17.12.2021: Closure due to a hunt across hunting grounds. A shuttle service is arranged
With a length of approx. 17 km, the 11th stage of the Saar-Hunsrück Climb has a lot to offer. Hikers can enjoy the Hunsrück to the fullest on this route.
Through agriculturally used areas we go downhill from Langweiler. We cross the informative geopark Krahloch andclimb up again to the impressive rock landscape "Kirschweiler Fortress". The descent into the Idarbach valley is full of experiences. It leads past rock formations, giant trees, views and partly over serpentines.
The ascent to the Wildenburg leads through gigantic Rosselhalden. Afterwards we walk through high forests and reach the Wildenburg with the worth seeing game enclosure. From the Wildenburg, a 1.5 km long access road leads to Kempfeld.
Rest StopWaldgasthaus am Schwarzenbruch
Safety informationThe Saar-Hunsrück Climb is a near-natural trail, 65% of which is over soft forest soil, grassy paths or along streams. However, this special quality can also lead to problems after longer periods of rain and make parts of the trail difficult to walk on. Sturdy shoes are highly recommended!
Tips and hintsTourist Information EdelSteinLand:
Phone: + 49 (0)6785 - 79 1400
Main street 419
Phone + 49 (0)6781 - 64 871
Website of the Saar-Hunsrück Climb:
Saarland Tourist BoardPhone:
0681 - 9 27 20 - 0
ParkingCar Parc "Am Kirschbaum" Morbach
EquipmentHiking shoes required!
Our tips for carefree hiking pleasure: Hiking is the perfect sport. With the right clothes and shoes it is twice as much fun. Functional clothing, poles and breathable backpacks are comfortable when hiking. Indispensable, however, are good shoes. For longer walks, we recommend sturdy hiking boots with a grippy, non-slip sole. Also remember sunscreen and take a drink with you. A liter of water is ideal.Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
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
- Blister kit
- 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.