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Wäller Tour Hohe Hahnscheid

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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

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.
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Updated: February 08, 2021
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
432 m
Lowest point
330 m
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Rest Stop

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
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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.

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Public transport

Bahn bis ICE-Bahnhof Limburg und Bus von Limburg Busbahnhof bis Irmtraut mit Buslinie LM15 oder Bahn bis ICE-Bahnhof Montabaur und Bus bis Rennerod Busbahnhof Buslinie 116 und weiter mit LM15 bis Irmtraut, www.bahn.de.

Getting there

Aus Süden bzw. Norden über die B54, aus Osten bzw. Westen über die B255 bis Ausfahrt Rennerod und weiter über die B54 bis Irmtraut.

Parking

An der Kirche 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 
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 ??
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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.
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Rating

4.2
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Katrin Weller
June 05, 2021 · Community
Ab der Holzbachschlucht zurück führt der Weg fast ausschließlich über Wiesen und ist daher etwas zäh und langweilig. Sonst ein ganz schöner Weg.
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Reiner Schmidt 
April 25, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöner Weg. Sehr gute Beschilderung. Die Wiesenwege am Ende sind sehr schön zu laufen, entspannt die Beine, durch die gute Beschilderung auch leicht zu finden.
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Sim Kas
March 01, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? February 28, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.4 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
224 m
Descent
223 m
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