Current note: Due to storm damage, a detour is currently signposted on a section of the charcoal burner trail.
Already at the starting point, an extraordinary view of the Steinbachtalsperre, the Hunsrück heights rising behind it, and the Wildenburg lookout tower towering over everything awaits you. Via meadow paths you reach a memorial plaque that reminds you of the deserted Croppenhof.
From the former Freihof it is only a few minutes to the Sensweiler lookout point. At a crossroads, the artist Gerd Edinger has created the art installation "Time-Space-Time". Seven slate steles of different sizes, positioned in the shape of a cross, are intended to make the monumental energy of millions of years old slate perceptible. Along the Steinbach and in the villages along the way you can marvel at many installed wayside signs made of different materials and in different sizes.
Safety informationNatural paths, some ascents and descents (suitable footwear and weather conditions must be observed).
Tips and hintsTourist information in EdelSteinland:
phone +49 6785 - 791400
Main street 419
Fon +49 6781 - 64871
Getting thereA1 exit Mehring, drive to Thalfang, from there on L164, then B422 and L162 (Langweiler, Bruchweiler) or B422 (Kempfeld-Katzenloch)
A61 exit Bad Kreuznach, direction Idar-Oberstein, B41 to exit Herrstein/Fischbach, via L160, then L162 (Langweiler/Bruchweiler) or L178 (Kempfeld-Katzenloch)
ParkingParking is available at the entry points: Entrance portal in Langweiler, near the parking lot of the monastery hotel Marienhöh (for navigation: Marienhöh, 55758 Langweiler). Entrance portal in Katzenloch (hikers' parking lot at the waterworks in 55758 Kempfeld-Katzenloch, on L178 towards Kempfeld). Entry point in 55758 Bruchweiler (access road, distance approx. 2 km).
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EquipmentHiking boots required!
Our tips for carefree hiking pleasure:Hiking is the perfect sport.
With the right clothing and the right shoes it is twice as much fun. Functional clothing, poles and breathable rucksacks are comfortable when hiking. But good shoes are indispensable. Sturdy jogging or leisure shoes are only suitable for short distances on level paths at best. For longer distances we recommend sturdy hiking boots with non-slip soles. Also remember to bring sun protection and a drink. One litre of water is ideal.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- 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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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.