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Traumschleife Layensteig Strimmiger Berg (Layensteig Strimmiger Berg Dream Loop)

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  • Kletterpassagen im Grün
    / Kletterpassagen im Grün
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Vorbei am Schieferfels
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / In der Schieferhöhle
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Den höchsten Klettersteig hinauf
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Kletterabenteuer auf der Traumschleife
    Photo: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH
  • / Ganz oben auf dem Klettersteig
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
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Winding paths, natural stream valleys and three via ferratas (which can be bypassed) at lofty heights promise hiking pleasure at the highest level. In addition, there are magnificent views of the Hunsrück and the Moselle valley far into the Eifel. The trail also passes old slate tunnels, slate spoil heaps, and reconstructed former slate tunnel workers' homes.
Distance 13.8 km
4:15 h
465 m
465 m
404 m
156 m

Above the starting point is the Schock Chapel, also known by locals as the Chapel of the Sinner of the Poor. In front of the chapel, vantage points far into the Eifel are marked on a slate board. The trail heads downhill on earthy, winding forest paths to the Mörsdorfer Bach stream.

Behind the Pulgermühle mill, the trail begins through the Flaumbachtal valley through open meadowland along the forest's edge.

After crossing the Flaumbach stream, three climbing routes follow: the Burgberg climbing route, the Schinnkaul climbing route and the Höhlenschlucht climbing route. Those who do not want to take on the strains of the climbing routes can use the signposted bypass. The bypass trail and climbing routes come together again after a few minutes.

Afterwards, the trail runs through the extensive forest area past old slate tunnels, slate spoil heaps and partially reconstructed dwellings of the former slate tunnel workers. You can recover from the long ascent from the Flaumbachtal valley and enjoy far-reaching views of the Eifel on a bench.  

The trail has been awarded 90 experience points by the German Hiking Institute.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the local history museum in 56858 Mittelstrimmig
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Update: January 19, 2022
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
404 m
Lowest point
156 m
Best time of year

Safety information

All of the dream loops have some steep, difficult passages that can be slippery in rainy or winter weather. Therefore, hiking boots, sure-footedness, and good physical condition are essential requirements for hiking these premium circular trails.

This dream loop is not accessible in ice and snow.

Three climbing passages require a head for heights. These climbing routes can also be bypassed.

Tips and hints

Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH, Balduinstraße 44, 56856 Zell (Mosel)
Phone +49 6542 96220,


Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH, Building 663, 55483 Hahn Airport
Phone +49 6543 507700



Church car park in 56858 Mittelstrimmig, Cemetery car park in 56858 Altstrimmig, Car park at the old school in 56858 Liesenich (371 m)
50.086673, 7.281178
50°05'12.0"N 7°16'52.2"E
32U 377041 5549682


respective starting points

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park, follow the signs to the dream loop out of the village and reach the Mittelstrimmig portal. From here, we hike in approx. 300m on the asphalted road, past an educational tree trail, which can be instructive not only for younger hikers. After enjoying the beautiful view at the "Schockkapelle", we cross the L200 with caution and enter the Schockwald. Here the path passes a covered hut with barbecue facilities. The hike now leads us onto open terrain. From this high place, we enjoy the beautiful view over the valley. We keep to the left for about 1200m downhill along natural field paths and a narrow path to the Altstrimmig portal. Another roofed hut with barbecue facilities awaits us there. On a narrow, winding path through a quiet forest along a small stream, we walk approx. 500m downhill to the "Bildbach". We keep to the left and hike approx. 1300m to the Mörsdorfer Bachtal. Here we keep left again and follow the so-called "Talrandweg" along the "Mörsdorfer Bach" and come across the first resting benches. After about 2000m, we reach the first sensory bench, where we enjoy the peace of the valley and the murmur of the stream. You can also study geology a little further under a covered seat if you like. Loaded with lots of information, we set off again through a partly open valley, past the Birkmühle. Shortly before reaching the Pulgermühle, we turn left and follow the path uphill for about 50m until we reach the road, which we cross carefully. After another 500m of forest path, we now enter the Flaumbach valley and hike approx. 900m through the partly open valley until we reach the "Flaumbach". We keep to the left and creep along the Flaumbach on a narrow path for approx. 300m, almost walking in the water, until we cross the Flaumbach over an impressive bridge. Continuing through the quiet valley, we approach the first via ferrata of our Traumschleife after about 200m. The possible diversions leads further through the valley to the "Schafsbrücke". All those who do not shy away from the climbing route are rewarded at the top with a magnificent view over the Flaumbachtal valley. After the descent on the other side of the "Burgberg", the climbers also reach the "Schafsbrücke". Now we dive into the forest and hike uphill on the historic Celtic path for about 300m until we come to a wayside cross. This is the start of the second climbing route. Through the young mixed forest, we make our way along a narrow path for about 300m to the small pulpit foot, where we then go up on crampons embedded in the rock. Here, too, there is the option of bypassing the climb. Once at the top, we enjoy another beautiful view. Once rested, we continue slowly uphill for about 100m until we turn right onto a path. We hike upwards for another 300m to reach the large pulpit on soft, leaf-covered forest paths. Several resting benches and a hut invite you to linger on another sensory bench. Everyone should enjoy the view over the Flaumbach valley once again. After this break, follow the narrow paths to the third climbing route, which leads down a ladder to the old slate tunnels; of course, this route can also be bypassed.  After the slate tunnels, which served as shelters during the Second World War, the trail climbs slightly and passes a wetland biotope. After crossing the main road, we reach the Liesenich portal via a path. Here, too, a sensory bench invites us to take a rest. The last part of the hike is an easy walk on quiet field paths past a fish pond to the starting point at the Mittelstrimmig portal.


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Public transport

Bus line 722 and 719

Getting there

Navigation: Schulstraße 1, 56858 Mittelstrimmig

Navigation: Waldstraße, 56858 Altstrimmig

Navigation: Schulstraße, 56858 Liesenich


Parking available at all 3 starting points


50.086673, 7.281178
50°05'12.0"N 7°16'52.2"E
32U 377041 5549682
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Sturdy footwear (hiking boots) is strongly recommended.

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.

Questions and answers

Question from Monica B. · May 14, 2021 · Community
Kann bei Umgehung der Klettersteige der Weg mit Hund gegangen werden?
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Answered by Maximilian Conrad · May 14, 2021 · Community
Hallo Monika. Tut mir leid,ich kann diese Frage nicht beantworten, da ich die Umgehungen nicht kenne. Sorry
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Die Ben 
October 20, 2021 · Community
Anfang und Ende Top, der Mittelteil zieht sich etwas in die Länge, leider durch den vielen Regen in der letzten Zeit sehr matschig und rutschig. Der Versuch was über den Gebäude Komplex bei Altstrimmig (grüne Dächer) herauszufinden schlug bisher fehl. Die Klettersteige haben wir ausgelassen und sind die Umgehungen gelaufen.
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Christian Strahberger
October 10, 2021 · Community
Sehr schön; „Klettersteige“ können ohne Ausrüstung leicht begangen werden (sind nur wenige Leitern)
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Oliver Heil 
June 13, 2021 · Community
Bis zur Pulgermühle ein gemütlicher Waldspaziergang. Dann kommt ein erster Anstieg, der in ein schönes Wiesental führt und auf schmalem, gerne matschigem Pfad am Bach entlang. Und schließlich wird es richtig aufregend mit den toll angelegten Klettersteig-Passagen. Die Tour wird in ihrem Verlauf also immer anspruchsvoller, zumal man am Ende wieder rauf auf den Strimmiger Berg muss.
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When did you do this route? June 13, 2021
Photo: Oliver Heil, Community
Photo: Oliver Heil, Community
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13.8 km
4:15 h
465 m
465 m
Highest point
404 m
Lowest point
156 m
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