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Nature trail "In the land of Milan, Storch & Co"

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Round trip in the footsteps of Milan, Storch & Co in the Hunsrück-Hochwald national park region.
moderate
18.9 km
5:30 h
439 m
413 m
In the Hunsrück-Hochwald national park region, the towns of Schmißberg, Rimsberg and Niederhambach are working together to become real nature adventure villages.

The nature experience path "In the land of Milan, Storch & Co" provides information at 18 stations about the animal inhabitants around the nature experience villages and their needs. There are also activity and observation stations: a brood observation pavilion, a large aviary, which offers injured white storks protection. Observation opportunities offered by nesting platforms, shallow ponds and wet meadows are perfectly fit for healthy white storks.

Silhouettes on which you can measure your own wingspan with that of a stork and red kite and an educational path for bees between stations 3 and 4 are also part of the tour.

The offer is to be continuously expanded. The nature experience path sharpens the view for the diversity and worthy of protection of a varied natural and cultural landscape in the national park region.

Author’s recommendation

 Bring binoculars. All kinds of interesting things can be discovered along the way.
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Julian Schöpfer
Updated: May 14, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
498 m
Lowest point
339 m
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Nature discovery villages

Start

Village community center in Rimsberg (450 m)
Coordinates:
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49.656508, 7.207929
DMS
49°39'23.4"N 7°12'28.5"E
UTM
32U 370658 5501982
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Destination

Village community center in Rimsberg

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village community center in Rimsberg we follow the sign towards Schmißberg. Passing the playground it goes over an open field to the first station "The Red Kite" south of Rimsberg. This particular species of raptor can be seen with great probability in the summer months. We follow the path through the local community of Rimsberg. Station 2 describes the Upper Manzenbachtal. After an ascent to station 3 "Auf Stabsberg und Krausberg", there is a section suitable for people with limited mobility to station 5. This also includes the newly created bee nature trail. From station 3, the 20.3 km long way to Schmißberg can be shortened (the abbreviation is signposted, section includes stations 1 to 3 and 16 to 18). With a little luck, the godfather of station 4, the black stork, can even be seen in person.

From station 5, it goes quite steeply downhill on a tarred path, past the bat cave "Achatkaul" (station 6) to Niederhambach-Burbach. Between stations 6 and 7, instead of going to Niederhambach, you can hike directly to station 13 in the direction of Schmißberg (stations 1 to 6 and 13 to 18). In Niederhambach-Burbach (station 7), the route continues past the refuge to Niederhambach-Böschweiler (station 8). Here you have the opportunity to take a break at the Hambach or at the new village community center. The village community center is a good starting point if you only want to go to stations 7 to 12 and want to walk a 6.6 km long section around Niederhambach. The brood observation pavilion is also located here. The path then leads to Niederhambach-Heupweiler (station 9).

Along the old mill, the path now leads through the fields up to the wind turbine and a rest area with a small shelter (station 10). From here there is a long, slightly downhill stretch with beautiful views of the districts of Niederhambach. From station 11 you can see the orchard meadow. At the cemetery (station 12) the path branches off towards Niederhambach-Burbach. When you arrive in the district of Burbach, follow the well-known route for a short distance before turning right to station 13. This is followed by a longer forest passage to the outskirts of Schmißberg. Station 14 offers a special highlight with the white stork aviary. At station 15 you have a good view of one of the white stork nesting platforms and the shallow ponds. Then it goes along the K8 to the third nature adventure village, to the village community center of Schmißberg. Here, too, you can park and start the tour. Shortly after leaving the village, you dive into a longer passage through the forest.

After three more stations and a stretch along the edge of the forest and through fields with excellent opportunities to observe various species of birds of prey and the skylark, the path leads along the L172 back to the starting point in Rimsberg.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

coming from the south:

Approach via the highway A62, take the exit 4 Birkenfeld, continue on the B41 towards Idar-Oberstein, L172 towards Rimsberg 

 

coming from the north:

B41 towards Birkenfeld, L172 towards Rimsberg

Parking

Village community center in 55765 Rimsberg, Hauptstraße 4 free of charge Alternatively,

 

village community houses in 55765 Niederhambach, Schulstr. 2, 55765 Schmißberg, Am Stabsberg 1a

Coordinates

DD
49.656508, 7.207929
DMS
49°39'23.4"N 7°12'28.5"E
UTM
32U 370658 5501982
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Brochure "WanderZeit" available free of charge in the tourist information of the Birkenfelder Land, Tel.: 06782-9834570, www.birkenfelder-land.de

info@birkenfelder-land.de

Author’s map recommendations

Leisure map "Around the Erbeskopf", available from the Birkenfelder Land Tourist Information or to be ordered at www.birkenfelder-land.de , info@birkenfelder-land.de 

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Equipment

The nature trail is suitable for all-terrain prams.

It is worth taking your camera / smartphone and binoculars with you.

The dedicated "creators" of the trail call for observations to be reported via apps and thus to contribute to the development of the nature discovery villages.

The following apps can be used:

NaturaList - the ornitho app for Android smartphones https://www.ornitho.de/index.php?m_id=20033

 and

 ArtenFinder Service-Portal Rheinland-Pfalz:

https://artenfinder.rlp.de/

 

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Christian Kunz
April 04, 2021 · Community
Einsteigen in den Rundweg kann man an den drei Dorfgemeinschaftshäusern der Naturerlebnisdoerfer Rimsberg, Schmißberg und Niederhambach-Böschweiler. Wir sind in Schmißberg gestartet und anschließend den Berg hinauf nach Rimsberg sowie von dort nach Niederhambach gewandert (es ist sinnvoll in diese Richtung zu wandern, um einen sehr langen Anstieg zu vermeiden). Aufgrund der Weglänge werden wir im Folgenden die wichtigsten Aspekte zusammenfassen: Der Naturerlebnispfad verläuft überwiegend auf breiten Wiesen-, Wald- und Wirtschaftswegen. Besonders gut fanden wir, dass für den Streckenverlauf des Pfades ausschließlich bereits vorhandene Wege genutzt wurden. Alle Wege lassen sich sehr gut gehen. Da die Anstiege meist kurz sind, ist der Weg auch für Ungeübte reizvoll. Auf dem Rundweg finden sich 18 Stationen mit Infotafeln. Diese sind sehr ansprechend mit vielen, schönen Fotos gestaltet und geben dem Leser kurze, verständliche Informationen zur regionalen Tierwelt. Neben den Infotafeln warten mehrere „Specials“ auf der Runde: (1) eine Brutbeobachtungs-Station in Niederhambach, (2) eine altes Pumpenhaus in Rimsberg, wo man einen Teil der heimischen Tierwelt – wenn auch nur ausgestopft – aus nächster Nähe bestaunen kann und an dessen Außenwand sich die Silhouetten von Rotmilan und Weißstorch im Lebensgröße befinden, (3) ein beeindruckender Bienenlehrpfad zwischen Rimsberg und Schmißberg (hier kann man Bienen durch einen gläsernen Schaukasten beobachten). Der Wegabschnitt zum Bienenlehrpfad ist übrigens barrierefrei, sodass man auch nur diesen besuchen kann, (4) Unser persönliches Highlight fanden wir in Schmißberg. Hier gibt es eine Weißstorch-Voliere in der echte Störche zu beobachten sind, die dort dauerhaft aufgrund einer Verletzung leben können und jederzeit besucht werden können. Insgesamt ein wirklich toller Weg, der liebevoll gestaltet wurde. Es bietet sich an, den Weg in 2 kleineren Runden zu gehen. Auch gibt es eine Abkürzung, so dass man nur Teilstücke laufen kann. Aus diesem Grund finden wir den Weg trotz seiner Länge auch für Familien geeignet. Alleine das Anschauen einiger Station und "Specials" lohnt sich absolut. Da es zum Weg einen wunderschönen und übersichtlichen Flyer gibt, haben wir diesen einmal mitgepostet. Mehr Infos zu uns unter @hinz.und_kunz bei Instagram
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Completed this Route on September 12, 2020
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Difficulty
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Distance
18.9 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
439 m
Descent
413 m
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