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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 Touristik-Service
  • / Der Brexbach
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Westerwald Touristik-Service
  • / Entlang der Strecke der Brexbachtalbahn
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Westerwald Touristik-Service
  • / Wegemarkierung Wäller Tour Brexbachschluchtweg
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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.
16.4 km
5:00 h
277 m
277 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
Updated: December 10, 2020
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
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, hints and links

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)
50.451003, 7.657270
50°27'03.6"N 7°39'26.2"E
32U 404675 5589638


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


50.451003, 7.657270
50°27'03.6"N 7°39'26.2"E
32U 404675 5589638
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Offzieller Wanderführer Wäller Touren (plus Erlebnisschleifen am WesterwaldSteig), Herausgeber: IdeeMedia, 176 Seiten mit vielen Fotos, Kartenausschnitten, Höhenprofilen, 11,95 €
  • Wandergenuss Rhein/Westerwald. Schöneres Wandern Pocket: Bendorf - Brexbachtal – Kannenbäckerland. 11,95 Euro, ISBN: 978-3-942779-05-0. ideemedia Verlag
  • Bestellung im Westerwald-Shop!

Author’s map recommendations

  • Wanderkarte-Leporello Wäller Touren, GPS-genaue Wanderkarte mit Ausflugszielen, Einkehr- & Freizeittipps, Straßennamen und Höhenprofilen, Kartengröße (B x H): 20 Kartenseiten à 18 x 20 cm, 9 red. Seiten, 6,95 € - Wandergenuss Rhein/Westerwald. Wanderkarte 1: 25 000. 5,95 Euro, ISBN: 978-3-942779-04-3. ideemedia Verlag.
  • Bestellung im Westerwald-Shop!


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  • Weather-adapted, functional clothing

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Wander Verliebt
September 29, 2020 · Community
Vor allem der Abschnitt am Brexbach mit schmalen Pfaden, schönen Viadukten und dem plätschernden Bach ist wirklich sehr idyllisch und als Highlight der Strecke zu betrachten. Aber auch die anderen Wegabschnitte haben ihren Reiz, seien es die Ausblicke auf den Höhen oder die Wiesenpassagen in den Tälern. Insgesamt eine lohnende, abwechslungsreiche Runde.
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Completed this Route on September 23, 2020
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Gabi Klepper
June 11, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöner, abwechslungsreicher und sehr gut beschilderter Wanderweg. Ein paar mehr Picknickbänke hätten auf dem Weg sein dürfen, ansonsten alles super.
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Completed this Route on June 11, 2020
Photo: Gabi Klepper, Community
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Photo: Gabi Klepper, Community
Photo: Gabi Klepper, Community
Philipp Lange
May 12, 2020 · Community
Toller Rundweg!
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Completed this Route on May 12, 2020
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16.4 km
277 m
277 m
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