The short path from Nistertal to the spa town of Bad Marienberg leaves you plenty of time to enjoy the park with its barefoot path and herb garden and to take a stroll through the town.
From Nistertal, the trail leads through beech forests to Hardt and past Langebach to Bad Marienberg. The spa town of Bad Marienberg in the High Westerwald is the ideal place for a long relaxing break. Refresh your tired feet on the bare foot path made up of 18 different ground coverings – from ticklish pine cones, smooth bark, round river pebbles to rough tree grates. Enjoy the pleasant fragrances wafting from the flower and herb gardens on either side of the path. More than 100 different plants, from mullein to lavender, grow in the nearby apothecary's garden.
For connoisseurs: visit the Birkenhof distillery in Nistertal and enjoy the Westerwald-Steig schnapps produced there ('Meilenstein' and 'Wegweiser') or enjoy the special Westerwald-Steig hot chocolate at Café Wäller in Bad Marienberg
Rest stopsHotel Rückert
Hotel Restaurant-Pizzeria Zur Sonne
Westerwald Climbing Rest
Café-Bar Pit Stop
Bel Momento Pizzeria
Country Hotel Kristall
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: via the B414 to the Nistertal exit
From the south: via the B255 to the Nistertal exit
ParkingNistertal train station
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Suitable weatherproof clothing
- 10 Waypoints
- 10 Waypoints