Bad Breisig – Mariensäule – Vinxtbachtal – Burg Rheineck – Reutersley – Schloss Augustaburg – Brohl-Lützing – Vulkanexpress Bahnhof – Eselspfad – Geopfad „Hohe Buche“ – Geishügelhof – Hüttenhof – Namedy – Rastplatz am Hochkreuz - Andernach
Distance 19.5 km
Highest point318 m
Lowest point59 m
Close to the RheinBurgenWeg (RBW) the 3rd stage offers a special attraction: the world's largest cold water geyser! The stage itself also has a lot to offer: at Hohe Buche the RBW runs through the middle of an old volcano and in Brohl-Lützing you cross the tracks of the Vulkanexpress.
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Hohe Buche, 318 m
Bad Breisig, 59 m
Best time of year
General safety instructions :
Wear suitable, functional clothing adapted to the weather, which protects you from cold and wet or heat and sun.
Plan your stages with appropriate breaks and use your energy sparingly.
Take enough liquid with you. Refreshment facilities are not available everywhere.
Please put on appropriate hiking boots along the way, which will give you sufficient grip even on slippery and steep or rocky and uneven paths.
If you feel that certain sections of the path are not accessible to you, you should avoid them. Especially in adverse weather conditions, near-natural paths can lead to muddy and slippery passages.
Especially in autumn, it is important to be aware that the leaves lying on the ground can cover up any unevenness, roots, stones or holes in the path. You must expect this type of obstruction when you go on a hike.
Particularly steep and clearly dangerous places are of course secured with railings or ropes. Please treat these safety measures as such. Railings are intended as fall protection and not as climbing scaffold or observation tower.
Tips and hints
Bad Breisig (62 m)
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Where the earth gushes water!
The tour begins in the Brunnenstraße in Bad Breisig, near the Roman thermal baths. You leave Bad Breisig, enter the town forest, descend into the Vinxtbach valley and pass Rheineck Castle. What now follows is hiking enjoyment at its best: the RheinBurgenWeg (RBW) runs as a narrow path directly along the edge of the slope, revealing wonderful views time and again. The one on the Reutersley is particularly beautiful. The RheinBurgenWeg now leads downhill, a short stretch through Brohl-Lützing, past Augustaburg Castle and the Vulkanexpress railway station. Afterwards, sure-footedness is required, as the donkey trail winds its way steeply upwards on rocky ground. A few steps later, a grandiose view from a rocky cliff is impressive. It continues through dense coniferous forest past an old Celtic wall. But it gets even better! The "Hohe Buche" nature trail follows.
Suddenly you find yourself standing on a ridge in the forest and a wonderful path leads right through the middle of the volcano, whose basalt was already a sought-after raw material in Roman times. On numerous basalt columns, interesting facts about volcanoes and the mining of basalt at that time are presented. The RBW climbs a little more before the Knopshof on the left at the edge of the forest and then passes the Geishügelhof. In the middle of the fields you come to the access path to the car park on the K 58. At the Hüttenhof you leave the wide plateaus and re-enter the forest. Now you go downhill for a long time along forest paths to Namedy, where the privately owned Namedy Castle can be seen through the trees. Then the route continues uphill for a long stretch to the highest point, the Hochkreuz. But before that, it is worth taking a break on the edge of the slope at the beautiful "Siebengebirgsblick" near a small refuge. Finally arrived at the Hochkreuz, the resting place there invites you to take a breather. Then the route continues over open fields towards Andernach. Eich remains on the right while you follow the RBW further downhill. The path continues along field paths downhill to the L 116, where the long access road to Andernach turns off.
all notes on protected areas
Every half hour, the train station in Bad Breisig and Andernach is serviced.
The train station in Namedy is operated hourly.
Along the Rhine you can reach both Bad Breisig and Andernach on the B 9
in Bad Breisig there is a car ferry to Bad Hönningen
Andernach in der Konrad-Adenauer-Allee (O 50441532 N 7402833)
Bad Breisig P&R-Parkplatz (O 379809 N 5595990)
Wanderparkplatz an der K 58 (O 381700 N 5589245)
Bhf. Brohl-Lützing (O 381666 N 5593432)
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Book recommendation by the author
Literature on the RhineBurgenWeg available in the Rhine Valley Shop: www.rheintal-shop.de
Author’s map recommendations
RhineBurgenWeg hiking maps are available in the Rhine Valley Shop: www.rheintal-shop.de