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Dream loop "Between the woods"

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  • Traumschleife "Zwischen den Wäldern"
    Traumschleife "Zwischen den Wäldern"
    Photo: K.-P. Kappest, Wanderbüro Saar-Hunsrück
m 650 600 550 500 450 400 10 8 6 4 2 km Historische Getreidemühle Allenbacher Schloss Waldgasthaus am Schwarzenbruch Campingplatz Sensweiler Mühle
Literally "Between the forests" the path runs in the EdelSteinLand. On the way, hikers can look forward to numerous natural experiences: dense forests with winding paths as well as open meadow and field landscape.
moderate
Distance 10.7 km
3:30 h
213 m
213 m
608 m
454 m
Already in the Middle Ages, the landscape of the so-called Idar plateau was called "Between the Forests" in documents. Viewpoints, where benches provide a well-deserved break with views to the Erbeskopf, Wildenburg tower and the wooded ridges of the Hunsrück.

The start of the hike is at the Allenbacher Weiher with a water treading pool. Afterwards you will find the historical mill, the Allenbach castle and the church of Allenbach with a "STUMM organ" along the way. On winding, narrow paths you will cross the scenically impressive "Eva-Loch-Gorge".

At the edge of the forest above Wirschweiler, the artist Gerd Edinger has created the installation "Sun time between the forests" as a signpost and time object. It consists of a base stone for the night, a second large stone for the day and numerous smaller stones for the hours. With its stone exhibits and display boards, the 1 km long Krahloch Geopark provides vivid information about geology, rocks, mining and the natural environment.

Author’s recommendation

Allenbach Pond, Allenbach Historic Grain Mill, Allenbach Castle, Krahloch Geopark
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Tourist-Information EdelSteinLand, Büro Herrstein
Update: June 29, 2022
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Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
608 m
Lowest point
454 m
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Rest stops

Hotel-Café-Restaurant Steuer

Safety information

Some of the Traumschleifen have steep, difficult and, in rainy or winter weather, slippery passages. Therefore, hiking boots, surefootedness and good physical condition are essential prerequisites for hiking these premium circular trails. 

Tips and hints

Tourist information in EdelSteinland:

Office Herrstein
Brühlstr. 16
55756 Herrstein
phone +49 6785 - 791400

Fax +49 6785 - 7981400
info@edelsteinland.de
www.edelsteinland.de

 

Office Idar-Oberstein
Main street 419
55743 Idar-Oberstein
phone+49 6781 - 64871

Fax +49 6781 - 64878
info@edelsteinland.de
www.edelsteinland.de

 

Start

55758 Allenbach - car park at the Allenbach pond (In der Hintergasse) 55758 Wirschweiler - car park at the sports field (489 m)
Coordinates:
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49.752214, 7.163429
DMS
49°45'08.0"N 7°09'48.3"E
UTM
32U 367706 5512700
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Destination

55758 Allenbach - car park at the Allenbach pond (In der Hintergasse) 55758 Wirschweiler - car park at the sports field

Turn-by-turn directions

Along the way, hikers can look forward to numerous natural experiences: dense forests with winding paths as well as open meadows and fields. Viewpoints, where benches provide a well-deserved break with views of the Erbeskopf, the tower of the Wildenburg and the wooded ridges of the Hunsrück. In between, babbling brooks and a gorge with a steep ascent.

We start the hike at the Allenbach Pond and walk through the idyllic village along the German Gemstone Road past the historic grain mill, Allenbach Castle and the church. We leave the houses behind us and walk above the Hohlbach stream past paddocks towards the forest. After crossing the L162 we approach the "Eva-Loch-Schlucht" (Eva Hole Gorge). We cross the gorge on winding, narrow paths uphill and reach the open field at the top. A wonderful view and the inviting sensory bench are rewarding for the ascent. Along the edge of the forest we walk to the sports field of Wirschweiler - another entry point of the dream loop. Now the path leads again on narrow paths through forest sections, past another sensory bench, until we finally hit the open field again. Here the view opens up to the impressive landscape of the region. The trail now heads downhill towards the Krahloch Geopark. On the left hand side you can see the community of Sensweiler before you cross the Deutsche Edelsteinstraße / L162. Part of the way leads over the Saar-Hunsrück Climb. A bat cave and another sensory bench also await us on this section.The Krahloch Geopark with its stone exhibits and display boards provides vivid information about geology, rocks, mining and the natural environment. We pass the roofing slate mine and the construction of fox and badger.Then we turn right over open meadows into the forest. On narrow paths the path now leads through dense branches until we leave the forest again. We cross the road towards Wirschweiler and walk on a section of the "Naturpfad Idarbach" towards Allenbach. The splashing of the Idarbach follows us to the first houses in Allenbach. In Allenbach the dream loop leads us once across the village towards the pond, where the hike comes to a crowning end. The Allenbacher Weiher invites the hikers to linger and while treading water in the treading pool, tired feet can recover from the impressive hike.

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Public transport

Idar-Oberstein train station, Mon. to Sat. (few trips) continue with bus 343 to Allenbach or Wirschweiler, timetables: www.rnn.info

Getting there

A1 exit Mehring, continue to Thalfang, from there on L164, then B422 (Allenbach) or B422/L162 (Wirschweiler). A61, exit Bad Kreuznach, direction Idar-Oberstein, B41 until exit Herrstein/Fischbach, via L160 and L162 to Allenbach and Wirschweiler.

Parking

At the entry points in Allenbach (parking lot at the Allenbacher Weiher) and Wirschweiler (parking lot at the sports field).

Coordinates

DD
49.752214, 7.163429
DMS
49°45'08.0"N 7°09'48.3"E
UTM
32U 367706 5512700
w3w 
///yachts.ringside.unproved
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Equipment

Sturdy footwear required

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Questions and answers

Question from Achim Wack · November 13, 2021 · Community
Eigentlich der größte Schwachsinn mit der vorgeschriebenen Gehrichtung. Daher meine Frage: Was ist besser , es kommt mir jemand entgegen und ist in 1 Sekunde an mir vorbei oder... es kommt jemand von hinten etwas schneller als ich und läuft Minuten in meinem Dunstkreis bis er vorbei ist und das wenn´s schlecht läuft andauernd?´
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Answered by Freia Willems-Theisen · November 14, 2021 · Community
Ich gehe - wenn sie erkennbar ist - immer die vorgeschlagene Richtung. Die Erbauer denken sich was dabei, nämlich die Blicke die sie zeigen möchten. Darüber hinaus habe ich festgestellt, dass die Abstiege dann meist nicht so steil und besser gesichert sind 😉🥾
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Rating

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Monika Zinke
August 08, 2022 · Community
sehr schöne Wanderung durch Wald und Wiese. Kann man sehr gut mit Hunden unternehmen. Am Allenbacher Weiher wurde gebaut und es war mehr eine Baustelle. Uns hat es rund um Wirschweiler sehr gut gefallen.
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When did you do this route? June 07, 2022
Photo: Monika Zinke, Community
Photo: Monika Zinke, Community
Reiner Hamscher
July 24, 2022 · Community
Der Weg ist vom Anforderungsprofil als einfach zu bewerten. Negativ auffallend war, dass im Bereich Wirschweiler der Weg nahezu zugewachsen war. Rund um Allenbach gibt es einige schöne Rastplätze und ein Wassertretbecken, welches jedoch lediglich nur in Knöchelhöhe gefüllt war.
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When did you do this route? July 23, 2022
Susi Werner
March 25, 2021 · Community
Nach Übernachtung im Hotel Steuer am Sonntagmorgen diese sehr gut beschilderte Tour gemacht. Ich finde Sie sehr abwechslungsreich, daher 5 Sterne.
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When did you do this route? August 06, 2017
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moderate
Distance
10.7 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
213 m
Descent
213 m
Highest point
608 m
Lowest point
454 m
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