A varied tour from the reservoir through forests and meadows, past historic buildings, through the BasaltPARKours and over the Ulmtalradweg back to the starting point.
My way starts at the parking lot of the Ulmbachtalsperre. Over the dam I walk along the lake into the forest. Soon I discover a geological peculiarity: A comb quartzite cliff - originated from the formerly pure sandy beaches of the Lower Carboniferous period. I follow the Ulmbach over meadow paths and reach the village center of Beilstein with the beautiful basalt castle church from the 17th century. On the left side you will see Beilstein Castle. Once a count's residence, the restored basalt building is now privately owned. My way leads me over the splashing Ulmbach to the BASALT-PARKours, which shows me the many ways of using the stone. On the route of the former Ulmtalbahn railroad, which has been converted into the Ulmtal cycle path, I hike back to the Ulmbach dam, where I can enjoy the idyllic resting places and viewpoints.
Pack your swimsuit and take a bath in the Ulmbachtalsperre (fee required)!
Every 1st Sunday in July: "Markt im Park" around the BASALT-PARKours
Updated: October 15, 2020
Getting thereFrom direction Herborn on B 277 to Ehringshausen-Katzenfurt, then on L 3282 and L 3324 to destinationFrom direction Wetzlar/Limburg on B49 to Leun-Biskirchen, then on L 3324 to destinationBy bike from the Westerwald via R7 and Ulmtalradweg, from the Lahntal via Lahntalradweg and Ulmtalradweg
ParkingParking at the Ulmbachtalsperre, Ulmbachtalsperre 1, 35753 Greifenstein (possibly with costs)
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For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.