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Traumpfad Höhlen- und Schluchtensteig

· 105 reviews · Hiking Route · Romantischer Rhein
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Mighty cliffs, tuff caves waiting to be explored, a jungle atmosphere in the Wolf’s Pit with its unique waterfall and bubbling springs at the wayside; impressive alternating sleepy brook valleys and panorama views.

moderate
Distance 12.4 km
3:30 h
405 m
405 m
328 m
116 m

Highlights at Traumpfad 

  • Panoramic views “Schöne Aussicht” (Beautiful View) and “Schweppenburgblick” (Schweppenburg View)
  • Viaduct for the volcano express
  • Tuff walls of the Lake Laacher volcano
  • Tuff caves
  • Ruins of the Tönisstein monastery
  • Idyllic brook valleys
  • Unspoilt Wolf’s Dell with its waterfall
  • Bubbling mineral springs at the side of the path

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Nicole Pfeifer
Update: November 24, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
328 m
Lowest point
116 m
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Rest stops

Hotel Burgklause GmbH
Seehotel Maria Laach VCH
Vulkan Waldfrieden am Laacher See

Safety information

Tips and hints

Andernach.net, Tel.:  +49 (0)2632/9879480, info@andernach.net, www.andernach-tourismus.de

Projektbüro Traumpfade, Tel.: +49 (0)261/108419, info@traumpfade.info, www.traumpfade.info

 

Traumpfade-App

Traumpfade-App für iOS: App bei iTunes download

Traumpfade-App für Android: App bei Google play download

 

Start

56626 Andernach-Kell car park Bergwege (on the K 57) (327 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.436406, 7.297884
DMS
50°26'11.1"N 7°17'52.4"E
UTM
32U 379125 5588538
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Destination

56626 Andernach-Kell car park Bergwege (on the K 57)

Turn-by-turn directions

Directly after the start at the car park near the K57, the first panoramic view is revealed in the direction of Pöntertal. Field footpaths lead through the wide plain revealing again and again new views, past gnarled fruit trees to the descent down to the idyllic Krayerbach valley. Billowing reeds and huge hedges line the way down to Kryermühle (Kryer Mill). Watercourses accompany the hiker down to the deeply carved Pönterbach valley. And soon the path goes steeply upwards to the refuge hut, and shortly afterwards, a detour to the viewpoint “Schweppenburgblick”. The further course of the trail is characterised by lovely views of the volcanic landscape.

The path, now called the Hermanns-Löns-Pfad, continues along a rock slope steeply downwards to the Jägerheim Inn (closed Inn). Here the path goes under the mighty viaduct, over a meadow through man-high walkable tuff caves. Tuff walls and the remains of the Tönisstein monastery can be discovered at the side of the path before it enters the Wolf’s Dell. Fantastic rock formations, jungle atmosphere, bubbling springs in the brook’s bed, and even a waterfall can be seen here.

The way continues on the L113 long the edge of the forest, slightly uphill to the Roman spring, where water containing CO2 and having a slight smell of sulphur bubbles out of it. The path curves into a tranquil side valley, past another bubbling spring, and then left along an uphill forest path on to an alpine plateau that reveals the impressive “Siebengebirgsblick”. Soon the starting point is reached.

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Public transport

Destination stop: Kell, mountain trails (from Andernach train station)

Line 310 (direction Dorfplatz Plaidt) to Eich, Dorfplatz - from Eich, Dorfplatz Line 312 (direction Wassenach, Unterdorf)

Destination stop: Kell, village square (from Andernach train station)

Line: 310 RegioBus: Plaidt-Kruft/Kell - Nickenich -Eich - Andernach station Lohmannstrasse

Destination stop: Jägerheim (from Brohl train station)

Line: 808 Brohl-Burgbrohl-Niederlützingen-Brohl

Destination stop: Jägerheim (from the train station, Brohltalstraße, Niederzissen)

Line: 807 Wassenach

https://www.vrminfo.de/

 

Destination stop: Bad Toenisstein train station / Jägerheim

Brohltalbahn "Vulkan-Express" (daily except Monday)

https://vulkan-express.de/

 

Getting there

A 61 Exit Niederzissen - B 412 in the direction of Brohl-Lützing/Burgbrohl/Bad Breisig - via the L113 on the K58 to Kell - Laacher Road (K 57) up to the car park

Parking

56626 Andernach-Kell, car park Bergwege (on the K 57)

56626 Andernach-Kell, Bürgerhaus car park (Pöntertalstraße)

Coordinates

DD
50.436406, 7.297884
DMS
50°26'11.1"N 7°17'52.4"E
UTM
32U 379125 5588538
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Traumpfade & Traumpfädchen Band  1: Die 18 besten Premium-Rundwanderungen an Rhein und Mosel, Ulrike Poller & Wolfgang Todt ISBN: 978-3-942779-64-7
  • 27 Premium-Rundwege Traumpfade, Jubiläumsausgabe 10 Jahre Traumpfade,  Ulrike Poller & Wolfgang Todt, ISBN: 978-3-942779-43-2

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Equipment

Sturdy shoes are recommended for the tour!

You can find trail closures at: https://www.traumpfade.info/traumpfade/wege-status/

 


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.4 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
405 m
Descent
405 m
Highest point
328 m
Lowest point
116 m
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