The route is very varied, there are passages at the edge of the forest with a wonderful view into the valley, as well as shady sections of forest that are crossed, always interrupted by small highlights such as romantic brook passages, paths between boulders and Rossel dumps and surrounded by the sounds of the forest and nothing else - nothing.
The path also has all sorts of interesting historical facts to offer. You will pass the Celtic high fortification "Vorkastell", the "Saustäbel", which used to be a forest pasture, and finally the Abentheurer Hütte. Iron was smelted there until the 19th century, and the Saarland iron and steel industry began here at the Abentheurer Hütte. These and other exciting stories are told along the way.
From the pre-castle and the Wehlenstein you have a wonderful view of the country. It is worth taking a rest here for a while.
If you are interested in the legends that entwine around places along the path and nearby, you will find more information here.
From 01.09.2019, the Trauntal-Höhenweg will be part of the DVV Trauntal loop.
Rest StopForellenhof Trauntal
Alte Mühle Börfink
Safety informationNatural paths where surefootedness is required. No mobile phone reception in places. After long periods of rain, a section of the path directly along the Traunbach can be quite muddy.
Tips, hints and linksTourist Information of the Birkenfelder Land, Friedrich-August-Straße 17, 55765 Birkenfeld, Tel.: 06782-9834570, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.birkenfelder-land.de
The Trauntal-Höhenweg is one of 111 dream loops, the premium circular hiking trails in Hunsrück. Further information and all other dream loops can be found at www.saar-hunsrueck-steig.de.
We are located in the middle of the Hunsrück High Forest National Park.
Information about the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park and the National Park region, dream loops in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park and many activity offers are summarised in compact form at www.nationalparkregion-hunsrueck-hochwald.de.
Getting thereA62 to Birkenfeld exit, continue in the direction of Birkenfeld B41, after 5 km follow the B269 and from Birkenfeld town centre continue in the direction of Abentheuer and Einschiederhof near Börfink.
ParkingCar park at the Forellenhof Trauntal, In den Quellwiesen, 54422 Börfink-Einschiederhof
Hiking car park Abentheuer-Hujetsmühle, on the L165 between Abentheuer and Börfink
Hiker's car park in 55767 Buhlenberg, above sports field and Waldhof BuhlenbergCar park in 55767Rinzenberg, opposite Weiher in Hochwaldstraße