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Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 10th leg: Börfink - Erbeskopf (Thalfang) - Morbach

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  • Am Ochsenbruch
    / Am Ochsenbruch
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Windklangskulptur auf dem Erbeskopf
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Sommer
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest
  • / Windklang
    Photo: Daniel Thiel
  • / Sinnesbank unterhalb des Erbeskopf-Gipfels
    Photo: Eike Bock (Dubois), Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH
  • / Hoxeler Viadukt
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
  • / Auf der Höhe bei Hoxel
    Photo: Eike Bock (Dubois), Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH
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This demanding leg offers many nature experiences, especially the Erbeskopf as the highest point of Rhineland-Palatinate.
moderate
23.9 km
6:45 h
590 m
630 m

From the Traun Valley, the path, which mainly leads over narrow paths in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park, climbs steadily. First we pass the high moor "Ochsenbruch" and the legendary "Siegfried Quelle" (Nibelungen legend). After 8 km we reach the summit of the “Erbeskopf”, the highest elevation in Rhineland-Palatinate at 816 m. From the impressive "Windklangskulptur" we can enjoy an impressive view. Now the descent to the Hunsrückhaus begins.
After the long and strenuous ascent from Börfink, we can split the stage and let the hosts pick us up at the Hunsrückhaus pick-up point in Thalfang.
On the further way through the wooded region we pass under the first viaduct of the Hunsrück Railway. A varied cultural landscape begins shortly before the village of Morscheid. Another highlight is the imposing Hunsrück Railway Viaduct near Hoxel. This is one of the tallest stone single-storey railway bridges in Germany. An interesting route allows us to experience the impressive structure from different angles. At the end of the stage we reach the local recreation area "Ortelsbruch".
We hike this low mountain slope moor over footbridges and discover a unique flora and fauna. After about 1.5 km we arrive at the stage town of Morbach.

Author’s recommendation

Hunsrückhaus at the Erbeskopf with 1st National Park exhibition
Historic oil mill in Morbach
German Telephone Museum in Morbach

Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
813 m
Lowest point
433 m
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Safety information

The Saar-Hunsrück-Steig is a nature trail, 65% of which is over soft forest floor, over grass paths or along streams. This special quality can make parts of the path more difficult to walk after long periods of rain. Therefore, sturdy shoes are strongly recommended.

Tips, hints and links

Hunsrückhaus am Erbeskopf
Am Erbeskopf, 54411 Deuselbach
Telefon: +49 6504 778
www.hunsureckhaus.de

Tourist-Info Thalfang
Saarstr. 3, 54424 Thalfang
Telefon: +49 6504 954097
www.erbeskopf.de

Tourist-Info Morbach
Bahnhofstr. 19, 54497 Morbach
Telefon: +49 6533 71118
www.morbach.de

Internetseite des Saar-Hunsrück-Steigs: www.saar-hunsrueck-steig.de

 

 

Start

Börfink (543 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.684776, 7.071091
DMS
49°41'05.2"N 7°04'15.9"E
UTM
32U 360863 5505369
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Destination

Morbach

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Information on how to get there can be found on the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig website under Arrival.

Parking

Hunsrückhaus am Erbeskopf
Parkplatz am Ortelsbruch, Morbach

Coordinates

DD
49.684776, 7.071091
DMS
49°41'05.2"N 7°04'15.9"E
UTM
32U 360863 5505369
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Auf allen Etappen empfehlen wir festes Schuhwerk (Wanderschuhe) und witterungsangepasste Wanderkleidung. 

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Reviews

5.0
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Waltraud Minig
September 05, 2020 · Community
Sehr schön. Aufstieg anstrengend.
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Samstag, 5. September 2020 21:12:07
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Samstag, 5. September 2020 21:12:20
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Samstag, 5. September 2020 21:12:35
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Samstag, 5. September 2020 21:12:51
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Edix
May 27, 2020 · Community
Completed this Route on May 22, 2020
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Samstag, 5. September 2020 21:12:07
Samstag, 5. September 2020 21:12:20
Samstag, 5. September 2020 21:12:35
Samstag, 5. September 2020 21:12:51
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
23.9 km
Duration
6:45h
Ascent
590 m
Descent
630 m
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