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 fantastic views are the highlights of the varied hike on the northern stage.
Distance 15.4 km
From the parking lot in Anhausen we first go over the yellow-marked shortcut of the Iserbach loop to Thalhauser Mühle. There we meet the Wäller Tour Iserbachschleife, which leads us anti-clockwise through the Iserbach valley, past numerous fish ponds to the idyllic rest area at the Veltens Weiher. Through the Siehrsbachtal it goes gently up to Rüscheid with wonderful panoramic views. Back in Anhausen we pass the Ev. Church and soon reached our starting point.
Visit the southern section of the Iserbach loop at the next opportunity. The Iserbachschleife - Südschleife is approx. 12 km long and, like the Nordschleife, leads through beautiful stream valleys. Highlights on this hike are the cultural and historical monuments such as the Hausenborn church ruins and the Isenburg.
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Best time of year
Tips and hints
A hiking map and a hiking guide for the Wäller tours are available in the Westerwald shop.
Parking lot "Auf dem Löh" in 56584 Anhausen (corner of Neuwieder Straße (333 m)
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Parking lot "Auf dem Löh" in 56584 Anhausen (corner of Neuwieder Straße
The starting point of the "Wäller Tour Iserbachschleife - hiking in the Rhine-Westerwald nature park" and thus also the Nordschleife is Anhausen, Auf dem Löh car park. From there it goes counter-clockwise over the yellow marked shortcut towards Thalhauser Mühle. Directly behind Anhausen we enjoy the great view of the Montabaurer Höhe, from where the Köppel observation tower and two telecommunications towers greet us. Along gently babbling brooks, the shortcut leads us to Thalhauser Mühle, where we meet the Iserbach loop after about 3 km. From now on we encounter large and small fish ponds, it flows and gurgles, and we feel the abundance of water in this wonderful piece of earth. Finally we arrived at the Veltens Weiher and enjoy a rest at the beautiful table group. From there the path leads us straight into the Rüscheid district with the new "Dremherem em Reschd" educational trail (all around Rüscheid). Lovingly created information boards make us curious about this place. At the highest point we cross the L 258 (be careful!) And look forward to the wonderful view of the Jahrsbach valley opposite at the Bürgermeister-Wink-Hütte. Past the Himmelsteich pond and the sports field, it goes over lush meadows to a small viewing platform. When the visibility is good, hikers can enjoy almost all-round views, reaching in the east to the Großer Feldberg im Taunus (70 km) and in the west to the Hohe Acht in the Eifel. The way back to Anhausen leads through a mysterious forest and lets us enjoy further views along the way. The last highlight is the historically impressive Anhauser Church from the 13th century. Of course, there are also restaurants along the way. U.a. in Anhausen the Gasthof Tross or on the way the Thalhauser Mühle. Information about all catering establishments can be found at http:
all notes on protected areas
Starting point of the tour in Anhausen:From Neuwied train station with the bus line 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.pdfThis bus line also runs through Rüscheid.
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 shop, turn right into the parking lot “Auf dem Löh” (corner of Neuwieder Straße / Auf dem Löh).
Parking lot "Auf dem Löh" in 56584 Anhausen (corner of Neuwieder Straße / Auf dem Löh)There are other parking options for starting the hike at the Thalhauser Mühle and in Rüscheid (village community center, Schulstrasse 4).
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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!
Ankle-high walking shoes are recommended, and walking sticks are particularly recommended when it is wet.