Dream Loop Nohener-Nahe-Schleife
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Rastplatz am Weinschrank mit toller Sicht ins Tal und Nahesteig ServicestationPhoto: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig
Varied round tour along the Nahe river and up to rocky areas with great views. After six or nine km the tour can be shortened. With forest ghost trail for children.
A wonderful trail through an almost untouched landscape - truly a jewel among the dream loops. A premium trail rated with a fantastic 92 experience points by the German Hiking Institute. Hikers are led through original mixed forests and open meadow landscapes to sensational views time and again. You are also accompanied by the wild-romantic Nahe Valley. The Nohener-Nahe dream loop is currently the only dream loop with a direct rail link.
Another special feature along the way is the Waldgeistersteig (Forest Ghost Trail): it was originally created by Nohen children, the “forest ghosts”, and could then be integrated into the dream loop. Today, in addition to various play opportunities, this section of the trail also offers nice resting places for all hikers.
The Nohener-Nahe dream loop is one of the DVV permanent hiking trails, start maps are available at Café Allerhand and the Speisekammer restaurant in Nohen, also at the AGIP petrol station in Birkenfeld.
The wine cabinet with Nahe wine (white and red) with a view of the Nahe river. So have some small change with you, bring cheese cubes and enjoy.
Rest stopsCafé Allerhand
Surefootedness is required.
Tips and hints
Tourist Information Office for the Birkenfeld region, Friedrich-August-Straße 17, 55765 Birkenfeld, Tel.: 06782- 9834570, www.birkenfelder-land.de / We are located right next to the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park.
Information on the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park and the national park region, dream loops in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park and many activity offers can be found in compiled form at www.nationalparkregion-hunsrueck-hochwald.de
Information for dog owners:
Level of difficulty: medium to medium difficult, little tarmac, many narrow paths, well suited for an adventurous dog walk over uneven terrain
Distracting stimuli: Over the course of the Nohener Nahe loop, country or district roads have to be crossed from time to time, roads can sometimes be heard, but this does not detract from the hiking experience. There is a medium volume of hikers on the premium trail, so you should expect to encounter oncoming hikers.
Water/shade: The Nohener Nahe loop leads mainly through wooded terrain. Direct access to water is available to hikers and their four-legged friends just before Hohen at the old mill and at “Nahe Island”.
Rubbish bins/cleanliness: On the Nohener Nahe loop, the principle of “what you take on the trail goes home with you” is applied as far as possible. There are only rubbish bins available at selected points. The waste from dogs and humans should not be left on/along the trail so that the enjoyment of the trail is maintained for all.
We continue downhill to the Nahe, which we follow to the left. Forest and meadow sections alternate. Along the Nahe, the trail leads past “forgotten places” and the “Nahe Island” - a wonderful place to soak your tired feet in the river. You then cross the Nahe and come to a grinding mill. Leaving it behind you, you take on a smaller climb. Once at the top, continue straight ahead. You reach a rock section that leads downhill. Half way, you can enjoy the view once more. At the bottom, the path meets up with the Nahe once more. You keep to the left. On reaching the meadow path, turn right. After some time, we leave the forest. The trail leads - accompanied by distant views - past the edge of the forest until you turn right into the Waldgeistersteig. The Waldgeistersteig was built by children from the local community of Nohen for children and offers various adventure, play and fun stations.
We continue through untouched forests. After some time, turn left. Follow the path, at the end of which the view opens up again, continue to the right and you are soon rewarded by two panoramic views. Now go over a meadow and you will reach the village again.
Those who wish can extend their tour on the Nohener-Nahe dream loop to the Nahe-Trail ("Nahesteig").
Directly on the trail is the Nohen hiking station with daily connections on the Mainz - Saarbrücken route. www.bahn.de/en
Nohen can be reached from the district town of Birkenfeld. www.rnn.info
The stop in Nohen is a so-called “hiking station”, this title is only awarded to stations that, among other things, have good signposting to the hiking trails and are located very close to the routes.
You can reach Nohen by leaving the A 62 at the Birkenfeld exit. From here take the B 41 in the direction of Birkenfeld / Idar-Oberstein. Shortly after Birkenfeld a road branches off to Rimsberg (Nohen is not signposted here), take this exit, drive through Rimsberg and after 4 kilometres you will reach Nohen.
Hikers’ car park: at the sports field (Im Eck)
Hikers’ car park: At the entrance to Nohen - coming from Rimsberg
We kindly ask you not to park directly at the starting portal. There are no parking spaces available there!
Book recommendation by the author
The Dream Loops brochure and WanderZeit are both available free of charge from the Tourist Information Office for the Birkenfeld region, tel.: 06782-9834570, email@example.com www.birkenfelder-land.de
Author’s map recommendations
The leisure map “Around the Erbeskopf” is both available free of charge from the Tourist Information Office for the Birkenfeld region, tel.: 06782-9834570, www.birkenfelder-land.de firstname.lastname@example.org
Book recommendations for this region:
Sturdy footwear is required. If you have some rucksack food with you, you will find some nice places for a picnic on the way.
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