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Contact (Route)

Westerwald Touristik-Service
Kirchstrasse 48a
D-56410 Montabaur
Telefon +49 (0)2602 30010


Deutscher Wanderverband
Wilhelmshöher Allee 157-159
D-34121 Kassel

Tel.: +49 (0)561-93873-0


Length, Start/End
235km, Herborn - Bad Hönningen
Highest elevation: 657m

Altitude profile


1. Herborn - Breitscheid 15,5 km
2. Breitscheid - Fuchskaute 13 km
3. Fuchskaute - Rennerod 15 km
4. Rennerod - Westerburg 17 km
5. Westerburg - Dreifelden 20,5 km
6. Dreifelden - Nistertal 13,5 km
7. Nistertal - Bad Marienberg 8 km
8. Bad Marienberg - Hachenburg 14,5 km
9. Hachenburg - Limbach 11 km
10. Limbach - Kloster Marienthal 20 km
11. Kloster Marienthal - Weyerbusch 17,5 km
12. Weyerbusch - Flammersfeld 14,5 km
13. Flammersfeld - Horhausen 15 km
14. Horhausen - Peterslahr/Oberlahr 8,5 km
15. Peterslahr/Oberlahr - Neustadt-Kodden 9 km
16. Neustadt-Kodden - Waldbreitbach 18 km
17. Waldbreitbach - Arienheller 13 km

Stöffel Fossil Park explores the tertiary period of Earth's history and doubles up as an industrial heritage site. The crater lake dates back 25 million years, and the interactive learning areas give you the chance to climb fixed rope routes, get involved in a number of hands-on activities, visit exhibitions and go on guided tours. Close to Stockum-Püschen, Enspel and Nistertal.

Water, woods and wondrous views

The Westerwaldsteig is a top-quality walking route that opened in May 2008. As it makes its way through the Westerwald Forest from the Rhine to the River Dill, the trail keeps its promise of water, woods and wondrous views.

The 235km trail meanders through gorges and geoparks, stops at enchanting little medieval towns and passes endless sights and attractions: the idyllic lakes of the Kroppacher Schweiz region, magnificent abbeys and secluded countryside chapels, mighty castles overlooking the Wied river, old-fashioned mills and stunning vantage points in the upper reaches of the forest. There are six nature parks in Rhineland-Palatinate and Hessen where excellent walks enjoy top priority. The Westerwaldsteig offers a workout for both mind and body with its short stages, wide variety of diversions en route and fascinating daily destinations.

Quality-certified trail

Travel Information

Public transport: By train on the Rhine route to Rheinbrohl and then bus no. 370 to Arienheller.
Car: Via the A61 (Sinzig) and B42 to Rheinbrohl-Arienheller.

Public transport: By train from Herborn heading for Betzdorf/Cologne, Ruhr area (Ruhrgebiet) or Rhine-Main.
Car: Join the A61 at Herborn.


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