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Traumschleife Burgstadt-Pfad (Burgstadt Trail Dream Loop)

· 27 reviews · Hiking Route · Hunsrueck
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  • Ruhebank am Seerosenteich
    / Ruhebank am Seerosenteich
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Pfad-Idylle
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Burgstadt-Pfad Postweg
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Kräuterspirale
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Sturmerlebnispfad Kyrill
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Klangspiel
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Kyrillpfad
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Blick in die Lärche
    Photo: Werner Dupuis, Tourist-Information Kastellaun
  • / Bienenhotel
    Photo: Iris Müller, Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
m 550 500 450 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Sturmwurferlebnispfad Kyrill Biomassekraftwerk Waldspielplatz Mönchsstraße Jüdischer Friedhof Soonwaldblick Seerosenteich Forsthaus

The Burgstadt Trail Dream Loop is a restorative, easy round tour for relaxing south of Kastellaun, leading through mighty, unspoiled and yet light-filled forests on narrow paths and old mail routes with a number of surprising high points. An idyllic meadow by a waterlily pond right in the middle of the forest invites to linger. The highlight at the end of the trail is the windthrow experience path “Kyrill”.

This hiking trail is suitable for families and has been awarded 72 experience points by the German Hiking Institute.

Distance 6.7 km
2:15 h
85 m
87 m
495 m
441 m
In the south, Kastellaun stretches out towards a plateau that is characteristic for the Hunsrück, where the ice age left the landscape levelled, creating ideal conditions for superb hikes today.

Author’s recommendation

An excursion from the Jewish cemetery to the “Hohe Buch” lookout point is worth the effort (500 m).
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Iris Müller
Update: January 25, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
495 m
Lowest point
441 m
Best time of year

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Tips and hints


Portal Burgstadt-Pfad (443 m)
50.066134, 7.452936
50°03'58.1"N 7°27'10.6"E
32U 389280 5547130


Portal Burgstadt-Pfad

Turn-by-turn directions

The Burgstadt trail starts off near the Schinderhannes cycle route at a “portal” showing the castle and town silhouette of Kastellaun. The town can still be seen for several hundred meters along the path, which crosses a small stream and happens upon a biomass power plant (0.5 km), an ecological showcase project at the edge of the forest. Dwelling on this theme, the trail now leads past a forester’s lodge (0.8 km), crosses the road to Spesenroth, and then immediately disappears in the dense forest. After a short stretch, the “Pfingstwald” resting area invites to a number of games. Having crossed two small streams soon after, we recognize how important the Jewish community used to be in Kastellaun from the Jewish cemetery just out of town (1.5 km). Back in the “Pfingstwald” forest, the trail then approaches the Trimmbach stream (1.9 km), where the water pushes up to the surface in the dense grass. The next striking juncture to follow is marked by the “Mönchstrasse parking site” (2.1 km), where the forest is drastically transformed, now alternating between spruce and deciduous. The following sections highlight the wide, open landscape that is so characteristic for the Hunsrück. From the “Soonwaldblick” lookout point (3.2 km), we experience a grand vista of the Soonwald mountain range, ca. 15 km away to the south. Preferring the mysterious atmosphere of the tranquil forest, the route then crosses broad forestry trails on several occasions while leading us right through the middle of this otherwise dense wood. We next happen upon the trail’s idyllic high point at the “Waterlily Pond” which, although not all that large, still has space for a small island in its silvery, shimmering waters (4.3 km). Here, with roughly half the round tour behind us, a picnic area beckons to rest. The path then dives into the dense wood once more, ultimately reaching the Mönchstrasse forest playground (5.5 km).  Walking beside a long trench left behind by an ancient road, we are now drawing ever closer to the starting point of our tour again. On the way, we get a view of the forest adventure park, a rope course with suspension bridges at vertiginous heights. Then the trail leads into an area of forest destroyed by storm “Kyrill” in 2007 (6.5 km). With great effort, rangers have created a path here that leads right through this mess of trees, gigantic roots and deep holes with ladders and platforms, enabling us to experience the vehemence of this catastrophe up close even today. We climb through this overthrown forest astonished, finally arriving back at the portal marking the start of the Burgstadt trail.


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Getting there



50.066134, 7.452936
50°03'58.1"N 7°27'10.6"E
32U 389280 5547130
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Broschüre "Erlebnis Traumschleifen" mit Wegskizzen, Höhenprofile, Kurzbeschreibungen und Einkehrtipps zu allen 111 Traumschleifen
und Traumschleifen-Übersichtskarte - leichte Faltkarte mit grober Lageübersicht aller 111 Traumschleifen

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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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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.

Questions and answers

Question from Alice Schweisel · May 13, 2021 · Community
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Answered by Christina Kiese · May 14, 2021 · Community
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Question from Johannes C. · May 15, 2020 · Community
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Answered by Iris Müller · May 15, 2020 · Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
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Günther Petersen
November 23, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? November 23, 2021
Dirk Radermacher
June 14, 2021 · Community
Photo: Dirk Radermacher, Community
Photo: Dirk Radermacher, Community
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Nach etwa 300 m Zuweg  geht es richtig los mit dem Wanderweg
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6.7 km
2:15 h
85 m
87 m
Highest point
495 m
Lowest point
441 m
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