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Contact (Route)

Tourismus Zentrale Saarland
Franz-Josef-Röder-Str. 17
66119 Saarbrücken


Deutscher Wanderverband
Wilhelmshöher Allee 157-159
D-34121 Kassel

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

Losheimer Felsenweg

Length, Start/End
13.6km, circular route starting from the church in Waldhölzbach
Highest elevation: 569m

Altitude profile
Losheimer Felsenweg


There are plenty of places for hungry hikers to refuel with mouthwatering dishes: Waldhölzbach is home to the Forellenhof country inn and the Waldhölzbacher Wirtshaus (Waldhölzbach tavern), Losheim boasts the wonderful Scheidener Stuben (Scheiden Rooms) and Scheiden itself is home to the Leineweber inn.

Quality hiking in the Saarland

Right at the heart of nature, on this trail you could be marvelling at towering rock formations one moment and experiencing new sensations on the barefoot path or crossing a stream on stepping stones the next. Historical attractions en route include a Celtic shrine and a Roman fort.

Boredom is not an option on this circular tour north of Losheim am See in Saarland, south-west Germany. Indeed it was named the best premium walking trail in Germany in 2005. Classified as moderately difficult, the route leads through hilly terrain with challenging climbs (highest point 585m, lowest 352m) and some gentle scrambles. Allow around five to six hours with breaks.

The route begins in Waldhölzbach, heads skywards to the Teufelsfelsen (devil's rocks) and continues down into the Hölzbach valley. It then switches to the picturesque Lannenbach valley, home to the Bärenfels and Adelsfels rocks, a Roman fort and a Celtic shrine. A lookout point in Scheiden offers stunning panoramic views. After the Waldhölzbach barefoot trail, the signposts guide you back to the beginning of the route.

Travel Information

Public transport: Bus RSW202 and RSW204 from and to Merzig train station.


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