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Wäller Tour Brexbachschluchtweg (round tour - premium hiking trail)

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  • Ausblick vom Teufelsberg
    / Ausblick vom Teufelsberg
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Westerwald - Ganz nach deiner Natur!
  • / Der Brexbach
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Westerwald - Ganz nach deiner Natur!
  • / Entlang der Strecke der Brexbachtalbahn
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Westerwald - Ganz nach deiner Natur!
  • / Wegemarkierung Wäller Tour Brexbachschluchtweg
    Photo: Westerwald Touristik-Service, Westerwald - Ganz nach deiner Natur!
m 300 200 100 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Restaurant Z im Hotel Zugbrücke Grenzau Landgasthof Zur Burg Grenzau Gasthaus "XXL - Drehscheibe" Gasthof "Zum Brauer"
The certified premium hiking trail Brexbachschluchtweg leads 16.4 km from Grenzau through the wild and romantic Brexbach valley and offers great views of the Rhine valley and Westerwald.
Distance 16.4 km
5:00 h
282 m
282 m
339 m
153 m
The Brexbachschluchtweg leads us from high altitudes with distant views into the Brexbach valley. Idyllic forests, bubbling water and a constant change of landscape provide for excitement. Again and again we cross the track of the Brexbachtalbahn and admire the venerable viaducts. And the ruins of Grenzau crown the tour with a pinch of medieval flair...

Author’s recommendation

Left or right? The tour offers attractive perspectives in both directions. Tip: Try it at different times of the year!
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Katrin Cramer
Update: September 03, 2021
Highest point
339 m
Lowest point
153 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Hotel ZUGBRÜCKE Grenzau
Restaurant Z im Hotel Zugbrücke Grenzau
Landgasthof Zur Burg Grenzau
Gasthaus "XXL - Drehscheibe"
BREXX am Hotel Zugbrücke Grenzau
Gasthof "Zum Brauer"

Safety information

  • Wear sturdy shoes and suitable clothing adapted to the weather, which will protect you from cold and wet or heat and sun.
  • Take sufficient liquid with you. There are not always places to stop for refreshments.
  • Please put on suitable hiking shoes, which will give you sufficient grip even on slippery and steep or rocky and uneven paths.If you feel that certain sections of the path are not accessible to you, you should avoid them.
  • Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths.Especially in autumn, you should also be aware that the foliage lying on the ground can cover unevenness, roots, stones or holes in the path.
  • You must expect this kind of path obstruction when you go on a hike.Although the path is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons.

Tips and hints

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

Kannenbäckerland-Touristik-Service, Lindenstr. 13, 56203 Höhr-GrenzhausenPhone 02624/19433,

Jug baker country tourism service, Rheinstr. 50, 56235 Ransbach tree brookPhone 02623/86500,


Center Grenzau (207 m)
50.450966, 7.657211
50°27'03.5"N 7°39'26.0"E
32U 404670 5589634


Center Grenzau

Turn-by-turn directions

In the middle of Grenzau we follow the markings up to Grenzau Castle. On a rustic forest path we walk up to the striking rocks at the crossroads at Kaiserstuhl. Here we turn left to the rock spur where a bench is waiting for us. Equipped with sturdy shoes, the path leads us in serpentines down into the Brexbach valley. In the valley we turn onto a forest trail, which leads to a forest path. We follow this through the high forest and reach the floodplain again. Over a meadow we pass the viaduct. After the next viaduct we change into the forest. Thus we reach the tracks of the Brexbachtalbahn. We follow the stream around the mountain spur, cross the railroad line and arrive at a forest crossing. Now we turn onto a path into the side valley. With a few detours we conquer the terrain nose at the Teufelsberg and overlook the Brexbachtal valley. After 8.5 km our view wanders over the Neuwieder Becken. At a forest road we turn to the forest, which is replaced by meadows. We walk downhill past the model airfield until we meet a road. We follow this road to the outskirts of Alsbach. Behind the village community center we walk again towards open fields. At the edge of the forest we turn right and a little later on a crossroads. On a path we go through a deeply cut gorge. We walk to the road and turn right there. Soon a path leads us into the Masselbachtal. A dreamlike ascent follows. Finally we arrive at the K116 and use the "Kammerforster Steig", which leads to the train station Grenzau. We cross the road and turn onto a forest path. This leads us under a viaduct back to Grenzau.


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Public transport

From the Ransbach Kirche stop, take bus 461 or 462 to Höhr-Grenzhausen (bus stop Schulzentrum) and continue with line 319 to the Grenzau/Kammerforst train station. Earliest connection from Ransbach church 5:50 am.

From bus stop Bahnhof Grenzau/Kammerforst take bus 319 to Höhr-Grenzhausen (bus stop Polizei) and continue with line 462 or 485 in the direction of Ransbach. Last connection 17:53 o'clock.

The bus connections can be found daily updated at

Getting there

From the freeway exit A48 - Höhr-Grenzhausen follow the road signs to the district Grenzau. In the center of town, before a small bridge, there is an entrance to a free parking lot for hikers on the left.


Free parking in Grenzau (Recommended address for entry in the navigation system: Brexbachstraße 11-17, 56203 Höhr-Grenzhausen)

Alternative starting points:

Weiherplatz in 56237 Nauort (from here there is a short connecting path to the Wäller Tour Brexbachschluchtweg signposted)Village community center in 56237 Alsbach


50.450966, 7.657211
50°27'03.5"N 7°39'26.0"E
32U 404670 5589634
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Official hiking guide Wäller Touren (plus adventure loops on the WesterwaldSteig), publisher: 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 excursion destinations, refreshment & 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 € - You can get the hiking map and the hiking book in the Westerwald-Shop at!


  • hiking boots

  • Weather-adapted, functional clothing

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.

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Monika Walbröl
August 14, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne, gut geschilderte Tour. 1 Stern Abzug, da viele Wege zugewachsen und leider sehr viele Mountainbiker unterwegs.
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When did you do this route? August 14, 2021
Photo: Monika Walbröl, Community
Photo: Monika Walbröl, Community
Photo: Monika Walbröl, Community
Photo: Monika Walbröl, Community
Photo: Monika Walbröl, Community
Karsten Rech
May 02, 2021 · Community
Weg durch das Brexbachtal sehr schön, auf der Höhe etwas langatmig. Schwierigkeit keinesfalls schwer, eher mittel. Aber ein Muss für jeden, der sich ein Bild vom Zustand des Deutschen Waldes machen möchte - sehr erschreckend was hier die letzten 3 Jahre passiert ist!!! Deshalb nur 3 Sterne obwohl der Weg selbst nichts dafür kann. Ein Lob an die Forstarbeiter die ihr Bestes geben, das Totholz wegzuschaffen und grosse Flächen aufforsten.
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When did you do this route? May 02, 2021
Farina Op Jöck - Jürgen Schwadorf 
April 19, 2021 · Community
Schöne etwas längere, aber deshalb nicht als schwer einzustufende Wanderung, entlang des Brexbachs und über die weiten Höhen um Alsbach. Der Anteil an befestigten Wegen ist zwar relativ hoch, aber dafür kann man den Blick immer wieder gefahrlos in die Ferne streifen lassen. Lediglich der Abschnitt von Alsbach über Naurot zum Agnushof über die Piste ist schon etwas (zu) lang. Aber es reicht wohl (gerade noch) für die Zertifizierung. Der letzte Abschnitt Teufelsley zurück nach Grenzau entlang des Brexbachs reißt dann auch einiges wieder raus. Aus diesem Grund sind wir den Weg auch entgegen der Uhr gewandert, um am Schluß noch einen Höhepunkt zu haben. Daher für den Weg: ***; Erlebnis: **** => Gesamt knappe ****. Anmerkung zu "schmutzigen Wegen": Selten hatte ich saubere Schuhe nach einer Wanderung. Dies resultiert sicher auch aus dem hohen Anteil an befestigten Wegen und auch der Tatsache, daß der Abschnitt ab Steinbrück nach Abschluß der Forstarbeiten neu geschottert wurde, es nicht geregnet hatte und Mountainbiker Ihr Werk noch nicht vollbracht hatten.
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When did you do this route? April 18, 2021
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16.4 km
5:00 h
282 m
282 m
Highest point
339 m
Lowest point
153 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest


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