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Butterpfad

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The butter trail dates from the time when the farmers transported their products, especially butter and milk, via Straßenhaus and Rengsdorf to Neuwied, where they were offered for sale at the market. Following the red and white marking, you can now hike on these historical tracks between Hümmerich and Rengsdorf.
easy
Distance 12.1 km
3:23 h
191 m
287 m
389 m
243 m
Wir starten am Wanderparkplatz in Hümmerich. Auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite macht das Landhotel Fernblick seinem Namen alle Ehre (Terrasse mit Weitblick). Von hier aus führt uns der historisch interessante, ohne größere Anstrengungen zu gehende Butterpfad hinab zur Hümmericher Mühle (ehemalige Ölmühle) im lieblichen Fockenbachtal. Bald zeigt sich die Bergbauvergangenheit dieser Region, denn der Weg führt uns entlang der ehemaligen Kupfererz und Eisenstein-Gruben Alexander und Louisenglück. Nach kleinem Anstieg zu einem wunderbaren Aussichtspunkt erreichen wir Straßenhaus und können uns hier eine Erfrischung im Eiscafé Avanti gönnen. Nicht verpassen dürfen wir den Abstecher zum Mammutbaum-Wald oberhalb des Jahrsbachtales. Auf einer Waldliege können wir in Ruhe die mehr als 40 Jahre alten Baumgiganten genießen. Am Schluss unserer Wanderung heißt uns das Völkerwiesenbachtal willkommen, dann erreichen wir auch schon bald unser Ziel, die St. Kastor-Kapelle am Kurpark Rengsdorf.

Author’s recommendation

The butter path (12 km) is accessible all year round in both directions. It has only slight differences in altitude and is also ideal for inexperienced hikers. Butterpath information boards are located at historical points along the entire route.The scale museum in Hümmerich can be visited, please register with Rudi Lück on the phone number. 02687-326.Detour from the butter path to the mammoth forest near Straßenhaus and to the "Celtic graves" ground monument near Bonefeld; Observe information signs.
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Wilfried Dietz
Update: February 01, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
389 m
Lowest point
243 m
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Rest stops

Hotel Waldterrasse
Eiscafé Avanti

Safety information

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Tips and hints

http: www.wiedtal.de

Start

Hümmerich, Friedrichstrasse car park (366 m)
Coordinates:
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50.570200, 7.494661
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50°34'12.7"N 7°29'40.8"E
UTM
32U 393400 5603113
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Destination

Rengsdorf, St. Kastor Chapel, Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse

Turn-by-turn directions

From the hiking car park in Hümmerich, the path first leads a short distance through the village, past the small scale museum (if you are interested in a visit, please contact Rudi Lück at 02687-326), and then it goes through Meadows to the south. The butter path leads down the Mühlenweg into the Fockenbach valley. We pass the Franze-Loch-Hütte, on which a board gives us information about the history of this place. We reach the valley at the Hümmericher Mühle and soon come across the mining past of this region. We learn more about it at the Alexanderstollen and the former Louisenglück mine. A leisurely path through the Fockenbachtal brings us to a wonderful vantage point after a gentle ascent, and shortly afterwards we have reached Strassehaus. This is half time for our hike. We continue to the next attraction on the Butter Path: the sequoia forest above the Jahrsbach valley. The largest contiguous sequoia forest in the Rhine-Westerwald nature park was developed here. The sequoias are a bit off the butter path, but the detour is worth it. On a lounger in the forest you can find peace under the more than 40 year old tree giants. The next stop is a ground monument, a reproduced Celtic grave near Bonefeld. It is also a bit off the road and offers interesting historical information. We finally reach the Völkerwiesenbachtal via a narrow path, and now it is not far to the former Hotel Obere Mühle. Approx. 500 m further on we have reached the destination of our hike, the St. Kastor Chapel at the Rengsdorf spa park.

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Public transport

According to Hümmerich:from Neuwied train station with the 101 bus (in the direction of Straßenhaus / Horhausen) to Straßenhaus, there change to the 140 bus to HümmerichTo Rengsdorf:from Neuwied train station with the bus routes 101/131/132

Getting there

Hümmerich:From A3 exit Neuwied, then B 256 towards Horhausen, turn left after Willroth, via L270 towards Hümmerich - after approx. 2.0 km turn left to the Friedrichstrasse hiking car park at the entrance to HümmerichRengsdorf:From A3 exit Neuwied, then B 256 direction Neuwied to Rengsdorf - exit Obere Mühle / Hardert in the center of town turn left into Friedrich-Ebert-Straße and follow this to the St. Kastor chapel.from Neuwied: B256 to town center - turn right into Friedrich-Ebert-Straße and follow this to the St. Kastor chapel.

Parking

Hümmerich:Hikers' car park at the entrance to Hümmerich, FriedrichstrasseRengsdorf:Parking lot at St. Kastor-Kapelle Rengsdorf, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße

Coordinates

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50.570200, 7.494661
DMS
50°34'12.7"N 7°29'40.8"E
UTM
32U 393400 5603113
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Ankle-high walking shoes are recommended.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
12.1 km
Duration
3:23 h
Ascent
191 m
Descent
287 m
Highest point
389 m
Lowest point
243 m
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