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Wäller Tour Bärenkopp

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  • Wegkennzeichen Bärenkopp
    / Wegkennzeichen Bärenkopp
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  • / Die Wied bei Waldbreitbach
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Das weiße Kreuz
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Pause am Wiedufer
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Oberhalb von Waldbreitbach
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Das Gipfelkreuz am Bärenkopp
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Ausblick Richtung Roßbach
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Naturpark Rastplatz bei Verscheid
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Schäfers Kreuz
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
m 400 300 200 100 10 8 6 4 2 km Kloster St. Marienhaus Bärenkopp Wiedhofstube Rastplatz Luh-Kapellchen Weiße Kreuz Camping Kreuzkapelle 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. 
Distance 11.8 km
3:30 h
449 m
449 m
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Update: September 21, 2021
Highest point
329 m
Lowest point
105 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

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

Tips and hints

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



Marktstraße, 56588 Waldbreitbach (113 m)
50.552027, 7.412139
50°33'07.3"N 7°24'43.7"E
32U 387513 5601214


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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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


free parking: Marktstraße, 56588 Waldbreitbach


50.552027, 7.412139
50°33'07.3"N 7°24'43.7"E
32U 387513 5601214
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!


Hiking boots

Weather-adapted, functional clothing

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Sabine Peter
October 09, 2021 · Community
Ich bin seit 26 Jahren hauptberuflich Wanderführerin und konzipiere seit 3 Jahren Wanderreisen für www.wandernundgenuss. de Die Tour wäre an sich ganz schön, wenn man die Beschreibung nicht gelesen hätte. Die Anteile an Asphalt sind deutlich höher als 0,6 km: ca. 2,6 km. Der "alpine" Abschnitt ist ein ganz normaler Pfad, bei dem max. 100 m etwas steiler und wurzeliger sind. Gut sind die schönen Blicke und der Pfadanteil, der zwar etwas geringer als angegeben ist, aber immer noch ca. 35% beträgt. Leider ist bei um die 30% des Weges Verkehrslärm zu hören und der "Rastplatz" liegt unmittelbar an der Kreisstraße.
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Daniel Delporte
October 08, 2021 · Community
Wunderbar: fast ausschließlich schmale Waldpfade. Wunderschön und idyllisch.
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Photo: Daniel Delporte, Community
July 25, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? July 04, 2021
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11.8 km
3:30 h
449 m
449 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available


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