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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 23

Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 23rd Leg: Morshausen – Oppenhausen

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  • Brücke am Apothekerfelsen in der Ehrbachklamm
    / Brücke am Apothekerfelsen in der Ehrbachklamm
    Photo: Jürgen Kläser, Tourist-Information Emmelshausen
  • / Ehrenburgblick
    Photo: Thomas Biersch, Tourist-Information Emmelshausen
  • / Wasserfall in der Ehrbachklamm
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
  • / Am Wasserfall im Ehrbachtal
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
  • / Ehrenburg
    Photo: Thomas Biersch, Tourist-Information Emmelshausen
  • / Auf dem Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
    Photo: Thomas Biersch, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
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The 23rd leg of the Saar-Hunsrück Climb leads from Morshausen to Oppenhausen and enjoys panoramic views towards the Eifel as well as the pretty Ehrbach valley with numerous old mills and a charming gorge path.
Distance 16.2 km
5:30 h
435 m
422 m
The first part is impressive due to the phenomenal panoramic views towards the Eifel. Before descending into Ehrbachtal we can still enjoy a great view of the valley and Ehrenburg from the Middle Ages that is enthroned on top. Once we arrive below, we cross the small village of Ehrenburgertal and take a slow ascent to Ehrenburg from the Middle Ages, which is worth seeing as it has been completely retained; payment on entry. Beautiful paths take us into Ehrbachtal with its numerous old mills. Just behind Eckmühle, one of the most beautiful sections of the Saar-Hunsrück Climb starts with the wild romantic Ehrbachklamm. We experience a spectacular route along Ehrbach with narrow paths, stone steps, waterfalls, rock formations, bridges and sections protected with ropes. Before leaving Ehrbachtal, we pass a former slate mine from the Middle Ages to then ascend a small side valley via a winding path to Schöneck Castle. The ascent to the plateau near Windhausen is rewarded with several beautiful viewpoints into Ehrbachtal. From Windhausen, the path is flat, passing over agricultural land with numerous views of the destination Oppenhausen.

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The strong castle is mentioned in documents for the first time in 1161. In 1688 it was mostly destroyed by French soldiers led by Louis XIV. It has been maintained, restored and rebuilt from private funds by a charity since 1993. Events take place regularly. The castle also offers food and accommodation options. Schloss Schöneck The castle was built around 1200 by Konrad von Boppard. It was referred to as a château for the first time in the 17th century. Frankfurt artist Wilhelm Steinhausen bought the château in 1910 and set up a family foundation there.

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Highest point
343 m
Lowest point
91 m
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Rest Stop

Gastwirtschaft Franze

Safety information

Der Saar-Hunsrück-Steig ist ein naturnaher Weg, der zu 65% über weichen Waldboden, über Graspfade oder entlang von Bachläufen geführt ist. Diese besondere Qualität kann nach längeren Regenperioden Teile des Wegs schwerer begehbar machen. Deshalb ist festes Schuhwerk unbedingt zu empfehlen.

Tips and hints

Tourist-Info Hunsrück-Mittelrhein
Rhein-Mosel-Str. 45
56281 Emmelshausen
Telefon: +49 6747 93220

Tourist-Info Boppard
Marktplatz (Altes Rathaus)
56154 Boppard
Telefon: +49 6742 3888


Internetseite des Saar-Hunsrück-Steiges. 


Morshausen (325 m)
50.192808, 7.439829
50°11'34.1"N 7°26'23.4"E
32U 388637 5561233



Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts at the northern end of Morshausen. From the starting point at Enger Weg, we first follow the country road for a short distance, then cross it and turn onto a field path that leads us along the edge of the forest to the northeast. On our way further, there are always open fields and shady parts of the forest until we reach the Ehrenburger Tal after a total of 4.5 km.

There we cross the Ehrbach stream and make a loop to Sonnenwinkel before climbing up to Ehrenburg Castle. After the visit, we descend again into the Ehrbach valley and follow the course of the stream past Linkemühle, Brandengrabenmühle, Eckmühle, Rauschenmühle and Daubisbergermühle to Schöneck Castle.

There we leave the forest and walk across adjacent fields to Windhausen, finally our path leads cross-country to Oppenhausen, today's stage destination.



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Public transport

Mit dem Zug zum Bahnhof Emmelshausen, weiter mit dem Bus 626 nach Morshausen.




Getting there

Von Koblenz auf der A61 in Richtung Süden fahren, an der Ausfahrt Emmelshausen auf die L206 wechseln. Über Emmelshausen, Gondershausen und Beulich gelangt man dann nach Morshausen.


Jakob-Kneip-Eiche, Jakob-Kneip-Str., 56283 Morshausen

Hiking car park Schwedenschanze Windhausen

Car park on edge of Oppenhausen


50.192808, 7.439829
50°11'34.1"N 7°26'23.4"E
32U 388637 5561233
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


The 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.

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Ernst Brill
September 18, 2016 · Community
Am Folgetag haben wir noch die Etappe bis Boppard abgeschlossen. Aber diese vorletzte Tour vor Boppard hat uns von allen Touren auf diesem Steig am Besten gefallen. Es gab absolut nichts zu bemängeln und der Abschnitt durch die Klamm war traumhaft.
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When did you do this route? September 16, 2016

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16.2 km
5:30 h
435 m
422 m
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