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.

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More sights and leisure tips

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Vorderhunsrückmuseum (Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienregion Kastellaun )

Fore Hunsrück Museum | Dommershausen

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

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

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...

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

Traumschleife Gipfelrauschen | Hilscheid

An eventful path around the Erbeskopf, the highest elevation in Rheinland-Pfalz, shows off-road trails with continuous natural silence typical...

Traumschleife Wasser-Dichter-Spuren (Foto: Daniel Thiel, Quelle: Tourist-Information Thalfang)

Traumschleife Wasser-Dichter-Spuren | Heidenburg

The tour combines views to the nearby Mosel valley with distant views to the Hunsrück landscape in a delightful setting. The impressive valley of...

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.

Flugausstellung (Foto: Fotofreunde Hermeskeil, Quelle: Tourist-Information Hermeskeil)

Airplane Exibition | Hermeskeil

Airplane Exhibition

Largest private airplane exhibition in Western Europe.

A special kind of museum; 115 aircraft to 75,000 sqm of...

Hallenbad Kinder (Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienregion Kastellaun )

Indoor swimming pool | Kastellaun

Water expanse of 250m², jumping possibilities from 1m to 3m tower, hydro jet and solarium as well as an outdoor terrace and sunbathing area. On...

Restaurant 'Café am Weiher' (Foto: Ulla Johannpeter, Quelle: Tourist-Information Thalfang)

Restaurant "Am Weiher" | Thalfang

Restaurant in the immediate vicinity of the Erholungs- und Gesundheitszentrum

Ausstellungsgebäude (Foto: Herbert Schindler, Quelle: Tourist-Information 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...

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

The Bismarck Tower | Sargenroth

Following an appeal made by the German Student body after Bismarck´s death in 1898, the construction of monuments...

Skigebiet Morbach (Quelle: Tourist-Information Morbach)

Skigebiet Morbach | Morbach

Cross country skiing between Erbeskopf and Idarkopf 653 m - 770 m ü.NN


Cross country ski run "Kahlheidloipe" – 9 km...

Hallenbad (Foto: Eike Dubois, Quelle: Tourist-Information 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...

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"

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

The Hunsrück-Museum | Simmern

The Hunsrück-Museum in Simmern provides insights into the natural and cultural landscape and the economic history of...