Gastlandschaften Rheinland-Pfalz


Hunsrück

The Hunsrück: Perfect for a hiking holiday in Germany and much more

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  • HEIMAT-location Günderodehaus at Oberwesel
    HEIMAT-location Günderodehaus at Oberwesel
  • View to Gemünden castlem Winter
    View to Gemünden castle
  • Market place at Kirchberg
    Market place at Kirchberg
  • Sculpture at Mount Erbeskopf
    Sculpture at Mount Erbeskopf
  • View from Mount Erbeskopf
    View from Mount Erbeskopf
  • Kastellaun with its medieval castle
    Kastellaun with its medieval castle

Travel highlights and activities in the Hunsrück

Follow the Hunsrück-Höhenstraße (Hunsrück Hill Route) which leads for 175 Kilometres through low mountain ranges, a beautiful landscape and pretty towns and villages with half-timbered houses. Visit Germany’s longest suspension bridge in Hunsrück, the "Geierlay suspension bridge", 360 metres long and 100 metres above the Mörsdorfer Bach valley.

Kastellaun: Shaped by history

The historical town Kastellaun is situated in the middle of the Hunsrück low-mountain-range area and nevertheless close to two impressive river valleys, the Rhine and Moselle. Visit the old quarter with its two churches, picturesque half-timbered houses and the medieval ruin of Kastellaun castle.

Mount Erbeskopf and the Hunsrückhaus activity centre

The Erbeskopf is the highest elevation in Rhineland-Palatinate, offering great possibilities for outdoor activities, from hiking to a ride on the summer toboggan run. There is also located the Hunsrückhaus activity centre for nature and environment. Especially for families it offers an exhibition about the natural landscape of the Hunsrück, a forest playground and a sensory trail, along with an extensive range of events.

HEIMAT is Hunsrück

HEIMAT is the title of a German TV series which made the Hunsrück region famous worldwide. With the HEIMAT film cycles producer Edgar Reitz set milestones in German and international film history. But HEIMAT is also a feeling. HEIMAT is Hunsrück.The characters in the film are unthinkable without their ties to the family, the villages and the landscape in the Hunsrück and Rhine valley areas.
A brochure of the Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH introduces you to the most important HEIMAT locations in the Hunsrück and in the Loreley valley.

Hunolsteiner Klammtour: Hike with a visit to a Farmhouse Café

The Hunolsteiner Klammtour Ravine Tour is one of the "Dream Walks", as the popular circular hiking routes in the Hunsrück are known. The starting point is perfectly located for anyone with the "rumbles" directly adjacent to the "Hunolsteiner Hof" farmhouse café close to Morbach/Hunolstein. The first highlight on the ten kilometre long hike is a visit to the ruins of Hunolstein Castle with a sweeping view over the deep Dhron Valley and the beautiful Hunsrück countryside. From there, the route descends into the valley where the raging River Dhron winds between steep cliff walls on its way down the valley to join the Moselle. The trail is particularly exhilarating in the wildly romantic Holzbach Ravine with its waterfall. Breathtaking views and the gastronomic temptations of the farmhouse café signal the end of the hike.

Adventures in the snow in Thalfang at Mount Erbeskopf:



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Dschungeldorf Außensansicht (Foto: Dschungeldorf Simmern, Quelle: Touristinformation im Neuen Schloss Simmern)

Indoor children's hall jungle village | Simmern

Indoor world of adventure for children in a tropical atmosphere

Spielbahn (Foto: Hochwald-Ferienland e.V., Quelle: Tourist-Information Hochwald-Ferienland)

Mini-Soccer-Course | Kell am See

Mini-Soccer-Course

General: Mini-Soccer is played on a Mini-Soccer-Course with a small football.

Goal of the game: Goal of the game...

Tretbecken (Foto: Hochwald-Ferienland e.V., Quelle: Tourist-Information Hochwald-Ferienland)

Wassertretbecken | Kell am See

Water-treading basin Kell am See

Wading into the clear spring water - fed basin offers you the opportunity to fill up with pristine natural...

Naturpark Soonwald-Nahe (Foto: P!ELmedia, Quelle: Touristinformation im Neuen Schloss Simmern)

Naturpark Soonwald-Nahe | Simmern

Discover the forests and hills around Simmern. Sometimes romantic and steeped in legend...

Barfußpfad Thalfang (Foto: Daniel Thiel, Quelle: Tourist-Information Thalfang)

Barefoot path | Thalfang

The 1,6 km long barefoot and adventurous path (round-trip each 800 m) through the Morschteler-river valley leads through meadow trails, about a...

Kirche "St. Peter und Paul" (Foto: Tourist-Information Morbach, Quelle: Tourist-Information Morbach)

Kirche "St. Peter und Paul" | Morbach-Heinzerath

Picturesque between Linden village church, equipment mainly from the 18. Century.

Stephanskirche (Foto: P!ELmedia, Quelle: Touristinformation im Neuen Schloss Simmern)

Saint Stephen´s Church | Simmern

The Protestant Stephanskirche (Saint Stephen´s Church) was the entre of a large medieval parish. Duke Johann I laid the foundation ...

Pfarrkirche St. Willibrord (Foto: Hochwald-Ferienland e. V., Quelle: Tourist-Information Hochwald-Ferienland)

Kath. Pfarrkirche St. Willibrord | Waldweiler

The Catholic Church of St. Willibrord is an imposing religious building of the modern age. The barrier-free accessible church has an idiosyncratic...

Restaurant am Weiher (Foto: Reinhold Merten, Quelle: Tourist-Information Thalfang)

Restaurant "Am Weiher" | Thalfang

Restaurant in the immediate vicinity of the Erholungs- und Gesundheitszentrum

logo (Foto: Hochwald-Ferienland e.V., Quelle: Tourist-Information Hochwald-Ferienland)

"Dream Loop" Greimerather Höhenweg | Greimerath

Traumschleife (=”Dream loop”, Premium Hiking Trail) at the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig

 

The 13.3 km long Greimerather trail is the...

Karos (Foto: Familie Karos, Quelle: Tourist-Information Hochwald-Ferienland)

Bicycle Repair Workshop | Kell am See

Cycling Alwin Karos, Ruwerstr. 40, 54427 Kell am See, Tel: 06589-1246

Distance to the bike trail about 200 m

 

Opening...

Backhaus haag (Foto: Tourist-Information Morbach, Quelle: Tourist-Information Morbach)

Altes Backhaus (Haag) | Morbach-Haag

Well preserved bakery from the 1930s. Bread is baked at the annual "Backesfest"

Das Neue Schloss (Foto: P!ELmedia, Quelle: Touristinformation im Neuen Schloss Simmern)

The New Castle | Simmern

Under Duke Friedrich I (1459 - 1480), the former medieval castle in Simmern had been converted into the residence of the dukes of Simmern...

Loipe (Foto: Hochwald-Ferienland e.V., Quelle: Tourist-Information Hochwald-Ferienland)

Skiing region Kell | Kell am See

Skiing region Kell am See · 530 m ü.NN

 

Cross country skiing:

1. small tour – 4,5 km

2. medium long tour - 6...

Museum Neuerkirch (Foto: P!ELmedia, Quelle: Touristinformation im Neuen Schloss Simmern)

Cultural and Historical Museum | Neuerkirch

Typical farm implements and machines, such as ploughs, manual tools, wagons and bridles are on display...