The Hunsrück is Perfect for a Hiking Holiday in Germany
Hiking through moorland, across wooden walkways and along strange piles of quartzite blocks means hiking along the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig, Germany’s most beautiful long-distance trail. Adventurous walkers follow in the footsteps of the Romans and the Celts and explore their ancient settlement sites in the Hunsrück hills.
Ringed by the Moselle, Nahe, Rhine and Saar rivers, the Hunsrück has a whole host of fascinating attractions: old mills beside babbling brooks, mighty castles and romantic places such as Herrstein or Kastellaun where visitors are reminded of long-gone days, exploring the ruins of mediaeval fortifications and strolling along lanes lined with timber-framed buildings.
Crags, meadows & moorland: Hiking from the Saar Bow to Idar-Oberstein, Germany’s gemstone capital, or to the Roman town of Trier.
Numerous short hiking routes, the so-called Traumschleifen “Dream Circuits”, have been added to the Saar-Hunsrück Trail: This is where hikers‘ dreams come true!
This gentle cycle route takes in the loveliest of the Hunsrück hills, offering striking views and beautiful places along the way.
Suggested hotel at the Hunsrück
The four-star BurgStadt-Hotel is situated in the castle town Kastellaun, close to Hahn-airport and surrounded by the vast forests and meadows of the Hunsrück region.