Gastlandschaften Rheinland-Pfalz
  • View from the Feltenturm, Sinzig
    Hikers on the AhrSteig trail: View from the Feltenturm, Sinzig
  • Kalvarienberg monastery, Ahrweiler
    Enjoy the panoramic view at Kalvarienberg monastery, Ahrweiler
  • Perspective from the Karlskopf, Bachem
    The Karlskopf near Bachem is always worth a trip.
  • Hikers take a break on the AhrSteig trail near Aremberg
    The AhrSteig trail: Taking a break in the nature with a magnificent view.
  • Hikers on the AhrSteig trail near Sinzig
    Hikers on the AhrSteig trail near Sinzig
  • Start of the AhrSteig trail at the spring of the river Ahr, Blankenheim
    Start the AhrSteig trail at the spring of the river Ahr in Blankenheim
  • View from the Krausberg near Dernau
    View from the Krausberg near Dernau
  • Hikers near Sierscheid
    Hikers taking a break near Sierscheid

Hiking on the Ahrsteig trail

The high-calibre hiking trail in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate, known as Ahrsteig, crosses the Ahr Valley - also known as Germany‘s ‘Red Wine Dorado‘ - and the neighbouring Eifel region. Discover picturesque villages, rural meadow paths, some rock trails, breathtaking mountain plateaus, and working vineyards on beautiful hikes along the Ahrsteig trail. The Ahrsteig trail is characterised by impressive panoramic views of the romantic Ahr valley, far into the Eifel region, and beyond the plains of the Rhine River all the way to Cologne and its magnificent cathedral. The Ahrsteig trail measures around 110 kilometres in total.

The AhrSteig trail on the map

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The Ahrsteig trail: general information

Riesenbank in Heimersheim (Foto: Dominik Ketz, Quelle: Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.)

Riesenbank in Heimersheim (Foto: Dominik Ketz, Quelle: Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.)

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Short description

Experience a seven-day hike on the Ahrsteig from Blankenheim to Sinzig. If you have any further inquiries, we will be happy to address them!

The AhrSteig trail: properties

Difficulty
medium
Duration
30:54 h
Elevation profile
Length
105,1 km
Min Height
67 m
Ascent
2990 m
Max height
604 m
Descent
3401 m
Rating
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The AhrSteig trail: getting there (online german version available)

Starting point
Blankenheim

DestinationSinzig

Directions
 

Stage 1: Blankenheim - source of the Ahr - Eifelmuseum - Viaduct Onerahreck - Freilinger See

Stage 2: Freilinger See - Freilingen - Hühnerberg - Lommersdorfer Wald - Aremberg

Stage 3: Aremberg - Arenberg Castle Ruins - Eichenbach - Bläke Fritz - Streitenau - Chimney Chapel - Freilichtbühne - Schuld - Insul

Stage 4: Insul - Hanensteiner mill - Sierscheid - Dümpelhardt - Liersbachtal - Linder height - crib chapel - Kreuzberg

Stage 5: Kreuzberg - Lingenberg - Altenburg - Teufelsloch - Rech - Dernau - Krausberg - Walporzheim

Stage 6: Old Town Ahrweiler - Museum Römervilla - Documentation Site Government Bunker - Walporzheim - Calvarienberg Monastery - Lourdeskapelle - Forest Climbing Park - Ahr-Ressort

Stage 7: Bad Neuenahr - Neuenahrer Berg - Beilratsberg - Heimersheim - Ehlingen - Ehlinger Lei - Feltenturm - Sinzig Castle

Getting there
A1 bis Ausfahrt Blankenheim, weiter auf der B51 und der B258 bis in die Stadtmitte von Blankenheim.

Parking
Parkhaus im Zentrum von Blankenheim, Parkplatz an der Koblenzer Straße und am Weiher in Blankenheim.

Public transit
Mit der Bahn bis zum Bahnhof Blankenheim (Wald), weiter mit dem Taxibus nach Blankenheim. (Tel.: 0 18 06 / 15 15 15, mindestens eine halbe Stunde vor gewünschter Abfahrt bestellen) 

Additional information
Further information

Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.

Oberstr. 8

53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

info@ahrtal.de

Web: www.ahrtal.de  or www.ahrsteig.de

Tel.: 0049 2641 91710

Ahrsteig: hiker-friendly facilities

Ahrsteig: hiker-friendly facilities

Overview: Accommodations providing hiker-friendly facilities & services at the Ahrsteig trail.

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Holidays in the Ahr valley, Germany's red wine paradise

Holidays in the Ahr valley, Germany's red wine paradise

This little side valley of the majestic Rhine River is wildly romantic with its rugged cliffs,...

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