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Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 14th Leg: Herrstein - Forellenhof Reinhardtsmühle

Long Distance Hiking

Beautiful forests, deep valleys and wide heights accompany us on the Saar-Hunsrück Climb stage from Herrstein to Forellenhof Reinhardtsmühle. 

  • Type Long Distance Hiking
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 5:00 h
  • Distance 13,6 km
  • Ascent 309 m
  • Descent 355 m
  • Lowest point 251 m
  • Highest point 450 m


From the historic center of Herrstein, the stage leads the first kilometers parallel to the dream loop Mittelalterpfad through beautiful forests and over ridges with magnificent views. After crossing the Hosenbach valley, we experience an alternation of wide views and forest formations.

At the village of Sonnschied there are several magnificent views of the Hahnenbach valley and its surroundings before the descent into the valley begins. In the lower part we follow the course of the Steinbach until we reach the small village Rudolfshaus. From there it is another 800 m parallel to the Hahnenbach to the stage destination, the trout farm Reinhardtsmühle.

The 14th stage of the Saar-Hunsrück Climb leads from Herrstein via Sonnschied to the trout farm Reinhardtsmühle on the edge of the village of Bundenbach.

The stage starts in Herrstein. Those arriving by car can use the large parking lot in Brühlstraße.The starting point is in the historic center of Herrstein, more precisely at Herrstein Castle.

From there, the first kilometers lead through forests and over mountain ranges with magnificent views. Thereby, the stage of the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig runs parallel to the dream loop Mittelalterpfad. After crossing the Hosenbach, wide views and forest formations await us. We hike to the Rabenkanzel, a large quartzite rock on the Hosenberg. We continue in a northeasterly direction, to Sonnschied. From here, the trail continues northeast and we follow the course of the Steinbach stream until we reach the small village of Rudolfshaus. From here it is another 800 m parallel to the Hahnenbach until we reach the Forellenhof Reinhardtsmühle, the stage destination. The hotel-restaurant "Forellenhof" also awaits us there.

The Saar-Hunsrück Climb is a natural path that for 65% of its route is on soft forest floor, grass paths or alongside streams. But this special quality can result in problems after long periods of rain, making parts of the route difficult to walk. We therefore recommend wearing sturdy shoes.
Visit the historic center of Herrstein and Goldbach's Steine & Weine - the geological museum in Herrstein.
The Saar-Hunsrück Climb is a near-natural trail, 65% of which is over soft forest soil, grassy paths or along streams. However, this special quality can also lead to problems after longer periods of rain and make parts of the trail difficult to walk on. Therefore, sturdy shoes are highly recommended.
A1 exit Mehring, direction Morbach, B327 to Morbach, continue on L160 to Herrstein.

A61 exit Bad Kreuznach, direction Idar-Oberstein, B41 to exit Herrstein/Fischbach, continue on L160 to Herrstein.

Car park Brühlstrasse, Herrstein
Train station Idar-Oberstein Bahnhof, Mon-Fri continue with bus 346 or 351 to bus stop Herrstein, Post, (Sat+Sun continue with bus 351 (few trips) to Mörschied and 3 km walk); timetables at www.rnn.info.

Map and arrival

Elevation profile

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