Plan a route here Copy route
Hiking Trail recommended route

Wäller Tour Hohe Hahnscheid

· 11 reviews · Hiking Trail · Westerwald
Responsible for this content
Westerwald - Ganz nach deiner Natur! Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Kreuz
    Kreuz
    Photo: Anna Leukel, Westerwald - Ganz nach deiner Natur!
m 450 400 350 300 10 8 6 4 2 km Camping Park Weiherhof ***** Restaurant Damaskus Hofcafé Hofgut Dapprich
Attractive landscape combined with historical and geological features, charming views and sites of Christian faith, also called "devotional path".
moderate
Distance 10.4 km
3:00 h
224 m
223 m
432 m
330 m

The Wäller Tour in the upper Westerwald offers an attractive landscape combined with historical and geological features and charming distant views. Sites of the Christian faith, which invite you to take a moment of inner reflection, also give the trail the name "Devotional Trail".

The circular trail, awarded the quality trail Wanderbares Deutschland in the category "dream tour", leads around the Hohen Hahnscheid (433 m), which is located in the Westerwald on the border between Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse and is surrounded by the villages of Irmtraut, Gemünden, Langendernbach and Seck.

There are 23 interesting stops with information boards along the 10.6 km long circular hiking trail. These boards invite you to read and, by means of a QR code, you can elicit even more interesting details.

Author’s recommendation

The highlight of the Wäller Tour is the wild and romantic Holzbach gorge near Gemünden.
Profile picture of Westerwald Touristik-Service
Author
Westerwald Touristik-Service
Update: October 21, 2022
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
432 m
Lowest point
330 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Track types

Show elevation profile

Rest stops

Restaurant Damaskus
Hofcafé Hofgut Dapprich

Safety information

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Weather-adapted and functional clothing

Tips and hints

www.westerwald.info

Start

Church in 56479 Irmtraut (356 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.554548, 8.060268
DMS
50°33'16.4"N 8°03'37.0"E
UTM
32U 433430 5600712
w3w 
///foxtrot.springtime.smarted
Show on Map

Destination

Church in 56479 Irmtraut

Turn-by-turn directions

Start of the hike is at the church square in Irmtraut. From there you follow the marking of the Wäller Tour "Hohe Hahnscheid". Passing the cemetery cross, which is an extension of the main entrance of the cemetery between two old lime trees, the hike leads over meadow passages into the natural forest of the local community of Irmtraut. The first highlight of the tour is the "Hessenblick". The viewpoint "Hessenblick" owes its name to its location on the border between Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse, which is only about 250 m downhill. From the upper slope of the 433 m high basalt crest of the Hoher Hahnscheid one has a beautiful view to the south into the wide valley of the Elbe stream, which is already in Hesse. Follow the markings and after about 5 km you can already hear the splashing of the Holzbach. Now the highlight of the tour, the Holzbach gorge, is not far away. For part of the tour, you walk along a narrow path on the route of the WesterwaldSteig in the direction of the Dapprich farm. At the exit of the Holzbach Gorge an absolute rarity awaits you: the private cemetery of the Schneider family; the owners of Hof Dapprich. In the Hofcafé you have the opportunity to strengthen yourself before continuing in the direction of Seck. Afterwards you will climb up to the panoramic platform of the St. Michael-Josef-Chapel. Over wide meadow passages, past the Irmtrauter Kreuz, you reach the starting point of the hike again.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Train to ICE station Limburg and bus from Limburg bus station to Irmtraut with bus line LM15 or train to ICE station Montabaur and bus to Rennerod bus station bus line 116 and continue with LM15 to Irmtraut, www.bahn.de.

Getting there

From the south or north via the B54, from the east or west via the B255 to the Rennerod exit and then via the B54 to Irmtraut.

Parking

At the church in 56479 Irmtraut.

Coordinates

DD
50.554548, 8.060268
DMS
50°33'16.4"N 8°03'37.0"E
UTM
32U 433430 5600712
w3w 
///foxtrot.springtime.smarted
Show on Map
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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 € - Die Wanderkarte und das -buch erhalten Sie im Westerwald-Shop unter www.westerwald-shop.info!

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoesT
  • ake sufficient food with you, as there are only a few stops along the way.

Questions and answers

Question from Volker Ramb · April 16, 2021 · Community
Hallo, wie hoch ist der Asphaltanteil des Weges ??
Show more
Answered by Jürgen Entenmann · April 17, 2021 · Community
Nur die kurzen Zuwege um Irmtraut sind asphaltiert. Ansonsten Feld-/Waldwege, wie üblich geschottert, im Bereich der Holzbachschlucht und dem Naturwald schöne Pfade.
Photo: Entenmann Jürgen, Community
Photo: Entenmann Jürgen, Community
Photo: Entenmann Jürgen, Community
Photo: Entenmann Jürgen, Community
Photo: Entenmann Jürgen, Community
Photo: Entenmann Jürgen, Community
Photo: Entenmann Jürgen, Community
Photo: Entenmann Jürgen, Community
Photo: Entenmann Jürgen, Community
Photo: Entenmann Jürgen, Community
Photo: Entenmann Jürgen, Community
Photo: Entenmann Jürgen, Community
2 more replies

Rating

4.5
(11)
Gerhard S
August 15, 2022 · Community
Der Zugang zur Schlucht auf dem geplanten Weg war wegen Baumfällarbeiten gesperrt. Wir hatten deshalb den Weg auf der anderen Seite des Holzbachs gewählt. Am Irmtrauter Kreuz sind wir direkt zum Hessenblick gelaufen und hatten ca. 10 km Wegstrecke. Die Tour hatte uns gut gefallen, sehr abwechslungsreiche, das Highlight war die Holzbachschlucht.
Show more
When did you do this route? August 15, 2022
Markus Schmidt
June 10, 2022 · Community
Schöner, gut beschildeter Rundwanderweg. Wir haben diesen heute bewandert. Ganz toll war die Holzbachschlucht mit tollen Aussichtspunkten. Leider waren zwischen Seck und Irmtraut die Wege nicht gemäht und gingen durch hohes Gras. Zudem waren in diesem Bereich die angrenzenden Wiesen inklusive des Wanderwegs über einige Kilometer mit übelriechender "Gülle" bzw. Mist "gedüngt worden, was etwas unschön war und an den Schuhen und Socken einen "bleibenden Eindruck" hinterließ.
Show more
When did you do this route? June 10, 2022
Monika Pattberg 
March 27, 2022 · Community
Eine sehr schöne und interessante Wanderung!
Show more
Show all reviews

Photos from others

+ 15

Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.4 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
224 m
Descent
223 m
Highest point
432 m
Lowest point
330 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Flora and fauna

Statistics

  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
  • 8 Waypoints
  • 8 Waypoints
Distance  km
Duration : h
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view