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Fürstin-Margaretha-Weg: Aremberg-Wershofen-Eichenbach-Antweiler-Aremberg

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On the traces of Princess Margaretha

The | Fürstin-Margaretha-Weg  runs through the former Duchy of Arenberg and invites you to discover the history of Princess Margaretha.

The route can be completed in two stages via a short connection.

moderate
Distance 28.5 km
7:30 h
714 m
717 m
550 m
260 m
The circular hike | Following in the footsteps of Princess Margaretha with beautiful views leads you through almost untouched valleys and mountain ranges of the Eifel.

From Wershofen you have a fantastic view of the unmistakable Aremberg. In Aremberg, the tower of the once imposing fortification, built around 1854 from the surrounding rubble and remains of the wall, rises today.

 

The route can also be carried out in two stages via a short connection.

 

Highlights along the way:

  • Arenberg castle and palace ruins    
  • Parish Church of St. Nikolaus, Aremberg    
  • Guardian Angel Chapel, Aremberg    
  • Historic mill Gillig, Antweiler    
  • St. Maximin Church, Antweiler    
  • Strohner Heiligenhäuschen    
  • Filialkirche 14 Nothelfer, Eichenbach    
  • Statue from the Eifler original "Bläke Fritz", Eichenbach    
  • Dreisbachtal    
  • Kottenborner Kreuz lookout point, Wershofen
  • glider airfield

Author’s recommendation

Attractive hiking packages with bed and breakfast, tour description and many other options: https://www.hocheifel-nuerburgring.de >> Hiking >> Hiking trips
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
550 m
Lowest point
260 m
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Rest stops

Restaurant in the "Burgschänke Aremberg"
Restaurant in the Country Inn "Landgasthaus Pfahl"
Restaurant in the Hotel Kastenholz
Restaurant in the Country Inn "Zum Wiesengrund"
Gästehaus-Café Frank

Safety information

After long periods of rain, muddy passages, e.g. in the Dreisbachtal shortly before the tunnel, cannot be ruled out.

For your own safety, please always stay on the designated paths and do not leave them.

Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring

Kirchstraße 15 - 19

53518 Adenau

Tel.: (+49) 2691 305-122

Fax: (+49) 2691 305-196

E-Mail:

www.hocheifel-nuerburgring.de

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Start

Wanderparkplatz, Kapellenstraße, 53533 Aremberg (539 m)
Coordinates:
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50.415481, 6.807287
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50°24'55.7"N 6°48'26.2"E
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32U 344220 5587125
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Destination

Wanderparkplatz, Kapellenstraße, 53533 Aremberg

Turn-by-turn directions

The hiking route leads from Aremberg via Kapellenstrasse towards the state border of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lommersdorf. From Kapellenstrasse you have a beautiful view of the Nürburg and the Nürburgring. The path continues past the Guardian Angel Chapel. After World War II, bread from the surrounding villages was blessed in the chapel once a year. At the state border of North Rhine-Westphalia, hike up to the right via the K7 district road into the state forest. At the forester's house Gierscheid the path goes left into the valley along the Gierscheidsseifen to the Dreisbach. At this intersection there is a seating area that invites you to picnic. To the right, the path leads along the Dreisbach, past a beautiful pond. Then comes a crossroads where you go half left up towards Wershofen. Below the sports field, the path leads out of the forest to the L74 road. Go right to Wershofen. In Wershofen turn right into Nordstraße to the Hotel Kastenholz where a large game reserve can be viewed. Here the path crosses the L74 again. In the direction of Kottenbornerstraße to the Kottenborner Chapel. From here you have a very good all-round view. When the weather is nice, to Cologne Cathedral. Here, too, a seating area invites you to picnic. The hiking trail leads past the chapel, across meadows through the forest, downhill towards Laufenbacher Hof. Once at the bottom, the path crosses the L73 and the Dreisbach until just before the tunnel. From here it goes uphill to the right, on the left you can see the village of Fuchshofen. The path continues to the meadows of Eichenbach. On the right you can see Wershofen and Ohlenhard, after a few 100 m there is a beautiful open hiking hut on the left. There are information boards on which the native animals from the region can be seen. After approx. 400 m there is a chapel, from here you can see Eichenbach. There is no cell phone connection in town, regardless of the network. Whoever wants to have peace is right here. Past the restaurants, the path turns left into Meisenweg in the direction of Antweiler. Halfway up the path you can see Reifferscheid and Winnerath on the left. We continue down the Beech Avenue to Antweiler past the Fürstin-Margaretha-Schule. After 100 m the path goes right up to the starting point in Aremberg. Halfway there is another beautiful view, left up past a chapel to Aremberg, where the Burgschänke again invites you to linger.

Aremberg - 10.1 km Wershofen - 10.5 km Eichenbach - 4.3 km Antweiler 3.0 km Aremberg

All the local gastronomic establishments have been awarded the | Wanderbaren Deutschland seal of quality and thus guarantee a high level of quality.

The route is consistently marked with the trail logo.

In Wershofen it is possible to shorten the route: To do this, turn off the main road in the town center onto Dreißbachstraße and follow the signs for the connecting route, which is marked with a "V". After approx. 3 km you will reach Eichenbach.(Alternatively, you can also follow the route | In the footsteps of old mills, which runs parallel to the main hiking trail of the Eifelferein | Wasserfallweg and reaches Eichenbach after about 2 km.)

There is also a shortcut via a connecting path between Eichenbach and Aremberg.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

DB Bahn:

Ahrtalbahn: Remagen - Ahrbrück station

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

 

Bus:

Line 863: Ahrbrück train station - Adenau, Markt

Line 864: Adenau, Markt - Wershofen - Antweiler

Line 817: Adenau, Markt - Antweiler - Aremberg - Eichenbach(limited offer: only on school days, not on weekends!)

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

 

Taxi:

Taxi am Ring, Astrit Avdiu, Burgstr. 7c, 53520 Nürburg, Tel .: 02691/5760311 or Tel .: 0177/4554447
Transport up to 8 people

Car rental Friedrichs-Pletsch, Hauptstr. 27, 53534 Barweiler, Tel .: 02691/9399822
Transport up to 4 people possible (in a car)

Taxi and rental car Wenzel, Alte Hofstraße 20, 53520 Insul, Tel .: 02695/275
Transport up to 4 people possible (in one car)

Hoffmann taxi and courier service, Sprungschanzenstraße 2, 53520 Nürburg, Tel .: 02691/8182
Transport up to 8 people possible (in a car)

Getting there

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

Parking

START: Wanderparkplatz, Kapellenstrasse, 53533 Aremberg

further starting points in the places Wershofen, Eichenbach and Antweiler with parking facilities at all participating restaurants.

Coordinates

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50.415481, 6.807287
DMS
50°24'55.7"N 6°48'26.2"E
UTM
32U 344220 5587125
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

| Bold and firm, with vertical wall towers .. like a crown by Michael Losse, ISBN 978-3-7954-1774-1

| The Dukes of Arenberg by Peter Neu, Arenberg Foundation, Essen

Brochure castle ruins Arenberg, Förderverien Burgruine Arenberg e.V.

Brochure Spurensuche - in search of traces available at the Tourist Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map no. 11 of the Eifelverein | Hocheifel-Nürburgring Oberes Ahrtal, topographic map 1: 25000 with coordinate grid for GPS users, ISBN 3-921805-92-3

Hiking map No. 12 of the Eifelverein Blankenheim | Oberes Ahrtal, topographic map 1: 25000 with coordinate grid for GPS users, ISBN 978-3-921-805-84-8

Equipment

Medium-high, sturdy hiking shoes recommended, weatherproof clothing.

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Rating

4.3
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Lydia Sion
March 28, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? March 28, 2021
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Volker Schaak
September 13, 2018 · Community
Landschaftlich sehr schöne Tour mit vielen tollen Ausblicken. Bin den kompletten Weg gelaufen, aber man kann von Wershofen gut nach Eichenbach (oder eben anders herum, je nach Laufrichtung) abkürzen, wenn's einem zu viel wird. Die Beschilderung ist manchmal etwas lückenhaft (grade im Vergleich z.B. mit dem Rothaarsteig, von dem ich ein Teil eine Woche zuvor gelaufen bin). Da der Start in Antweiler war, kam die ordentliche Steigung nach Aremberg zum Glück gleich zu Beginn. In Eichbach gibt es nur noch das Gasthaus "Wiesengrund", das Gasthaus "Eichenbach" hat seit längerer Zeit geschlossen.
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When did you do this route? September 11, 2018
Konrad Friedgen
July 23, 2018 · Community
Auf den Spuren der Fürstin Margaretha, die im 16. Jahrhundert auf Burg Arenberg residierte, führt diese schöne, 28 Kilometer lange Rundwanderung sicherlich nicht ganz in Premiumqualität, dafür fehlen die von jedem Wanderer so sehr geschätzten schmalen Pfade und felsigen Steige im Streckenprofil, durch das ehemalige Herzogtum Arenberg im Adenauer Land. Die Ortschaften Wershofen, Eichenbach, Antweiler und Aremberg sind in die abwechslungsreiche Streckenführung eingebunden, die fast vollständig auf breiten Wald- und Wiesenwegen in ständigem Auf- und Ab durch das hügelige Ahrgebire läuft und in verträumte Tallagen hinein fällt. Dabei weiß die Runde mit ihren herrlichen Weitsichten trefflich zu punkten. Die Route verlängert sich allerdings noch einmal um mindestens zwei Kilometer, wenn man den Abstecher von Aremberg hinauf zur Schlossruine Arenberg unternimmt. Deshalb kann es hilfreich sein, den Fürstin-Margaretha-Weg in zwei Tagesetappen zu begehen. In diesem Fall sollte man, wie wir es getan haben, in Wershofen starten und in Aremberg im Hotel-Gasthof "Zur Burgschänke" übernachten. Den Aufstieg zur Burg legt man in diesem Falle zweckmäßiger Weise an den Beginn des zweiten Wandertages. Die Streckenlängen belaufen sich bei einer solchen Aufteilung am 1. Tag auf 17, und am 2. Wandertag auf moderate 13 Wanderkilometer. Hier ein Link zum ausführlichen und bebilderten Wanderbericht der Wehrer Watzmänner: https://www.die-wehrer-watzmaenner.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=364:ahrgebirge-fuerstin-margaretha-weg&catid=13:eifel&Itemid=105
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When did you do this route? July 19, 2018
Kleine Kapelle am Kottenborner Kreuz
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Traumhafte Fernsichten vom Kottenborner Kreuz
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Reetgedeckte Bauernkate in Eichenbach
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Auf dem Weg nach Aremberg
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Die Ortschaft Aremberg beim Aufstieg zur Schlossruine Arenberg
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Die Schlossruine Arenberg auf dem Aremberg
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Waldpfade im Lommersdorfer Wald
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Fischteich im Schalkenbachtal
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moderate
Distance
28.5 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
714 m
Descent
717 m
Highest point
550 m
Lowest point
260 m
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