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Kleiner Wäller "Path of the Senses" - walking path

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  • Landschaft rund um Werkhausen
    / Landschaft rund um Werkhausen
    Photo: Pixabay, Pixabay
  • / Übersichtstafel Kleiner Wäller "Weg der Sinne"
    Photo: Cornelia Obenauer, VG Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
  • / Hängematte
    Photo: Cornelia Obenauer, VG Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
  • / Aussichtspunkt mit Gästebuch
    Photo: Cornelia Obenauer, VG Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
  • / Der magische Spiegel
    Photo: Cornelia Obenauer, VG Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
  • / Der Bleichplatz
    Photo: Cornelia Obenauer, VG Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
  • / Kleiner Wäller "Weg der Sinne"
    Video: Westerwald - Ganz nach deiner Natur!
m 300 280 260 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km
This small round tour challenges my senses and lets me experience the wonderful nature.
Distance 2.3 km
0:35 h
45 m
45 m
309 m
264 m
If you have children, this walk through the hills around Werkhausen is a great idea. I enjoy the "path of the senses" to the full: At the beginning I climb a few meters of altitude to then enjoy the wonderful view of the typical landscape of the Westerwald. Afterwards, meadow paths and field paths as well as various sensory stations along the way await me. For example, I practice on a balancing beam, try out a play of colors, put my hand in feeler boxes and snack on the offerings of various flower beds. The barefoot path is also a lot of fun, because it tickles the soles of my feet. All my senses like smelling, tasting, seeing and feeling as well as hearing are kept busy. Of course, nature also comes into its own, because on the way there are always wide views of the surroundings.

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Update: September 23, 2021
Highest point
309 m
Lowest point
264 m
Best time of year

Tips and hints

Regional development district administration Altenkirchen

Tel. 02681/812084


Werkhausen, village meeting (267 m)
50.721862, 7.532487
50°43'18.7"N 7°31'57.0"E
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Werkhausen, village meeting

Turn-by-turn directions

At the start at the village meeting point in Werkhausen, I take a look at the information board, because I have to make sure that I choose the right route. The "Path of the Senses" exists twice, my route runs in large parts along the project of the same name of the local community Werkhausen, but follows a slightly different path at the beginning.

I walk counterclockwise once around the village and try out again and again sensory stations such as the sound fence or the sound of the brook. First, I walk a few meters to the main road and follow it for about 100 meters until it meets Fichtenstraße. There I turn left and walk a few meters on the road. Before the first houses I turn right onto a meadow path slightly hidden between hedges and trees. At the top I turn left on the meadow path and after a short time I come back to the tarred path. I follow this slightly uphill along many different sensory stations. On the way benches invite to a comfortable rest or a small picnic. At the highest point I turn immediately to the left and go on a dirt road downhill again. At the bottom I see the village community center on the left in a short distance, but I turn right and immediately left again and briefly follow the main road in the direction of the village Werkhausen. Behind the first houses, the path branches off to the left again and leads me across a meadow with more sensory stations back to my starting point.


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Public transport

There is no connection by bus or train.

Getting there

from B8 from the west via Hasselbach to Werkhausen

from B8 from east in Weyerbusch turn off to Werkhausen


57635 Werkhausen, Dorftreff

50.723441, 7.532203


50.721862, 7.532487
50°43'18.7"N 7°31'57.0"E
32U 396412 5619922
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


No special equipment is required.

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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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.

Questions and answers

Question from Daniel John · December 13, 2020 · Community
Eine kleine Ergänzung zur Rubrik Anreise / Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel: Die Anreise per ÖPNV ist möglich. Werkhausen ist an die Buslinie 254 angebunden. Von der Haltestelle Werkhausen zum Start-/Zielpunkt des "Weg der Sinne" am Bürgerhaus/Dorfgemeinschaftshaus Werkhausen ist lediglich ein Fußweg von ca. 300 Metern zurückzulegen.
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2.3 km
0:35 h
45 m
45 m
Highest point
309 m
Lowest point
264 m
Circular route Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Suitable for strollers


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