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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 8

Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 8th leg: Reinsfeld - Hermeskeil - Nonnweiler

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  • Talsperre bei Nonnweiler
    / Talsperre bei Nonnweiler
    Photo: Joanna Czyrny, Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH
  • / An der Felsformation Frau Holle
    Photo: I. Müller, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
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The 8th stage of the Saar-Hunsrück Climb leads from Reinsfeld via the city of Hermeskeil to Nonnweiler.
moderate
Distance 16.1 km
5:00 h
432 m
499 m

This stage offers a successful mix of narrow brook valleys and wide views. We start at the “Frau Holle” rock formation in the Wadrilltal, reach a ridge through an idyllic side valley and walk from there on narrow forest paths into the next brook valley.
Again it goes uphill to the heights near Gusenburg. We can enjoy very beautiful views over several kilometers. Again it goes downhill into the Löstertal and then to the heights at Hermeskeil with beautiful views of Hermeskeil and the surrounding area. Hermeskeil can be reached via two access roads for overnight stays or shopping.
From the heights it goes into the romantic Forstelbachtal. A natural path runs parallel to the stream and enables a sensual experience of this natural landscape. In the second part we walk on a wider path along a long chain of ponds.
The access road to the stage destination Nonnweiler begins below the dam.

Author’s recommendation

There are numerous museums in and around Hermeskeil.
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Author
Iris Müller
Update: February 08, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
606 m
Lowest point
390 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant & Landgasthof "Kuhl"
Kallido

Safety information

The Saar-Hunsrück-Steig is a natural path, 65% of which is over soft forest floor, over grass paths or along streams. However, this special quality can also lead to problems after long periods of rain and make parts of the path more difficult to walk on. Therefore, sturdy shoes are strongly recommended.

Tips and hints

Tourist-Info Hermeskeil
Trierer Str. 49, 54411 Hermeskeil
Telefon: +49 6503 95350
www.hermeskeil.de


Tourist-Info Nonnweiler
Trierer Str. 5, 66620 Nonnweiler
Telefon: +49 6783 660-76
www.nonnweiler.de


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

 

 

Start

Felsformation „Frau Holle“ bei Reinsfeld (463 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.660947, 6.871969
DMS
49°39'39.4"N 6°52'19.1"E
UTM
32U 346425 5503108
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Destination

Nonnweiler

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Information on how to get there can be found on the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig website under Arrival

Getting there

Wanderparkplatz bei Reinsfeld

Parkplätze im Zentrum Hermeskeil
Parkplätze Ringwall, Nonnweiler-Otzenhausen

Parking

Wanderparkplatz bei Reinsfeld
Parkplätze im Zentrum Hermeskeil
Parkplätze am Ringwall, Nonnweiler-Otzenhausen

Coordinates

DD
49.660947, 6.871969
DMS
49°39'39.4"N 6°52'19.1"E
UTM
32U 346425 5503108
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

We recommend sturdy shoes (hiking boots) and weather-appropriate hiking clothing on all stages.

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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Rating

5.0
(2)
Waltraud Minig
September 05, 2020 · Community
Viel interessantes auf der Strecke zu entdecken. Die Biber Burg ist sehr schön. Freundlicher Empfang in der "Alten Mühle ". Direkt unterhalb des Stausee.
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Samstag, 5. September 2020 07:33:50
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Samstag, 5. September 2020 07:34:01
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Samstag, 5. September 2020 07:34:11
Photo: Waltraud Minig, Community
Waltraud Minig
September 05, 2020 · Community
Viel interessantes auf der Strecke zu entdecken. Die Biber Burg ist sehr schön. Freundlicher Empfang in der "Alten Mühle ". Direkt unterhalb des Stausee.
Show more
Samstag, 5. September 2020 07:33:50
Photo: Waltraud Minig, Community
Samstag, 5. September 2020 07:34:01
Photo: Waltraud Minig, Community
Samstag, 5. September 2020 07:34:11
Photo: Waltraud Minig, Community

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.1 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
432 m
Descent
499 m
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