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Traumschleife "Zwischen den Wäldern"

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  • Traumschleife "Zwischen den Wäldern"
    / Traumschleife "Zwischen den Wäldern"
    Photo: K.-P. Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Der Allenbacher Weiher befindet sich direkt am Einstieg der Traumschleife
    Photo: K.-P. Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Entspannen am Allenbacher Weiher
    Photo: K.-P. Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Allenbacher Weiher
    Photo: A H, Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand
  • / Entspannen auf der Sinnesbank
    Photo: phormat / E. Dubois, Edelsteinland - Idar-Oberstein/Herrstein
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    Photo: K.-P. Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
m 700 600 500 400 10 8 6 4 2 km Allenbacher Weiher Historische Getreidemühle Allenbacher Schloss Allenbacher Weiher
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the current corona situation, it is absolutely necessary to walk the dream loop ONLY IN THE RECOMMENDED DIRECTION to avoid encounter traffic!  The dream loop literally runs "between the woods" in EdelSteinLand. Along the way, hikers can look forward to numerous nature experiences: dense forests with winding paths and open meadow and field landscapes. Viewpoints where benches of the senses provide a well-earned break with views of the Erbeskopf, the tower of Wildenburg and the wooded hills of Hunsrück. In between, rippling streams and a gorge with a steep climb.
moderate
10.7 km
3:30 h
213 m
213 m
As early as the Middle Ages, the landscape of the so-called Idar Plateau was described in documents as "between the forests". Along the way, hikers can look forward to numerous nature experiences: dense forests with winding paths and open meadow and field landscapes. There are vantage points where benches of the senses provide a well-earned break with views of the Erbeskopf, the tower of Wildenburg and the wooded hills of Hunsrück. In between, rippling streams and a gorge with a steep climb.The start of the hike is at the Allenbach Pond with a water treading pool. Afterwards, the historic mill, Allenbach Castle and Allenbach's church with its "Stumm-Organ" are located along the way. The winding, narrow paths lead through the impressive "Eva Loch Gorge".The artist Gerd Edinger has created the installation "Sonnenzeit zwischen den Wäldern" (Sun Time between the Forests) on the edge of the forest above Wirschweiler as a signpost and time object. It consists of a base stone for the night, a second large stone for the day and numerous smaller stones for the hours. The 1 km long Geopark Krahloch provides vivid information about geology, rocks, mining and nature with its stone exhibits and display boards.

Author’s recommendation

Allenbach Pond, Allenbach Historic Grain Mill, Allenbach Castle, Krahloch Geopark
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Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand, Büro Herrstein
Updated: February 25, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
608 m
Lowest point
454 m
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Safety information

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.

Tips, hints and links

Tourist-Informationen im EdelSteinland:

Büro Herrstein
Brühlstr. 16
55756 Herrstein
Fon +49 6785 - 791400
Fax +49 6785 - 7981400

 

Büro Idar-Oberstein
Hauptstr. 419
55743 Idar-Oberstein
Fon +49 6781 - 64871
Fax +49 6781 - 64878


info@edelsteinland.de

www.edelsteinland.de

 

Start

55758 Allenbach - car park at the Allenbach pond (In der Hintergasse) 55758 Wirschweiler - car park at the sports field (489 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.752214, 7.163429
DMS
49°45'08.0"N 7°09'48.3"E
UTM
32U 367706 5512700
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Destination

55758 Allenbach - car park at the Allenbach pond (In der Hintergasse) 55758 Wirschweiler - car park at the sports field

Turn-by-turn directions

We start the hike at the Allenbach Pond and walk through the idyllic village along the German Gemstone Road past the historic grain mill, Allenbach Castle and the church. We leave the houses behind us and walk above the Hohlbach stream past paddocks towards the forest. After crossing the L162 we approach the "Eva-Loch-Schlucht" (Eva Hole Gorge). We cross the gorge on winding, narrow paths uphill and reach the open field at the top. A wonderful view and the inviting sensory bench are rewarding for the ascent. Along the edge of the forest we walk to the sports field of Wirschweiler - another entry point of the dream loop. Now the path leads again on narrow paths through forest sections, past another sensory bench, until we finally hit the open field again. Here the view opens up to the impressive landscape of the region. The trail now heads downhill towards the Krahloch Geopark. On the left hand side you can see the community of Sensweiler before you cross the Deutsche Edelsteinstraße / L162. Part of the way leads over the Saar-Hunsrück Climb. A bat cave and another sensory bench also await us on this section.The Krahloch Geopark with its stone exhibits and display boards provides vivid information about geology, rocks, mining and the natural environment. We pass the roofing slate mine and the construction of fox and badger.Then we turn right over open meadows into the forest. On narrow paths the path now leads through dense branches until we leave the forest again. We cross the road towards Wirschweiler and walk on a section of the "Naturpfad Idarbach" towards Allenbach. The splashing of the Idarbach follows us to the first houses in Allenbach. In Allenbach the dream loop leads us once across the village towards the pond, where the hike comes to a crowning end. The Allenbacher Weiher invites the hikers to linger and while treading water in the treading pool, tired feet can recover from the impressive hike.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bahnhof Idar-Oberstein, Mo. bis Sa. (wenige Fahrten) weiter mit Bus 343 nach Allenbach oder Wirschweiler, Fahrpläne: www.rnn.info

Getting there

A1 Ausfahrt Mehring, weiter bis Thalfang, von dort aus weiter auf L164, dann B422 (Allenbach) bzw. B422/L162 (Wirschweiler). A61, Ausfahrt Bad Kreuznach, Richtung Idar-Oberstein, B41 bis Abfahrt Herrstein/Fischbach, über L160 und L162 nach Allenbach und Wirschweiler

 

Parking

An den Einstiegspunkten in Allenbach (Parkplatz am Allenbacher Weiher) und Wirschweiler (Parkplatz am Sportplatz)

Coordinates

DD
49.752214, 7.163429
DMS
49°45'08.0"N 7°09'48.3"E
UTM
32U 367706 5512700
w3w 
///yachts.ringside.unproved
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy footwear required

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Reviews

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Markus D
February 14, 2021 · Community
Abwechslungsreiche Tour durch die Winterlandschaft Die Tour startet in Allenbach am Wanderparkplatz am Weiher und geht zunächst durch den Ort. Im weiteren Verlauf geht es meist über Naturwege durch Wald und über Wiesen. Einige Wegpassagen haben sich durch die lange Regenzeit und den strengen Frost in Eisbahnen verwandelt - Vorsicht und am besten abseits des Weges vorbeigehen. Im Winter traumhaft; im Sommer dürften einige Schotterwege in der zweiten Hälfte doch eher langweilig sein.
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Completed this Route on February 14, 2021
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Mike Freigang
November 29, 2020 · Community
sehr schöne Runde. Schöne Waldwege vorbei an mehreren Weihern. Schöner Blick in die Täler. Auch der Ort Allenbach wunderschön. 1 Stern Abzug da auf der Strecke kein geschützter Rastbereich war und die Geländer in der Schlucht ziemlich Morsch waren.
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Completed this Route on November 29, 2020
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Bernd Basmer
October 18, 2020 · Community
Completed this Route on October 13, 2020
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.7 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
213 m
Descent
213 m
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