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RheinBurgenWeg Stage 3: Bad Breisig–Andernach (north–south)

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  • Aussicht auf Brohl-Lützing im Winter
    / Aussicht auf Brohl-Lützing im Winter
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Eselspfad bei Brohl-Lützing
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Aussichtspavillon
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Burg Rheineck
    Photo: Andreas Pacek, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Burg Rheineck
    Photo: Henry Tornow, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Aussicht
    Photo: Henry Tornow, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
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Where the earth gushes water!

Bad Breisig – Mariensäule – Vinxtbachtal – Burg Rheineck – Reutersley – Schloss Augustaburg – Brohl-Lützing – Vulkanexpress Bahnhof – Eselspfad – Geopfad „Hohe Buche“ – Geishügelhof – Hüttenhof – Namedy – Rastplatz am Hochkreuz - Andernach

moderate
Distance 19.5 km
6:30 h
903 m
813 m
318 m
59 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.
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Joachim Fox
Update: March 10, 2022
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Hohe Buche, 318 m
Lowest point
Bad Breisig, 59 m
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Safety information

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

www.rheinburgenweg.com

Start

Bad Breisig (62 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.506185, 7.300959
DMS
50°30'22.3"N 7°18'03.5"E
UTM
32U 379521 5596291
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Destination

Andernach

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Every half hour, the train station in Bad Breisig and Andernach is serviced.

The train station in Namedy is operated hourly.

Getting there

  • 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

Parking

 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)

Coordinates

DD
50.506185, 7.300959
DMS
50°30'22.3"N 7°18'03.5"E
UTM
32U 379521 5596291
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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

Equipment

- Hiking boots

- appropriate clothing


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Rating

4.0
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Edix
March 27, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? March 26, 2022
Sonja Ewertz
April 25, 2021 · Community
Abwechslungsreicher anspruchsvoller Weg. Schöne Pfade zwischen Bad Breisig und Namedy. Frühling im Buchenwald
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When did you do this route? April 25, 2021
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Micha Di 
April 02, 2021 · Community
Habe die Tour von Andernach nach Bad Breisig am 22.02.2021 gemacht. Mit dem Zug von Bad Breisig nach Andernach. Mit dem Zuweg von Andernach Bahnhof waren es knapp 24 km, aber nur 780 Höhenmeter. Ein Stern Abzug für die ca. 4 km von Andernach Bahnhof zum Wanderweg, sehr langweilig und eintönig. Dann aber komplett einsam und schöne Landschaften. Anspruchsvoller Abstieg bei Brohl-Lützig, da war schon Trittsicherheit erforderlich. Bis Bad Breisig dann noch zwei knackige Schlussanstiege. Tolle Tour.
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When did you do this route? February 22, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.5 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
903 m
Descent
813 m
Highest point
318 m
Lowest point
59 m
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