Gastlandschaften Rheinland-Pfalz


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

Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
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55483 Hahn-Flughafen

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

Hunsrück Wood Museum | Morbach-Weiperath

Wood is only a monosyllabic word but a world full of beauty and wonder is hidden behind it. The Federal President, Theodor Heuss, spoke from the...

Hunsrückbahn Viadukt (Foto: Florian Roden, Quelle: Tourist-Information Morbach)

Hunsrückbahn Viadukt (Hoxel) | Morbach-Hoxel

With 160 m length, 42 m height one of the highest railway bridges in Germany. In 1976 passenger traffic was discontinued.

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

Lake Kell | Kell am See

The over 14-acre big barrier lake offers a variety of recreational activities such as walking on a 2.2 km loop trail around the lake, pedal...

Abenteuerpark (Quelle: Tourist-Information Kastellaun)

Forest Experience Park | Kastellaun

Nature discovery park Kastellaun - High excitement and adventure for young and old people offer the "forest rope garden" and the...

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

Burg Dhronecken | Dhronecken

Castle Dhronecken is a former castle and present castle in the local community Dhronecken.

Infotafeln am Eingang Kyrillpfad (Quelle: Tourist-Information Kastellaun)

Sturmwurferlebnispfad Kyrill | Kastellaun

Windthrow adventure path - the 1,5 hectar huge wind blow plain arose in 2007 due to the storm "Kyrill". The trees only have been 58...

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

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 stone of the...

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

Barefoot path | Thalfang

The 1,6 Km long barefoot adventure trail (round trip each 800 m) through the Morschteler-Bachtal valley leads across meadow paths, over the most...

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...

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...

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

Vital-Aktivtour | Thalfang

The promising and idyllic tour takes us on meadows and forest trails and natural trails around the health resort Thalfang.

Kirche "St. Paulin" (Foto: Tourist-Information Morbach, Quelle: Tourist-Information Morbach)

Kirche "St. Paulin" | Morbach-Bischofsdhron

Village church with baroque equipment, original Stumm organ

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

Skiing region Erbeskopf | Hilscheid

Skiing region Erbeskopf 816 m ü.NN

logo (Foto: Kreisverwaltung Trier-Saarburg, Quelle: Hochwald-Ferienland e.V.)

RuT 2 - Rundwanderweg bei Mandern | Mandern

At a walking distance of 6 km you will be impressed by the diversity of species in the meadows in the lower Ruwer valley or around the Burkelbach....

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

The leisure time pool | Simmern

Sport and relaxation for everyone!

The leisure time pool in Simmern, with its extensive facilities and the wellness sauna landscape laid...