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Kleiner Wäller "Wolfsteine" - hiking trail

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An eventful way - past the Wolfsteine and many other Bad Marienberg sights.

The 7 km long circular path is especially suitable for families, as there is a lot to discover for the children on the way and the hike is guaranteed not to be boring.

Open
moderate
Distance 7.4 km
2:05 h
128 m
131 m
565 m
437 m

The Kleine Wäller Wolfsteine is a great circular hike for families and all hikers who love variety.

The tour starts at the Bad Marienberg Wildlife Park, from where you follow forest paths to the Little and Big Wolfstein. Here you should take your time and read the legend of the Wolfsteine on the information board.

Via the Marienberger Höhe the way leads to the city center. The spa gardens with pharmacist's garden and barefoot path are definitely worth a stop.

In the city center there are many places to stop for a bite to eat, so that you can start the last third of the hike well fortified.

The walk continues in the direction of the basalt park. Here you will find information boards about basalt mining in earlier times. The path leads past the basalt lake and the impressive basalt wall of the park steeply uphill towards the wild park.

Before you reach the Wildpark, you pass the Hedwigsturm. Here you can enjoy the view over the Westerwald at the end of the hike.

Author’s recommendation

A walk along the barefoot path is a must! If the weather is fine, take off your shoes and stockings and walk over the different fields of the barefoot path. An experience for the senses!
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Kerstin Schmidt
Update: August 04, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
565 m
Lowest point
437 m
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Rest stops

Steig-Alm
Manni´s Hüttenstadl
Westerwälder Hof
Café Rosenthal
Pizzeria Bel Momento
Café Wäller
Eiscafé Dolomiti
Hotel Restaurant-Pizzeria Zur Sonne
Wildpark Hotel
Westerwald-Steig-Rast
Wildpark Hotel
Hotel-Restaurant Pizzeria ZUR SONNE
Café-Bar Boxenstopp
Gaststätte Kupferkanne
Kebaphaus-Pizzeria Aspendos
Marienberger Hof

Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Bad Marienberg
Wilhelmstraße 10
56470 Bad Marienberg
Tel. 02661 7031
E-Mail: touristinfo@badmarienberg.de
www.badmarienberg.de

 

Start

Parking at the Wildpark, Wildparkstraße, 56470 Bad Marienberg (532 m)
Coordinates:
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50.650561, 7.931772
DMS
50°39'02.0"N 7°55'54.4"E
UTM
32U 424482 5611511
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Destination

Parking at the Wildpark, Wildparkstraße

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park at the Bad Marienberg Wildlife Park, I walk past the Adventure Playground of the Wildlife Park and the Climbing Forest straight ahead into the forest. After 500 metres, I keep to the right and walk a short distance uphill to the first basalt formation, the "Kleiner Wolfstein". There I take a short rest on a rustic oak bench in the forest church, an open-air place of worship, and enjoy nature. Then I follow the narrow path uphill for 100 metres, winding between basalt stones and trees. At the crossroads I come to, I turn left and follow the path for just under a kilometre through the forest to the "Großer Wolfstein" natural monument. An information board informs me about the legend of the wolf stones, which the devil supposedly lost in flight. Climbers, of which I am not one, can try their hand at the huge basalt boulders.

I continue on a wide forest path to the Marienberger Höhe and the juniper heath, from where I enjoy the view over Bad Marienberg. Then I follow a field path downhill, turn right after 400 metres and head towards the town centre. I walk around a residential area for a short distance until I reach the street "Unter den Eichen". There I turn left and walk about 300 metres to Kirburger Straße. I follow this to the right and continue straight ahead over a roundabout. Then I turn right into Büchtingstraße and follow it for 200 metres. From there, my path leads me to the right through the spa gardens, past the listed half-timbered house of the Tourist Information and to the "Park of the Senses" with barefoot path and pharmacy garden. I take off my walking shoes and treat my feet to a detour on the circular path with 16 different surfaces. Then I take a quick look at the apothecary garden with 100 different plants before continuing my way across the market square into Bismarckstraße with its shopping and refreshment facilities.

The last third of the way takes me along Bismarckstraße and Rauscheidstraße to the Basalt Park open-air museum, where display boards give me an insight into the volcanic activity of the region some 25 million years ago. From there I walk steeply uphill towards the Wildpark and use the remaining energy to enjoy the panoramic view of the Westerwald from the Hedwig Tower.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the train to the stop Nistertal or Westerburg. Then by bus to Bad Marienberg, bus stop Neuerweg.

Bus line 116 and 483

www.bahn.de, www.rmv-bus.de

Getting there

From the south: via the B255 to the Bad Marienberg exit

From the north: via the B414 to the Bad Marienberg exit

In Bad Marienberg follow the signs "Wildpark".

Parking

Large free parking lot at the Wildpark Bad Marienberg.

Coordinates

DD
50.650561, 7.931772
DMS
50°39'02.0"N 7°55'54.4"E
UTM
32U 424482 5611511
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend sturdy shoes for the hike.

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Rating

4.7
(3)
Pamela Wagener
February 20, 2021 · Community
Die Tour ist sehr gut beschildert. Durch den Borkenkäfer hat der Wald jedoch arg gelitten und ist sehr kahl. Es gibt einen schönen Trimm-Dich-Pfad während des Weges. Der Basaltpark ist lehrreich und in der Stadt gibt es im Kurpark einen Barfußpfad. Für reine Naturliebhaber ist die Strecke jedoch nicht geeignet, da es eine gute Dreiviertel Stunde durch die Stadt geht und die Strecke danach auch eher nur noch Parkcharakter hat, der entlang von Wohnhäusern führt.
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Aufstieg zum großen Wolfstein
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See im Basaltpark
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Sylvia Schlabs
August 05, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne Strecke zu wandern, viele Interessante Sehenswürdigkeiten, für die ganze Familie.
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Silvia Schütz
June 21, 2020 · Community
Eine wunderschöne kleine Wanderstrecke durch die Natur und das schöne Bad Marienberg. Absolut empfehlenswert auch für Familien mit kleinen Kindern. Die Strecke ist außerdem sehr gut ausgeschildert und kann ohne Karte einfach gewandert werden.
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Hinter dem großen Wolfstein
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Ausblick am Wildparkhotel
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.4 km
Duration
2:05 h
Ascent
128 m
Descent
131 m
Highest point
565 m
Lowest point
437 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights

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