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Traumpfädchen Riedener Seeblick

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  • Am Waldsee Rieden
    Am Waldsee Rieden
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land

Hiking in a woodland and water landscape

Ground which cushions our steps. The highly varied Traumpfädchen Riedener Seeblick takes us through woodland and meadowland sections, providing fantastic far-reaching views and extraordinary insights into the fiery past of the Eifel along the way. The highlight of the tour is the picturesquely situated Rieden Forest Lake.

Distance 5 km
1:45 h
157 m
157 m
487 m
361 m

Highlights of the Traumpfädchen 

  • The idyllically situated Rieden Forest Lake
  • Refreshment at the Kneipp pool in Rieden
  • Sauerbrunnen in Rieden
  • Panoramic views of the Eifel

Author’s recommendation

Wenn Sie eine längere Tour am See planen, dann empfehlen wir Ihnen den Traumpfad Waldseepfad Rieden.

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Nicole Pfeifer
Update: March 29, 2023
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
487 m
Lowest point
361 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

Hotel-Restaurant Eifler Seehütte

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/traumpfaedchen/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-Info Laacher See, Tel.: +49 (0)2636/19433, info@vulkanregion-laacher-seewww.vulkanregion-laacher-see.de

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

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56745 Rieden, At the forest lake Rieden (360 m)
50.389338, 7.163820
50°23'21.6"N 7°09'49.8"E
32U 369476 5583532


56745 Rieden, At the forest lake Rieden

Turn-by-turn directions

Beginning at the car park at Rieden Reservoir, we make our way along a short access path to the dam wall to arrive at the gateway to our Traumpfädchen. Because of the climbs involved, it is best to complete the route in an anti-clockwise direction. For this reason, we first tackle the sharp incline of Waldseestraße and make our way uphill through a holiday home development. We soon leave the last of the houses behind us. Meadows open up to the right, but we take the woodland pathway to the left. The embankments along this trial offer fabulous geological insights into the fiery past of the Volcanic Eifel. Half of the altitude we need to conquer today has been achieved by the time we come to the “Auf dem Perich” crossroads. We now move onto a paved forest path. After passing a shelter, our route takes us through woodland and then through open meadows until we finally turn off onto a grassy trail. The ground cushions our steps, and this sensation continues as we take a sharp right turn and begin a significant descent once more.

The route flattens as the next shelter comes into view ahead. We soon find ourselves at the Udelsheck viewing point, the highest elevation on the tour. By the way, the lounger located here provides a particularly good vantage spot from which to enjoy the splendid views ...

Without changing direction, we hike along the edge of the woods whilst taking in good views of the village of Rieden. At the end of this woodland area, the path turns down into the valley. We lose considerable altitude before our route swings to the left to reach a tarmac road. We ascend for a mere 50 metres before turning off left onto a field track. We take the first right and come to “In der Aspel” and the first houses. However, we follow nature for the time being by savouring the fine views from above the village. We soon enter the village proper, cross the Rehbach and turn off right to a Kneipp pool. A short time later, the Sauerbrunnen fountain offers hikers another sort of refreshment. Continuing alongside the Rehbach, we rapidly approach the lake. We finish our tour by making a half-circuit of the lake on a well-maintained shore path. We have now completed our 5-kilometre trail and find ourselves back at the starting point. Before returning to the car park, there is an opportunity to seek sustenance at one of the lakeside establishments.

Public transport

Destination stop: Rieden, Waldsee

Line 399 FreizeitBus: Mayen - Rieden - Maria Laach - Nickenich - Andernach - Namedy (01.04. to 01.11.)

Line 820 Mayen East Station - Rieden - Kempenich



By road

A61 exit Wehr, direction Adenau/Kempenich - B412 to the right direction Wehr/Rieden - at L114 to the left, through Rieden to the Waldsee (parking lot signposted)

56745 Rieden, at the forest lake


56745 Rieden, Waldsee Rieden (parking lot) - chargeable


50.389338, 7.163820
50°23'21.6"N 7°09'49.8"E
32U 369476 5583532
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Ein Schöner Tag "traumpfädchen", Ulrike Poller & Wolfgang Todt, ISBN: 978-3-942779-49-4, 
  • Traumpfade & Traumpfädchen Band  2: Die 19 besten Premium-Rundwanderungen in der Vordereifel, Ulrike Poller & Wolfgang Todt ISBN: 978-3-934342-61-3 


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:  https://www.traumpfade.info/traumpfaedchen/wege-status/


The Traumpfädchen are not suitable for prams or rollator users.


Related Events

6/17, 2:00 PM–5:00 PM
7/1, 2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Pre-registration required
Event Organizer: Dajana Welsch | Source: Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land

Questions and answers

Question from werner sielaff · December 30, 2021 · Community
Kann man auch gmx laden
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Ja, über unseren Tourenplaner.....
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Mika Fröhlich
May 18, 2023 · Community
Schöne Panoramaaussicht am höchsten Punkt. Immer wieder Bänke zum sitzen und verweilen, gut ausgeschildert. Viel auf und wieder ab, teilweise natürlich auf Geröll, viel rechts und links laufen. Man läuft öfter ans Wohngebiet heran. Wem das gefällt perfekt. Hat uns leider insgesamt nicht überzeugt.
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When did you do this route? May 17, 2023
Christoph Spanier
May 15, 2023 · Community
Gelungener Rundgang mit schönen Aussichten. Anstiege kurz da zwischen gut zu gehende Wege. Alles dabei: Asphalt am Anfang, Waldwege, Schotter, Gras. Am See entlang ist es sehr entspannt und es gibt immer etwas zu entdecken
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Photo: Christoph Spanier, CC BY, Community
Angelika Franzke
May 02, 2023 · Community
Uns hat der abwechslungsreiche Rundgang mit viel freiem Blick auf die Landschaft sehr gut gefallen. Im Moment blühen die Bäume und das viele frische Grün ist wunderschön! Für mich als Flachlandtiroler ist es schön, dass die Wege breit und bequem zu gehen sind. Wir kommen gerne mal wieder!
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5 km
1:45 h
157 m
157 m
Highest point
487 m
Lowest point
361 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Geological highlights Flora


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