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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 16

Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 16th Leg: Rhaunen - Laufersweiler - Sohren (North)

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  • Blick auf den Ort Dill
    Blick auf den Ort Dill
    Photo: Hans-Werner Johann, Tourist-Information Kirchberg
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On the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig leg from Rhaunen via Laufersweiler to Sohren (North) we can see mills, the medieval village Dill and the Idarkopf.
moderate
Distance 19.3 km
6:00 h
346 m
233 m
463 m
326 m

From Rhaunen, the route accompanies Idarbach with its historic mills for 4 km; of these, Weiterbacher Mill is still operational and has a small mill shop.
From Reitzenmühle the route goes through a wood along with the “Kappleifelsen-Tour” and “Via Molarum” Dream Loops. Between Laufersweiler and Niederweiler we experience an atmospheric change from forest to agricultural meadow landscapes. After crossing the L182 we first go through a wood and then through idyllic meadows to the little village of Dill from the Middle Ages with its imposing castle ruin and Baroque village church.
Behind Dillerbach we follow a reconstructed part of the old Roman road and a short time later reach an imitation Roman guard tower. We then follow a stretch of disused railway with great views of Idarkopf and its surrounding area to Sohren. On the north side a path goes into the centre for around one kilometre.

Author’s recommendation

Weitersbacher and Gösenrother Mühle

There are numerous historic mills in Idartal. Weitersbacher Mill is still operational and is right on the route.

 

Kappleifelsen

Near Laufersweiler we pass a unique juniper meadow with a Skudde sheep enclosure.

 

Laufersweiler

Laufersweiler is worth a look and is linked via a path. The sights there include an old synagogue (museum) and a Jewish cemetery.

 

Dill

In the attractive village of Dill there are renovated Hunsrück semi-timbered houses, a castle ruin from the 11th century and a protestant church from 1701.

 

Roman tower to north-east of Dill

After Dill the route goes over a Roman road with a reconstructed Roman watchtower.

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Iris Müller
Update: June 14, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
463 m
Lowest point
326 m
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Safety information

The Saar-Hunsrück Climb is a natural path that runs on soft forest floor, grass paths or alongside streams for 65% of its route. But this special quality can result in problems after long periods of rain, making parts of the route more difficult to walk. We therefore recommend wearing sturdy shoes.

Tips and hints

Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand:

Büro Herrstein, Brühlstraße 16, 55756 Herrstein
Telefon:  + 49 (0)6785 – 79 1400 , info@edelsteinland.dewww.edelsteinland.de

Außenstelle „Haus Lind“ im histor. Ortskern: Telefon + 49 (0) 6785 – 9989977 

Büro Idar-Oberstein, Hauptstraße 419, 55743 Idar-Oberstein
Telefon + 49 (0)6781 – 64 871 , info@edelsteinland.de,  www.edelsteinland.de

 

Tourist-Information Kirchberg
Marktplatz 6
55481 Kirchberg
Telefon: +49 6763 910144
touristik@kirchberg-hunsrueck.de
www.kirchberg-hunsrueck.de

 

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

Start

Rhaunen (329 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.868152, 7.344002
DMS
49°52'05.3"N 7°20'38.4"E
UTM
32U 380997 5525286
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Destination

Sohren (North)

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Public transport

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

Parking

Car parks in the centre of Rhaunen

Car park at Laufersweiler grill hut

Car parks in Dill

Car parks in Sohren

Coordinates

DD
49.868152, 7.344002
DMS
49°52'05.3"N 7°20'38.4"E
UTM
32U 380997 5525286
w3w 
///lovely.stopgap.fellows
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend sturdy shoes (hiking boots) and weather-appropriate hiking clothing on all stages.

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Timo Risch
October 12, 2016 · Community
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When did you do this route? May 07, 2016
Henrike Bläsig 
June 05, 2016 · Community
Überwiegend naturnahe Pfade. Einkehr zum Beispiel in Rhaunen in der alten Schmiede.
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Stefan Thomas
June 18, 2015 · Community
Sehr abwechslungsreich mit vielen tollen Ausblicken. Die Ausschilderung ist gut. Einige Teile der Strecke sind neu angelegt und nur gemähte Streifen neben Feldern und Wäldern. Bleibt zu hoffen dass daraus bald ein schön eingelaufene Wanderwege werden. Sehr gutes Übernachtungsangebot in Sohren.
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When did you do this route? June 18, 2015
Streckenabschnitt bei Sohren
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Weiher bei Dill
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Römerstraße
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Blick auf Sohren
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Liegeplatz mit Bick auf Dill
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.3 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
346 m
Descent
233 m
Highest point
463 m
Lowest point
326 m
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