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Long-distance hikes 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 long-distance hikes.
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The 10 Most Beautiful long-distance hikes in Westerwald

Das Rheinsteig-Logo begleitet uns während der gesamten Tour.
Long distance hiking trail
The Rheinsteig
Premium content Difficulty moderate Multi-stage route
327.5 km
102:00 h
10,093 m
10,064 m
On varied paths, the Rheinsteig leads through the narrow valleys of the Rhine. Between Bonn, Koblenz and Wiesbaden there are spectacular views of the culture and landscape of the Rhine valley.
Long distance hiking trail · Binnenland Schleswig-Holstein
European Long Distance Trail E1 - German section from Flensburg to Constance
Premium content Difficulty difficult closed
1,928.5 km
518:00 h
26,374 m
25,977 m
The German section of the European long-distance hiking trail E1 runs well signposted once across Germany – from Flensburg in the north to Konstanz in the south.
Long distance hiking trail · Romantischer Rhein
Limes Hiking Trail Westerwald
recommended route Difficulty moderate
71.9 km
22:00 h
1,667 m
1,651 m
The approximately 70 km long Limes hiking trail from Rheinbrohl through the Westerwald to Bad Ems traces the footsteps of the Romans along reconstructed Limes watchtowers, forts, fortifications, ditches and ruins of Roman baths 
Im Herbst zeigt sich der Rothaarsteig in den schillderndsten Farben.
Long distance hiking trail · Sauerland
The Rothaarsteig
Premium content Difficulty difficult
178.3 km
50:00 h
3,161 m
3,400 m
On the Rothaarsteig we cross the Sauerland, the Wittgensteiner Bergland and the Siegerland to the Dill-Bergland on the „Weg der Sinne”. 160 km take us from Brilon in the Hochsauerland to Dillenburg at the foot of the Westerwald.
Wanderer am Manrother See
Long distance hiking trail · Westerwald
Westerwald-Steig Stage 14: Horhausen - Strauscheid (East - West)
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 14
16.9 km
6:00 h
562 m
616 m
This stage of the trail leads from Horhausen past the legendary 'Bildeiche' oak tree to Peterslahr in the Lahrer Herrlichkeit region and through the Bertenauer Kopf nature reserve to Strauscheid.
An der Wied
Long distance hiking trail · Westerwald Mountain Range
Wiedweg 03. Etappe Altenkirchen - Oberlahr
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
16.5 km
5:00 h
163 m
208 m
Raiffeisenland - the cradle of cooperatives according to F.W. Raiffeisen and the natural Wiedtal with its romantic river loops.
Long distance hiking trail · Westerwald Mountain Range
Wiedweg 05. Etappe Neustadt (Wied) - Arnsau
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 5
15.3 km
5:30 h
410 m
435 m
At the center of the Wied: natural beauty and wide views.
Long distance hiking trail · Romantischer Rhein
Rheinsteig Stage 7: Rengsdorf–Sayn (north–south)
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 7 Open
15.4 km
5:00 h
240 m
470 m
This stage of the Rheinsteig takes us back towards the Rhine. In addition to the various cultural attractions in Bendorf-Sayn, the trail also runs right past the zoo in Neuwied.
Gutenfels Castle stands on a rocky spur 110 m above the town of Kaub.
Long distance hiking trail · WIESBADEN RHEINGAU
The Rheinsteig: Lorch to Bonn
Premium content Difficulty moderate
236.2 km
76:30 h
8,221 m
8,250 m
The Rheinsteig takes us on a total of 23 stages from Wiesbaden to Bonn and thus runs through the three federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse. We experience an incomparable variety of landscapes, historical buildings and sites as well as many cultural highlights. We divide the 320 km into short daily stages, where we experience the beauty and diversity of the Rhine Valley anew every day.
Blick auf die Wied
Long distance hiking trail · Romantischer Rhein
Rheinsteig Stage 6: Leutesdorf–Rengsdorf (north–south)
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 6 Open
18.5 km
6:00 h
614 m
480 m
On this stage of the Rheinsteig the trail cuts away from the Rhine to pass through the foothills of the Westerwald.
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Wiedwanderweg by mohr
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Westerwald-Steig Stage 4: Rennerod - Westerburg (East - West) by
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