Gastlandschaften Rheinland-Pfalz


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

Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
Gebäude 663
55483 Hahn-Flughafen

Tel. +49 (0) 6543/507 700
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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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More sights and leisure tips

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Lehrpfad (Foto: Hochwald-Ferienland e.V., Quelle: Hochwald-Ferienland e.V.)

Nature Trail | Schillingen

Since summer 2011, a didactic nature trail of 1.8 km length enriches the leisure resort at Schillingen. At 18 family pleasant shaped stations,...

Züscher Hammer (Foto: Hermann Meter, Quelle: Tourist-Info Hermeskeil)

Züscher Hammer | Zuesch

See a reconstruction of a water-driven hammer works in action today. Exhibits on show demonstrate the production of iron. The site is explained...

Tier-Erlebnispark Bell (Quelle: Tourist-Information Kastellaun)

animal adventure park | Bell/Hunsrück

Restaurant with Wafflecafé, playground and petting zoo.

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

Schmiedel Adventure Park | Nannhausen

An attractive, varied range of leisure time and recreational activities await children, teenagers and adults in Schmiedel Park...

Ausstellungsgebäude (Foto: Herbert Schindler, Quelle: Tourist-Info Hermeskeil)

Hinzert Memorial Place (Concentration Camp) | Hinzert-Poelert

SS Special Camp/Hinzert Concentration Camp Memorial Site

This Rheinland-Pfalz memorial site is a reminder of crimes committed in this camp...

Außenansicht (Foto: F.-J. Güldenberg, Quelle: Urlaubsregion Thalfang am Erbeskopf e.V.)

Landhaus Gräfendhron | Gräfendhron

quaint restaurant of the appartment house "Landhaus Gräfendhron"

Bastion Römerberg (Foto: P!ELmedia, Quelle: Touristinformation im Neuen Schloss)

Römberberg Bastion | Simmern

Römerberg Bastion, which was restored in 2005/2006, was the angle tower of the town´s former fortifications...

Waldrestaurant Spießbratenhalle (Foto: Team der Spießbratenhalle, Quelle: Hochwald-Ferienland e.V.)

Forest Restaurant & Skewer-Roast-Hall | Schillingen

This skewer-roast-hall with big beer garden will please you with rustic kitchen and regional specialties.


Opening times: Tue...

Museumsgebäude (Foto: Gemeinde Morbach , Quelle: Tourist-Information Morbach)

Belginum Archeaological Park | Morbach-Wederath

On the subject of "Life on a Highway" visitors are able to detect a unique place of discovery from Celtic-roman times in Central Europe....

Eisbahn (Foto: Hochwald-Ferienland e.V., Quelle: Hochwald-Ferienland e.V.)

Natural Ice Rink Kell am See | Kell am See

Situation: At the northern corner of the lake.

Description: 3.500 sqm big nature-rink with incidental music and floodlighting as well as...

Karos (Foto: Familie Karos, Quelle: Hochwald-Ferienland e.V.)

Bicycle Repair Workshop | Kell am See

The small but beautiful bicycle shop for mountain bikes, racing bikes, trekking bikes, children's bikes, accessories and...

Gipfelsteig (Foto: Daniel Thiel, Quelle: Urlaubsregion Thalfang am Erbeskopf e.V.)

Gipfelsteig | Hilscheid

From Hunsrückhaus, the summit trail starts at the beginning of the highest mountain in Rhineland-Palatinate (816 m) and on sections of track...

Vorderhunsrückmuseum (Quelle: Tourist-Information Kastellaun)

Fore Hunsrück Museum | Dommershausen

Vorderhunsrückmuseum“ on folklore, local history. “Knochenflicker” (bone mender) - Museum on the history of Family Pies (“piesacken”).

Hallenbad (Foto: Eike Dubois, Quelle: Tourist-Info Hermeskeil)

Indoor swimming pool | Hermeskeil

Hermeskeil Indoor Pool

Leisure time for all generations. Numerous attractions such as a 40-metre slide, mother and child area with grotto...

Schinderhannesturm (Foto: Tourist-Information, Quelle: Touristinformation im Neuen Schloss)

The Schinderhannes Tower | Simmern

Simmern´s main landmark bears the name of Germany´s most famous outlaw, Johannes Bückler, known as "Schinderhannes".