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Traumpfad Wolfsdelle

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  • Marktplatz Rhens
    Marktplatz Rhens
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land

A high level hiking holiday – that is what the Traumpfad Wolfsdelle offers. It is one of the excursion destinations that can be reached easily, not only from Koblenz but also from Mayen or Bendorf. Along historic tracks the path goes to the legendary King’s Throne. A wonderful circular trail with spectacular views over the Rhine valley to the Hunsrück and Taunus mountain ranges.

Distance 10.2 km
3:30 h
317 m
317 m
278 m
82 m

Highlights at Traumpfad

  • An attractive distant view of the UNESCO World Heritage site Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Idyllic half-timbered houses in Rhens with the historic King’s Throne
  • Meadows of Upper Mühlbachtal (Mill Valley)
  • Rhine heights’ Kriesenkopf
  • Panoramic view of the Rhine and the Marksburg Castle as well as the Ehrenbreitstein citadel in Koblenz

Author’s recommendation

+++ Aufgrund eines MTB Tuniers ist der Traumpfad Wolfsdelle am 11.06. 2023 konplett gesperrt. (Stand: 09.03.2023)+++

Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
278 m
Lowest point
82 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

Hotel Restaurant Alter Posthof
Vinothek Bacchuskeller

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

Tourist-Information Erlebnis Rheinbogen, Tel.: +49 (0)2607/49510, touristik@erlebnis-rheinbogen.de,  www.erlebnis-rheinbogen.de

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

Traumpfade App

Traumpfade App for iOS: Download the app from iTunes 

Traumpfade App for Android: Download the app from Google Play 


56321 Rhens Market Place Rhens (Bramleystraße/Auf der Lay) (82 m)
50.280659, 7.615639
50°16'50.4"N 7°36'56.3"E
32U 401367 5570753


56321 Rhens Market Place Rhens (Bramleystraße/Auf der Lay)

Turn-by-turn directions

This tour is conceived as a circular hiking tour and starts at the Alten Rathaus (Old Town Hall) in Rhens. From here the trail passes through the cattle gate of the medieval town wall over an uphill path to the Rhine plateau. Here it is rewarding to make a short detour to the King’s Throne, a monument of basalt rocks where kings in the Middle Age gave their oath of loyalty. A wonderful panoramic view of the Rhine from the Marksburg Castle to the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein makes an inviting stop. Then upwards along a footpath and narrow serpentines to the viewpoint "Lützelforst".

Passing the Jewish Cemetery, the trail becomes more relaxing and goes through open orchard countryside to the Holy House of St. Antonius. From here this Rhine hiking trail climbs through a mixed forest to the next hill and then winds downwards into the Upper Mühlental (Mill Valley). After a short steep climb, the Kriesenkopf of the Rhine heights is reached. The spectacular view of the Hunsrück and Taunus rewards the effort. Now the trail continues down through the forest to the gulley or narrow pass "Wolfsdelle" (Wolf’s Dell or Dingle), lined with old gnarled trees and on to the Lower Mühlental (Mill Valley).

The Nicolas Chapel on the side of the path is a reminder of an ancient fishing village. Continuing along a narrow path on the banks of the Mühlenbach brook the trail returns to its starting point. A great day excursion for everyone making a hiking holiday along the Rhine.

Public transport


Destination stop: Rhens, train station

Line: RB 32 "Mittelrheinbahn" (daily) Koblenz - Mainz


Line 670 RegioBus: Koblenz-Rhens-Spay-Boppard



By road

B 9 bis 56321 Rhens (towards town central) - 56321 Rhens, Market Place Rhens (Bramleystraße/Auf der Lay)


56321 Rhens, Bramleystraße (town central)

56231 Rhens, Bahnhof

Parish church/Kindergarten and station at Rhens


50.280659, 7.615639
50°16'50.4"N 7°36'56.3"E
32U 401367 5570753
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


Surefootedness and a head for heights are required in some sections.

You should not embark upon the tours in icy conditions.


Robust footwear is recommended!

Details of route closures can be found at: http://www.traumpfade.info/wegemanagement/


Questions and answers

Question from Wolfram Gebel  · April 03, 2022 · Community
gpx Export wo Ablage?
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Question from werner sielaff · December 30, 2021 · Community
Kann ich diesen Track auch als gmx Datei runterladen??
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Answered by Ulrike Schneider · December 30, 2021 · Community
ja, z.b. in der App "Traumpfade"
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Cornelia Gros
May 27, 2023 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour und zum Teil steiler Anstieg
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When did you do this route? May 13, 2023
Photo: Cornelia Gros, Community
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10.2 km
3:30 h
317 m
317 m
Highest point
278 m
Lowest point
82 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Cultural/historical interest Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Flora


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