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WesterwaldSteig adventure loop "Basalt Arch"

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    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Westerwald Touristik-Service
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    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Westerwald Touristik-Service
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    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Westerwald Touristik-Service
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    Photo: Westerwald Touristik-Service, Westerwald Touristik-Service
  • / Fantastische Aussicht vom Roßbacher Häubchen
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
  • / Der Weg führt auch an der Wied vorbei
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
m 300 200 100 10 8 6 4 2 km Gleitschirmflieger Absprungplatz Rossbacher Häubchen Camping Hotel Wiedfriede
moderate
Distance 11.9 km
4:30 h
489 m
488 m
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Florian Fark, Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.
Update: November 11, 2020
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
315 m
Lowest point
116 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Zur Post Roßbach/Wied
Hotel Wiedfriede
PRIMA Hotel Strand-Café

Safety information

Each section of the path is marked as a hiking path with at least one independent marker. It is expressly pointed out that this adventure loop does not have a consistently independent marker. This means that you need to be able to orientate yourself in the area and have a basic knowledge of maps.

Tips and hints

It is possible to book an eventful hiking tour with the Wäller tour guides for this adventure loop. Www.westerwald.info

Start

Car park Wiedhalle in Roßbach (116 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.575680, 7.413710
DMS
50°34'32.4"N 7°24'49.4"E
UTM
32U 387681 5603841
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Destination

Car park Wiedhalle in Roßbach

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot at the Wiedhalle in Roßbach, follow the WesterwaldSteig trail on the Wied-Damm. Cross the bridge and turn onto the Wiedweg in the curve above the Wiedschleife campsite (1). This romantic section of the trail always takes you close to the river to the Hotel Wiedfriede (3) in Arnsau. A beautiful beer garden awaits you here. Cross the Wied and continue to follow the Wiedweg uphill until you turn right back onto the WesterwaldSteig at the signpost WAB009 and you come to the paraglider jump-off point (4). Here you have a wonderful view over the meadows and forests of the Westerwald. The WesterwaldSteig now leads you into the lovely Masbachtal, a side valley of the Wied. You cross the Masbach and hike to the Roßbacher Häubchen (5), an eroded volcanic cone with a wonderful panoramic view of the Wiedtal, interesting basalt walls and information on basalt mining. The detour up to the summit is particularly worthwhile - the last hill on the back ascent is signposted separately. After circling the basalt cone, follow the WesterwaldSteig down to the St. Michaelskapelle. Here you turn right onto Wiedtalstraße, then left and before the bridge left again to the parking lot. In Roßbach you have the opportunity to visit other restaurants.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bus route 131, Roßbach (Wied) stop

Getting there

Coming from Neuwied, follow the L255 to almost Roßbach center and turn left to the Wiedhalle multi-purpose hall.

Parking

Car park Wiedhalle, Auf dem Posten, 53547 Roßbach

Coordinates

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50.575680, 7.413710
DMS
50°34'32.4"N 7°24'49.4"E
UTM
32U 387681 5603841
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map of the circular routes of the Rengsdorf-Waldbreitbach community, scale 1: 16,000

Equipment

The demanding route requires appropriate hiking equipment and hiking shoes.

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Rating

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Cathleen Finke 
April 25, 2021 · Community
Sehr zu empfehlen. Besonders der erste Teil, der direkt neben der Wied bis zum Hotel Wiedfriede entlang führt. Sehr ruhig am Sonntag. Romantisch. Weitere Verlauf auch wunderschön. Der Aufstieg mit Klettersteigpassage zur engen Aussichtsplattform Roßbacher Häubchen lohnt sich für den schönen Weitblick.
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When did you do this route? April 25, 2021
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Rene A.
March 07, 2021 · Community
Startpunkt der Tour in Roßbach Nähe Brückenstrasse ( das Navi hat uns dahin geleitet obwohl als Startpunkt eigentlich die Wiedhalle angegeben war ) . Sind den Weg gegen den Uhrzeigersinn gegangen also zuerst an der Roßbacher Kirche vorbei in den Wald Richtung Roßbacher Häubchen. Das Wegelogo ein grünes W zu Beginn. Später an der Wied ein blaues W ... schöne Waldwege teils mit steilen Anstiegen. Schöner Rast-und Aussichtspunkt ist der Gleitschirmfliegerplatz ... ab Arnsau geht es direkt an der Wied über Ober- und Niederbuchenau zurück nach Roßbach...
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When did you do this route? March 07, 2021
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Ines K.
March 02, 2021 · Community
Schöne abwechslungsreiche Tour mit Weitblicken
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When did you do this route? February 28, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
489 m
Descent
488 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Insider tip

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