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Imsbach Officer's Trail in Theley

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On the "Officers' Trail" we hike on shady forest paths around the Imsbach estate, which gave this tour its name. Wonderful views of the Schaumberger Land and the Hochwald open up along the way.
moderate
Distance 11.1 km
3:00 h
120 m
120 m
463 m
345 m

The name "Offizierspfad" (Officers' Path) picks up on the history of the Imsbach farm estate, which had its heyday at the beginning of the 19th century. Louis Lapointe received the Hofgut from Napoleon as a reward for his military successes. He subsequently shaped the area around the Hofgut into a landscape park.

The trail leads us through extensive forest landscapes along the former border of the Saar region to the German Reich as well as the former border of the Imsbach farm estate to the district of Mettnich (part of today's Primstal, municipality of Nonnweiler). Along the way, we pass numerous historic boundary stones and the Rötel district between Theley and Selbach. The magnificent views reach as far as the Schaumberger Land, the Hochwald and the Freisener Höhe.

On the way back, we pass the Johann-Adams-Mühle. In the shady courtyard, you can take a rest in one of the last preserved mill buildings in the Saarland. We then come to the Imsbach estate with its restored chapel. At the idyllic pond, we can once again enjoy the nature of the Saarland before returning to the starting point.

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Miriam Frietsch
Update: January 16, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
463 m
Lowest point
345 m
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Track types

Asphalt 5.23%Dirt road 4.57%Forested/wild trail 43.79%Path 46.39%
Asphalt
0.6 km
Dirt road
0.5 km
Forested/wild trail
4.9 km
Path
5.2 km
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Tips and hints

Tourism Saarland

www.sankt-wendeler-land.de

Start

Selbach car park near Theley (448 m)
Coordinates:
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49.533706, 7.030136
DMS
49°32'01.3"N 7°01'48.5"E
UTM
32U 357469 5488652
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Destination

Selbach car park near Theley

Turn-by-turn directions

Our hike begins at the car park in Selbach. We walk straight ahead into the Kreuzwald forest, pass a first viewpoint and then enter the Katharinenwald forest. Here we take the second turn to the left and walk across meadows in the direction of Hofgut Imsbach. Before that, however, our path describes a bend and we cross the Imsbach.

The hiking trail leads us again over forest paths in the direction of Haneckerwald. At the fork, we turn right and walk through the Haneckerwald to the Johann-Adams-Mühle. Walk around the mill on the right and finally, after crossing the Imsbach again, you reach the Imsbach farm. After the estate, we cross the stream again and walk along the right bank at the edge of the Rötelwald forest until we cross a hiking trail, which we follow to the right.

Then turn left and walk through the Petereiwald forest to the spring at Bruderborn. We return to the car park along the foothills of the Kreuzwald forest.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

A1 to exit Primstal/Theley

 

Parking

Selbach car park

 

Coordinates

DD
49.533706, 7.030136
DMS
49°32'01.3"N 7°01'48.5"E
UTM
32U 357469 5488652
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Questions and answers

Question from Rosa Schuh · January 16, 2020 · Outdooractive Premium
Hallo Liebes Team, kann der Pfad auch gut mit einem Kinderwagen gelaufen werden? LG Rosa
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Answered by Svenja Trachte  · January 16, 2020 · Outdooractive Editors
Hallo Rosa, vielen Dank für deine Nachricht. Leider arbeitet die Erstellerin der Tour nicht mehr in unserem Haus und wir möchten dir keine falschen Informationen geben. Ich habe auf unserem Portal aber eine nahezu identische Tour von unserem Partner, der Tourismus Zentrale Saarland, gefunden. Poste deine Anfrage doch einfach mal dort! Tafeltour Offizierspfad Imsbach Viele Grüße und viel Spaß beim Wandern, Svenja aus der Outdooractive Redaktion
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Rating

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Ha He 
October 20, 2021 · Community
Schöne Tour die überwiegend auf Waldpfaden entlangführt. Sehr gut ausgezeichnet mit der Kochmütze auf weißem Grund. Vorsicht vor dem 'Wurzeltroll', der die WanderInnen so manches mal stolpern läßt. Der kleine Abzweig in den 'Märchenwald" ist nicht nur für Kinder interessant. Mehrere Rastplätze laden zu Picknick ein.
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When did you do this route? October 20, 2021
Sandra B.
April 14, 2021 · Community
Sehr gut ausgeschildert 👍🏻. Gewandert wird fast nur auf Pfaden,was ein schönes Gefühl beim wandern gibt. Es gibt des öfteren Sitzmöglichkeiten. Auch wir haben einen schönen Platz für unsere Brotzeit gefunden. Weitsicht gibt es eher selten. Für Hunde ist diese Tour gut geeignet,für Kinderwagen nicht. Aktive Zeit etwa 3 Stunden. Am Ende der Tour könnte man sehr gut bei der Johann Adams Mühle einkehren (wegen Corona, leider bei uns nicht geöffnet ).
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When did you do this route? April 14, 2021
M. K.
November 16, 2020 · Community
Schöne Tour & einfach zu gehen 🚶‍♀️
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When did you do this route? November 15, 2020
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.1 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
120 m
Descent
120 m
Highest point
463 m
Lowest point
345 m
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