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Westerwald Lake District - 7-pond hike on the Nordschleife

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  • Dreifelder Weiher im Sommer
    / Dreifelder Weiher im Sommer
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Infotafel
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Postweiher
    Photo: Fandler
  • / Hausweiher
    Photo: Foto Fandler
  • / Hofmannsweiher
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Haidenweiher
    Photo: Fandler
  • / Brinkenweiher
    Photo: Fandler
  • / Brücke am Dreifelder Weiher 2
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Blick von der Brücke am Dreifelder Weiher
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Dreifelder Weiher im Herbst
    Photo: Tourist-Information Hachenburger Westerwald, Tourist-Information Hachenburger Westerwald
  • / Zugvögel und Enten auf dem Dreifelder Weiher
    Photo: Tourist-Information Hachenburger Westerwald, Tourist-Information Hachenburger Westerwald
  • / Hochsitz am Dreifelder Weiher
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Tourist-Information Hachenburger Westerwald
  • / Hochsitz am Dreifelder Weiher mit Blick auf den Weiher
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Tourist-Information Hachenburger Westerwald
m 450 400 350 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Dining Range Wanderparkplatz am … Wied Campingpark-Café-Restaurant "Haus … See" Dreifelder Weiher Wanderparkplatz am … Steinebach
7 ponds have given this hiking route its name and on 16 display boards we experience the area of the Westerwald Lake District at selected points.
moderate
Distance 13 km
3:15 h
74 m
74 m
Starting from the adventure playground between Steinen and Dreifelden, we will soon reach the nature reserve at the Dreifelder Weiher. We enjoy the calming view over the gentle waves and walk over forest paths and boardwalks through the alder-lined wetland. We take plenty of time for the display boards and quietly observe the extraordinary bird life that is at home here. With the Dreifelder Weiher firmly in view, we follow the path until we come to Langenbaum towards Steinebach a.d. Turn off Wied, where we can admire the cultural monument Talburgruine. Past the bakery, we soon come back to a meadow path and into the Steinebach sculpture park. Five sculptures with accompanying information boards were created here by local artists. Via Schmidthahn, the path soon leads us past the Hofmannsweiher to the west bank of the Dreifelder Weihers. With the Haidenweiher we pass another body of water in the lake district and hike back to the Steinen-Dreifelden adventure playground via forest paths.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy a great view of the numerous ponds from one of the benches.
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Lisa Effert - Hachenburger Westerwald
Updated: May 06, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
439 m
Lowest point
373 m
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Rest Stop

Gasthof-Pension Zum Seeweiher
Campingpark-Café-Restaurant "Haus am See"
Dining Range

Safety information

  • Wear sturdy shoes and suitable clothing that is suitable for the weather and protects you from the cold and wet or from the heat and sun.
  • Take plenty of fluids with you. There are not many places to stop for refreshments.
  • Please put on suitable hiking shoes on the way, which will give you sufficient grip even on slippery and steep or rocky and uneven paths.
  • If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the path are not accessible to you then you should bypass this. Especially in adverse weather conditions, near-natural paths can lead to muddy and slippery passages.
  • Especially in autumn, it is important to ensure that the leaves lying on the ground can cover bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path. You should expect this kind of obstacle to the path when you go on a hike.
  • Although the path is consistently very well marked, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons.

Tips and hints

Tourist Information Hachenburger Westerwald
Perlengasse 2
57627 Hachenburg
Tel .: 02662-958339
info@hachenburger-westerwald.de

www.hachenburger-westewald.de 

Start

Steinen-Dreifelden adventure playground, Seeburger Strasse, 56244 Steinen (422 m)
Coordinates:
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50.580662, 7.826921
DMS
50°34'50.4"N 7°49'36.9"E
UTM
32U 416946 5603851
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Destination

Steinen-Dreifelden adventure playground, Seeburger Strasse, 56244 Steinen

Turn-by-turn directions

This hike starts from the adventure playground between Steinen and Dreifelden in the area of ​​the Westerwald lake district, in order to open up the northern part of the Sieben-Weiher-Weg. For many hikers, the entire Sieben-Weiher-Weg with over 30km route length is probably a bit too strenuous as a day hike. The Nordschleife described here is ideal as a shorter but varied variant.

Starting from the parking lot, we follow the signs of the well-known Westerwaldsteig into the nearby forest. Partly over small footbridges and narrow paths, we hike through a wetland to the bank of the Dreifelder Weiher. With the Dreifelder Weiher firmly in view, we continue to just before the outskirts of Dreifelden, where we leave the Westerwaldsteig to the left. Shortly afterwards we come across the signs for another very popular hiking trail in the Westerwald, the Wiedweg.

Following the marking of the Wiedweg, we hike a short distance over open fields, then immediately head for the bank of the Dreifelder Weiher again. A narrow footpath now always leads us along the pond to the K2. Here we soon head north and reach the small town of Langenbaum and later Steinebach a. d. Re In Steinebach we walk past the “castle ruins”, and on the “sculptures path” we continue to the small Hofmannsweiher.

We follow the north bank of the Hofmann Weiher, and after a few meters we can see the Dreifelder Weiher again. We keep to the right, and another small trail leads us along the K1 to the Seeburg and a little later to the banks of the third pond of this round - the Haidenweiher. From here it is only 500m until we reach the parking lot again and the entertaining circuit closes.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the 433 bus from Hachenburg to Seeburg, Steinebach an der Wied. From there it's about a 15-minute walk to the Steinen-Dreifelden adventure playground. The hike can also start and end at this point.

Taxi company:
Taxi Schmidt: Hachenburg, Tel .: 02662/6119 or 02662/6688
Taxi Uwe Bischoff: Hachenburg, Tel.: 02662/944444
Taxi Kappi-Tullius: Hachenburg, Tel.: 02662/939390
Taxi Hetzler: Selters, Tel.: 02626/6445

Getting there

From Hachenburg (north): We leave Hachenburg via Steinebacher Straße. At the end of the village we follow the L292 to Steinebach. In Steinebach we follow the Hachenburger Straße until we follow the L292 again at the end of the village. We follow this road to the end and then turn left onto the B8. We follow the B8 to Steinen, where we turn left into Lindenstrasse. From the end of the village we follow the K138 for about 1.5 kilometers until we turn right into the parking lot of the Steinen-Dreifelden adventure playground.

From Selters (southwest): We drive over the L304 to Freilingen. In Freilingen we turn left into Hohe Straße. After Freilingen we turn right onto the L303, which we follow for about 2.5 kilometers until we turn left onto the K1. We follow this street until the parking lot of the adventure playground Steinen-Dreifelden is on the left.

From Westerburg (east): We leave Westerburg via Langenhahner Straße and turn right at the end of the street onto the L288. Follow this street to Hinterkirchen, where we turn left into Westerburger Straße. At the intersection with the B255 / Koblenzer Straße we turn left and immediately afterwards slightly right into Freilinger Straße. We continue to follow the L304 until we turn left from Wölferlinger Straße (previously L304) in Freilingen into Hohe Straße. We leave Hohe Straße after Freilingen to the right onto the L303. After about half a kilometer we turn left onto the K1. We follow this road until we turn left to the parking lot at the Steinen-Dreifelden adventure playground.




Parking

Steinebach an der Wied: Free parking space opposite the Haus am See campsite, Steinebacher Straße 1, 57629 Steinebach an der Wied

Free parking space at the Seeburg cemetery, Steinebacher Straße, 57629 Steinebach an der Wied

Dreifelden: Free parking space at the golf course in Dreifelden, Steinebacher Straße, 57629 Dreifelden

Free of charge Parking lot at the entrance to Dreifelden, Steinebacher Straße, 57629 Dreifelden (opposite the parking lot of the golf course there is a street leading to the parking lot)

Steinen:
Free car park at the Steinen / Dreifelden adventure playground, Seeburger Strasse, 56244 Steinen

Coordinates

DD
50.580662, 7.826921
DMS
50°34'50.4"N 7°49'36.9"E
UTM
32U 416946 5603851
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Topographic map 1: 25000 Ferienland Westerwald sheet 1, ISBN 978-3-89637-253-6

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Sandra
March 25, 2021 · Community
Eine einfache und sehr gut gekennzeichnete Tour. Was leider gar nicht schön ist, ist der lange Abschnitt gleich zu Beginn (wenn man im Uhrzeigersinn herum geht) an der Straße entlang (an die 30 Minuten), auch wenn es ein parallel geführter Pfad ist. Zum Glück ist diese Straße nicht stark befahren. Aber ansonsten eine echt schöne Tour.
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When did you do this route? March 25, 2021
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Rene A.
March 21, 2021 · Community
Eine sehr schöne einfache Tour mit wenig Höhenmetern. Man folgt der blauen 7, dem Wegelogo dieser gut ausgeschilderten Tour. Es wechseln sich schmale Uferwege mit Wald- und Wiesenpassagen ab ... es gibt an den 3 Weihern ( Hofmannsweiher, Haidenweiher und Dreifelder Weiher ) etliche Wasservögel zu beobachten ( Haubentaucher, Bläßhühner, Höckerschwäne, Kanadagänse, Reiherenten, Schellenten und und und ... ) Rastmöglichkeiten gibt es genügend. Leider war das Wetter heute sehr windig und kalt, aber wir haben diese Rundtour dennoch genossen ... gestartet sind wir am Abenteuerspielplatz in Steinen und sind den Weg wie vorgegeben im Uhrzeigersinn gegangen.
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When did you do this route? March 21, 2021
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Anja Daginnus
January 31, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöner Wanderweg
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When did you do this route? January 31, 2021
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moderate
Distance
13 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
74 m
Descent
74 m
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