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  • Pforte zum Trauntal - Höhenweg
    / Pforte zum Trauntal - Höhenweg
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
  • / Romantischer Sonnenaufgang im Trauntal
    Photo: Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig , Klaus-Peter Kappest
  • / Sonnenaufgang an der Traun
    Photo: Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig , Klaus-Peter Kappest
  • / Romantische Augenblicke an der Traun
    Photo: Alina Bürstlein, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig , Klaus-Peter Kappest
  • / Wandern bei Sonnenaufgang
    Photo: Alina Bürstlein, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig , Klaus-Peter Kappest
  • / Wandern bei Sonnenaufgang
    Photo: Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig , Klaus-Peter Kappest
  • / Grünes Paradies Trauntal
    Photo: Alina Bürstlein, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig , Klaus-Peter Kappest
  • / Kleine Pause an der Traun
    Photo: Alina Bürstlein, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig , Klaus-Peter Kappest
  • / Wandern über Stock und Stein..
    Photo: Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig , Klaus-Peter Kappest
  • / Ranger ganz in seinem Element
    Photo: Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig , Klaus-Peter Kappest
  • / Wehlenstein
    Photo: Gerhard Hänsel
  • / Wehlenstein
    Photo: Gerhard Hänsel
  • / Aussicht Wehlenstein
    Photo: Gerhard Hänsel
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    Photo: Alina Bürstlein, Tourist-Information des Birkenfelder Landes
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    Photo: Alina Bürstlein, Tourist-Information des Birkenfelder Landes
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 Attention! At the moment there is an acute danger of snow breaking, please avoid the forest areas and do not walk on the Traumschleife at the moment! Updated: 4.1.2021
moderate
13.8 km
4:00 h
318 m
318 m
In the heart of the Hunsrück lies a varied path, which is stony, mysterious and full of surprises: The national park dream loop Trauntal-Höhenweg. It follows the course of the small river Traun and leads through lonely forests over the Celtic high fortification "Vorkastell". From there, a breathtaking view opens up into the Hunsrück High Forest National Park.

The route is very varied, there are passages at the edge of the forest with a wonderful view into the valley, as well as shady sections of forest that are crossed, always interrupted by small highlights such as romantic brook passages, paths between boulders and Rossel dumps and surrounded by the sounds of the forest and nothing else - nothing.

The path also has all sorts of interesting historical facts to offer. You will pass the Celtic high fortification "Vorkastell", the "Saustäbel", which used to be a forest pasture, and finally the Abentheurer Hütte. Iron was smelted there until the 19th century, and the Saarland iron and steel industry began here at the Abentheurer Hütte. These and other exciting stories are told along the way.

From the pre-castle and the Wehlenstein you have a wonderful view of the country. It is worth taking a rest here for a while.

If you are interested in the legends that entwine around places along the path and nearby, you will find more information here.

From 01.09.2019, the Trauntal-Höhenweg will be part of the DVV Trauntal loop.

 

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the local cuisine or a freshly caught trout. The gastronomy along the way offers just the right thing for every taste.
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Sandra Wenz
Updated: February 24, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
Dieses Feld ist noch nicht in die gewählte Sprache übersetzt., 657 m
Lowest point
Dieses Feld ist noch nicht in die gewählte Sprache übersetzt., 433 m
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Rest Stop

Forellenhof Trauntal
Alte Mühle Börfink

Safety information

Natural paths where surefootedness is required. No mobile phone reception in places. After long periods of rain, a section of the path directly along the Traunbach can be quite muddy.

Tips, hints and links

Tourist Information of the Birkenfelder Land, Friedrich-August-Straße 17, 55765 Birkenfeld, Tel.: 06782-9834570, info@birkenfelder-land.de, www.birkenfelder-land.de

The Trauntal-Höhenweg is one of 111 dream loops, the premium circular hiking trails in Hunsrück. Further information and all other dream loops can be found at www.saar-hunsrueck-steig.de.

We are located in the middle of the Hunsrück High Forest National Park.

Information about the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park and the National Park region, dream loops in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park and many activity offers are summarised in compact form at www.nationalparkregion-hunsrueck-hochwald.de.

Start

Hiking car park Hujetsmühle on the L165, between Abentheuer and Börfink (562 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.677189, 7.127406
DMS
49°40'37.9"N 7°07'38.7"E
UTM
32U 364904 5504423
w3w 
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Destination

Hiking car park Hujetsmühle on the L165, between Abentheuer and Börfink

Turn-by-turn directions

We first go to the former Hujets sawmill. The water of the Traunbach used to supply energy for numerous mills in the valley. Downstream, the hiker reaches the Old Ironworks Weir. Here the history of the Hunsrück iron industry comes alive. The dream loop leads directly along the site of the former Abentheur ironworks. It is impressive to see how the hydraulic engineers of days gone by used an ingenious system of canals to bring water into the ironworks. The splashing of the river Traun offers a nice change and the path nestles idyllically along the small river.

The hike continues up to the fields near Buhlenberg. The terrain opens up in a dusky forest environment and offers a wonderful view. A sensory bench on the way to Rinzenberg invites you to linger. On the outskirts of Rinzenberg there is a serpentine path uphill. Then the Trauntal-Höhenweg (high trail) winds its way through a beautiful nature trail through light coniferous forest. Passing the old forest pasture "Saustäbel" the path leads up to the "Vorkastell". From this legendary Celtic fleeing castle you have a wonderful view of the landscape. The descent to the Forellenhof is short and offers once again great views of nature. Continue through beech stands back to the hiking car park.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By bus from the district town Birkenfeld to Börfink/Einschiederhof or to Rinzenberg. (www.rnn.info)

From Einschiederhof you walk down into the valley to the Forellenhof and enter the path here.

Getting there

A62 to Birkenfeld exit, continue in the direction of Birkenfeld B41, after 5 km follow the B269 and from Birkenfeld town centre continue in the direction of Abentheuer and Einschiederhof near Börfink.

Parking

Car park at the Forellenhof Trauntal, In den Quellwiesen, 54422 Börfink-Einschiederhof

Hiking car park Abentheuer-Hujetsmühle, on the L165 between Abentheuer and Börfink

Hiker's car park in 55767 Buhlenberg, above sports field and Waldhof BuhlenbergCar park in 55767Rinzenberg, opposite Weiher in Hochwaldstraße

Coordinates

DD
49.677189, 7.127406
DMS
49°40'37.9"N 7°07'38.7"E
UTM
32U 364904 5504423
w3w 
///years.unthinkable.requested
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Dream Loops brochure from the Saar-Hunsrück Climb Project Office available from the Birkenfelder Land Tourist Information, Tel.: 06782-9834570, info@birkenfelder-land.de, www.birkenfelder-land.de

WanderZeit brochure available free of charge from the Tourist Information Office of the Birkenfelder Land, Tel.: 06782-9834570, www.birkenfelder-land.de 

Gladly to order by mail from info@birkenfelder-land.de

Author’s map recommendations

Leisure map "Rund um den Erbeskopf" - available at the tourist information of the Birkenfelder Land

Equipment

Sturdy footwear is required. If you have some rucksack food with you, you will find some nice places for a picnic on the way.

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Ursula Braese
July 26, 2020 · Community
Teilweise schwierige Passagen aber sonst ein Abwechselungsreicher und Empfehlenswerter Wanderweg
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Completed this Route on July 26, 2020
Photo: Ursula Braese, Community
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Steffi Mauer
July 21, 2020 · Community
Teilweise recht nett, teilweise lange, gerade langweilige "Geradeaus"-Wege. Es gibt bei Weitem schönere, aber auch schlechtere Rundwege. Von mir leider nur 3 Sterne
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.8 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
318 m
Descent
318 m
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