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Saar-Hunsrück-Steig - 19. Etappe: Alternativstrecke Blankenrath - Hängeseilbrücke Geierlay - Mörsdorf

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  • Hängeseilbrücke Geierlay
    / Hängeseilbrücke Geierlay
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
  • / Burgruine Balduinseck bei Buch
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Blick auf die Burgstadt Kastellaun
    Photo: Eike Dubois, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
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If you want to connect the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig with the suspension bridge Geierlay, this tour alternative is interesting.
moderate
Distance 17.1 km
7:30 h
432 m
575 m
430 m
190 m

Author’s recommendation

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.

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Iris Müller
Update: March 22, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
430 m
Lowest point
190 m
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Start

Blankenrath (401 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.039400, 7.299669
DMS
50°02'21.8"N 7°17'58.8"E
UTM
32U 378244 5544396
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Destination

Mörsdorf

Note


all notes on protected areas

Parking

Parkplätze im Zentrum von Blankenrath 
Parkplätze am Startpunkte der Traumschleife „Layensteig Strimmiger Berg“ in Mittelstrimmig
Parkplatz am Besucherzentrum Geierlay in Mörsdorf

Coordinates

DD
50.039400, 7.299669
DMS
50°02'21.8"N 7°17'58.8"E
UTM
32U 378244 5544396
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • 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
  • Sleepwear
  • 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.

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Rating

4.0
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Daniel Klein
July 26, 2016 · Community
Familie war begeistert von der Natur und den super gut ausgeschilderten Wegen.
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Geierlaybrücke
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Geierlayrundweg
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Ernst Brill
June 28, 2016 · Community
Am 27.6.16 haben wir die Tour fortgesetzt. 1 Jahr nach der Eröffnung ist die Beschilderung dieser Etappe gut. Die Wege, die nicht zur Traumschleife gehören, sind aber nicht gut zu gehen. Auf dem Teilstück der Geierlei-Schleife geht es durch knöcheltiefen Morast. Das betrifft auch die Strecke im Tal bei der Hängebrücke.
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Geierlaybrücke
 Geierlayrundweg
Zeit für eine Abkühlung

Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.1 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
432 m
Descent
575 m
Highest point
430 m
Lowest point
190 m
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