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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 14

Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 14th Leg: Herrstein - Forellenhof Reinhardtsmühle

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  • Auf dem Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
    / Auf dem Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
    Photo: K.-P. Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
  • / Uhrturm in Herrstein
    Photo: Eike Dubois, Edelsteinland - Idar-Oberstein/Herrstein
  • / Blick über die Landschaft
    Photo: Eike Dubois, Edelsteinland - Idar-Oberstein/Herrstein
  • / Aussichtspunkt am Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
    Photo: K.-P. Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
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    Photo: K.-P. Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
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Beautiful forests, deep valleys and wide heights accompany us on the Saar-Hunsrück Climb stage from Herrstein to Forellenhof Reinhardtsmühle. 
moderate
Distance 13.6 km
5:00 h
309 m
355 m
From the historic center of Herrstein, the stage leads the first kilometers parallel to the dream loop Mittelalterpfad through beautiful forests and over ridges with magnificent views. After crossing the Hosenbach valley, we experience an alternation of wide views and forest formations.

At the village of Sonnschied there are several magnificent views of the Hahnenbach valley and its surroundings before the descent into the valley begins. In the lower part we follow the course of the Steinbach until we reach the small village Rudolfshaus. From there it is another 800 m parallel to the Hahnenbach to the stage destination, the trout farm Reinhardtsmühle.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the historic center of Herrstein and Goldbach's Steine & Weine - the geological museum in Herrstein.
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Iris Müller
Update: April 29, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
450 m
Lowest point
251 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

Herrstein (311 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.780872, 7.336367
DMS
49°46'51.1"N 7°20'10.9"E
UTM
32U 380233 5515595
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Destination

Forellenhof Reinhardtsmühle

Turn-by-turn directions

The 14th stage of the Saar-Hunsrück Climb leads from Herrstein via Sonnschied to the trout farm Reinhardtsmühle on the edge of the village of Bundenbach.

The stage starts in Herrstein. Those arriving by car can use the large parking lot in Brühlstraße.The starting point is in the historic center of Herrstein, more precisely at Herrstein Castle.

From there, the first kilometers lead through forests and over mountain ranges with magnificent views. Thereby, the stage of the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig runs parallel to the dream loop Mittelalterpfad. After crossing the Hosenbach, wide views and forest formations await us. We hike to the Rabenkanzel, a large quartzite rock on the Hosenberg. We continue in a northeasterly direction, to Sonnschied. From here, the trail continues northeast and we follow the course of the Steinbach stream until we reach the small village of Rudolfshaus. From here it is another 800 m parallel to the Hahnenbach until we reach the Forellenhof Reinhardtsmühle, the stage destination. The hotel-restaurant "Forellenhof" also awaits us there.

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Public transport

Train station Idar-Oberstein Bahnhof, Mon-Fri continue with bus 346 or 351 to bus stop Herrstein, Post, (Sat+Sun continue with bus 351 (few trips) to Mörschied and 3 km walk); timetables at www.rnn.info.

Getting there

A1 exit Mehring, direction Morbach, B327 to Morbach, continue on L160 to Herrstein.

A61 exit Bad Kreuznach, direction Idar-Oberstein, B41 to exit Herrstein/Fischbach, continue on L160 to Herrstein.

Parking

Car park Brühlstrasse, Herrstein

Coordinates

DD
49.780872, 7.336367
DMS
49°46'51.1"N 7°20'10.9"E
UTM
32U 380233 5515595
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Equipment

The Saar-Hunsrück Climb is a natural path that for 65% of its route is on soft forest floor, grass paths or alongside streams. 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.

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Ernst Brill
April 23, 2015 · Community
Schöne Tour, die sich gut gehen lässt. Die Beschilderung ist gut und eindeutig.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.6 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
309 m
Descent
355 m
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