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Rhineland-Palatinate Cycle Route - Hermeskeil - Birkenfeld - Thallichtenberg Castle

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The partial stage of the Rhineland-Palatinate cycle route leads from Hermeskeil, through the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park via Birkenfeld into the Nahe Valley and up to Lichtenberg Castle.
moderate
Distance 70.3 km
5:21 h
852 m
1,108 m
732 m
281 m
Starting from Lichtenberg Castle, which is well worth seeing, the route leads through a scenic area across a hilly landscape of meadows and forests. From the Heimbacher Höhe, you can enjoy the best views before the trip descends into the Nahe valley. On warm summer days in particular, a rest on the banks of the Nahe near Kronweiler is recommended. In Birkenfeld a visit to the Landesmuseum is a must. The residential town is ideally situated for a stopover. The next day you can continue your journey through the Traun valley into the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park. At the charcoal-burner village of Börfink, it is worth making a detour (last section on foot) to the Ochsenbruch, the largest moor in the National Park. The route leads through the forest to Hermeskeil. On arrival here, it is worth visiting the fire brigade museum or the aircraft museum

Author’s recommendation

Hermeskeil Fire Brigade Museum, nature enjoyment in the National Park, Birkenfeld State Museum and Lichtenberg Castle are certainly the highlights of the route. 
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Author
Sandra Wenz
Update: February 17, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Dieses Feld ist noch nicht in die gewählte Sprache übersetzt., 732 m
Lowest point
Dieses Feld ist noch nicht in die gewählte Sprache übersetzt., 281 m
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Track types

Asphalt 12.77%Dirt road 40.39%Forested/wild trail 11.66%Path 0.55%Road 34.60%
Asphalt
9 km
Dirt road
28.4 km
Forested/wild trail
8.2 km
Path
0.4 km
Road
24.3 km
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Rest stops

Flugzeugcafé Concorde
Forellenhof Trauntal
Hunsrücker Hof, 55767 Brücken
Fischwaid Birkenfeld
Bistro Us´ Ding
Pizzeria "Calabria"
Calvin´s Burger House
Landgasthof Alt Birkenfeld
Pizzeria Portofino
Eiscafé Venezia
Römerscheune
Burgrestaurant

Safety information

The route runs along continuously signposted paths. These are not exclusively cycle paths, but partly field paths (tarred, gravel, meadow paths) and partly also roads on which traffic can be expected.

Tips and hints

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Start

Hermeskeil (540 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.655488, 6.948052
DMS
49°39'19.8"N 6°56'53.0"E
UTM
32U 351899 5502349
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Destination

Thallichtenberg

Turn-by-turn directions

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Public transport

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Getting there

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Parking

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Coordinates

DD
49.655488, 6.948052
DMS
49°39'19.8"N 6°56'53.0"E
UTM
32U 351899 5502349
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

RadLust-Brochure available free of charge at the tourist information of the Birkenfelder Land, Tel.: 06782-9834570, www.birkenfelder-land.de

info@birkenfelder-land.de

Author’s map recommendations

Cycling map Rhineland-Palatinate with routes and new map layout, available at the Birkenfelder Land Tourist Information, Tel.: 06782-9834570, www.birkenfelder-land.de, info@birkenfelder-land.de

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Equipment

It is recommended that you wear a cycle helmet.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
70.3 km
Duration
5:21 h
Ascent
852 m
Descent
1,108 m
Highest point
732 m
Lowest point
281 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Linear route Cultural/historical interest

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