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Nationalpark-Traumschleife "Kirschweiler Festung"

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    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
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    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Traumschleife Kirschweiler Festung
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Traumschleife Kirschweiler Festung
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Traumschleife Kirschweiler Festung
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Der Nationalpark Hunsrück-Hochwald im Frühling
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the current Corona situation, it is imperative to hike the dream loop ONLY IN THE RECOMMENDED DIRECTION, so that encounter traffic is avoided !!!!

 

With 9.1 kilometers and only 300 meters of altitude, the Kirschweiler Fortress National Park Dream Loop can be hiked comfortably in a good three hours.

easy
9.1 km
3:00 h
294 m
294 m
At 9.1 kilometres and only 300 metres in altitude, the Kirschweiler Fortress National Park Dream Loop is easy to hike in a good three hours. Good footwear is recommended because more than half of the trail leads along newly created paths and criss-crosses the boulder dump at the Ringskopf. The trail is marked "untraceable" throughout and can be hiked in both directions.

The scenically varied tour in the eastern part of the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park (https://www.nationalpark-hunsrueck-hochwald.de) impressively shows the beauty of the gemstone region. Highlights of the hike are the quartzite rocks of the Kirschweiler Fortress with its breathtaking vantage points and the former Celtic fortification Ringskopf.

The dream loop is connected to the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig premium hiking trail. Access routes are marked from Hettenrodt and Allenbach.Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Author’s recommendation

The gemstone workshops in Kirschweiler, which are open to visitors, vividly convey the traditional craft of gemstone cutting.
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Updated: February 25, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
646 m
Lowest point
486 m
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Tips, hints and links

Tourist information EdelSteinLand:

Office Herrstein

Brühlstrasse 16

55756 Herrstein

Phone +49 6785 - 79 1400

Fax +49 6785 - 79 81400

 

Office Idar-Oberstein

Main Street 419

55743 Idar-Oberstein

Phone +49 6781 - 64 871

Fax +49 6781 - 64 878 

 

info@edelsteinland.de

www.edelsteinland.de

Start

55743 Kirschweiler, Am Golfplatz, Entrance portal at the golf course car park (525 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.752830, 7.226668
DMS
49°45'10.2"N 7°13'36.0"E
UTM
32U 372263 5512658
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Destination

55743 Kirschweiler, Am Golfplatz, Entrance portal at the golf course car park

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Idar-Oberstein railway station, continue by bus 343/345 to Kirschweiler, Wasemstraße stop. Walk 1200 metres (approx. 200 m to Wasserschieder Straße, turn left into Wasserschieder Straße, after approx. 500 m turn right) to Kirschweiler golf course. www.rnn.info

Getting there

A62: Exit Birkenfeld, B41 direction Idar-Oberstein to Rötsweiler-Nockental. In the village in the direction of Leisel/Hettenrodt until Hettenrodt. In the centre of the village, turn left towards Kirschweiler. In Kirschweiler follow the signs to the golf course.

A61: Exit Bad Kreuznach, B41 direction Idar-Oberstein. In Idar-Oberstein, take the B422 towards Bernkastel-Kues until Kirschweiler. In Kirschweiler follow the signs to the golf course.

A1: Exit Reinsfeld on B327 (Hunsrückhöhenstraße) in the direction of Morbach. Before Morbach, take the B269 towards Idar-Oberstein. After Katzenloch, turn right towards Hettenroth/Kirschweiler. In Kirschweiler follow the signs to the golf course.

B327/B50: Behind Morbach on B269 in the direction of Birkenfeld/Idar-Oberstein. Behind Katzenloch, turn right towards Hettenroth/Kirschweiler. In Kirschweiler follow the signs to the golf course.

Parking

Parking at the golf course in 55743 Kirschweiler.

Coordinates

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49.752830, 7.226668
DMS
49°45'10.2"N 7°13'36.0"E
UTM
32U 372263 5512658
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking boots required!

 

Our tips for carefree hiking pleasure

Hiking is the perfect sport. With the right clothing and the right shoes it is twice as much fun. Functional clothing, poles and breathable rucksacks are comfortable when hiking. But good shoes are indispensable. Sturdy jogging or leisure shoes are only suitable for short distances on level paths at best. For longer distances we recommend sturdy hiking boots with non-slip soles. Also remember to bring sun protection and a drink. One litre of water is ideal. 

 

 


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Reviews

4.4
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Christian Hoch
February 14, 2021 · Community
Schöne Tour, überwiegend auf kleinen Pfaden durch den Wald. Allerdings wegen sehr viel Windbruch an manchen Stellen schwer begehbar.
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Completed this Route on February 14, 2021
Barbara Goergen-Fett
October 31, 2020 · Community
Wunderschöne Herbstwanderung!
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Completed this Route on October 31, 2020
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Hans-Georg Trepczik
September 11, 2020 · Community
Schöne und gut ausgeschilderte Wanderung. Die Wege führen über Waldwege und Steinpfade. Durch die stellenweisen steilen Anstiege ist der Schwierigkeitsgrad eher als anspruchsvoll einzustufen. Uns hat es sehr gut gefallen 😊 Wir haben uns am Ende der Tour mit einem leckeren Kaffee auf der Terrasse des benachbarten Golfklubs belohnt 👍 Sehr zu empfehlen
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Completed this Route on September 08, 2020
Blick auf die Festung.
Photo: Hans-Georg Trepczik, Community
Aussicht auf die umliegende Landschaft
Photo: Hans-Georg Trepczik, Community
Hier lässt sich der Wald genießen
Photo: Hans-Georg Trepczik, Community
Photo: Hans-Georg Trepczik, Community
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Blick auf die Festung.
Aussicht auf die umliegende Landschaft
Hier lässt sich der Wald genießen
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.1 km
Duration
3:00h
Ascent
294 m
Descent
294 m
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