Starting point of this varied walk - Kleiner Wäller Hessentagswanderweg - is the 17 m high observation tower Dillblick. Before the start you can enjoy the magnificent panoramic view.
From the tower the path leads through the game reserve. The goats, llamas and donkeys are looking forward to your visit. The fallow deer can be observed from a viewing platform. For children there are great play and climbing equipment.
On the circular path past the war graves site - in summer you can also make a detour to the outdoor swimming pool - you can walk through paths and streets down to the old town with its many half-timbered houses, alleys and corners, cafés and bistros for a little breather. In the city park you can relax under the shady trees with many seats and playground equipment. The circular path leads through parts of the pedestrian zone past many small stores. Parking facilities at the starting point.
Alternatively you can start at the train station. Maps, information and the numerous cafés, bistros and ice-cream parlors in the old town are available at the local tourist information office!
Safety informationBridge construction works on the freeway bridge at the underpass of the freeway in the game enclosure lead to a temporary and partial blocking of the road (as of May 20) in the area of the entrance to the game enclosure at the observation tower and from the other side from the crossing in the game enclosure. The blockade will be lifted at weekends when no work is due. A detour will be signposted. Please note the closures.
Tips and hints
The original concept and idea for the Hessentag hiking trail (created in the course of the preparations for the 2nd Hessentag in Herborn in 2016) comes from the two Herborn associations Wanderfreunde Herborn e.V. and Westerwaldverein Herborn e.V:
Getting thereA45 Sauerlandlinie, exits Herborn West and South, B255 coming from Westerwald or Marburg, B277 Dillenburg-Wetzlar
ParkingFree parking at the Dillblick observation tower (turn off in Kallenbachstraße, follow the signs to Dillblick/Wildgehege) as well as parking at Herborn, Littau station (free commuter parking).
Author’s map recommendations
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.