This stage of the trail runs from Flammersfeld through the Wied Valley to the viewing point in Döttesfeld. After ascending to the Hölderstein mountain and hiking through the restored Grenzbach Valley, the stage ends in Horhausen.
From Flammersfeld, the Westerwald-Steig trail continues on a via ferrata and past the viewing point at Döttesfeld to the Grenzbach Valley. The roughly 12 kilometre long valley connects the districts of Neuwied and Altenkirchen. Here, at the Hölderstein mountain, advanced climbers will find another highlight of the Westerwald-Steig trail – a climbing route which leads to an idyllic vantage point overlooking the Grenzbach Valley. Alternatively, you can take another steep path down into the Grenzbach Valley.
For climbing enthusiasts: climbing course on the Hölderstein (www.puderbacher-land.de)
Rest stopsHotelpark Der Westerwald Treff
Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate, weatherproof clothing that protects you from cold and wet or heat and sun.Take enough liquid with you. There are not always places to stop for refreshments.Please wear walking shoes appropriate for the trail, which will give you sufficient grip even on slippery and steep or rocky and uneven paths.If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, then you should avoid them. Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths.Especially in autumn, you should also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide uneven surfaces, roots, stones or holes in the path. You must expect path impairments of this kind when you undertake a hike.Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons.
Tips and hints
Getting thereFrom the north and west: A3 to the Bad Honnef/Linz exit (34), then continue on the L272 towards Asbach and Flammersfeld
From the east: via the B256, B413 and B414 and the B8 in the north
From the south: A3 to the Neuwied/Altenkirchen exit (36), then continue on the B256 towards Flammersfeld and Altenkirchen
ParkingFlammersfeld, entrance to the village near the Raiffeisen museum (Raiffeisenstraße 11)
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