IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the current Corona situation, it is imperative to hike the dream loop ONLY IN THE RECOMMENDED DIRECTION of travel, so that encounter traffic is avoided!!!
Narrow paths stretch through the narrow valley of the Nahe. The path runs through the nature reserve "Kammerwoog and Krechelsfels", passes the remains of the Hoppstädter agate loop and a Roman settlement.
Distance 6.2 km
The dream loop has a varied route: sometimes along the banks of the Nahe, in the forest and along steep rock faces. Directly on the banks of the Nahe, you reach the remains of the "Hoppstätter Achatschleife", also called the agate loop in the Burr. Built on this spot in 1850, the grinding mill consisted of two houses and four grinding stones. The path continues upwards in serpentines in the forest. There an information board signals that one has arrived at the remains of the former "Villa Rustica". Numerous ceramic shards, fragments of a water pipe, slate slabs indicating that the house was covered with slate. Iron fittings, iron keys as well as fragments of wine amphorae indicate that the Villa Rustica existed between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD. After crossing under the Saarbrücken-Mainz railroad line, there is a magnificent view of the rock face of the "Kammerwoog-Krechelsfels" nature reserve opposite.
Allow time to visit the sights in Idar-Oberstein.
Update: April 29, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Some 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 hints
Tourist information in EdelSteinLand:
Office Idar-Oberstein Main street 419 55743 Idar-Oberstein Phone +49 6781 - 64871
55743 Idar-Oberstein, In der Kammer, for the dream loop designated hiking car park near Restaurant Kammerhof (please do not park at the restaurant!) (264 m)
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55743 Idar-Oberstein, In der Kammer, for the Traumscheife designated hiking car park near Restaurant Kammerhof (please do not park at the restaurant!)
The 6.6 kilometre long circular trail "Around the Kama" starts 100 metres from the car park at the Kammerhof Restaurant.Between steep cliffs and the Nahe river we hike along the rock faces. Afterwards we will be in the forest, keeping the Nahe always in sight. Directly on the banks of the Nahe we reach the old Hoppstätter Achatschleife and a little further on the former excavation site of a Roman villa. Information boards provide background information about this double loop and the excavations.After a short climb we are on the way to Enzweiler. Passing the refuge, further past a few houses, we reach the sports field and follow the path to the right. Above the Nahe valley, with a view of the Nahe flowing deep down and Hammerstein, we continue our way. On forest and meadow ground, the path takes us back into the Nahe valley and we walk parallel to the Nahe. After passing under the railway line, we come to a sensory bench with a magnificent view of the opposite rock face of the Kammerwoog-Krechelsfels nature reserve. We cross the Nahe River via the blue cycle path bridge and those who want to enjoy more than just the view of the Krechelsfels have the possibility to make a detour to the Krechelsfels (marked Zuweg).Otherwise, the route almost follows the banks of the Nahe and continues a short distance uphill.A shady forest path takes us to the Nahe weir. At the weir we cross the Nahe again and arrive at the starting point a few minutes later.
all notes on protected areas
From the train station, follow Bahnhofstraße to the left until the turn-off to the pedestrian bridge Weinsau. From there, follow the signs for the access road to the starting point at Kammerhof (approx. 1.2 km).
From the B41 into Otto-Decker-Straße, turn left into Bahnhofstraße, then at the height of the train station turn into Mainzer Straße and at the height of the employment office turn left into Klotzbergstraße. Now simply follow the signs to Restaurant Kammerhof. Please use the designated parking spaces of the Traumschleife on site, not the parking spaces of the Restaurant Kammerhof.
Please use the DESIGNATED PARKING PLACES TRAUMSCHLEIFE "Rund um die Kama" - IN DER KAMMER!!! Please do not use the parking spaces of the restaurant "Kammerhof". These are private parking spaces reserved for the guests of the restaurant.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Hiking boots required!
Our tips for a 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 backpacks 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 think about sun protection and take a drink with you. One liter of water is ideal. For longer distances we recommend a packed lunch, as you will not find a place to stop for lunch everywhere.Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)