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  • Kuckucksweg
    Kuckucksweg
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m 500 400 300 10 8 6 4 2 km Kleiner Rastplatz mit schöner Aussicht Stillgelegte Grube "Beschertes Glück" Gasthof Kanzelstein

This trail is especially captivating for its dreamlike views, which surprise the hiker on his way around the settlement with ever new vistas of enchanting scenery. The area is characterized above all by the centuries-long search for iron ore, which has left visible depressions on the edge of the path.

Open
easy
Distance 11.7 km
3:30 h
350 m
350 m
463 m
273 m

The history of the picturesque village of Eibach begins with the "Nassau period" in the 13th century. In 1313, the village is mentioned for the first time in a document as "Ibach". It was one of originally three villages located in the three valleys around Eibach.The name Eibacher Kuckuck also dates back to the Middle Ages, probably a remnant from a dispute over land ownership. It is said that the Eibachers received land that they were not supposed to have. Today the people of Eibach bear the name Kuckuck with pride.It is not for nothing that the village was almost allowed to bear the title Bad Eibach. In 2004, the famous healing spring was renewed and a graduation house was built, which is also touched by the Kuckucksweg and the enchanting wide views bring body and soul to rest.This path is especially captivating because of its dreamlike views, which surprise the hiker on his way around the settlement with always new perspectives on enchanting scenery. The area is characterized mainly by the centuries-long search for iron ore, which has left visible depressions at the edge of the path.How close you are to the original nature is also shown by the fact that the Cuckoo Trail passes the Kanzelstein nature reserve as well as bird sanctuaries. Perhaps you will hear the Eibach cuckoo calling on your way here?In the forest you will find old wild cherry trees, in the fields rich meadow orchards, which are still used for the production of spirits. Part of your path is naturally accompanied by the Eibach stream.At the end of the hike, a stop at the cozy Kanzelstein Inn is worthwhile, which has also been awarded the accolade of "Qualitätsgastgeber Wanderbares Deutschland".

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Update: October 07, 2022
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Highest point
463 m
Lowest point
273 m
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Asphalt 9.73%Dirt road 44.46%Forested/wild trail 24.68%Path 20.69%Unknown 0.42%
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1.1 km
Dirt road
5.2 km
Forested/wild trail
2.9 km
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2.4 km
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www.lahn-dill-bergland.de

free hiking overview map available.

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Start

Kanzelstein Inn in Eibach (296 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.745206, 8.315308
DMS
50°44'42.7"N 8°18'55.1"E
UTM
32U 451692 5621715
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Destination

Kanzelstein Inn in Eibach

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Public transport

Public transport stops:

Eibach im Born, Oberscheld Ölsberg

www.rmv.de

Getting there

Coming from Dillenburg, take the K38 in Eibach in the direction of the town center. Follow the street "Im Born", then turn left into Koppelbergstraße. The hiking portal is located at Gasthof Kanzelstein, Fasanenweg 2, 35689 Dillenburg.

Parking

Parking is available along the road at Gasthof Kanzelstein.

Coordinates

DD
50.745206, 8.315308
DMS
50°44'42.7"N 8°18'55.1"E
UTM
32U 451692 5621715
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

KOMPASS Hiking Map Set 847 Westerwald, Siegen, Lahn-Dill-Bergland Natural Preserve (2 maps) 1:50,000 including map for offline use in the KOMPASS app. ISBN 3-978-3-99121-076-4 / 2nd edition, €11.99

Equipment

Sturdy shoes and a small trash bag are recommended as there are few trash cans along the way.


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Rating

4.5
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Sorëdl .
May 09, 2022 · Community
Eine in Teilen aussichtsreiche Tour, die allerdings zu fast 2/3 durch den Wald geht (teilweise auch ungepflegter Wald), weswegen ich nur 3 Sterne vergebe. Ich habe nix gegen Wald, aber erstens hat man den in Hessen überall vor der Haustüre und das Siegel Premiumwanderweg scheint mir in diesem Fall etwas zu hoch gegriffen, auch wenn sich mit der Beschilderung, Bänken und Picknickplätzen viel Mühe gemacht wurde. - Aber, keine Frage, es ist insg. ein schöner Rundweg und hat die ersten knapp 3 km auch schöne Fernsichten in den Westerwald. - Ich empfehle, den Weg GEGEN den Uhrzeigersinn zu gehen, denn dann hat man die Aussicht in den Westerwald am Ende der Wanderung VOR sich; geht man den Weg in der empfohlenen Richtung, hat man die Aussicht HINTER sich und darf dann das Rumdrehen nicht vergessen. - Die Öffnungszeit des Gasthofs Kanzelstein vorher tel. abfragen.
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Sandra
March 20, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? March 20, 2022
Marc Kaufmann 
January 18, 2022 · Community
Traumhaft schöne Wanderung. Die zahlreichen Weitblicke und die grünen Hügel sind fantastisch!
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When did you do this route? May 30, 2021
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
11.7 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
350 m
Descent
350 m
Highest point
463 m
Lowest point
273 m
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