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Traumschleife Burgstadt-Pfad (Burgstadt Trail Dream Loop)

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  • Ruhebank am Seerosenteich
    Ruhebank am Seerosenteich
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
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The Burgstadt Trail Dream Loop is a restorative, easy round tour for relaxing south of Kastellaun, leading through mighty, unspoiled and yet light-filled forests on narrow paths and old mail routes with a number of surprising high points. An idyllic meadow by a waterlily pond right in the middle of the forest invites to linger. The highlight at the end of the trail is the windthrow experience path “Kyrill”.

This hiking trail is suitable for families and has been awarded 72 experience points by the German Hiking Institute.

Distance 6.7 km
2:15 h
85 m
87 m
495 m
441 m

In the south, Kastellaun stretches out towards a plateau that is characteristic for the Hunsrück, where the ice age left the landscape levelled, creating ideal conditions for superb hikes today.

Author’s recommendation

An excursion from the Jewish cemetery to the “Hohe Buch” lookout point is worth the effort (500 m).

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Iris Müller
Update: October 27, 2022
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
495 m
Lowest point
441 m
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Safety information

The hike has no significant ascents and therefore makes no special demands on either endurance or surefootedness. It is an ideal route for relaxing. 
The Kyrill Trail with a length of 850 m (Storm Experience Trail) is integrated into the Burgstadt-Pfad. This section is not accessible in snow and ice.

Tips and hints

Tourist-Info Kastellaun, Marktstraße 16, 56288 Kastellaun

Tel. 06762 401873,

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

Tel. 06543 507700,



Portal Burgstadt-Pfad (443 m)
50.066134, 7.452936
50°03'58.1"N 7°27'10.6"E
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Portal Burgstadt-Pfad

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The Burgstadt trail starts off near the Schinderhannes cycle route at a “portal” showing the castle and town silhouette of Kastellaun. The town can still be seen for several hundred meters along the path, which crosses a small stream and happens upon a biomass power plant (0.5 km), an ecological showcase project at the edge of the forest. Dwelling on this theme, the trail now leads past a forester’s lodge (0.8 km), crosses the road to Spesenroth, and then immediately disappears in the dense forest. After a short stretch, the “Pfingstwald” resting area invites to a number of games. Having crossed two small streams soon after, we recognize how important the Jewish community used to be in Kastellaun from the Jewish cemetery just out of town (1.5 km). Back in the “Pfingstwald” forest, the trail then approaches the Trimmbach stream (1.9 km), where the water pushes up to the surface in the dense grass. The next striking juncture to follow is marked by the “Mönchstrasse parking site” (2.1 km), where the forest is drastically transformed, now alternating between spruce and deciduous. The following sections highlight the wide, open landscape that is so characteristic for the Hunsrück. From the “Soonwaldblick” lookout point (3.2 km), we experience a grand vista of the Soonwald mountain range, ca. 15 km away to the south. Preferring the mysterious atmosphere of the tranquil forest, the route then crosses broad forestry trails on several occasions while leading us right through the middle of this otherwise dense wood. We next happen upon the trail’s idyllic high point at the “Waterlily Pond” which, although not all that large, still has space for a small island in its silvery, shimmering waters (4.3 km). Here, with roughly half the round tour behind us, a picnic area beckons to rest. The path then dives into the dense wood once more, ultimately reaching the Mönchstrasse forest playground (5.5 km).  Walking beside a long trench left behind by an ancient road, we are now drawing ever closer to the starting point of our tour again. On the way, we get a view of the forest adventure park, a rope course with suspension bridges at vertiginous heights. Then the trail leads into an area of forest destroyed by storm “Kyrill” in 2007 (6.5 km). With great effort, rangers have created a path here that leads right through this mess of trees, gigantic roots and deep holes with ladders and platforms, enabling us to experience the vehemence of this catastrophe up close even today. We climb through this overthrown forest astonished, finally arriving back at the portal marking the start of the Burgstadt trail.


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Public transport

RegioBus line 620: Simmern - Laubach - Kastellaun - Emmelshausen - Koblenz
Monday - Sunday, several times daily
Stop: Kastellaun Burgstadt Hotel


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Getting there

B 327 to Kastellaun, turn off L 219 (Laubacher Straße) to Simmern, after 500 m turn off Südstraße / parking at BurgStadt Hotel



Parking Südstraße 34 in Kastellaun, BurgStadt Hotel

Parking Schinderhannes cycle path Spesenrother Weg


50.066134, 7.452936
50°03'58.1"N 7°27'10.6"E
32U 389280 5547130
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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


Travel guides and books available for a fee in the shop at



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

Questions and answers

Question from Alice Schweisel · May 13, 2021 · Community
Kann man die Traumschleife mit einem Kinderwagen fahren?
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Answered by Christina Kiese · May 14, 2021 · Community
Nein, das halte ich für zu schwierig. Die Traumschleife geht größtenteils über schmale Waldpfade und der Abschnitt "Kyrill-Pfad" führt über Stege, Brücken und einige Leitern.
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Question from Johannes C. · May 15, 2020 · Community
Gestern sind wir den Burgstadt-Pfad gewandert. Der Kyrill-Pfad war aber leider gesperrt. Ist dies wegen Corona oder wegen Windbruch der Fall? Wäre toll, wenn man irgendwo nachlesen könnte, wann der Pfad wieder geöffnet ist, damit wir das nachholen können.
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Answered by Iris Müller · May 15, 2020 · Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
Guten Tag, wir freuen uns, dass Sie den Burgstadt-Pfad gewandert sind. Auf Nachfrage vor Ort ist der Kyrill-Pfad leider bis auf weiteres wegen der Corona-Pandemie gesperrt. Gerne geben wir Ihren Wunsch weiter, dass die Wiedereröffnung bekannt gegeben wird. Viele Grüße Ihre Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
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Günther Petersen
November 23, 2021 · Community
Tolle Tour. Kyrillpfad super !Viele Ruhepunkte. Hervorragende Beschilderung. Einige ehemalige Glanzpunkte der Strecke sind in die Jahre gekommen.
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When did you do this route? November 23, 2021
Dirk Radermacher
June 14, 2021 · Community
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2:15 h
85 m
87 m
Highest point
495 m
Lowest point
441 m
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