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Wäller Tour Elberthöhen

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  • Wanderer auf Elberthöhen
    Wanderer auf Elberthöhen
    Photo: Verbandsgemeinde Montabaur, Verbandsgemeinde Montabaur
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The Wäller Tour Elberthöhen promises fabulous views over a total of 16 kilometers around Niederelbert, Oberelbert and Welschneudorf.

Distance 16.2 km
5:00 h
315 m
315 m
445 m
242 m

The tour through the wooded and meadowy Stelzenbach valley near Montabaur offers pure nature. I start at the Hollerer Straße hikers' car park in Niederelbert. The next destination is the "Steinkaut" vantage point with its wide steps. In the forest, I learn a lot about the forest habitat on the bio-trail. Then I reach the Wolfskirchhof. The last wolf in the Westerwald was killed here in 1886. Mixed forest and wide fields follow. A trail takes me to Dielkopf. Behind Welschneudorf, I walk through a semi-open pasture landscape, later with fish ponds on the right. A small access path takes me to Oberelbert. I then walk past the Forellenhof and through the Stelzenbach valley into the forest. I walk uphill and stand below the "Rötchen" at the highest point of the path. Here is the wonderful wayside shrine "Maria Hilf" and in good weather I can see as far as the Taunus. The path leads me downhill from the "Hähnchen" hill to Niederelbert. The church is my last stop before I reach the hikers' car park.

Author’s recommendation

NEW from September 2019: The almost 10 km long hiking trail Wäller Schnippel connects the Wäller tours Augst and Elberthöhen

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Update: October 20, 2022
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
445 m
Lowest point
242 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 4.26%Dirt road 33.85%Forested/wild trail 38.66%Path 5.92%Road 2.06%Unknown 15.21%
0.7 km
Dirt road
5.5 km
Forested/wild trail
6.3 km
1 km
0.3 km
2.5 km
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Rest stops

Restaurant Zum Hannes

Safety information

In the winter months, the quality of the path may be impaired due to wood clearing work on individual sections of the path.

Tips and hints

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

Further tourist information under:Tourist Information Montabaur MunicipalityLarge market 12, 56410 Montabaur Phone: 02602/9502780, Fax: 02602/,


Hiking parking lot between Hollerer Straße and Kirchstraße in 56412 Niederelbert (243 m)
50.409934, 7.810825
50°24'35.8"N 7°48'39.0"E
32U 415503 5584886
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Hiking parking lot between Hollerer Straße and Kirchstraße in 56412 Niederelbert

Turn-by-turn directions

Almost 16 km long is the Wäller Tour over the Elbe heights, which runs from Niederelbert via Welschneudorf and Oberelbert. The trail offers a lot of variety and great views on all sides - in good weather even up to the Feldberg.After starting in the award-winning village of Niederelbert, the trail leads mainly through forest areas. Welschneudorf offers different possibilities to stop for lunch. The trail continues over beautiful meadows, along the brook and between fish ponds to the heights "Röthchen" and "Hähnchen", which offer further fantastic views.For enjoyment, the hiker will find numerous resting places along the way.


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Public transport

By train to ICE station Montabaur and then by bus line 456 to Niederelbert ; exit Niederelbert Rathaus. Start of the Wällertour at the Niederelbert hiking parking lot;Return from Niederelbert, Oberelbert and Welschneudorf to Montabaur also with bus line 456.

Getting there

From Montabaur via the L168, from Welschneudorf via the L327 to Niederelbert.


Directly on the hiking parking lot.


50.409934, 7.810825
50°24'35.8"N 7°48'39.0"E
32U 415503 5584886
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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), 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!


  • Sturdy shoes,
  • appropriate clothing adapted to the weather,
  • binoculars if possible

Questions and answers

Question from Thomas Schäfer · March 31, 2020 · Community
kann die GPX datei nicht öffnen. Was muss ich tun ?
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Sie können GPX-Dateien beispielsweise über Google Earth öffnen. Oder laden Sie sich die kostenlose Tourenapp Rheinland-Pfalz auf Ihr Handy. Dort finden Sie u.a. alle Wäller Touren und WesterwaldSteig-Etappen und müssen sich die Tracks nicht extra herunterladen. Unter gelangen Sie zu den Links zum App Store und Google Play.


Leif Elsemüller
November 05, 2022 · Community
Es war so abwechslungsreich und schön, ich als kompletter Anfänger mit keiner Richtigen Wandererfahrung fande das perfekt .Es sieht viel aus aber die Zeit vergeht wie im Flug, hatte auch nach der Tour als kompletter Anfänger überhaupt keine Beschwerden.
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When did you do this route? November 05, 2022
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M. Ka
May 13, 2021 · Community
Die erste Hälfte der Strecke ist wirklich sehr schön, abwechslungsreich und kurzweilig. Dann jedoch folgen überwiegend Schotterstraßen, die weniger reizvoll sind. Auch gibt es wenig Möglichkeiten zur Rast bzw. Bänke, um eine kleine Pause einzulegen.
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When did you do this route? May 13, 2021
Photo: M. Ka, Community
Photo: M. Ka, Community
Markus Schaller
May 21, 2020 · Community
Photo: Markus Schaller, Community
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16.2 km
5:00 h
315 m
315 m
Highest point
445 m
Lowest point
242 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly


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