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    Holzbachschlucht mit wildbachartigem Charakter - direkt am Westerwald-Steig. Photo: Dominik Ketz Fotografie

Hiking in Westerwald

Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Westerwald. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful hiking routes.
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The 10 Most Beautiful hiking routes in Westerwald

Das Gipfelkreuz am Bärenkopp
Hiking trail · Westerwald
Wäller Tour Bärenkopp
recommended route Difficulty difficult
11.8 km
3:30 h
346 m
350 m
This Wäller Tour shows Waldbreitbach and the Wiedtal from its most beautiful side. Magnificent views from the heights, the idyllic Wiedtal, the monastery St. Marienhaus and numerous paths ensure hiking pleasure. 
Ausblick vom Teufelsberg
Hiking trail · Westerwald Mountain Range
Wäller Tour Brexbachschluchtweg (round tour - premium hiking trail)
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
16.4 km
5:00 h
282 m
282 m
The certified premium hiking trail Brexbachschluchtweg leads 16.4 km from Grenzau through the wild and romantic Brexbach valley and offers great views of the Rhine plain and the Westerwald.
Idyllischer Waldweg Wäller Tour Eisenbachtal
Hiking trail · Westerwald Mountain Range
Wäller Tour Eisenbachtal (round tour - premium hiking trail)
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
9 km
3:30 h
157 m
157 m
A refreshing walk always along the water! This 9 km long circular path is especially suitable for families with children and is ideal for a hike in summer.
Aussichtskanzel bei Rüscheid
Hiking trail · Westerwald
Wäller Tour Iserbachschleife
recommended route Difficulty difficult
21 km
7:30 h
594 m
594 m
Magnificent panoramic views, lovely stream valleys and historical buildings are the highlights of the eventful Wäller Tour Iserbach loop. The 20.8 km long route is quite demanding, but a shortcut enables the Iserbach loop to be divided into two moderate stages.
Hiking trail · Westerwald
Wäller Tour Hohe Hahnscheid
recommended route Difficulty moderate
10.4 km
3:00 h
224 m
223 m
Attractive landscape combined with historical and geological features, charming views and sites of Christian faith, also called "devotional path".
Ausblick bei Kapelle Kadenbach
Hiking trail · Westerwald
Wäller Tour Augst
recommended route Difficulty moderate
14.1 km
5:00 h
381 m
382 m
The Wäller Tour Augst leads on approx. 14 km kilometers with varied ascents and descents past historically significant sights, such as the Sporkenburg castle ruins near Eitelborn.A connection to the Wäller Tour Augst is also possible in Simmern and the access road with a total length of 3.5 kilometers signposted from there.
Kloster Marienthal
Hiking trail · Westerwald
WesterwaldSteig adventure loop "Marienthal Monastery and the End of the World
recommended route Difficulty difficult
12.1 km
4:30 h
377 m
352 m
Fantastic distant views and a partly very demanding profile: this circular tour makes some demands, but the efforts are richly rewarded.
Action mit Ausblick!
Hiking trail · Rengsdorf
Kleiner Wäller "Zwergenweg 2" - promenade
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
4.5 km
1:18 h
99 m
100 m
Bat in the Laubachtal. A hike for children: Here even the little ones can learn about bats, marvel at caves and enjoy nature.
Der Klosterweg endet am Stern von Bethlehem im Weihnachtsdorf Waldbreitbach
Hiking trail · Westerwald
Wäller Tour Klosterweg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
18.2 km
7:00 h
497 m
641 m
The Klosterweg as a certified premium hiking trail crosses the Rengsdorfer Land as a route stage for almost 18 adventurous kilometers and connects the Rheinsteig in Rengsdorf with the Westerwald-Steig in Waldbreitbach. A constant alternation between ascent and descent through three stream valleys and fantastic views make the Klosterweg a unique hiking experience in the Westerwald region.
Hiking trail · Westerwald
WesterwaldSteig adventure loop "Romantic Lake District"
recommended route Difficulty easy
15 km
4:30 h
178 m
182 m
Here the name says it all: the "Romantic Lake District" adventure loop is a varied tour that always offers beautiful views of lakes and ponds.
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Long distance hiking trail · Westerwald Mountain Range
Westerwald-Steig – Complete Trail (East - West)
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multi-stage route
Distance 240.1 km
Duration 68:00 h
Ascent 4,624 m
Descent 4,740 m

The Westerwald-Steig is a trail with magnificent views. It spans 235 kilometres from Herborn to Rheinbrohl over mountains, romantic gorges and ...

from Katrin Cramer,   Westerwald - Ganz nach deiner Natur!
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 18.5 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 291 m
Descent 304 m

On the heights of the Westerwald, the two top trails Rothaarsteig and WesterwaldSteig can be ideally combined into a circular tour.

from Michael Sterr,   Westerwald - Ganz nach deiner Natur!

Wäller Touren


Durch den Ökoforst im Wildenburger Land by Harald
November 27, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? November 27, 2022
Photo: Harald Müller, Community
12.09.2021 10:15:18 Wiedtal-Grate ab Niederbreitbach by Mr.
November 13, 2022 · Community
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