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Vitaltour Kuckucksweg

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    Photo: Peter Bender, Verbandsgemeinde Rüdesheim/Nahe
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On the Cuckoo Trail, the hiker is offered a pleasing hiking trail and an enjoyable nature and landscape experience over approx. 7.8 km.

easy
Distance 8.6 km
2:30 h
168 m
168 m
363 m
251 m

The almost 7.8 km long circular trail, which is easy to walk with a total ascent of about 200 m, shows a change of landscape character in a rather entertaining way. Due to its natural course, the path offers a tight sequence of varying and appealing impressions. The balance of closed forest areas, forest edge situations, gently undulating, panoramic meadow and field meadows and small-scale slope and valley landscapes should be emphasised.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the little idyllic village shop. The opening times can be found here: Dorfladen Hergenfeld

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Sophia Mauer
Update: October 20, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
363 m
Lowest point
251 m
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Track types

Asphalt 3.86%Dirt road 7.48%Forested/wild trail 80.80%Path 4.06%Road 2.41%Unknown 1.36%
Asphalt
0.3 km
Dirt road
0.6 km
Forested/wild trail
6.9 km
Path
0.3 km
Road
0.2 km
Unknown
0.1 km
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Safety information

Before your hike, please check for current trail information such as closures and notices under “Current Info”.

Tips and hints

Ortsgemeinde Hergenfeld

Bürgermeister Rainer Link

Schönblick 3

55452 Hergenfeld

Tel. 06706/268,

Mail: hergenfeld@vg-ruedesheim.de

Homepage: www.hergenfeld.de 

 

Naheland-Touristik

Bahnhofstr. 37

55606 Kirn

Tel.: 06752-137610

Mail: info@naheland.net

Homepage: www.naheland.net 

 

Touristinformation der Verbandsgemeinde Rüdesheim

Nahestraße 63

55593 Rüdesheim 

Tel.: 0671 371-203

Mail: tourismus@vg-ruedesheim.de

Homepage: www.vg-ruedesheim.de 

Start

Sports field car park, Zum Sportfeld, 55452 Hergenfeld (320 m)
Coordinates:
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49.904070, 7.763053
DMS
49°54'14.7"N 7°45'47.0"E
UTM
32U 411176 5528698
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Destination

Sports field car park, Zum Sportfeld, 55452 Hergenfeld

Turn-by-turn directions

Along the sports field at the direct edge of the forest, the path opens to the left into a small valley depression characterised by farmland and meadows. After approx. 500 metres, the first stop is worthwhile with a far-reaching view as far as the Donnersberg, approx. 60 km away, and the nearby Lemberg as well as the Heimbergturm. In the foreground you can see the Reiterhof settlement and part of the village of Hegenfeld including the church tower. The path continues to the side of the hedges 100 metres to the left in the direction of “Tal in der Dörrebach”.

Slightly uphill we go along cattle pastures to the edge of the forest where a unique view of Hergenfeld is on offer. After 2.2 metres, the path crosses over the district road. The vineyards follow on a direct path with a slight ascent. There, a view of the Mönchberg and Sonnenberg wine-growing areas rises up on the left. Continue straight on field paths through the vineyards “Auf Mayen” and “Am Himmelberg”. The view of the romantic hilly landscape towards Wallhausen is coloured in lush green.

The rest of the hike with another view of the Heimberg tower in the background is slightly downhill and this is where the “Cuckoo’s Trail" and “Stone, Wine and Colour” vitality tours intersect. Uphill, the trail leads along grassy field paths towards the”Limbach Biotope”.

Along the vineyard border area, the tour steers toward secluded passageways with natural slate weathering soil - also called slate phyllite. Further uphill, a short rest on the bench is recommended to let your gaze wander over lush vineyards and green hilly landscapes.

At the next junction, it is worth turning right a few metres from the hiking trail. Here you have a view to Gutenberg, Hargesheim, Hüffelsheim over the Nahe hills, over Bad Kreuznach to Rheinhessen. To the east, you can see as far as the Donnersberg once more.

Back on the path, the view moves to Hergenfeld: From here it is only about 600 metres to the centre of the village. It goes slightly downhill along lush meadows towards the mixed forest area into the “Limbachtal”. The path leads under a romantic canopy of trees and guides us along gentle leafy paths to the course of the Limbach stream. The idyllic, shady spot directly on the Limbach invites you to spend a while by the gentle babbling of the stream. With a bit of luck, on some days you can catch a glimpse of otherwise shy wild animals. The further path leads uphill over steps created with natural materials over soft forest soil, leaving the idyllic forest area. Long meadows at the edge of the forest await us here.

After crossing the district road, there is an opportunity to linger with a charming 180-degree view of Rheinhessen, the Palatinate and below the Donnersberg to Hüffelsheim or in the direction of Hunsrück/Soonwald.  The wide forest path leads us into a beech wood. After a few hundred metres, the varied tour diverts to the right to a mossy path covered with forest roots and leaves.  Along a small clearing in the forest, the route turns right again to a small “saint's cottage” called the “Kindchen”. The legend of the special place, marked by three thick oak trees, is described by the small plaque to the right of the small building. For a pause of thought, reflection or a little prayer, here is a very good opportunity! This contemplative place was restored and continues to be maintained by the local orchestra club.

The vitality trail now leads to the last section on the left, continuing along nature paths that are captivating in their beauty thanks to a natural canopy. Turning left, the trail returns to the starting point at the sports field.

 

Note


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Public transport

All timetables can be found in the RNN timetable information at www.rnn.info – ticket tips: Single or group day ticket!

Destination stop: Schulstraße in Hergenfeld

All current journey times can also be found in the transport association apps - more information

The nearest train station is in Bad Sobernheim. You will find all rail connections in the German railways route planner.

Getting there

Exit A61 at Windesheim towards Bad Kreuznach, exit K47 towards Hergenfeld.

Simply plan your journey now with Google Maps.

Parking

Parking is available at the sports field in Hergenfeld.

Coming from Windesheim, turn right into the street “Zum Sportfeld” in the village. Turn left after a few hundred metres. The car park can then be found on the right.

Coordinates

DD
49.904070, 7.763053
DMS
49°54'14.7"N 7°45'47.0"E
UTM
32U 411176 5528698
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The vitality tour can be found on pages 8 and 9 of the hiking brochure of Rüdesheim Municipality. The brochure can be ordered online.

Author’s map recommendations

Further tour suggestions can be found in the Nahe hiking map available from the Tourist Information Office of the Rüdesheim Municipality.

Equipment

Hiking footwear and a packed lunch.


Questions and answers

Question from Jürgen Schlüter  · October 30, 2020 · Community
wo kann ich eine Karte offline stellen
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Answered by Susanne Balz · October 30, 2020 · Community
Das geht nur wenn man Pro Mitglied ist. Dann kann man die Tour herunterladen.
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Question from Christiane Nitschke · September 06, 2020 · Community
Kann die Tour halbiert werden
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Answered by Christa Gutfrucht · September 06, 2020 · Community
Ja das können sie, entweder in Schöneberg an der Guldenach( ein herrlicher Platz mit Bank und und oder Schweppenhausen. Sie werden die Toure nicht bereuen. LG. CHRISTA GUTFRUCHT
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Rating

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Klaus Tonn
November 09, 2021 · Community
Eine schöne Wanderung. Keine super Highlights, aber tolle Aussichten. Wenn man Glück hat, dann kann man in der Ferne auch den Donnersberg sehen. Gut ausgeschildert, aber die Rastplätze sind etwas rar.
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When did you do this route? November 09, 2021
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Photo: Klaus Tonn, Community
Photo: Klaus Tonn, Community
Meli Frey
June 27, 2021 · Community
Relativ einfache, recht nette Vitaltour,die rund um Hergenfeld führt. Die Tour ist gut ausgeschildert,wobei wir im letzten Waldstück ein Schild übersehen haben oder es war nicht da,dadurch sind wir den immer noch matschigen Waldweg gegangen. Bei Nässe oder nach Regen würde ich die Tour nicht empfehlen, könnte dann teilweise sehr matschig sein. Ansonsten kann man sie für zwischendurch empfehlen. So richtige Highlights fehlen natürlich. Aber die Natur kann ja auch schön sein.
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When did you do this route? June 27, 2021
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Photo: Meli Frey, Community
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Thorsten Luch
April 25, 2021 · Community
Landschaftlich durchaus reizvoll. Allerdings wenig Bänke zum rasten unterwegs. Als leicht würde ich die Route auch nicht bezeichnen. Für ungeübte Einsteiger nicht unbedingt empfehlenswert.
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When did you do this route? April 25, 2021
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
168 m
Descent
168 m
Highest point
363 m
Lowest point
251 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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