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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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...

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

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

Römberberg Bastion | Simmern

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

Walderlebnispfad (Foto: Forstamt Saarburg, Quelle: Tourist-Information Hochwald-Ferienland)

Forest Trail Zerf | Zerf

Nature teaching trail - Experience nature with all senses

Location: Along the B407 at the Hirschfelderhof.


The vivid...

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

Firefighters Exhibition | Hermeskeil

The experimental exposition of the Rheinland Pfälzisches Feuerwehrmuseum offers visitors

an insight in the following subject...

Züscher Hammer (Foto: Hermann Meter, Quelle: Tourist-Information 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...

Café Claus (Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienregion Kastellaun )

Confectionery Café "Claus" | Kastellaun

Traditional confectionery-café which was found in 1715. Huge choice of cakes and tarts, pretty chocolate candy. In summer months we have a garden...

BurgStadt-Esszimmer (Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienregion Kastellaun )

Restaurant "Taverne" | Kastellaun

Bavarian specialties with Hunsrück hospitality. Sun terrace in the summer months. We are happy to align your family celebration! Located directly...

Freibad 01 (Foto: Claudia Fuchs, Quelle: Tourist-Information Hermeskeil)

Open air swimming pool | Hermeskeil

Hermeskeil Open-air Pool

A sports and family pool

∙ Great fun on the 114 m slide

∙ 25x16m swimming and sports...

Ölmühle Morbach (Foto: Tourist-Information Morbach, Quelle: Tourist-Information Morbach)

Historische Ölmühle (Morbach) | Morbach

250 years old oil mill, which has been a protected monument since 1982 and was restored with great attention to detail in 1997.

Haus der regionalen Geschichte (Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienregion Kastellaun )

House for Regional History | Kastellaun

Four floors of heritage objects of interest on the topics of Celts, Romans, Knights and the Cold War.

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

Burg Dhronecken | Dhronecken

The castle Dhronecken was probably built before 1200 although first officially mentioned in 1290. This is backed up by both the remained wall...

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...

logo (Foto: Kreisverwaltung Trier-Saarburg, Quelle: Tourist-Information Hochwald-Ferienland)

RuT 3 - Rundwanderweg bei Greimerath | Greimerath

RuT 3 - Loop Trail at Greimerath

Visiting the Whinchat


This theme trail was created as a part of the water project...

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

Der Saar-Hunsrück-Steig | Kell am See

Between Boppard, Trier and Perl, the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig across a magnificent mountain range offers at over 200 km total length the sheer...