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WesterwaldSteig adventure loop "Romantic Lake District"

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  • Aussichtsplattform Dreifelder Weiher
    Aussichtsplattform Dreifelder Weiher
    Photo: Michael Sterr, Westerwald - Ganz nach deiner Natur!
m 500 450 400 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Dreifelder Weiher Waldspielplatz Steinen-Dreifelden Brücke am Dreifelder Weiher Wölferlinger Weiher Brinkenweiher Postweiher
Here the name says it all: the "Romantic Lake District" adventure loop is a varied tour that always offers beautiful views of lakes and ponds.
easy
Distance 15 km
4:30 h
178 m
182 m
460 m
388 m

From the hiking car park at the entrance to Dreifelden, we start our round trip over the Wiedweg in the direction of Dreifelden. After a few meters we reach the HAC030 signpost and thus also the WesterwaldSteig trail. From here the WesterwaldSteig will show us the way. We follow the green W on a white background, past the Dreifelder Weiher and 2 km further to the Postweiher, which gives the Westerwald lake district its name. The ponds are connected to each other by canals. The Wied, the largest river in the Westerwald, also flows through the Dreifelder Weiher. The entire area of ​​the lake district is protected by the landscape.

linger a little on the bank of the Dreifelder Weiher, follow the birds from the viewing platform with your eyes and let the calm lake affect your soul. When the weather is nice or in the early evening hours there is hardly any reason to leave this place. Certainly an insider tip for the thinkers and poets of our time to form new ideas for current affairs. But we would like to continue to conquer the lake district on foot and thus follow the WesterwaldSteig for about 2 km to the Postweiher. In between we cross the forest playground, which quickly transports us back to our childhood days.

From the bank of the Postweiher, your gaze wanders to the nearby lido, where you can swim, paddle or go pedal boating. On the outskirts of Freilingen it goes past and on over the WesterwaldSteig over the plateaus with meadows and fields to the nature reserve Wölferlinger Weiher and then on the Schwengersberg. From here you can enjoy a magnificent view at an altitude of 463 m. The WesterwaldSteig-Bank offers the perfect opportunity to take a break and literally inhale the pure Westerwald air.

Another 1 km in the direction of Rothenbach, then it's time to say goodbye to the WesterwaldSteig. Because then we cross the main hiking trail II (white II on black background), which leads us back to Dreifelden. At the same time, the 7 Weiher path (blue 7 on a white background) runs along this section of the path. Along the edges of the forest and through beautiful indoor forests, but also on wider farm roads to expire, it is a quick step towards Dreifelden. From the last hill just before the entrance to Dreifelden, we can once again overlook the Dreifelder Weiher with its entire extent and its stately splendor from above. In Dreifelden we meet again on the Westerwald-Steig. Passing the oldest stone church in the Westerwald, we come back to the Dreifelder Weiher, on the banks of which we stroll along to the HAC030 signpost. From there it goes again over the Wiedweg the few meters to the hiking car park and a hiking day with some romantic views and moments comes to an end.

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Michael Sterr
Update: June 13, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
460 m
Lowest point
388 m
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Track types

Asphalt 3.12%Dirt road 23.46%Nature trail 52.44%Path 19.58%Road 1.37%
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0.5 km
Dirt road
3.5 km
Nature trail
7.9 km
Path
2.9 km
Road
0.2 km
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Rest stops

Pizzeria Il Lago
Gasthof "Zum Seeweiher

Safety information

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Appropriate clothing suitable for the weather

Tips and hints

www.westerwald.info

Start

Dreifelder Weiher car park for hikers (418 m)
Coordinates:
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50.588704, 7.833785
DMS
50°35'19.3"N 7°50'01.6"E
UTM
32U 417446 5604738
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Destination

Dreifelder Weiher car park for hikers

Turn-by-turn directions

From the hikers' car park at the entrance to Dreifelden, we start our circular tour via the Wiedweg in the direction of Dreifelden. After only a few metres, we reach the signpost HAC030 and thus also the WesterwaldSteig hiking trail. From here, the WesterwaldSteig will show us the way. We follow the green W on a white background, past the Dreifelder Weiher pond and 2 km further to the Postweiher pond. In between, we cross a forest playground.

We pass the outskirts of Freilingen and continue along the WesterwaldSteig trail across the plateaus with meadows and fields to the Wölferlinger Weiher nature reserve and then onto the Schwengersberg.

After about 1 km in the direction of Rothenbach, it's time to say goodbye to the WesterwaldSteig. Because then we cross the main hiking trail II (white II on black background), which leads us back to Dreifelden. Parallel to this, the 7 Weiher trail (blue 7 on a white background) also runs along this section of the trail. Along the edges of the forest and through beautiful indoor forests, but also on wider farm tracks to finish, we walk quickly towards Dreifelden, where we meet up with the WesterwaldSteig again. Passing the oldest stone church in the Westerwald, we come to the Dreifelder Weiher (pond) again, along whose banks we stroll to the end to the signpost HAC030. From there, we walk the few metres along the Wiedweg to the hikers' car park.

Note


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Public transport

From the Hachenburg Markt stop, take the 8380 bus in the direction of Dreifelden. Earliest connection 6:10 a.m.

From the Dreifelden bus stop, take the 8383 bus in the direction of Hachenburg Markt. Last connection 17:38.

www.bahn.de

Getting there

Coming from Freilingen via the L303 to the entrance to Dreifelden

Parking

The following parking spaces are available along the tour:
  • Dreifelden:
    - Free parking at the Dreifelden golf course (Steinebacher Straße, 57629 Dreifelden);
    - Free parking lot at the entrance to Dreifelden (Steinebacher Straße, 57629 Dreifelden)
    - opposite the parking lot at the golf course there is a road to this parking lot
  • Steinen: free parking space at the Steinen adventure playground

Coordinates

DD
50.588704, 7.833785
DMS
50°35'19.3"N 7°50'01.6"E
UTM
32U 417446 5604738
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

WällerTouren - The official hiking guide. Schöneres Wandern Pocket: The most beautiful Prädikats-Wanderwege in the Westerwald. Plus adventure loops on the WesterwaldSteig. ideemedia. ISBN: 978-3-942779-36-4 (order directly online here)

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Take sufficient food with you as there are only a few places to stop for a break on the way.

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Rating

3.4
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Wander Verliebt
February 27, 2022 · Community
Der erste Teil des Weges hat uns gut gefallen mit seiner abwechslungsreichen Streckenführung. In der zweiten Hälfte dominierten nach unserem Geschmack zu viele Forstautobahnen. Trotzdem lohnenswert für einen ausgedehnten Spaziergang.
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When did you do this route? February 19, 2022
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Rolf Lüdtke 
January 04, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? August 05, 2021
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May 01, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? April 25, 2020
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
15 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
178 m
Descent
182 m
Highest point
460 m
Lowest point
388 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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