The path in EdelSteinLand literally runs “between the forests”. On the way, hikers can look forward to numerous natural experiences: Dense forests with winding paths as well as open meadow and field landscapes.
As early as the Middle Ages, documents referred to the landscape of the so-called Idar plateau with the name “Between the Forests”. Beautiful viewpoints await you with views of the Erbeskopf, Wildenburg Tower and the wooded ridges of the Hunsrück.
The starting point is at the Allenbach pond with the foot pool. Afterwards, the historic mill, the Allenbach castle and the church of Allenbach with a “STUMM organ” lie along the way. On winding, narrow paths, you cross the scenically impressive “Eva Loch Gorge”.
The artist Gerd Edinger has created the installation “Sun time between the woods” as a signpost and time object at the edge of the forest above Wirschweiler. It consists of a base stone for the night, a second large stone for the day and numerous smaller stones for the hours. The 1 km long Krahloch Geopark provides vivid information about geology, rocks, mining and the natural environment with its stone exhibits and display boards.
Allenbach Pond, Allenbach Historic Grain Mill, Allenbach Castle, Krahloch Geopark
Rest stopsHotel-Café-Restaurant Steuer
The dream loops do have some steep, difficult and, in rainy conditions or in winter, some slippery sections. Therefore, hiking boots, a sure footing and good physical condition are essential requirements for hiking these premium circular trails.
Tips and hints
Tourist information in EdelSteinland:
phone +49 6785 - 791400
Main street 419
phone+49 6781 - 64871
Exit A1 at Mehring, continue to Thalfang, from there continue on the L164, then B422 (Allenbach) or B422/L162 (Wirschweiler).
Exit A61 at Bad Kreuznach, head towards Idar-Oberstein, take the B41 to exit Herrstein/Fischbach, continue on L160 and L162 to Allenbach and Wirschweiler
At the access points in Allenbach (car park at Allenbach pond) and Wirschweiler (car park at the sports field)
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Hiking footwear essential!
Our tips for carefree hiking fun:
Hiking is the perfect sport. With the right clothes and shoes, it's twice as much fun. Functional clothing, poles and breathable backpacks are good choices when hiking. But good footwear is indispensable. Sturdy jogging or leisure shoes are at best only suitable for short distances on flat paths. For longer walks, we recommend sturdy hiking boots with non-slip soles. Also remember to take sunscreen and a drink. A litre of water is best.
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