout tower towering over everything awaits you. Via meadow paths you reach a memorial plaque that reminds you of the deserted Croppenhof.

From the former Freihof it is only a few minutes to the Sensweiler lookout point. At a crossroads, the artist Gerd Edinger has created the art installation "Time-Space-Time". Seven slate steles of different sizes, positioned in the shape of a cross, are intended to make the monumental energy of millions of years old slate perceptible. Along the Steinbach and in the villages along the way you can marvel at many installed wayside signs made of different materials and in different sizes.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the WasserWissensWerk. In the visitor and information center you will learn everything about drinking water.
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Updated: April 30, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
561 m
Lowest point
423 m
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Safety information

Natural paths, some ascents and descents (suitable footwear and weather conditions must be observed).

Tips and hints

Tourist information in EdelSteinland:

Office Herrstein
Brühlstr. 16
55756 Herrstein
phone +49 6785 - 791400

Fax +49 6785 - 7981400
info@edelsteinland.de
www.edelsteinland.de

 

Office Idar-Oberstein
Main street 419
55743 Idar-Oberstein
Fon +49 6781 - 64871

Fax +49 6781 - 64878
info@edelsteinland.de
www.edelsteinland.de

 

 

Start

Starting points of the trail are Langweiler (near Klosterhotel Marienhöh), Kempfeld-Katzenloch (car park for hikers at the waterworks) or Bruchweiler (access road, approx. 2 km). (551 m)
Coordinates:
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49.778761, 7.185794
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49°46'43.5"N 7°11'08.9"E
UTM
32U 369388 5515612
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Destination

circular hiking trail

Turn-by-turn directions

We start our hike at the entrance portal in the charcoal burner village Langweiler, where we can enjoy an impressive view of the Steinbach dam and Wildenburg. The trail first follows the Saar-Hunsrück Climb, Germany's most beautiful hiking trail in 2009, then we descend over meadows and cross the K52. Langweiler is on your left and the village of Sensweiler on your right.

Over a meadow and a wooden footbridge we enter the forest and cross the Steinbach stream on a wooden bridge, which accompanies us with its splashing sound on the following metres. Over an open landscape we pass the village of Sensweiler and finally reach the memorial plaque of the Croppenhof desert. We continue our way across the fields and meadows and enjoy the beautiful view of the Wildenburg from the Sensweiler vantage point, before we follow the "Köhlerpfad am Steinbach" downhill and finally enter the forest. The path leads along winding narrow paths through the forest until we reach the waterworks of the Steinbachtalsperre in Kempfeld-Katzenloch with a nearby car park for hikers.

We turn left into the forest and follow the course of the stream, which we cross on a wooden footbridge. Our path continues along the edge of the forest until we reach a lookout point where we can enjoy an impressive view of the Steinbachtalsperre. We continue along the path through the forest and reach a lookout point with a bench for senses again. On the following stretch we can also enjoy the fantastic view of the Steinbachtalsperre.Then we cross the open landscape again, where we have a beautiful view of the Wildenburg. Uphill we see the villages of Kempfeld and Bruchweiler on the right hand side. We follow the path along the edge of the forest and cross the L162. Then we enter the forest, over a footbridge, until we reach the open landscape again and have another beautiful view of the Steinbachtalsperre.

Shortly before we reach Langweiler we enter the forest again and pass thick moss-covered trees until we reach the first houses. In Langweiler we keep to the right and after a few metres turn left. Passing the memorial of the local community, we follow the path which, for the last few metres, leads uphill again on the Saar-Hunsrück Climb. We pass the Klosterhotel Marienhöh and return to the starting point of our hike.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

From Idar-Oberstein train station, continue with bus 343 or 345 to Kempfeld Katzenloch, Langweiler, Bruchweiler or Sensweiler; for timetables see www.rnn.info

 

Getting there

A1 exit Mehring, drive to Thalfang, from there on L164, then B422 and L162 (Langweiler, Bruchweiler) or B422 (Kempfeld-Katzenloch)

A61 exit Bad Kreuznach, direction Idar-Oberstein, B41 to exit Herrstein/Fischbach, via L160, then L162 (Langweiler/Bruchweiler) or L178 (Kempfeld-Katzenloch)

Parking

Parking is available at the entry points: Entrance portal in Langweiler, near the parking lot of the monastery hotel Marienhöh (for navigation: Marienhöh, 55758 Langweiler). Entrance portal in Katzenloch (hikers' parking lot at the waterworks in 55758 Kempfeld-Katzenloch, on L178 towards Kempfeld). Entry point in 55758 Bruchweiler (access road, distance approx. 2 km).

Coordinates

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49.778761, 7.185794
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49°46'43.5"N 7°11'08.9"E
UTM
32U 369388 5515612
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Traumschleifen Premium-Wanderwege, Volume 2 East, 3.50 euros, available from Tourist Information German Gemstone Road, Tel. 06785/ 79104, www. edelsteinstrasse.de.

Equipment

Hiking boots required!

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.


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Rating

4.3
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Gina K
June 08, 2021 · Community
Viele schöne naturbelassene Wanderwege, jedoch hat man vom Stausee nicht viel gesehen. Wenige Highlights und Aussichtspunkte. Der Stausee wird zur Zeit wohl saniert,daher war kein Wasser vorhanden.
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When did you do this route? June 06, 2021
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ANDREAS STALLBAUM
June 02, 2021 · Community
Abwechslung durch Wald und offene Wiesental. Auf den Höhen wunderbare sich. Auch an heißen Tagen angenehm zu laufen....
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When did you do this route? June 01, 2021
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Markus D
March 28, 2021 · Community
Nach "Zwischen den Wäldern" meine zweite Schleife im "Edelsteinland". Hervorragende Beschilderung, zahlreiche Rastmöglichkeiten. Der Weg führt größtenteils über Naturpfade und ist ca. zur Hälfte im Wald, der andere Hälfte über Wiesen. Ein schöne Passage entlang des Flachsbachs, sonst wenig Höhepunkte - aber insgesamt nett. Aktuell ist der Stausee ein gutes Stück abgelegen und die Ufer sehen nicht ganz so malerisch aus, wie auf den Fotos (März 21)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.1 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
210 m
Descent
210 m
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