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Wäller Tour Bärenkopp

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  • Wegkennzeichen Bärenkopp
    Wegkennzeichen Bärenkopp
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m 300 200 100 10 8 6 4 2 km Kloster St. Marienhaus Bärenkopp Wiedhofstube Rastplatz Luh-Kapellchen Weiße Kreuz Kreuzkapelle Camping Friedhof
This Wäller Tour shows Waldbreitbach and the Wiedtal from its most beautiful side. Magnificent views from the heights, the idyllic Wiedtal, the monastery St. Marienhaus and numerous paths ensure hiking pleasure. 
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Distance 11.8 km
3:30 h
346 m
350 m
328 m
105 m
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Update: October 29, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
328 m
Lowest point
105 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.66%Dirt road 9.68%Forested/wild trail 36.93%Path 47.74%Road 4.96%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Dirt road
1.1 km
Forested/wild trail
4.4 km
Path
5.6 km
Road
0.6 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Zur Post Waldbreitbach
Wiedhofstube
Paganetti's Gasthof
Rosa Flesch Hotel und Tagungszentrum
Kloster St. Marienhaus
Restaurant Klosterbergterrassen
PRIMA Hotel Vitabalance
PRIMA Hotel Vitabalance
Nassen's Mühle - Restaurant & Pension

Tips and hints

A hiking map and a hiking guide to the Wäller Tours are available in the Westerwald-Shop.

www.wiedtal.de

 

Start

Marktstraße, 56588 Waldbreitbach (113 m)
Coordinates:
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50.552052, 7.412191
DMS
50°33'07.4"N 7°24'43.9"E
UTM
32U 387517 5601217
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Destination

Marktstraße, 56588 Waldbreitbach

Turn-by-turn directions

From the free car parking you can reach the International Nativity and Bible Museum on the western edge of Waldbreitbach via a short access road. Here the path quickly plunges into shady woodland and swings along a narrow path above the village on a slope. Again and again the roofs of Waldbreitbach flash through the trees. Behind the campsite over the pedestrian bridge with a beautiful view of the lively Wied. From now on it goes uphill in zigzag. On a narrow path first climb up an overgrown lookout rock, with a nice view of the Wied valley. A short descent to the deep and steeply incised hollow of the Hochscheider Bach, which leaves wild tracks, especially after rough weather. Steadily uphill, the route reaches the fantastic Bärenkopp with its summit cross and rest bench. A great view invites you to take your first rest here.

 

Along the outskirts of Verscheid to the high plateaus between Wied- and Fockenbachtal. Wide views to the west, south and east sweeten the stroll along the meadow and field paths. Just recently seen enough of the hilly Westerwald, the pretty Luh chapel is waiting to encourage one or the other to pause.

 

In the middle of the meadow landscape on the edge of Glockscheid, with a great view over Hausen (Wied), the neo-Gothic towers of the monastery of St. Marienhaus rise up. The mother house of the Waldbreitbach Order of Franciscan Sisters was built in 1886 and is worth a short visit. A steep path curves down from the monastery to Waldbreitbach before crossing the Wied again. On the last part of the route, the Westerwald-Steig then accompanies the course of the winding path along the wooded slope to the starting point.

 

Alternative route (yellow markings):

 

In the Verscheider Seifen there are steep sections of the path on the right at about 400 m. A yellow-marked access path is an easily accessible alternative route with a slight, even gradient. After approx. 850 m you come to the WällerTour Bärenkopp again. 

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the train to Neuwied and then the bus line 131 to Waldbreitbach Mitte

Getting there

A3 to exit 35 Neustadt (Wied) and continue on the L270 towards Asbach/Neustadt/Obersteinebach/Niedersteinebach/Hümmerich/Krunkel and then on the K88 and K90 towards WaldbreitbachComing from Neuwied or Neustadt: L255 to Waldbreitbach

Parking

free parking: Marktstraße, 56588 Waldbreitbach

Coordinates

DD
50.552052, 7.412191
DMS
50°33'07.4"N 7°24'43.9"E
UTM
32U 387517 5601217
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Official hiking guide Wäller Touren (plus adventure loops on the WesterwaldSteig), published by IdeeMedia, 176 pages with many photos, map sections, elevation profiles, 11,95 €

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map-Leporello Wäller Touren, GPS-accurate hiking map with destinations, stop-off & leisure tips, street names and elevation profiles, map size (W x H): 20 map pages à 18 x 20 cm, 9 red. Pages, 6,95 € - The hiking map and the hiking book are available in the Westerwald-Shop under www.westerwald-shop.info!

Equipment

Hiking boots

Weather-adapted, functional clothing

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Dates
10/6, 2:30 PM–4:30 PM
11/3, 2:30 PM–4:30 PM
Event Organizer: Nassen's Mühle | Source: Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.

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4.3
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Dany W.
September 25, 2022 · Community
Eine wunderschöne und abwechslungsreiche Tour. Schmale Pfade, grandiose Ausblicke - was will man mehr? Wir haben die Runde mit der Rundtour „W2 Waldbreitbach“ kombiniert und kamen so auf gute 17 km. Sehr empfehlenswert!
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When did you do this route? September 19, 2022
Baben berger
May 28, 2022 · Community
Schöne Tour. Das Highlight ist sicherlich die Schlucht, durch die man zum Bärenkopp aufsteigt. Der Anstieg ist mittel-steil. Insgesamt verläuft die Hälfte bis zwei Drittel im Wald.
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
11.8 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
346 m
Descent
350 m
Highest point
328 m
Lowest point
105 m
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