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Long-Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 15

Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 15th Leg: Forellenhof Reinhardtsmühle – Rhaunen

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  • Aussichtspunkt ins Hahnenbachtal
    Aussichtspunkt ins Hahnenbachtal
    Photo: G. Dräger, Tourist-Information Rhaunen
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The leg has a great deal to offer, namely natural stillness in the impressive and original river landscape of the Hahnenbachtal.
moderate
Distance 12.2 km
4:00 h
384 m
326 m
399 m
264 m
Shortly after the start we experience fantastic views of Schmidtburg from the Middle Ages. Then we reach the former slate mine with an opportunity for a break. Next it is possible to visit a reconstructed Celtic village. The route then goes sometimes right by the stream, at other points further away, along the Hahnenbach. The last part is over Wartenberg which sometimes features lovely views towards Rhaunen and the surrounding area.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the Schmidtburg castle ruins, the Herrenberg visitor mine and the Altburg Celtic settlement.
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Iris Müller
Update: September 29, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
399 m
Lowest point
264 m
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Safety information

The Saar-Hunsrück Climb is a near-natural trail, 65% of which is over soft forest soil, grassy paths or along streams. However, this special quality can also lead to problems after longer periods of rain, and make parts of the trail difficult to walk on. Therefore, sturdy shoes are highly recommended.

Tips and hints

Tourist Information EdelSteinLand:

Office Herrstein
Brühlstrasse 16
55756 Herrstein
Phone: + 49 (0)6785 - 79 1400

Fax: + 49 6785 - 79 8 1400
info@edelsteinland.de
www.edelsteinland.de

 

Office Idar-Oberstein
Main street 419
55743 Idar-Oberstein
Phone + 49 (0)6781 - 64 871

Fax: + 49 6781 - 64 878
info@edelsteinland.de
www.edelsteinland.de

Start

Forellenhof Reinhardtsmühle (263 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.838917, 7.393607
DMS
49°50'20.1"N 7°23'37.0"E
UTM
32U 384492 5521958
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Destination

Rhaunen

Turn-by-turn directions

The 15th stage of the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig leads from Forellenhof Reinhardtsmühle, on the outskirts of the village of Bundenbach, through the Hahnenbach Valley to Rhaunen.

At Forellenhof Reinhardtsmühle we find a parking lot for hikers and can start our tour directly from there. The Saar-Hunsrück-Steig runs here parallel to the Soonwaldsteig and also to the Traumschleife Hahnenbachtal Tour.

We start through the Hahnenbach valley, where we reach a vantage point with a beautiful view of the Schmidtburg castle ruins after a short time. We continue to the Celtic settlement of Altburg, where the paths of the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig and the Soonwaldsteig separate again. We hike the Hahnenbach valley a bit more before we enter the Idarbach valley. We now follow the Idarbach to Rhaunen. Sometimes a bit distant, sometimes directly along the stream. In the last part it goes over the Wartenberg, which offers beautiful views of Rhaunen and surroundings at some points. The stage destination is thus reached.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

To start the stage: From Kirn railway station, continue with line 860 to Rudolfshaus.

From the stage destination Rhaunen back to Kirn railway station with line 860.

Further information and current timetable at www.rnn.info

Getting there

From the north:

A61 exit Reinböllen -> B50 exit Kirchberg -> Kirchberg direction Kirn, turn right twice in Rudolfshaus.

From the east/south:

A61 exit Bad Kreuznach -> B41 exit Kirn Ost direction Rhaunen -> In Rudolfshaus: turn right at the end of the village.

From the west:

A62 exit Birkenfeld -> B41 exit Kirn West direction Rhaunen -> In Rudolfshaus: turn right at the end of the village.

Parking

Hiking car park Forellenhof Reinhardtsmühle

Car park at Herrenberg visitor mine

Coordinates

DD
49.838917, 7.393607
DMS
49°50'20.1"N 7°23'37.0"E
UTM
32U 384492 5521958
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Equipment

The Saar-Hunsrück Climb is a natural path that is on soft forest floor, grass paths or alongside streams for 65% of its route. But this special quality can result in problems after long periods of rain, making parts of the route difficult to walk. We therefore recommend wearing sturdy shoes

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April 23, 2015 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.2 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
384 m
Descent
326 m
Highest point
399 m
Lowest point
264 m
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