The first part of the leg passes through a hilly and quiet wooded landscape and we cross two idyllic stream valleys. Then the route goes over a ridge used for agriculture that offers grandiose views of the Eifel and Hunsrück.
After crossing the L202, the path runs parallel to the “Layensteig Strimmiger Berg” Traumschleife (Dream Loop). Once past the villages of Mittelstrimmig and Altstrimmig, it goes downhill into the beautiful scenery of the Bildbach stream valley that merges with the Mörsdorfer Bach valley. There the route cuts through a deeply etched, quiet valley along the Mörsdorfer Bach. There is a path that goes 1.5 km uphill to the destination Mörsdorf.
Roman excavations near Mittelstrimmig
Near Mittelstrimmig the remains of a Roman settlement (vicus) were found during excavations. It was on an important Celtic-Roman road.
"Schockkapelle” at Mittelstrimmig
It stands on the route of the gallows of the Winneberg-Beilstein counts from the Middle Ages. Those sentenced to death were led past the chapel to the gallows in the Middle Ages.
The Mittelstrimmig parish church, a three-aisled, five-bay hall church, was built between 1766 and 1769.
Geierlay suspension bridge - the most beautiful suspension bridge in Germany is connected to the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig via an access path. 360 meters long and 100 meters high above the Mörsdorfer Bachtal between the communities of Sosberg and Mörsdorf, the bridge is an attraction for adventurers and those with a head for heights.
Tips and hints
Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH
56856 Zell (Mosel)
Telefon: +49 6542 96220
Telefon: +49 6762 401873
Internetseite des Saar-Hunsrück-Steiges: www.saar-hunsrueck-steig.de
ParkingCar parks in the centre of Blankenrath
Car parks at the start of the “Layensteig Strimmiger Berg” in Mittelstrimmig
EquipmentThe Saar-Hunsrück Climb is a natural path that is 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 difficult to walk. We therefore recommend wearing sturdy shoes.
Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- Toiletries and medication
- Toilet paper
Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut
- Toiletries and medication
- Quick-drying towel
- Ear plugs
- Sleeping bag liner
- Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
- Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.