Challenging and multi-faceted trail in varied terrain with ascents and descents, where a sure footing is required. Along the way, hikers will find interesting information about the namesakes of the trail: copper and jasper.
On mostly earthy, natural paths through shady forests and open meadow landscape, there is interesting information about the namesakes of the trail: copper and jasper. Even today, there are red, yellow and green jasper sites hidden along the way. After a longer section of forest, the view turns to the Hunsrückland. Above Hintertiefenbach - also known as powder hole - a plaque informs you that rare orchids grow here.
In the Fischbach Valley, the hiking trail runs in the forest in a wide bend around Fischbach towards the copper mine (access road 800). The “dream loop” and the “little dream loop” “Fischbach copper traces” run along the same trail for a longer stretch. Here you will find information about copper and mining. Then we enter the Hosenbachtal Valley. Between 1851 - 1855, six agate loops are proven to have been erected on the Hosenbach stream.
In 2013, the hiking trail won 2nd place in the vote for “Germany's most beautiful hiking trail”.
TIP: Fischbach copper mine.
HITS FOR KIDS: Children’s quiz and geocache “Glück auf” GC4CM9E on the Fischbach copper trails little dream loop.
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.
Tips and hints
Tourist information in EdelSteinland:
telephone +49 6785 - 791400
Fax +49 6785 - 7981400
Main Street 419
Phone +49 6781 - 64871
A1 exit Mehring, direction Morbach, B327 to Morbach, continue on L160 to Niederwörresbach, Hintertiefenbach (via K37) or Fischbach-Kupferbergwerk (via K30).
A61 exit Bad Kreuznach, direction Idar-Oberstein, B41 to exit Herrstein/Fischbach, continue on L160 to Niederwörresbach, Hintertiefenbach (via K37) or Fischbach-Kupferbergwerk (via K30).
Niederwörresbach: Mühlenweg, 55758 Niederwörresbach
Hintertiefenbach: Hauptstraße 47, 55743 Hintertiefenbach
Fischbach: copper mine car park, 55743 Fischbach
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Sturdy footwear required, sticks recommended to increase surefootedness.