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Forest view round - family-friendly round with a view and tigers

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m 300 250 200 4,0 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Bergrestaurant Waldeck Tiger-Garten Waldeck e. V. Rheingaublick Schutzhütte GAGA
Wooded circular route over the Westerberg, ideal for a relaxed family walk. Special highlights: the Rheingau view from the Bismarck Tower and the Waldeck Tiger Garden.
Open
easy
Distance 4.4 km
1:09 h
46 m
43 m
244 m
199 m
The Waldblick tour keeps what it promises: Shady forest paths that repeatedly reveal the view of the Rheinhessen hill country. Since the circuit runs completely over the Westerberg, there are no inclines - so you can run, watch and enjoy in a relaxed manner. It is also ideal for jogging and walking. And if you need a break, you can have a picnic with a view in the GAGA refuge or lie down in the wooden panoramic loungers and let your mind wander. The view from the Bisrmarck Tower into the Rhine Valley and into the Rheingau is an absolute must and fascinates everyone. The Waldeck mountain restaurant offers a place to stop for refreshments with a certain adventure factor for children, because next door is the Waldeck Tiger Garden, where you can experience the big cats up close . The Waldeck Tiger Garden offers guided tours ("Tiger - Eye to Eye"), during which you can get up to one meter to the animals. There is also a small petting zoo next to the tiger enclosure.

Author’s recommendation

Once a year there is a tiger festival in the Tiger Garden Waldeck, with numerous activities and guided tours where you can see the animals up close.
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Gabriele Kunz
Update: September 09, 2021
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easy
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Highest point
244 m
Lowest point
199 m
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Rest stops

Bergrestaurant Waldeck

Tips and hints

You can find more information about the Waldeck Tiger Garden and its opening times here. 4:00 p.m.

Start

Bismarck Tower parking lot (218 m)
Coordinates:
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49.959326, 8.035718
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49°57'33.6"N 8°02'08.6"E
UTM
32U 430834 5534554
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Destination

Bismarck Tower parking lot

Turn-by-turn directions

The start is the Bismarck Tower with a great view of Ingelheim and the Rheingau. The path runs through the forest to the GAGA refuge, from where you can enjoy the wonderful view over the Gau-Algesheimer Laurenziberg to the Binger Loch. Without any major inclines, we continue through the forest. Again and again the view of the Rhine-Hessian landscape is released. If you want to linger, you can even enjoy the panorama in a reclining seat along the way. Horse paddocks and forest finally alternate, and then it goes back to the Bismarck Tower, where a nice opportunity to stop at the Waldeck mountain restaurant awaits - and the tiger garden as a little adventure at the end.

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Public transport

Unfortunately, the hiking trail cannot be reached by public transport as it is too far out for that.

Getting there

Follow the signs on the L428 towards Bismarkcturm

Parking

You can park directly in the parking lot next to the Bismarck Tower. This is also the starting point of the hiking route.

Coordinates

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49.959326, 8.035718
DMS
49°57'33.6"N 8°02'08.6"E
UTM
32U 430834 5534554
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

The hiking brochure is available from the Ingelheim im Winzerkeller tourist information office, Binger Straße 16, 55218 Ingelheim am Rhein, phone (06132) 710 009 200, email: touristinformation@ikum-ingelheim.de.

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Rating

4.0
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Karl-Josef Sauer
September 20, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour kann ich nur empfehlen. Fast flach mit schönen Aussichten runter ins Rheintal in den Rheingau und Taunus. Ist für jede Jahreszeit geeignet.
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Steffen r
April 25, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? April 25, 2020
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
1:09 h
Ascent
46 m
Descent
43 m
Highest point
244 m
Lowest point
199 m
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