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Klosterweg loop "Laubach-Celtic Tour"

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  • Blick auf Bonefeld
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  • / Obere Mühle
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  • / Zum Keltengrab bei Bonefeld
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The tour offers an adventure loop on the monastery path, which combines the attractive landscape with a culture steeped in history (former ramparts, Celtic barrows).
Distance 12.6 km
4:00 h
293 m
301 m
There is much to discover on the "Laubach Celtic Tour"! For example, we come across a Roman ditch, which is actually not a Roman ditch at all, but of Celtic origin (naming by erroneous tradition), discover a former rampart and can marvel at Celtic burial mounds! We hike along the premium hiking trail "Klosterweg", the old trade route "Butterpfad" lets us experience days gone by and we enjoy the romantic Laubachtal. The rhododendron park impresses us with its blaze of colour.

Please note: The "Laubach-Celts Tour" is a combination of several trails, therefore it does not have its own marker!

Author’s recommendation

At the end of the hike, relax in the rhododendron park!
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Michael Sterr
Update: April 21, 2021
Highest point
383 m
Lowest point
249 m
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Tips and hints

www.rengsdorfer-land.de

Start

Parking lot at the St. Kastor Chapel in Rengsdorf, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße (273 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.505771, 7.496581
DMS
50°30'20.8"N 7°29'47.7"E
UTM
32U 393391 5595946
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Destination

Parking lot at the St. Kastor Chapel in Rengsdorf, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße

Turn-by-turn directions

The Rengsdorfer Land offers an adventure loop on the premium hiking trail Klosterweg, which combines charming sections of the landscape with a culture steeped in history. The “Laubach-Celtic Tour” begins at the St. Kastor Chapel in Rengsdorf and follows in the footsteps of the Celts on the Klosterweg and Rheinsteig. The "Römergraben" is basically not a Roman moat, but of Celtic origin and got its name in the incorrect tradition. In the direction of Laubachtal, the Klosterweg and Rheinsteig separate, and we follow the Klosterweg along the romantic Laubach Valley towards Ehlscheid to the spa gardens and turn right there. Via the circular route E4 we reach the Laubachtal again, into which we turn left on the road. Along the edge of the meadow we follow the signposted Bonefelder Rundweg B5 and turn right just before the Birkenhof. There is a good opportunity for a rest at the riding stable. We continue to Bonefeld, where we pass the B256 through an underpass. We reach the next stop, the Deichwiesenhof. On the Bonefelder Höhe, we immerse ourselves in the Celtic past of this beautiful Westerwald town. The old castle on B2 lines the way and shows us sketches of an earlier rampart. Now it is not far to the Celtic barrows and a journey into the mystical past. The Laubach-Celtic tour takes us back to Rengsdorf via the Butterpfad, an old trade route. Along the Upper Mühle with an impressive rhododendron park and the “Untere Mühle” housing estate, we come back to the starting point at the St. Kastor Chapel in Friedrich-Ebert-Straße in Rengsdorf (hiking car park).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport line 101 Neuwied-Rengsdorf-Ehlscheid-Bonefeld www.vrminfo.de

Getting there

From the A3 (Neuwied exit) via the B256 to the center of Rengsdorf, at the level of the Sparkasse, turn left into Friedrich-Ebert-Straße. Coming from Neuwied on the B256 to the center of Rengsdorf, at the level of the Sparkasse, turn right into Friedrich-Ebert-Straße. On the way out towards Hardert you will find the car park for hikers on the right next to the St. Kastor chapel.

Parking

Parking lot at the starting point at the St. Kastor Chapel in Friedrich-Ebert-Straße; Additional parking space behind the Rengsdorf municipal administration, Westerwaldstraße 32-34

Coordinates

DD
50.505771, 7.496581
DMS
50°30'20.8"N 7°29'47.7"E
UTM
32U 393391 5595946
w3w 
///obsessively.waddled.classics
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

GPS device or printed tour description (the loop runs on signposted paths, but is not marked with its own signpost on site) .Hiking shoes, weather-appropriate, functional clothing

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
  • Blister kit
  • 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.

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Rating

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Rene A.
June 05, 2021 · Community
Ein sehr schöner, abwechslungsreicher Rundweg, der in Rengsdorf an der Kirche startet. Der Weg hat kein eigenständiges Wegelogo, also ist GPS sinnvoll... Es gibt immer wieder Pausenbänke auf denen man die Seele baumeln lassen kann.(nicht alle sind marode, aber einige gehörten echt erneuert ). Ein besonderes Highlight waren für uns die Heidschnucken in Bonefeld, die man auf einer tollen Bank sitzend, auch schön beobachten konnte . Mir schien, die ganze Tour war gesäumt von tollen Rhododendronhecken, die z.Zt in vielen Farben blühen... eine Augenweide. Ein ganz grosses Lob an die Verantwortlichen des Wanderführers, den es gratis am Startpunkt gibt. Wir werden auf jeden Fall den ein oder anderen Weg aus dem Heft noch machen ... für uns heute trotz Regen eine gelungene Tour
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Günther Petersen
July 04, 2018 · Community
Schöne,reizvolle Wandertour .Durchgehende Markierung währe nötig. Ruhebänke und Unterstellmöglichkeiten teils marode. Navigation ist sehr hilfreich .
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Manfred Brummer
July 16, 2015 · Community
Eine sehr schöne Tour. Auch im Hochsomer gut zu gehen da lange Passagen im Wald. Hilfreich wäre eine durchgehende Markierung.
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Mühlteich an der oberen Mühle
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Distance
12.6 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
293 m
Descent
301 m
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