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Long-Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 2

Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 26th leg: Stausee Kell - Bonerath - Riveris - Waldrach - Kasel/ Mertesdorf

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  • Auf den Höhen bei Bonerath
    Auf den Höhen bei Bonerath
    Photo: Eike Bock (Dubois), Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH
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This leg of the Saar-Hunsrück climb leads from the heights of the Hunsrück into the idyllic Ruwer valley with its wine villages.
moderate
Distance 20.2 km
6:00 h
471 m
788 m
642 m
151 m

We say goodbye to the reservoir in Kell and climb steadily uphill through a beautiful brook valley into the Osburger Hochwald. There we experience one of the highlights of the stage. We cross the moor at the Rösterbruch with birch trees, peat moss cushions and pipe grass.
Then the long descent into the Ruwer valley begins, which first leads us through the deep forests of the Osburger Hochwald. After crossing a street we experience sensational views as far as Bonerath as far as the Eifel. Then it goes through an atmospheric valley down to the Riveris dam. At the most beautiful view of the dam, a particularly large bench invites you to rest. We then explore the “Langenstein” rock formation and reach the Ruwer valley, which near Waldrach offers us a particularly beautiful passage directly on the Ruwer. The day's destination is the atmospheric wine towns of Kasel and Mertesdorf.

Author’s recommendation

Weyrichsbruch - spring moor at the Rösterkopf
Riveris dam near Riveris
Replica of the Roman aqueduct in Waldrach

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Author
Iris Müller
Update: July 29, 2022
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
642 m
Lowest point
151 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.07%Dirt road 6.51%Forested/wild trail 49.15%Path 28.66%No marked trail 13.67%Road 1.92%
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0 km
Dirt road
1.3 km
Forested/wild trail
9.9 km
Path
5.8 km
No marked trail
2.8 km
Road
0.4 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Weingut Weis

Safety information

The Saar-Hunsrück-Steig is a natural path, 65% of which is over soft forest floor, over grass paths or along streams. However, this special quality can also lead to problems after long periods of rain and make parts of the path more difficult to walk on. Therefore, sturdy shoes are strongly recommended.

Tips and hints

Start

Kell am See (473 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.645793, 6.813196
DMS
49°38'44.9"N 6°48'47.5"E
UTM
32U 342135 5501545
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Destination

Kasel/ Mertesdorf

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Public transport

Information on how to get there can be found on the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig website under Arrival

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Coordinates

DD
49.645793, 6.813196
DMS
49°38'44.9"N 6°48'47.5"E
UTM
32U 342135 5501545
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Equipment

We recommend sturdy shoes (hiking boots) and weather-appropriate hiking clothing on all stages.

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4.5
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Aurora (Aurorawillwandern.com) 
July 24, 2017 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 21, 2017
Stausee Kell
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Nähe Quellgebiet der Ruwer
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Quellmoor
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Aussicht übers Ruwertal
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am Langenstein
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an der Ruwer bei Waldrach
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Ernst Brill
August 09, 2015 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.2 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
471 m
Descent
788 m
Highest point
642 m
Lowest point
151 m
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