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Wilderness Trail Weiskirchen

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You’ll be walking on legendary smuggler’s paths here and through dense and pristine forests. While hiking on this trail, you’ll get a sensation of natural calm and complete seclusion. There are some challenging ascents, featuring old quarries and rocks with rolling creek valleys.
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Distance 17.5 km
6:00 h
464 m
464 m
633 m
383 m
Wonderfully secluded, this hiking trail leads along narrow, natural paths over the heights of the "Schwarzwälder Hochwald" forest around Weiskirchen and through the two nature reserves "Wahnbachtal" and "Behlengraben". In addition, the "Herberloch", an old quarry that has developed into a natural biotope over the years, is located along the path.

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Frank Polotzek
Update: May 31, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
633 m
Lowest point
383 m
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Rest stops

Parkhotel Weiskirchen
Campingklause Weiskirchen
Gasthaus - Restaurant Johannes
Ristorante Rimini
Die Zwo
Dilan Kebap

Safety information

 

Please note:

Entering the forest and using the hiking trails is always at one’s own risk.

Depending on season and weather individual legs of hiking trails require a particularly sure foot. Therefore, please make sure to wear hiking shoes with rugged soles for traction and clothes that are appropriate for the respective season and weather conditions.

Tips and hints

Start

Open-air swimming-pool Weiskirchen; Im Hänfert, 66709 Weiskirchen (405 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.562473, 6.803831
DMS
49°33'44.9"N 6°48'13.8"E
UTM
32U 341189 5492303
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Destination

Wanderparkplatz Weiskirchen, Im Hänfert 998, 66709 Weiskirchen (Gegenüber Waldfreibad)

Turn-by-turn directions

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Public transport

By bus R1 (from Merzig train station) or R230 (‘3-Seen-Bus‘, seasonal service from Mettlach train station) to ‘Weiskirchen Kirche‘, then approx. 10 min walking   

Getting there

In order to get to Weiskirchen, take the motorway A8 from Merzig via Losheim. Via motorway A1 take exit Primstal to Wadern. In the town centre of Weiskirchen follow the signs for ‘ Kurzentrum ‘ .   On your way, you’ll reach the ‘Freibad‘ (open-air swimming-pool), the starting point of this tour.

Parking

Carpark at ‘ Freibad Weiskirchen ‘

Coordinates

DD
49.562473, 6.803831
DMS
49°33'44.9"N 6°48'13.8"E
UTM
32U 341189 5492303
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Question from Hans B. · June 04, 2020 · Community
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Rating

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September 04, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 30, 2021
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July 17, 2021 · Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.5 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
464 m
Descent
464 m
Highest point
633 m
Lowest point
383 m
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