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Auf den Spuren der "Grünen Hölle" (Nürburg-Quiddelbach-Nürburg)

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  • Aussicht Nürburg
    / Aussicht Nürburg
    Photo: Daniela Scheffold, Daniela Scheffold
  • / Burgruine Nürburg
    Photo: Meik Halbach, Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring
  • / Infotafel Nürburg
    Photo: Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung Adenau, Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring
  • / Infotafel Vulkan "Nürburg"
    Photo: Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung Adenau, Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring
  • / Selberg bei Quiddelbach
    Photo: Walter Schmitz, Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring
  • / Selberg bei Quiddelbach
    Photo: Walter Schmitz, Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring
  • / Glatthaferwiesen
    Photo: Sebastian Schulte, Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring
  • / Nürburgring Nordschleife
    Photo: Sebastian Schulte, Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring
  • / Auf den Spuren der Grünen Hölle
    Photo: Sebastian Schulte, Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring
  • / Blick auf die Nürburg
    Photo: Sebastian Schulte, Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring
  • / Burgruine Nürburg
    Photo: Sebastian Schulte, Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring
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On the trail of the | Green Hell - Nürburgring

Interesting information on the building history of the legendary Nürburgring and the special features of the flora and fauna can be found on 10.7 km on the trail | Auf den Spuren der Grünen Hölle.

moderate
10.7 km
3:05 h
288 m
288 m
From the starting point below the Nürburg castle ruins, information boards are set up around this themed hiking trail. Here you can find interesting information about the genesis of the volcanic Hocheifel landscape with its unique flora and fauna, or the history of the building of the legendary Nürburgring. Immerse yourself in the wild and romantic nature of the Hocheifel region and at the same time get a taste of the racing atmosphere. On this hike, the saying "opposites attract" takes on a whole new meaning and after completing the route | In the footsteps of the Green Hell, the hiker is not only richer in a relaxing nature experience, but also in new knowledge. 

Highlights along the way:   

  • Nürburg castle ruins on the tertiary volcano Nürburg  
  • Nürburgring   
  • Orchid-rich wet meadows "In der Stroth"   
  • Wood cranesbill gold oat meadows   
  • Oat meadows   
  • Fantastic distant views over the volcanic high Eifel  
  • Selberg - a volcanic spring crest

Author’s recommendation

A tour made for Nürburgring lovers: Experience the fascination of the Nürburgring with a backstage tour and a visit to the | ring °werk.
Profile picture of Daniela Schmitz / Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring
Author
Daniela Schmitz / Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring
Updated: November 10, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Nürburg, 636 m
Lowest point
Quiddelbach, 471 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

At major events at the Nürburgring, restrictions are to be expected along the racetrack, as some of the paths are used as access roads to camping areas, which are chargeable. 

In addition:    

  • Stay on the marked trails.    
  • Take care of your children if necessary.    
  • Small steps and a steady pace save strength uphill and go easy on the joints downhill.    
  • Take something to drink with you, drinking is important even if you are not thirsty.    
  • And: please keep nature clean.

Tips, hints and links

Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring

Kirchstraße 15 - 19

53518 Adenau

Tel.: (+49) 2691 305-122

Fax: (+49) 2691 305-196

E-Mail: tourismus@adenau.de

www.hocheifel-nuerburgring.de

Start

Burgplatz, 53520 Nürburg (636 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.345749, 6.953148
DMS
50°20'44.7"N 6°57'11.3"E
UTM
32U 354368 5579077
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Destination

Burgplatz, 53520 Nürburg

Turn-by-turn directions

The path begins below the Nürburg castle ruins. From the starting point, you first go west around the Nürburg and then across the wet meadows "In der Stroth", created by damming layers of clay, in whose nutrient-poor soil thousands of orchids grow. The hike continues past the approach to the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The next point the hiker reaches is the "Vulkan Nürburg", a tuff chimney carved out as a knoll, which offers a beautiful view of the Eifel landscape. Past the old Nürburg ski lift, it goes down over beautiful meadows to the town of Quiddelbach. From there the route leads to the "Selberg", a volcanic spring crest. The further route offers wonderful panoramic views over the heights of the Eifel to the volcanic mountain peaks "Hohe Acht", "Selberg" and "Nürburg". Over the Glatthaferwiesen "Im Ertrisch" it goes uphill over the Quiddelbacher Höhe towards Nürburg. Along the Nordschleife, through beautiful Eifel forests, you reach the "Buchental" quarry and return uphill to the route's starting point.

The route is consistently marked with the trail logo.

Course: Nürburg castle ruins - west around the Nürburg - ski jump - ski slope - "In der Stroth" - quarry - direction Quiddelbach - Quiddelbach - along the "Selberg" - crossing the B 257 at the "Selberg" - crossing the B 257 "Quiddelbacher Height "- along the race track - ascent through the forest to Nürburg

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

DB Bahn:

Ahrtalbahn: Remagen - Ahrbrück station

Timetable information at https://www.bahn.de

Bus connection:

Line 863: Ahrbrück train station - Adenau, Markt

Line 528: Adenau, Markt - Nürburg

Line 859: Adenau, Markt - Nürburg

Timetable information at https://www.vrminfo.de

Getting there

Please use the navigable start address in the Parking area to enter it in your navigation device.

Parking

START / FINISH: Burgplatz, 53520 Nürburg

Free parking space below the Nürburg castle ruins

Coordinates

DD
50.345749, 6.953148
DMS
50°20'44.7"N 6°57'11.3"E
UTM
32U 354368 5579077
w3w 
///pitied.plateful.interviewer
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Spurensuche - Search for traces brochure, available from the Hocheifel-Nürburgring Tourist Information Office

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map No. 11 | Hocheifel Nürburgring Oberes Ahrtal from the Eifelverein Düren

ISBN: 3-921805-92-3

Equipment

Well equipped with:    
  • sturdy, waterproof footwear    
  • Sticks    
  • appropriate clothing    
  • Sufficient rucksack provisions (especially water)

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Reviews

2.7
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Michael Rohr
December 13, 2020 · Community
Teilweise unübersichtliche Ausschilderung, Wege sind an vielen Stellen sehr zerfahren. Schade, hatte mir mehr von der Route erhofft 😊
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Tobias Hfmn
October 31, 2020 · Community
Die Beschilderung ist entweder verwirrend oder nicht vorhanden. Nach 2 maligem Verlaufen schließlich doch noch geschafft.
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Completed this Route on October 29, 2020
Jürgen R.
September 19, 2019 · Community
Eine aussichtsreiche Tour rund um die Nürburg. Die Beschilderung ist an manchen Stellen etwas schwer zu erkennen, bzw. im Bereich von km 1,3 und 2,0 (beim alten Steinbruch hinterm Forsthaus) mit verwirrender Wegführung. Sehr informativ sind die Hinweistafeln.
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Completed this Route on September 18, 2019
Photo: Jürgen R., Community
Photo: Jürgen R., Community
Photo: Jürgen R., Community

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.7 km
Duration
3:05h
Ascent
288 m
Descent
288 m
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