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.
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.
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
Fax +49 6785 - 7981400
Main street 419
Fon +49 6781 - 64871
Getting thereA 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.
ParkingParking directly at the starting point on the grounds of the campsite "Harfenmühle".
EquipmentHiking 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.