Premium circular route Bad Breisig - Breisiger Ländchen
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AussichtspunktPhoto: Tourist-Information Bad Breisig, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
Track typesShow elevation profile
Rest stopsHütte (H)
Safety informationGeneral Safety Instructions :
- Wear suitable clothing adapted to the weather, which protects you from cold and wet or heat and sun.
- Plan your stages with appropriate breaks and use your energy sparingly.
- Take sufficient beverages with you. Refreshments are not available everywhere.
- Please put on appropriate hiking boots, which will give you sufficient grip even on slippery and steep or rocky and uneven paths.
- If you feel that certain sections of the path are not accessible to you, you should avoid them. Especially in bad weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on the paths.
- Especially in autumn, it is also important to be aware that the leaves lying on the ground can cover unevenness, roots, stones or holes in the path. You must expect this type of restricted routes when you go on a hike.
- Particularly steep and clearly dangerous places are of course secured with railings or ropes. Please treat these safety measures as such. Railings are intended as fall protection and not as climbing scaffold or observation tower.
Tips and hintsTourist Information Bad Breisig
Koblenzer street 39
53498 Bad Breisig
(in the spa gardens)
Tel.: 02633 / 45630
The implementation of this path was supported by the development program PAUL with the participation of the European Union and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, represented by the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Food, Viticulture and Forests.
European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Here Europe is investing in rural areas.
Romantic Rhine Tourism GmbH
A Leader Project of the Local Action Group World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley in the funding period 2007 to 2013
Now it goes uphill, the Friedwald is crossed. Good observers might notice the small number plates on the trees. The plateau of the Lieshöhe is now in front of the hikers. The area was covered by loess during the ice ages, from which a fertile soil developed.
Although a height of about 200 meters has now been reached, numerous rounded stones testify to the activity of the Rhine, which once flowed at this height. The plateau is crossed and it passes numerous orchard meadows.
On the other side the road goes downhill towards Gönnersdorf. During the descent, the medieval ruins of Olbrück Castle can be seen on the horizon.
Now we continue through meadows and pastures to Waldorf. The valley was cut into the landscape by the Vinxtbach. In former times the brook was an important border between Germania Superior and Inferior at the Romans and later between the archbishopric of Cologne and Trier. Due to the barrier even the language in the two areas had developed a little differently.
About 1km from Waldorf the path now turns off towards Wallers. Waldorf is a village with many beautiful half-timbered houses.
The route now leads through forests and fields through the characteristic landscape of the Breisiger Ländchen. Soon it goes through a small revolving gate (a very narrow, passage e.g. for larger dogs / baby carriages not possible) into a small wildlife enclosure where deer can be observed if you keep quiet. It goes downhill. After crossing the road, the hiking trail runs through the Heiligental valley to the Mönchsheide, which got its name from the cultivation of monks from the monastery Marienstatt in the Westerwald.
At the small airport you can see many gliders on the weekends, which are pulled up by a cable winch. The manor offers itself as a place to stop for refreshments. Now the last kilometers are about to begin. Shortly before the descent, a Celtic settlement is walked through. There are once again great views of the Rhine valley, castle Arenfels, castle Rheineck and in the south is also castle Hammerstein visible. Shortly Bad Breisig will be reached.
Public-transport-friendlyBy train you can reach Bad Breisig station every half hour from both directions.
From there an access road leads directly to Breisiger Ländchen (300m).
There are also several bus lines that you can take in the city (line 800) and reach many places in the surroundings.
- Along the Rhine you reach Bad Breisig on the B 9.
- From Bad Hönningen there is a car ferry to Bad Breisig.
ParkingCar park at the train station, entry can be reached on foot within five minutes.
Car park at the Roman thermal baths or behind the Roman thermal baths at the tennis court.
Car park in the spa park, entry can be reached on foot within five minutes.
Author’s map recommendations
- Hiking map ,,Das Rheintal" LVermGeo; Hiking map No. 8 of the Eifelverein ISBN: 978-3-921805-99-2; Price: 9,00€
- Hiking map with bike paths, "Eifelwandern 10 Laacher See" NaturNavi; ISBN: 978-3-96099-121-2; Price: 9,50€
Also available at the Tourist-Information Bad Breisig.
EquipmentHiking boots and functional clothing
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