The circular tour starts at the hikers' car park in Marienthal. It goes up to the Sonnenberg with a resting place with a beautiful view. Immediately below, you can see the village of Ahlhausen, whose hilltop was once inhabited by Celts. Excavations here have proven the former existence of a refuge.
One of the highlights of this adventure loop is the charming and alpine nature trail Weltende, which crosses one of the most beautiful sections of Kroppach Switzerland through untouched coppice woodland along the Nisterbogen in romantic silence. The Weltende trail is a path carved into the rock, where children used to have to walk to school in Stein-Wingert. In the vernacular, it is also referred to as the "end of the world". At Nassen, there is another magnificent view over hilly Kroppach Switzerland.
In Marienthal, the pilgrimage church and the historically famous Franciscan monastery of Marienthal await. Legend has it that a shepherd often prayed in silent devotion before an image of Mary he had carved himself, and a first chapel was built for it around 1460. Several miraculous healings and resurrections from death were described, which led to a great pilgrimage and a church was built in 1494. A Franciscan monastery was founded in 1666. Retreats and educational events are still held here today. In addition, numerous pilgrims and processions also visit the place of grace.
In Marienthal there are several places to stop for a leisurely end to the hike.
Rest stopsMonastery gastronomy Marienthal
Each section of the trail is marked as a hiking trail with at least one independent marker.
It is expressly pointed out that this adventure loop does not have a continuous and independent marking sign. This means that you need to be able to orientate yourself in the terrain and have a basic knowledge of maps.
Tips and hints
Tel. +49 (0)2602 / 3001-0
Getting thereComing from Hilgenroth, take the K140 to Kloster Marienthal, 57577 Marienthal.
ParkingHikers' car park at the end of Marienthal, 57577 Marienthal
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EquipmentThe demanding route requires appropriate hiking equipment and hiking boots.
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