The "Sickinger Höhenweg" offers a pleasant hike in an idyllic countryside and great views right to the Saarland and Alsace. About 23 kilometres far, the trail winds through forests, meadows and past mossy rocks. If you are in good shape, the trail can be scheduled as a day trip.
The “Sickinger Höhe” region owes its name to the last German knight Franz von Sickingen, who once reigned here. Intriguing is the constant change of different landscapes, fascinating the wide views over the countryside. Knightly courage is of course not required but rather more a good deal of stamina should the trail be walked in one day.
Ristorante Da Memo, Hauptstraße 64, 67714 Waldfischbach-Burgalben, Tel. 06333/4391
Hotel-Restaurant "Zum Schwan", Hauptstraße 119, 67714 Waldfischbach-Burgalben, Tel. 06333/92 42 0, www.zum-schwan-wfb.de (Qualitätsgastgeber Wanderbares Deutschland)
Landgasthof "Weihermühle", Weihermühle 1, 66987 Thaleischweiler-Fröschen, Tel. 06334 5584
Despite the well-signposted trail markers along the premium hiking trails, we recommend for security reasons to always have an appropriate hiking map so that, for example when a storm occurs, you can quickly either find shelter or get out of the woods.
Especially in the autumn it is also important to remember that leaves lying on the ground can conceal irregularities, such as roots, rocks or holes in the path. Following storms, trees can have been uprooted or have branches hanging down. Such path impairments have to be expected when using such trails. Especially in adverse weather conditions, it may occur that the trails and paths turn into muddy and slippery passages. Path impairments of this kind have to be expected when you go out for a hike. Not all rocks or slopes are secured with ropes or railings and sure footedness is required. Should you be of the opinion that these are not accessible to you then you should try and get around them.
Sturdy footwear and all-weather clothing, sun and rain protection, and a sufficient quantity of food and drink, should no refreshment facilities or shopping possibilities exist or be open. Although the path is always very well marked, you should for safety reasons always have an appropriate hiking map with you.
Tourist-Information Holzland Sickinger Höhe
Tel: 06333 925160