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Dream loop "STUMM-Eisenhütten-Weg"

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  • Wiesenpfad durch den Wald
    / Wiesenpfad durch den Wald
    Photo: Daniela Andres, Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand
  • / Historische Schleiferei Biehl
    Photo: phormat/E.Dubois, Edelsteinland - Idar-Oberstein/Herrstein
  • / Denkmal Böcking auf dem Friedhof Asbach (Zuwegung)
    Photo: Daniela Andres, Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand
  • / Stumm-Eisenhütten-Weg
    Photo: Daniela Andres, Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand
  • / Stumm-Eisenhütten-Weg
    Photo: Daniela Andres, Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand
  • / Rastplatz bei Weiden
    Photo: K.-P. Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück, Tourist-Information EdelSTeinLand
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    Photo: K.-P. Kappest, Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand
  • / Auf der Sinnesliege die Fernsicht genießen
    Photo: Daniela Andres, Edelsteinland - Idar-Oberstein/Herrstein
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    Photo: Daniela Andres, Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand
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    Photo: K.-P. Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
m 550 500 450 400 350 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Historische Edelstein-Wa … iferei Biehl
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the current Corona situation, it is imperative to hike the dream loop ONLY IN THE RECOMMENDED DIRECTION, so that encounter traffic is avoided!!!  

Shady forests and open field landscape with views over the Hunsrück heights, to the Wildenburg high above Kempfeld and the Idarwald determine the tour. The hiker receives detailed information about the ironworks dynasty of the Stumm families, whose roots lie in the middle of the Hunsrück.

moderate
Distance 15.5 km
5:05 h
442 m
442 m
Along the tour, panels inform about the dynasty of the Stumm family. Johann Nikolaus Stumm learned the blacksmith's trade. This was the beginning of a family and company history in the iron and steel industry that lasted over six generations.

On the way, the hiker encounters former tunnels and spoil heaps on the valley slopes. In addition, there are remnants of smaller ore smelters and water-powered gemstone cutting and hammer mills, which are reminders of the once lively mining activity on the southern edge of the Hunsrück. Johann Nikolaus Stumm's first iron hammer was built on the banks of the Hammerbach in 1715. Two other hammer mills were located at the Asbacher Hütte, which today is an institution of the Diakonie with living and working facilities. Various vantage points offer distant views to the Wildenburg, over the Hunsrück heights or to the Idarwald. Passing the historical water loop Biehl (visit possible) you get back to the starting point Camping Harfenmühle with gastronomy and overnight accommodations.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the Historic Biehl Water Grinding Shop - approx. 150 m from the entrance portal. www.alte-edelsteinschleiferei.de
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Updated: April 29, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
524 m
Lowest point
365 m
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Safety information

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 Herrstein
Brühlstraße 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

Restaurant/Camping site "Harfenmühle", Harfenmühle 2, 55758 Mörschied-Harfenmühle (on the L 160) (426 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.804192, 7.269780
DMS
49°48'15.1"N 7°16'11.2"E
UTM
32U 375500 5518296
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Destination

Restaurant/Camping site "Harfenmühle", Harfenmühle 2, 55758 Mörschied-Harfenmühle (on the L 160)

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike along the Stumm-Eisenhütten-Weg (Silent Ironworks Trail) leads to the traces of the former global company, whose beginnings lie in the Hammerbirkenfeld district of Hellertshausen. At the beginning of the 19th century, the Stumm family owned four ironworks,13 hammers and two cutting machines in the Hunsrück region. After moving to the Saarland, where they acquired the Neunkirchener Hütte in 1806, Stumm AG was one of the largest mining companies in Germany until the 1970s.The first third of the very varied and extremely natural premium circular trail leads through idyllic forests, where several old tunnels draw attention to the region's mining past. Particularly between Asbach and Weiden, magnificent views enrich the open corridor passages, before the path leads through charming forest to the nature refuge at Schinderhannesfels. The round tour offers an entertaining way to enjoy the magnificent views over the Klingenberg and back down to the valley, where a special highlight awaits the hiker: the Biehl water loop.

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Public transport

Monday to Saturday Idar-Oberstein train station - Rhaunen - Hahn Airport (Rhine-Nahe bus 351, stops at Mörschied/Weidener Brücke, Weiden or Hottenbach). Further information www.rnn.info

Getting there

A 61 - Approach from the north
Freeway A.61 - Exit Rheinböllen / Simmern (Exit 45)- B 50. After approx. 50 km turn left towards Bruchweiler, Kempfeld, Herrstein (between Kempfeld and Herrstein)

A 61 - approach from the east
Freeway A.61 - Exit Bad Kreuznach - B 41. After approx. 50 km exit Fischbach, Herrstein, Kempfeld.

A 6 - Approach from the south
Freeway A.6 - Kaiserslautern exit Landstuhl West direction Trier A 62 exit Birkenfeld B 269 direction Morbach - direction Bruchweiler, Kempfeld, Herrstein.

Parking

Parking directly at the starting point on the grounds of the campsite "Harfenmühle".

Coordinates

DD
49.804192, 7.269780
DMS
49°48'15.1"N 7°16'11.2"E
UTM
32U 375500 5518296
w3w 
///fattens.washroom.homily
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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

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Christian Jost 
September 04, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? August 16, 2020
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Delleré René 
August 31, 2020 · Community
Startplatz am Camping Harfenmühle sehr gut zu finden und ausreichend groß. Wanderrichtung im Uhrzeigersinn, am Anfang war der Weg nicht immer gut gekennzeichnet, manchmal musste man an Kreuzungen/Abbiegungen einfach bis max. 100mtr gehen, bis man eine Kennzeichnung findet, nach etwa 4 Km ging’s besser. Mit einem Abstecher nach Asbach zum Friedhof kamen wir auf 16,8 Km. Völlig genügend Rastplätze, selbst auf dieser Distanz. Der Wanderweg ist selten richtig flach, geht eigentlich immer mal leicht, mal steiler bergauf/bergab, führt über viele Wege und nur etliche Pfade durch Wiesen und Wälder. Einige Infotafeln an der richtigen Stelle sowie 3 Positionstafeln sind ebenfalls vorhanden. Kurz hinter Weiden in Richtung Weidener Mühle ist der Weg eher Sturm als Stumm zu bezeichnen. Fast unpassierbar ist der Weg da auf einer Länge von etwa 500 mtr blockiert, da hilft nur quer über den Wald hinweg weiter. Endlich mal ein richtiges kleines Abenteuer. Kurz und gut, ein nicht zu schwerer richtig flotter Wanderweg, wie gehappt. Und die Möglichkeit, ein gutes kühles Getränk zu genießen gibt es bei der Ankunft im Camping-Café auch noch.
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When did you do this route? August 20, 2020
Startplatz der Camping Harfenmühle, los in Uhrzeigerrichtung
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Gut spaltbares Schiefergestein entlang des Weges
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Oha, Klo mit Papier in Natur-Edelausführung
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Hier idyllisch gelegener Rastplatz mit top-Kennzeichnung
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Hier dann die Frage, wohin geht’s weiter ?
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Abstecher zum Asbacher Friedhof
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Flotter Naturtunnel
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Uff, Steigung geschafft, jetzt kommen etliche Wiesenwege
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Top gemacht, sieht neu aus.
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Blick zum Dorf Weiden
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Ojé, jetzt wird's kompliziert, wohl der sportliche Teil ?
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Sturm, nicht Stumm Wanderweg.
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Erneute Steigung, die es auch in sich hat.
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Wohl kein unbekannter Name!
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Gut und sinnvolle Investition !
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August 22, 2020 · Community
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Startplatz der Camping Harfenmühle, los in Uhrzeigerrichtung
Gut spaltbares Schiefergestein entlang des Weges
Oha, Klo mit Papier in Natur-Edelausführung
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.5 km
Duration
5:05 h
Ascent
442 m
Descent
442 m
Loop Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value

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