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Traumpfad Waldschluchtenweg

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    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land
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Hiking along the Waldschluchtenweg means the enjoyment of idyllic brook valleys, unspoilt alluvial. Along narrow paths, the trail goes through fairytale forests, past Roman relics.

Distance 11.1 km
3:30 h
296 m
296 m
278 m
110 m

 Highlights at Traumpfad

  • Feisternachtbach valley
  • World Heritage Site Limes
  • Idyllic brook valleys
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
278 m
Lowest point
110 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

Ristorante Petrocelli Vallendar

Safety information

Safety guidance – stay safe whilst hiking on the Traumpfade/Traumpfädchen

Hikers like narrow pathways, unspoilt natural trails (leading over the forest floor, across the grass or alongside streams) and rocky climbs which lead to spectacular views. It goes without saying that particular care should be exercised when taking such routes. 

Things to bear in mind when preparing for your hike  

  • Wear proper clothing that is appropriate to the weather conditions and that will protect you against the cold and the wet or the heat and the sun.
  • Schedule suitable breaks during your hike and make sure that you conserve energy.
  • Take sufficient liquids with you. Establishments selling refreshments are not available everywhere.
  • When hiking on the Traumpfade, please wear appropriate hiking boots which provide a sufficient foothold on slippery, steep, rocky and uneven paths.
  • If you do not feel that you are able to negotiate certain parts of the route, then you should avoid such sections or else turn back. Natural pathways may become muddy and treacherous, especially in unfavourable weather.
  • In autumn in particular, please remember that leaves lying on the ground may be concealing bumps, routes, stones or holes in the path.
  • You will need to expect route impairments of this kind if you are intending to undertake a hike.
  • Before setting out, visit https://www.traumpfade.info/traumpfade/wege-status/ in order to find out whether the route you intend to hike is closed or whether diversions are in place. Construction works, timber felling or other disruptions may also be planned.
  • Recommended hiking season: April to October

Tips and hints

 Verbandsgemeinde Vallendar, Rathausplatz 13, Tel.: +49 (0)261/6503155, www.vg-vallendar.de

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



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56179 Vallendar car park Feisternachbachtal (L309) (112 m)
50.404202, 7.645416
50°24'15.1"N 7°38'43.5"E
32U 403738 5584450


56179 Vallendar car park Feisternachbachtal (L309)

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of this circular hiking trail is the car park Feisternachtbach valley. The trail crosses over the L309 and the Hillscheider brook, and above the brook goes through moderately high mixed woodland, past steep cliffs and the Tannenhof’s fish ponds. The trail again crosses over the L309. In serpentines uphill and then further on at Hirzbach up the valley. Through old high forests the path is first gentle and later goes steeply uphill to round the Kuckucksberg.

At once it goes past the waterworks to the Bember mill. The climb that follows leads to the Limes wall, hidden in the forest, a relic of Roman times that is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites since 2005. Already before the first houses of Höhr-Grenzhausen, at almost a parallel height, the path goes round the side of the Puschenkopf and goes on to the Saustallkopf. In wide serpentines the path now goes downwards into the Feisternachtbach valley, crosses the brook and goes along the left bank downhill to a little lake with a lodge and onwards, back to the starting point. 


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Public transport

Destination stop: Vallendar Schönstatt

Line: Linie 437 Vallendar (Bahnhof) - Höhr-Grenzhausen


from Koblenz main station (bus platform B):

Line 150 (direction Höhr-Grenzhausen) to stop: Schillerstraße Höhr-Grenzhausen - change to line 437 (direction Vallendar) - destination stop: Schönstatt

Line 8 (direction Bendorf - Sayn) to stop: Bahnhof, Vallendar - change to line 437 (direction Höhr-Grenzhausen) - destination stop: Schönstatt



Getting there

B 42 to Vallendar - L 308 towards Höhr-Grenzhausen - L 309 towards Hillscheid - 56179 Vallendar car park Feisternachbachtal (L309)


56179 Vallendar, car park Feisternachbachtal (L309)


50.404202, 7.645416
50°24'15.1"N 7°38'43.5"E
32U 403738 5584450
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

Author’s map recommendations

Top. Karte "Oberes Mittelrheintal/Koblenz (1:25.000) ISBN: 978-3-89637-363-2


Sturdy shoes are recommended for the tour!

Trail closure can be found at: https://www.traumpfade.info/traumpfade/wege-status/


Related Events

7/19, 9:00 AM–1:30 PM
Pre-registration required
Event Organizer: Eifelverein Mayen | Source: Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land

Questions and answers

Question from M.M. Stricker · April 19, 2022 · Community
Wer entfernt hier die umgefallenen Bäume??
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Answered by Beate Ganz · April 19, 2022 · Community
Offensichtlich niemand oder vielleicht irgendwann ein Forstbetrieb. Man kommt drüber oder drunter. Aber für ältere Menschen oder Kinderwagenfahrer ziemlich mühselig.
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Frank K
November 13, 2022 · Community
Erst geht es einige Kilometer an der Straße und Fischweihern mit Trafobetrieb vorbei und man hat die ganze Zeit Lärmbeschallung. Den Kathedralenwald haben wir nicht gesehn. Zur Bembermühle und Limesturm sind wir nicht gekommen. Der Wanderweg ist sehr schlecht beschildert. Zum Teil sind die Wanderwege in einem unmöglichen Zustand, da die Waldarbeiter mit ihren Treckern und LKWs durch fahren und entsprechende Spuren hinterlassen. Große Teile sind auch mit gefällten Baumstämmen gesäumt. Leider die schlechteste Traumschleife bis her.
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When did you do this route? November 12, 2022
Nikolas Frigger
September 04, 2022 · Community
Schöner Rundweg mit vielen Singletrails und nur sehr wenig Asphalt.
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11.1 km
3:30 h
296 m
296 m
Highest point
278 m
Lowest point
110 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Flora Fauna


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