Attractive landscape combined with historical and geological features, charming views and sites of Christian faith, also called "devotional path".
Distance 10.4 km
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.
The highlight of the Wäller Tour is the wild and romantic Holzbach gorge near Gemünden.
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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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.
Aus Süden bzw. Norden über die B54, aus Osten bzw. Westen über die B255 bis Ausfahrt Rennerod und weiter über die B54 bis Irmtraut.
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ake sufficient food with you, as there are only a few stops along the way.