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Long-Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 18

Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 18th Leg: Altlay - Schauren – Blankenrath

· 5 reviews · Long-Distance Hiking · Hunsrück
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  • In der Altlayer Schweiz
    In der Altlayer Schweiz
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
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Narrow paths over slate, great views and brook valleys are the highlights of this leg of the Saar-Hunsrück Climb.
moderate
Distance 16.9 km
5:30 h
867 m
818 m
474 m
208 m
The leg starts spectacularly, passing through “Altlayer Schweiz” to Hitzelbachtal and Altlayer Bachtal. The route mostly passes on narrow paths via rock formations with fantastic views of Hitselbachtal and then across to Altlayer Bachtal. On the incline to Peterswald we see a hermitage. Before and after the K51 crossing we experience spectacular panoramic views before the route goes into the wild, romantic Peterswalder Bachtal. In the lonely stream valleys there are bizarre slate rock formations. The route rises continuously to Shauren. We cross the B421 and follow the path through an agricultural landscape that offers many views to Blankenrath.

Author’s recommendation

Altlayer Schweiz

with the combination of varied rock formations, quaint woods, spectacular views and narrow paths when descending to the wild, romantic Hitzelbach.

 

Peterswald hermitage

Located in the middle of the wood, it is the destination for penitential processions on 1st May and Ascension Day. There is a Baroque altar to Mary inside and a wooden pulpit in front.

 

Blankenrath

The Blankenrath staging post has its origins in the 9th and 10th century. In the centre there are some semi-timbered buildings and the parish church, which was built in 1761, with a Roman tower from the previous church.

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Iris Müller
Update: June 24, 2022
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
474 m
Lowest point
208 m
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Tips and hints

Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH 
Balduinstr. 44 
56856 Zell (Mosel) 
Telefon: +49 6542 96220 
info@zellerland.de
www.zellerland.de

 

Internetseite des Saar-Hunsrück-Steiges: www.saar-hunsrueck-steig.de   

Start

Altlay (352 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.985117, 7.266862
DMS
49°59'06.4"N 7°16'00.7"E
UTM
32U 375755 5538415
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Destination

Blankenrath

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Parking

Edge of Altlay

Schauren

Blankenrath

Coordinates

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49.985117, 7.266862
DMS
49°59'06.4"N 7°16'00.7"E
UTM
32U 375755 5538415
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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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3.8
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Thomas Kunzelmann
September 10, 2022 · Community
Schöner sportlich herausfordernder Wanderweg. Teilweise sehr schmale Pfade mit ständig auf und ab. Manche Streckenabschnitte müssen am Halteseil geklettert werden. Die Einstufung der Etappe mit „Mittel“ ist für uns zu gering.
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When did you do this route? September 09, 2022
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Anna Struch
March 16, 2022 · Community
Christoph Kolz 
November 02, 2016 · Community
Hatte die Sternchen vergessen...
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.9 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
867 m
Descent
818 m
Highest point
474 m
Lowest point
208 m
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