Where the Wied has its origin and endangered birds find shelter
I get my first surprising insights into the culture and history of the region at the beginning in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche in Dreifelden, one of the oldest stone churches in the Westerwald with its romantic hall building from the 11th century. Afterwards, I enjoy shady forest passages, sunny forest edges, lonely banks and the wonderful view from the high seat on the Dreifelder Weiher, the largest body of water in the Westerwald lake district. A small, idyllic wooden bridge runs over the inflow of the Wied into the Dreifelder Weiher.
I walk carefully through an oak forest and the numerous protected areas (among others in the south of the pond and further on the nature reserve Oberes Wiedtal). Many endangered birds such as the red kite and the colorful kingfisher as well as other animal and plant species find an untouched habitat here.
Another highlight awaiting me near Steinebach on the Wied is the sculpture park. Here regional historical facts were represented by local artists as sculptures with accompanying information boards. These include a pilgrim's cross, a woman's figure made of oak wood and a blue drop.
Enjoy a great view of the Dreifelder Weiher at one of the benches.
Rest stopsGasthof-Pension Zum Seeweiher
Camping Park Café-Restaurant "Haus am See
Born's snack bar
- Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing that is suitable for the weather and protects you from the cold and wet or the heat and sun.
- Take enough liquid with you. There are not refreshment stops everywhere.
- Please wear appropriate hiking shoes on the way, which give you enough 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 trails.
- Especially in the fall, also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, rocks or holes in the path. You should expect trail obstructions of this nature when you go on a hike.
- Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable trail map with you for safety reasons.
- Not suitable for strollers
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Tips and hints
Tourist Information Hachenburger Westerwald
Phone Number: 02662-958339
By car via A3 to exit Montabaur, via B255 and B8 to Freilingen and L303 to Linden.
ParkingLinden: free parking at the village community center, Waldstraße 11, 57629 Linden (approx. 600 m to the Wiedquelle)
Note: no parking directly at the Wiedquelle/start point!
Höchstenbach: free parking at the cemetery, Friedhofstraße 57629 Höchstenbach
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Sturdy shoes recommended!
- 11 Waypoints
- 11 Waypoints