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Dream Loop Middle Rhine

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  • Aussichtsturm auf dem Spitzen Stein
    Aussichtsturm auf dem Spitzen Stein
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The dream loop with magnificent views over the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. With many changing views of the Rhine and the Loreley Rock as well as the panoramic view from the lookout tower on the Spitzen Stein.
difficult
Distance 14.7 km
4:30 h
434 m
434 m
395 m
140 m
Right at the beginning, you can get an overview from the lookout tower on the Spitzen Stein and count the castles you approach along the way. Later, on the Klüppelberg, you can enjoy a magnificent view of Oberwesel with Schönburg Castle and Kaub with Gutenfels Castle. Immediately in front, in the middle of the Rhine, is Pfalzgrafenstein Castle. There is a second three-castle view on the Wackenberg above St. Goar: Rheinfels Castle on the left, Katz and Maus Castles opposite. In addition, there are always new views of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley - the venue of the 2029 Federal Garden Show. And of course you can admire the legendary Loreley Rock with its newly designed plateau and open-air stage or the Rhine bends from many perspectives along the way.

There are four places to stop for refreshments along the route, and there are other places to eat in the valley in St. Goar, St.Goar-An der Loreley and Oberwesel.

 

Author’s recommendation

Detours from the route lead down to the Rhine to St. Goar or Oberwesel
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Update: August 11, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
395 m
Lowest point
140 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 2.19%Dirt road 2.93%Nature trail 69.69%Path 17.31%Road 0.21%Unknown 7.64%
Asphalt
0.3 km
Dirt road
0.4 km
Nature trail
10.3 km
Path
2.5 km
Road
0 km
Unknown
1.1 km
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Safety information

No special safety instructions

Tips and hints

Here you will find all the dream loops

Start

Spitzer Stein (395 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.128676, 7.694564
DMS
50°07'43.2"N 7°41'40.4"E
UTM
32U 406694 5553753
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Destination

Spitzer Stein

Turn-by-turn directions

From the lookout tower on the "Spitzen Stein" above Urbar, newly built in 2020, the hiker can get an idea right at the beginning of what is in store for him during the next 14.6 km. Passing the Generation Park of the municipality of Niederburg and later the Niederburg heath landscape, a grandiose panoramic view suddenly opens up upstream of the Rhine. The view from Klüppelberg, the southernmost trailhead, focuses on Oberwesel with Schönburg Castle and Kaub with Gutenfels Castle and directly in front of it - in the middle of the Rhine - Pfalzgrafenstein Castle.

From now on, the trail partly follows the Rheinburgenweg downstream, past the Günderodehaus and Maria Ruh, and repeatedly opens up new views of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley with the legendary Loreley Rock or of the Rhine Bend and castles from different perspectives. The so-called Troll Trail is integrated with lovable and clever figures made of steel, which are not only enjoyed by children. Part of the sculpture trail created at the time is also experiencing a renaissance in the Traumschleife. At Wackenberg, the northernmost point of the loop, you can enjoy the view of Katz Castle, Maus Castle and Rheinfels Castle.

Now you need a little more bite, because there are still a few metres of altitude to climb before you reach the end of the tour in 4 km - over parts of the stairway path coming from St. Goar along the Lohbach and past the "Quetschehannes", an original from Biebernheim. Every now and then it is worth looking back at the Rhine valley. And if you want to climb the tower one more time at the end, you can certainly look back on a day full of variety.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus and train - www.vrminfo.de

Bus (Attention: partly only call taxi)

Line 682

to bus stop Mehrgenerationenhaus/Niederburg (access 550 m)

to bus stop Spitzer Stein/Urbar

Line 685

Am Backhaus/St. Goar-Biebernheim

Church/Urbar (access 600 m)

Günderodehaus/Oberwesel

Rail

Via the Rhine to St. Goar station (access via many steps/350 m) or Oberwesel station (access approx. 2 km).

Getting there

via the A61 towards St. Goar/Urbar or NiederburgB9 St. Goar/Oberwesel

Parking

Hikers' car park "Spitzer Stein", on the K97

Kupperswiese" hikers' car park on the K100 (access 1.9 km)

Urbar: sports field on the K97 and Loreleyblick Maria Ruh

Niederburg: at the Bolzplatz via Ringstr. (access 700 m)

St. Goar-Biebernheim: sports field at the K100 and via Friedhofsweg

Coordinates

DD
50.128676, 7.694564
DMS
50°07'43.2"N 7°41'40.4"E
UTM
32U 406694 5553753
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Free of charge:Brochure "Experience Dream Loops" with route sketches, altitude profiles, brief descriptions and tips for places to stop for refreshments for all 111 Dream Loops'andTraumschleifen overview map - light folding map with a rough overview of the location of all 111 Dream LoopsInformation and request on www.saar-hunsrueck-steig.de/prospekte Travel guides and books available for a fee in the shop at www.saar-hunsrueck-steig.de

Equipment

Walking shoes are recommended

The route is not suitable for prams.

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Questions and answers

Question from Sabine Peter · October 27, 2021 · Community
Wieso findet man den Weg nicht beim Wanderinstitut?
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Answered by Thomas Häbel  · October 27, 2021 · Community
Sie ist nagelneu
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Rating

4.8
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Hans-Dieter Schwaben
July 02, 2022 · Community
Ein ganz toller Weg, anstrengend aber absolut empfehlenswert. Sehr gute Ausschilderung, viele Rastmöglickeiten und tolle Aussichtspunkte.
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When did you do this route? March 24, 2022
Tina Z
April 16, 2022 · Community
Tolle Tour, abwechslungsreich, prima Streckenführung, Wurzelpfade und Waldwege...kaum Straße, gigantische Ausblicke, etliche Rast- und Einkehrmöglichkeiten 👍🏻
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When did you do this route? April 15, 2022
Conny Zorn
March 27, 2022 · Community
Wunderschöne Tour. Schmale wurzelige Pfade durch den Wald um den spitzen Stein, Feld-und Wiesenwege mit Fernblick, dann teils auf dem schönen Abschnitt des RheinBurgenWegs entlang und wirklich spektakuläre Ausblicke ins Rheintal! Der Blick auf Oberwesel sei hier betont und natürlich die vielen Ausblicke auf den Loreleyfelsen🥰 Entlang der Weinhänge bieten dann die liebevoll gestalteten Trolle zusätzliche Unterhaltung. Volle Punktzahl mehr als verdient. Gestern bei 19 Grad schon herrlich warm; im Sommer auf Sonnenschutz und genügend Wasser achten! Vor allem der letzte Aufstieg zurück zum spitzen Stein braucht Reserven.
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When did you do this route? March 26, 2022
Photo: Conny Zorn, Community
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Photo: Conny Zorn, Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.7 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
434 m
Descent
434 m
Highest point
395 m
Lowest point
140 m
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