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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 24

Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 24th Leg: Oppenhausen - Udenhausen – Boppard

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  • Seilbahn Boppard
    / Seilbahn Boppard
    Photo: © Tourist Information Boppard
  • / Blick auf den Rhein bei Boppard
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
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This leg of the Saar-Hunsrück climb finally leads to Boppard, right into the UNESCO World Heritage "Upper Middle Rhine Valley".
moderate
Distance 17.9 km
6:30 h
490 m
650 m
The first part of the leg runs parallel with the “Hasenkammer” Dream Loop. All around Herrschwiesen we experience a rural idyll with agricultural space used as orchards and some beautiful views. Then we cross the wooded Brodenbachtal with long ascents and descents. The route then goes via a plateau through agricultural areas to Udenhausen where we cross the A61 at the end of the village. We ascend the Horstkopf, which offers wide views of the Eifel and Hunsrück. It then continues through varied forests towards the Middle Rhine Valley. For the last 3 km we walk in parallel to the “Mittelrhein-Klettersteig” Dream Loop. Two pubs with glorious views towards the World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley and the big Rhine loop are found on the route. We then descend towards Boppard with lots of views; we can also complete the final part in the parallel chair lift. Boppard invites to stay another night with its numerous attractions. From Boppard station there are good train and bus connections for arrival and departure.

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Herrschwiesen church

The St. Pankratius parish church, which was mentioned for the first time in 1241, was rebuilt in the Baroque style in 1743. It is in the centre of Herrschwiesen surrounded by several half-timbered houses from the 17th and 18th century.

 

Boppard old town

The town with its old town, Rhine promenade, buildings from the Roman and Middle Ages eras as well as passenger ships on the Rhine is one of the centres for the World Heritage Site Middle Rhine Valley.

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Iris Müller
Update: September 08, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
466 m
Lowest point
75 m
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Tips and hints

Tourist-Info Boppard
Marktplatz (Altes Rathaus)
56154 Boppard
Tel. 06742/3888
tourist@boppard.de
www.boppard-tourismus.de

 

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

Start

Oppenhausen (338 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.204261, 7.490376
DMS
50°12'15.3"N 7°29'25.4"E
UTM
32U 392270 5562432
w3w 
///vampires.chillier.amplitude

Destination

Boppard

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all notes on protected areas

Parking

Car park on the K119 at the entrance to Oppenhausen

Car park at the church in Pfaffenheck

Car park St. Remigusplatz in Boppard

Coordinates

DD
50.204261, 7.490376
DMS
50°12'15.3"N 7°29'25.4"E
UTM
32U 392270 5562432
w3w 
///vampires.chillier.amplitude
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

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
September 18, 2016 · Community
Diese letzte Tour bringt zwar die ersehnte Ankunft in Boppard, ist aber nach unserer Ansicht nicht so schön, wie die Etappe 23.
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When did you do this route? September 17, 2016

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.9 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
490 m
Descent
650 m
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