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Schillinger Panoramaweg Dream Loop

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  • Schillingen, eingebettet in die Hügel der Hunsrücker Mittelgebirgslandschaft
    / Schillingen, eingebettet in die Hügel der Hunsrücker Mittelgebirgslandschaft
    Photo: Tourist-Information Kell am See, Tourist-Information Kell am See
  • / Fatimakapelle
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
  • / Freizeitanlage Schillingen
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
  • / Aussichtsturm Schillingen
    Photo: Tourist-Information Kell am See, Tourist-Information Kell am See
  • / Barfußpfad Schillingen
    Photo: Eike Dubois, Tourist-Information Kell am See
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Alternating between narrow paths and wide trails, this dream loop leads through seemingly untouched forests as well as sprawling meadows and fields. Nestled in a large valley floor between the forest and the forested headwaters of the Ruwer, the trail circles the municipality of Schillingen and offers wonderful distant views over the Hunsrück forests. Take the barefoot path along the Flonterbach stream, where you leave the recreational area with the Schillinger Waldsee lake behind you and a few minutes later you are standing in the middle of the forest in front of the Fatima Chapel.
moderate
Distance 14.7 km
4:15 h
279 m
279 m
524 m
433 m

From the meadow path between Heddert and Schilllingen, you can see the long ridge of the Schwarzwälder Hochwald behind the valley dip in which Schillingen lies. The border between the federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland runs partly along the ridge. Between pasture and arable land, the trail leads to the outskirts of Schillingen.

It takes you along forest and meadow paths to the reservoir near Kell. The 13 hectare lake is a well-known recreation area. You walk along the Lehbach stream to Schillinger Mill. Shortly before the Hellberghof farm, the trail turns off to reach the highest point of the hike. From there you have a wonderful panoramic view over the surrounding, forested mountain ridges. The Flonterbach stream flows down in the valley. Along the stream, it goes around the forest pond back to the Schillingen recreational facility, which is appreciated by day-trippers, hikers and mountain bikers alike. The trail was rated 64 experience points by the German Hiking Institute.

Author’s recommendation

Two well-marked short-cuts offer the possibility to reduce the route to 11 or 13 kilometres.

 

Botanical highlights in March/April are the daffodil meadows between the Schillingen recreational area and the village of Zerf. The way to the meadows is signposted from the recreation area. A daffodil festival is held annually at the end of March/beginning of April.

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Iris Müller
Update: November 16, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Nähe Büdelter Hof, 524 m
Lowest point
Flonterbachtal, 433 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Some of the dream loops are steep, difficult and, in rainy or winter weather, slippery. Therefore, surefootedness and good physical condition are essential prerequisites for hiking these premium circular trails.

Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Hochwald-Ferienland, Rathausstr. 2, 54427 Kell am See
Phone: +49 6589 1044, www.hochwald-ferienland.de

Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH, Gebäude 663, 55483 Hahn-Flughafen

Phone: +49 6543 507700, www.hunsruecktouristik.de

 

Start

Freizeitanlage Schillinger See (481 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.628719, 6.763432
DMS
49°37'43.4"N 6°45'48.4"E
UTM
32U 338487 5499753
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Destination

Freizeitanlage Schillinger See

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point is the recreation area by Schillinger Lake.
We enter the barefoot trail through a wooden entrance portal, which is also the starting point of the dream circuit. For a few metres we walk along the Flonterbach stream before turning right and reaching the Fatima Chapel. Here, the bell tower tempts hikers to interrupt the silence of the fir forest by ringing the bell.
We continue to follow the course of the stream to its source, then walk through dense trees towards the village of Heddert. Shortly before Heddert we cross the country road and pass a barbecue area. Here you have your first panoramic view of the Schwarzwälder Hochwald Forest.  Along fields and pastures, the path leads us to the village of Schillingen.

Here the panorama now also opens up towards the Osburger Hochwald. After 2.5 km of panoramic trail, we cross a farm track and reach a 3.5 km circuit that leads us to the Kell reservoir. Then our path leads over the dam of the lake towards the camp site and the open-air swimming pool. Immediately before the leisure area, we turn right and follow the signs towards Schillingen. Behind a staircase, we turn left, enter a long tunnel of foliage, cross the L 143 and walk along the Lehbach stream until just before Schillinger Mill. Before the first houses, we turn left over a small footbridge, then over a meadow path and the road “Im Käswieschen” until we finally climb the highest point of the hike over beautiful meadows. This takes us to the next panorama view.

The last part of the tour leads first through meadows, then through a forest down to the Flonterbach valley. We follow the course of the stream and return to the forest pond and the Schillingen recreation area.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

L 143 to Schillingen, from the outskirts of Schillingen follow the signs to the leisure centre

Parking

Car park of the leisure facility at Schillinger See, 54429 Schillingen

Coordinates

DD
49.628719, 6.763432
DMS
49°37'43.4"N 6°45'48.4"E
UTM
32U 338487 5499753
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Free of charge:

Brochure "Erlebnis Traumschleifen" with route sketches, altitude profiles, short descriptions and tips for stopping off at all 111 dream loops

and Traumschleifen overview map - light folding map with a rough overview of all 111 Traumschleifen.

Information and request at www.saar-hunsrueck-steig.de/prospekte

Travel guides and books available for a fee in the shop at www.saar-hunsrueck-steig.de

 

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Hochwald und Ruwertal, 1: 35.000, ISBN 978-3-935806-24-4

Equipment

Sturdy footwear (hiking boots) is strongly recommended. Walking sticks prove to be very helpful.

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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Felix Keppler
June 06, 2021 · Community
Eine Beschreibung und mehr Bilder der Wanderung findet ihr auf Facebook in meiner Gruppe " Draußen mit Felix ". Wenn Ihr mehr über verschiedene Wanderwege erfahren möchtet abonniert gerne mein Seite :)
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Doris und Sebastian Heinz
May 24, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? May 08, 2021
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Sandra F
May 02, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne Runde mit viel Fernblick. Insgesamt sind es 14,9 km. Wenig Höhenunterschied. Reine Gehzeit war 3 Std.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.7 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
279 m
Descent
279 m
Highest point
524 m
Lowest point
433 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights

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