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Iserbach loop - south loop

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  • Logo der Iserbachschleife
    / Logo der Iserbachschleife
  • / Panoramablick in Sayntal
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Entdeckungen in der Ruine Hausenborn
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Biergarten der Thalhauser Mühle
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
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The Wäller Tour Iserbachschleife is quite demanding with its steep gradients and a length of 20.8 km. Therefore a 3.2 km long shortcut is offered between the Thalhauser Mühle and Anhausen (marked in yellow). This cross-connection enables the Iserbach loop to be divided into two moderate stages. Lovely stream valleys and historic buildings are the highlights of the varied hike on the southern stage.
moderate
Distance 11.9 km
3:51 h
386 m
386 m
From the parking lot in Anhausen, the hike leads us over the Iserbach loop counter-clockwise to the east from the village. We hike through the Steinebach valley, past the Hausenborn church ruins to Isenburg. We leave the castle and the church on the right and climb the Ebenfeld before we go down again into the Iserbach valley and the Thalhauser mill. Here, hikers on the Iserbach loop are offered a shortcut to Anhausen (marked in yellow). We hike back to the starting point via this shortcut.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the northern section of the Iserbach loop at the next opportunity. The Iserbachschleife - Nordschleife is approx. 15 km long, leads like the Südschleife through wonderful stream valleys and impresses with fantastic views. In particular, the lookout pulpit near Rüscheid offers almost all-round views when the visibility is good, reaching in the east to the Großer Feldberg im Taunus (70 km). Other highlights are the idyllic resting places at Veltens Weiher and Rüscheid.
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Wilfried Dietz
Update: November 12, 2020
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Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
342 m
Lowest point
123 m
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Tips and hints

A hiking map and a hiking guide for the Wäller tours are available in the Westerwald shop.http://www.rengsdorfer-land.de/willkommen-auf-der-iserbachschleifehttp://www.rengsdorfer-land.de/www.naturpark-rhein-westerwald.dehttps://www.westerwald.info/

Start

Parking lot "Auf dem Löh" in 56584 Anhausen (corner of Neuwieder Straße (333 m)
Coordinates:
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50.498066, 7.556328
DMS
50°29'53.0"N 7°33'22.8"E
UTM
32U 397611 5595005
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Destination

Parking lot "Auf dem Löh" in 56584 Anhausen (corner of Neuwieder Straße

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of the "Wäller Tour Iserbachschleife - hiking in the Rhine-Westerwald nature park" and thus also the southern loop is Anhausen, Auf dem Löh car park. From there it goes counter-clockwise past Meinborn - here we enjoy a great view - into the Steinebach valley. We hike on an enchanted path along the babbling brook and turn right at the “Am Steinbruch” refuge to the Hausenborn church ruins. Now we follow the path down into the Saynbach valley to Isenburg. Then it goes up again quite steeply. A detour to the Isenburg castle ruins and a visit to the parish church “St. Katharina “are worth it. Via the "waterway" with two wonderful views with a view of Isenburg, we reach the Iserbach Valley and cross the K 113 and the Iserbach on the way to the Thalhauser Mühle. Back to Anhausen, we take the yellow-marked abbreviation of the Iserbach loop. First along the brook, you soon go up to a forest clearing with a bench that invites you to rest and relax. We continue through the Reilbachtal, past Meinborn - please turn around here again, the view is worth it - to Anhausen and the starting point of our hike. Of course, there are also restaurants along the way. U.a. in Anhausen the Gasthof Tross, in Isenburg the Fischerhütte Meißel and the Hotel-Restaurant Haus Maria (both are located a bit away from the Iserbach loop), and 3 km before the end of the hike is the Thalhauser Mühle.

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Public transport

from Neuwied train station with the bus route 103 SWBV: Alteck-Express Neuwied - Anhausen - Dierdorf; from the bus stop on foot approx. 200 m on Neuwieder Straße heading north.www.bahn.dehttp://www.vrminfo.de/uploads/tx_vdvtimetable/103_02.pdfIsenburg can be reached via bus line 117 SWBV (Neuwied - Maischeid - Dierdorf - Wienau):http://www.vrminfo.de/uploads/tx_vdvtimetable/117.pdf

Getting there

From the north:     A3 exit 37 - Dierdorf     L258 towards Neuwied     In Anhausen, take the first left onto the parking lot “Auf dem Löh” (corner of Neuwieder Straße / Auf dem Löh).From the south:     B42 to Neuwied     Exit B256 towards A3 / Köln / Altenkirchen     Exit L258 towards A3 / Köln / Dierdorf     In Anhausen after the butcher's shop turn right into the parking lot “Auf dem Löh” (corner of Neuwieder Straße / Auf dem Löh).

Parking

Parking lot "Auf dem Löh" in 56584 Anhausen (corner of Neuwieder Straße / Auf dem Löh)There are additional parking options for starting the hike in Isenburg (Hauptstrasse 36) and at the Thalhauser Mühle.

Coordinates

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50.498066, 7.556328
DMS
50°29'53.0"N 7°33'22.8"E
UTM
32U 397611 5595005
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Official hiking guide Wällerouren (plus adventure loops on the WesterwaldSteig), publisher: IdeaMedia, 176 pages with many photos, map excerpts, elevation profiles, € 11.95

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map-Leporello Wäller tours, GPS-accurate hiking map with excursion destinations, refreshment and leisure tips, street names and elevation profiles, map size (W x H): 20 map pages 18 x 20 cm, 9 red. Pages, € 11.95 - You can get the hiking map and the book in the Westerwald shop at www.westerwald-shop.info!

Equipment

Ankle-high walking shoes are recommended, and walking sticks are particularly recommended when it is wet.

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Rating

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Monika Walbröl
March 28, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne, gut ausgeschilderte Tour mit vielen Ruhemöglichkeiten. Bei tollem Frühlingswetter gemacht, nicht überlaufen.
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When did you do this route? March 28, 2021
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Cathleen Finke 
November 29, 2020 · Community
Schöne, sonntags ruhige Tour mit knackigen Anstiegen. Gerne wieder.
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Jürgen Muxfeld
October 21, 2018 · Community
sehr schöne Tour mit ein Paar Steigungen aber auch für ungeübte Wanderer gut zu gehen
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.9 km
Duration
3:51 h
Ascent
386 m
Descent
386 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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