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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 9

Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 9th leg: Nonnweiler - Börfink/ Einschieder Hof

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  • Blick auf die Talsperre bei Nonnweiler
    Blick auf die Talsperre bei Nonnweiler
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The highlight of the 9th leg of the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig is the crossing of the imposing Celtic ring wall near Otzenhausen.
moderate
Distance 13.7 km
4:30 h
431 m
284 m
692 m
397 m
From Nonnweiler a strenuous but exciting ascent begins over 200 meters first to the Nonnweiler dam and then on to the Celtic ring wall. The prehistoric cultural monument is a Celtic fortification with around 240,000 m³ of fallen material from the former defensive wall. The transition over the defensive wall when leaving the ring wall is particularly impressive. You get a good impression of the dimensions of the facility and at the same time have wide views of the surrounding area. Then it becomes lonely, close to nature and relaxing on the ridge of the Dollberge in species-rich mountain forests. Passing the Tiroler Stein, we descend into the idyllic Traun Valley. On the last part of the descent, a narrow path winds through dense forest. Then we follow the stream of a side valley. After crossing the stream, the landscape opens up and offers us an impressive overview of the quiet Traun Valley with its nature-protected meadows and the more than 40 ponds of the Forellenhof. We reach the end of the stage via access roads.

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Dam near Nonnweiler and planetary hiking trail

Celtic ring wall near Otzenhausen


Celtic park in Otzenhausen

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Iris Müller
Update: February 24, 2022
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Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
692 m
Lowest point
397 m
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Rest stops

Hotel-Restaurant Le Temple
Forellenhof Trauntal

Safety information

The Saar-Hunsrück-Steig is a near-natural path, 65% of which is over soft forest soil, 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 Nonnweiler
Trierer Str. 5, 66620 Nonnweiler
Telefon: +49 6783 660-76
www.nonnweiler.de


Tourist-Info Birkenfelder Land
Friedrich-August-Str. 17, 55765 Birkenfeld
Telefon: +49 6782 9834570
www.birkenfelder-land.de


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

 

 

Start

Nonnweiler (397 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.612910, 6.976080
DMS
49°36'46.5"N 6°58'33.9"E
UTM
32U 353795 5497561
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Destination

Börfink/ Einschieder Hof

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Public transport

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

Parking

Parkplatz an der Talsperre Nonnweiler
Parkplatz am Ringwall Otzenhausen

Coordinates

DD
49.612910, 6.976080
DMS
49°36'46.5"N 6°58'33.9"E
UTM
32U 353795 5497561
w3w 
///sturdily.reassure.dreams
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Equipment

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

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Rating

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Rolf Lüdtke
October 28, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? October 27, 2022
Christiane We
July 11, 2021 · Community
Schöne Streckenführung, Abwechslung, absolut ruhig, perfekt ausgeschildert, viele Rastmöglichkeiten, urige Pfade. Besonders gefallen hat mir der keltische Ringwall samt Aufstieg durch die Felsenwege.
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Waltraud Minig
September 05, 2020 · Community
Wunderschöner weg. Keltischer ringwallein Erlebnis für mich.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.7 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
431 m
Descent
284 m
Highest point
692 m
Lowest point
397 m
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