Herborn, Gasthaus Brauerei & Hotel Gutshof, Im Gutshof (205 m)
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Starting from Herborn, the path leads us past the villages of Merkenbach and Fleisbach up to Greifenstein. There we can see the landscape-dominating high castle in a spectacular location with its unique silhouette. Greifenstein Castle is the landmark of the region, visible from afar. Here, the world of bells Burg Greifenstein with almost 50 bells invites us to an informative walk through a thousand years of German bell history. Friends and connoisseurs of sacral architecture will also get their money's worth at Greifenstein Castle, because one of the few double churches in Germany is located on the castle grounds.
From Greifenstein we pass the castle ruins of Lichtenstein to the beautifully situated Ulmbachtalsperre, which invites for a swim in summer. In the further course the Greifenstein loop leads us up to Rodenroth. Behind the village we cross the Rasenberg, from where, in good weather, you can enjoy a great view as far as the Feldberg im Taunus.
The next stage we reach in the mountain forest above Nenderoth a scenic speciality, because here you can find the Nenderoth waterfall. A big name for the little Leyenbach, which is falling over some rocks here. However, when the water level is good - especially in spring and autumn - the waterfall forms a picturesque backdrop. In winter, the Nenderother Waterfall transforms into a natural ice sculpture during longer periods of frost.
Following the path further on, we reach the Hahrehausen landscape conservation area above Arborn, where we find the Adolf Weiss monument. The local poet Adolf Weiss was the creator of the Westerwald greeting "Hui!" "Wäller? "Allemol!". The last stage of the Greifenstein loop leads us past the Krombachtalsperre back to the WesterwaldSteig near Rehe. From here you can continue the route as a circular hiking trail in the direction of Fuchskaute to the starting point in Herborn.