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Rhine-Nahe Wine Trail

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Varied hiking trail that runs for just under 95 km from Kirn on the southern edge of the Soonwald-Nahe Nature Park to Bingen on the Rhine.
moderate
Distance 93.6 km
25:51 h
1,620 m
1,684 m
385 m
83 m
The Rhine-Nahe Wine Trail takes us in four days from Kirn on the southern edge of the Soonwald-Nahe Nature Park through the varied landscapes of Hunsrück and Naheland to Bingen on the Rhine. We hike through a region characterised by wine along the Nahe. Striking rock formations, castles and palaces, forests and meadows as well as vineyards line the way. The charming wine villages of the Naheland and the numerous wine taverns and winegrowers' farms along the way invite you to take a leisurely break with a hearty snack and a glass of Nahe wine.

Author’s recommendation

In summer and autumn, the winegrowers open their Straußenwirtschaften, recognisable by a broom in front of the door. Then you should definitely stop in and fortify yourself with a glass of Nahe wine and a hearty snack  
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
385 m
Lowest point
83 m
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Track types

Asphalt 13.24%Dirt road 40.40%Forested/wild trail 33.14%Path 8.13%Road 5.06%
Asphalt
12.4 km
Dirt road
37.8 km
Forested/wild trail
31 km
Path
7.6 km
Road
4.7 km
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Start

Kirn (185 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.786002, 7.464348
DMS
49°47'09.6"N 7°27'51.7"E
UTM
32U 389458 5515969
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Destination

Bingen

Turn-by-turn directions

Stage 1: Kirn - Bad Sobernheim (23 km)

From Kirn we follow the signs - yellow grapes on a white background - into the Hochstetten forest. We first hike a short distance on the Nahehöhenweg to Dhaun Castle. There we keep to the right and pass the ruins of Brunkestein Castle. We follow the well-signposted path, cross the Simmerbach stream and reach Simmertal. We cross the B421 and walk to the other end of the village until we meet the Nahehöhenweg again. Follow the path for a short distance and turn left at the next junction. Cross fields and meadows to reach Weiler. The path then leads us down through terraced vineyards to Monzingen, which is characterised by half-timbered houses. Now there is another climb ahead of us and we reach Nussbaum. From here it is not far to our stage destination in Bad Sobernheim.

Stage 2: Bad Sobernheim - Norheim (27 km)

On the second stage we leave Bad Sobernheim and follow the signs towards the Nahe. Shortly before we would step out of the town, we leave the road behind us and turn left towards the Disiboden monastery ruins. We walk along the river for a while, pass a barefoot path, pass the village of Staudernheim and finally reach the Disiboden monastery ruins. At the end of the courtyard of the ruins, a path leads us downhill to the left towards the river. Arriving at the Nahe, we cross the river so that it is now on our right. We follow the path along a rocky edge and a steep slope, cross the small village of Schloßböckelheim and reach the former vineyard domain above Oberhausen on the Nahe. Across fields, meadows and through vineyards we reach our destination for the day, Norheim.

Stage 3: Norheim - Bretzenheim (23 km)

From Norheim we follow the signs first past Traisen and the Götzenfels into the Rotenfels nature reserve. A forest path leads us up to the highest continuous rock face of the same name north of the Alps. From there we hike on a serpentine path back down to the town of Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg, cross it and reach the Nahe. We now follow the river along the left bank for just under a kilometre until we reach the largest town along the wine trail: Bad Kreuznach. In Bad Kreuznach, the hiking trail leaves the Nahe to the left and leads us along the well-signposted path through vineyards to Bretzenheim.

Stage 4: Bretzenheim - Bingen (25 km)

From Bretzenheim we first walk past a rock heritage site to Guldental. Through vineyards we follow the well-signposted wine trail northwards. We pass Laubenheim, Münster-Sarmsheim and Weiler bei Bingen Along the Nahe and over the Roman Drusus Bridge, we emerge from the peaceful countryside into the lively town of Bingen. The Rhine-Nahe wine trail ends in Bingen, where the Nahe flows into the Rhine.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train via Mainz or Frankfurt to Kirn

Getting there

Take the A61 to Bad Kreuznach, then continue via the B41 to Kirn.

Parking

Public parking spaces at the station in Kirn

Coordinates

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49.786002, 7.464348
DMS
49°47'09.6"N 7°27'51.7"E
UTM
32U 389458 5515969
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Equipment

The wine trail runs mostly on field and farm tracks, gentle gradients alternate with sections in the river valley. Hiking shoes and a rain jacket are recommended  

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Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
93.6 km
Duration
25:51 h
Ascent
1,620 m
Descent
1,684 m
Highest point
385 m
Lowest point
83 m
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  • 4 Stages
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 22.9 km
Duration 6:27 h
Ascent 567 m
Descent 600 m

Die erste Etappe des Weinwanderweges Rhein-Nahe führt von Kirn über Simmertal, Weiler, Monzingen und Nussbaum nach Bad Sobernheim. 

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 26.9 km
Duration 7:27 h
Ascent 443 m
Descent 477 m

The second stage of the Rhine-Nahe Wine Trail leads from Bad Sobernheim via Staudernheim, Schlossböckelheim, past a former winegrowing domain to ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
Distance 23 km
Duration 6:18 h
Ascent 369 m
Descent 383 m

The third stage of the Rhine-Nahe Wine Trail leads through the Rotenfels nature reserve and Bad Kreuznach to Bretzenheim.

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Rhine-Nahe Wine Trail - Stage 4
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 4
Distance 25.1 km
Duration 6:45 h
Ascent 475 m
Descent 451 m

The fourth and final stage of the Rhine-Nahe Wine Trail leads from Bretzenheim via Guldental, Laubenheim and Münster-Sarsheim to Bingen am Rhein.

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