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Traumpfädchen Spayer BlickinsTal

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The Traumpfädchen Spayer BlickinsTal offers a mixture of challenging climbs up to the Rhine Plateau, valley descents with great vistas and more relaxed sections leading across open countryside. Hikers are rewarded by wonderful natural trails and by superb views of Marksburg Castle and of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Distance 6.1 km
2:00 h
216 m
216 m
218 m
78 m

Highlights of the Traumpfädchen 

  • Panoramic views of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Distant views of Marksburg Castle
  • Rhine Plateau
  • Long-range vistas from the Theoretikerhütte
  • Mother of God trail and Chapel of the Holy Virgin

Author’s recommendation

HUNDE ANLEINEN! Das Traumpfädchen verläuft durch ein Vogel- und Naturschutzgebiet. Deshalb besteht Anleinpflicht für Hunde. Diese dient dem Schutz rastender und brütender Vögel und wild lebenderTiere. Bitte vermeiden Sie die Verunreinigung des Wanderwegs und landwirtschaftlicher Flächen durch Hundekot. 

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Nicole Pfeifer
Update: July 24, 2023
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
218 m
Lowest point
78 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 10.50%Dirt road 41.83%Forested/wild trail 47.37%Unknown 0.27%
0.6 km
Dirt road
2.6 km
Forested/wild trail
2.9 km
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Rest stops

AKZENT Hotel Roter Ochse und Gästehaus Ingrid
Vinothek Bacchuskeller
Hotel Restaurant Alter Posthof
Hotel Restaurant Alter Posthof

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-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



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56322 Spay, parking lot near green waste collection point (81 m)
50.257845, 7.644013
50°15'28.2"N 7°38'38.4"E
32U 403342 5568179


56322 Spay, parking lot near green waste collection point

Turn-by-turn directions

The gateway to the Traumpfädchen Spayer BlickinsTal is located at the hikers’ car park in Spay. Because of the particular lie of the land, we recommend wearing sturdy hiking boots and completing the route in an anti-clockwise direction. The start of the route is only 100 metres away, and we begin by turning right up a woodland pathway.

The trail ascends constantly, crosses the entrance to the barbecue hut and leads past a water pumping station. After a considerable climb, the small Sebastianus Chapel marks the first turning point in the tour. We now proceed down towards the valley on a winding trail, experiencing a whiff of the atmosphere of a primeval forest as we go. We quickly emerge from the trees, and the next section along a comfortable valley trail gives us a chance to recover from our initial exertions. Benches by the side of the path provide an opportunity to take a break whilst taking in fantastic views of the impressive Marksburg Castle.

Our Traumpfädchen soon veers off to the left. The next challenge now awaits – an ascent up onto the Rhine Plateau. Step by step, we complete various stations of the cross, firstly by passing across open meadows and then by proceeding through sparse woodland. At this point, we are joined by the Traumpfad Rheingoldbogen. Together, we walk on to the Chapel of the Holy Virgin 1.6 kilometres away. From here, a brief climb leads up to the Theoretikerhütte on the edge of the forest. The beautiful views down into the valley make this an ideal spot to take a breather.

We then continue along easily negotiable field tracks through open countryside. There is virtually no change in altitude, and the outlook is once again magnificent. After a few twists and turns, we arrive at the edge of a slope. This is where our Traumpfädchen and the Traumpfad part ways. The Traumpfädchen uses a lovely natural trail which even bears some of the characteristics of a sunken pathway. We gain a first glimpse of the Rhine, before the route descends sharply. After 4.1 kilometres, the hedges open up to afford us a superb sight of the river. It is a good thing that someone thought to put a bench here! The climb back up onto the plateau again places demands on our fitness, but the surrounding hedges, meadows and woods make for a diverting route and we  quickly reach the top. The Spay barbecue area offers a further chance to look down at the valley below before we turn sharply to the right onto a fabulous pathway which will form our final descent. We head through mixed deciduous forest containing many species of tree. There are some steep sections which require surefootedness, especially if it is wet. However, we soon find ourselves on the tarmac valley road near the B9. The starting point of the tour is now not far away. All we need to do is turn down to the right to arrive back at the car park.

Public transport


Destination stop: Spay, train station (access signposted 600 m)

Regional train from Koblenz to Spay


Destination stop: Spay, In der Flogt

Line 670 RegioBus: Koblenz-Rhens-Spay-Boppard


By road

Start: 56322 Spay, parking lot next to green waste collection point

Directions: B9 to Spay - in Spay on the K 78 (Rheingoldstraße) direction Siebenborn - approx. 200 m after the overpass of the B 9 turn left into the service road (follow the signs to the green waste collection point) -then after approx. 400 m on the left side.


Start: 56322 Spay, parking lot next to green waste collection point


Access route: 56322 Spay, Zehnthofstraße (parking lots at the cemetery)

Access route: 56322 Spay, corner Mainzer Straße/Im Lehnacker (parking spaces along Mainzer Straße)


50.257845, 7.644013
50°15'28.2"N 7°38'38.4"E
32U 403342 5568179
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  1: Die 18 besten Premium-Rundwanderungen an Rhein und Mosel, Ulrike Poller & Wolfgang Todt ISBN: 978-3-942779-64-7


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.


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Gerfried Heldt
September 16, 2023 · Community
Überwiegend sehr schöner Weg mit tollen Ausblicken. Der Mittelteil in der Hochebene ist recht unspektakulär, dafür ist aber der Rest um so schöner. Kleine Anmerkung: Den Parkplatz erreicht man nur, wenn man hinter dem Grünabfallsammelplatz noch 100 m auf einem Weg fährt, der eigentlich nur für Land- und Forstwirtschaft freigegeben ist. Hier wäre ein Ergänzungsschild hilfreich!
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Route done on September 15, 2023
Christof Durben
May 21, 2023 · Community
Tour war echt schön heute!!!
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Route done on May 21, 2023
Photo: Christof Durben, Community
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6.1 km
2:00 h
216 m
216 m
Highest point
218 m
Lowest point
78 m
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