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Premium circular route Bad Breisig - Breisiger Ländchen

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m 200 100 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Vulkan Eck Dietenkopf Hütte (H) Wildgehege Augustenhöhe Mönchsheide
It is a land excursion over the Rhine heights, during which the beauty of the landscape is discovered. The alternation between forest, meadow and field landscapes make the "Breisiger Ländchen" an entertaining day trip.
Distance 16.8 km
5:00 h
540 m
540 m
233 m
62 m
On the hike of our premium round trip you can enjoy great views of Arenfels Castle, the ruins of Olbrück Castle, Rheineck Castle and, in good weather, even a view to the north, to the Siebengebirge with the Drachenfels or to the south to Hammerstein Castle. Beautiful orchard meadows, varied valleys and plateaus are reached and crossed. In addition to the rich choice of refreshment stops within Bad Breisig, the hiking trail offers other great places to stop, for example at the Mönchsheide estate, the Mönchsheide airfield or the Schäferhütte.

Author’s recommendation

The carrying of larger dogs/baby carriages is limited due to a very narrow gate.
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Frank Srol
Update: March 21, 2022
Highest point
233 m
Lowest point
62 m
Best time of year

Rest stops

Hütte (H)

Safety information

General Safety Instructions :
  • Wear suitable clothing adapted to the weather, which protects you from cold and wet or heat and sun.
  • Plan your stages with appropriate breaks and use your energy sparingly.
  • Take sufficient beverages with you. Refreshments are not available everywhere.
  • Please put on appropriate hiking boots, which will give you sufficient grip even on slippery and steep or rocky and uneven paths.
  • If you feel that certain sections of the path are not accessible to you, you should avoid them. Especially in bad weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on the paths.
  • Especially in autumn, it is also important to be aware that the leaves lying on the ground can cover unevenness, roots, stones or holes in the path. You must expect this type of restricted routes when you go on a hike.
  • Particularly steep and clearly dangerous places are of course secured with railings or ropes. Please treat these safety measures as such. Railings are intended as fall protection and not as climbing scaffold or observation tower.


Tips and hints

Tourist Information Bad Breisig

Koblenzer street 39

53498 Bad Breisig

(in the spa gardens)

Tel.: 02633 / 45630



The implementation of this path was supported by the development program PAUL with the participation of the European Union and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, represented by the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Food, Viticulture and Forests.


European UNION

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Here Europe is investing in rural areas.

Project sponsor:
Romantic Rhine Tourism GmbH

A Leader Project of the Local Action Group World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley in the funding period 2007 to 2013


Bad Breisig, Römer-Thermen (62 m)
50.507143, 7.298825
50°30'25.7"N 7°17'55.8"E
32U 379372 5596401


Bad Breisig, Römer-Thermen

Turn-by-turn directions

At first, you go behind the Römer-Thermen in the direction of the train station. At the parking place of the tennis court Römer-Thermen you go into the forest. After a short time you will reach the Fichtelhütte. There is a great view of the "Goldene Meile". A flat landscape between Bad Breisig and Remagen. It got its name from the fertile soil. In the background you can see the Siebengebirge with the Drachenfels in good weather. In the foreground Arenfels Castle attracts the attention of hikers. The medieval castle was rebuilt in the 19th century by Zwirner, a master builder of the cathedral, to a neo-gothic castle.

Now it goes uphill, the Friedwald is crossed. Good observers might notice the small number plates on the trees. The plateau of the Lieshöhe is now in front of the hikers. The area was covered by loess during the ice ages, from which a fertile soil developed.

Although a height of about 200 meters has now been reached, numerous rounded stones testify to the activity of the Rhine, which once flowed at this height. The plateau is crossed and it passes numerous orchard meadows.

On the other side the road goes downhill towards Gönnersdorf. During the descent, the medieval ruins of Olbrück Castle can be seen on the horizon. 

Now we continue through meadows and pastures to Waldorf. The valley was cut into the landscape by the Vinxtbach. In former times the brook was an important border between Germania Superior and Inferior at the Romans and later between the archbishopric of Cologne and Trier. Due to the barrier even the language in the two areas had developed a little differently.

About 1km from Waldorf the path now turns off towards Wallers. Waldorf is a village with many beautiful half-timbered houses.

The route now leads through forests and fields through the characteristic landscape of the Breisiger Ländchen. Soon it goes through a small revolving gate (a very narrow, passage e.g. for larger dogs / baby carriages not possible) into a small wildlife enclosure where deer can be observed if you keep quiet. It goes downhill. After crossing the road, the hiking trail runs through the Heiligental valley to the Mönchsheide, which got its name from the cultivation of monks from the monastery Marienstatt in the Westerwald. 

At the small airport you can see many gliders on the weekends, which are pulled up by a cable winch. The manor offers itself as a place to stop for refreshments. Now the last kilometers are about to begin. Shortly before the descent, a Celtic settlement is walked through. There are once again great views of the Rhine valley, castle Arenfels, castle Rheineck and in the south is also castle Hammerstein visible. Shortly Bad Breisig will be reached.





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Public transport


By train you can reach Bad Breisig station every half hour from both directions. 

From there an access road leads directly to Breisiger Ländchen (300m).

There are also several bus lines that you can take in the city (line 800) and reach many places in the surroundings.

Getting there

  • Along the Rhine you reach Bad Breisig on the B 9.
  • From Bad Hönningen there is a car ferry to Bad Breisig.


Car park at the train station, entry can be reached on foot within five minutes.

Car park at the Roman thermal baths or behind the Roman thermal baths at the tennis court.

Car park in the spa park, entry can be reached on foot within five minutes.


50.507143, 7.298825
50°30'25.7"N 7°17'55.8"E
32U 379372 5596401
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Hiking map ,,Das Rheintal" LVermGeo; Hiking map No. 8 of the Eifelverein ISBN: 978-3-921805-99-2; Price: 9,00€
  • Hiking map with bike paths, "Eifelwandern 10 Laacher See" NaturNavi; ISBN: 978-3-96099-121-2; Price: 9,50€

Also available at the Tourist-Information Bad Breisig.

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Verena Weiden 
May 07, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? May 07, 2022
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Melanie Müller
October 09, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? October 09, 2021
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May 24, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? May 23, 2021
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16.8 km
5:00 h
540 m
540 m
Highest point
233 m
Lowest point
62 m
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