Eifelleiter (Bad Breisig- Adenau)
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Hohe AchtPhoto: Tourist-Information Brohltal
Highlights along the trail:
• Spa town Bad Breisig with Rhine promenade and Roman thermal baths
• Natural monument Hufeisenkrater Bausenberg
• Rodder Maar with view of the medieval castle Olbrück
• Adventure forest Steinrausch
• Historic narrow-gauge railway Vulkan-Expreß
• Eifel forests in the direction of the Nürburgring
• Hohe Acht, highest mountain in the Eifel
• Winter sports area Hohe Acht/Lützelacht
• Emperor William Tower
• 1,000-year-old town of Adenau with historic market square
• Way of the Cross Adenau
Stages (please click to get to the stage)
Eifelleiter: Stage 1: Bad Breisig - Niederzissen
Eifelleiter: Stage 2 Niederzissen - Spessart/Kempenich
Eifelleiter: Stage 3 Spessart/Kempenich - Adenau
Along the Eifel ladder, two circular hiking trails invite you to explore other facets of the region on a half-day or full-day tour away from the ladder. One tour leads through the "Breisiger Ländchen", one through the "Vinxtbachtal".
Track typesShow elevation profile
Safety informationPlease stay on the designated paths.
Tips and hintsTourist-Information Bad Breisig (im Kurpark)Koblenzer Straße 3953498 Bad Breisig
Tel. (+49) 2633/45630
Ferienregion Laacher See
Kapellenstraße 1256651 Niederzissen
Tel. (+49) 2636/19433
Tel. (+49) 2691/305122
Soon, Waldorf with its picturesque church appears in the field of vision. At the end of the first stage, the adventure of geology begins. A dance on the Bausenberg, Germany’s best-preserved horseshoe crater and home to rare plants and animals, makes for a fascinating conclusion to the first hiking stage.
The second stage begins in the expanses of the picturesque and charming Brohl valley with the natural spectacles of Rodder Maar and Königssee as well as magnificent views of the medieval Olbrück castle. Fancy a detour? A round of SwinGolf, the golf sport for everyone, at the Rodder Maar offers deceleration in front of a wonderful scenery. Outside the forest passages, the Ladder offers fascinating perspectives of volcanic outcrops, living witnesses of the past. Along old paths, a main road from Roman times, the “Kohlstraße” leads through the little village of Spessart to the second stage destination, the Steinrausch adventure forest.
The final stage (third stage) first leads to the dreamy Steinrausch adventure forest near Kempenich, before the Eifel Ladder conquerors set off along small Eifel villages such as Lederbach and Hohenleimbach towards the finish, the Hohe Acht. On the way, forest passages offer pure nature and impressive distant views over the unspoilt Eifel landscape invite you to enjoy yourself. Soon, the imposing rock formations of the Hohe Acht appear and all efforts are rewarded by the view from the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Turm. You have the option of continuing along the path to the lively town of Adenau.
Stage 1: Bad Breisig - Niederzissen (please click to get to the stage)
Distance: 15.7 km
Duration: 4 h
Stage 2: Niederzissen - Steinrausch adventure forest (Spessart/Kempenich) (please click to get to the stage)
Distance: 15.1 km
Duration: 5 h
Stage 3: Steinrausch adventure forest - Hohe Acht - Adenau (please click to get to the stage)
Distance: 21.7 km
Duration: 6 h
Public transportHow to get to the start of the tour:
Traveling to and from the Eifelleiter by public transport offers the advantage of not being able to return to the basin from the (stage) destination to the starting point, but to be able to start straight home from there. Another plus: inexpensive tickets from the Rhein-Mosel transport associations “VRM” (www.vrminfo.de) and Rhein-Sieg “VRS” (www.vrsinfo.de) as well as the Rhineland-Palatinate ticket are valid on all buses and trains.
Start and finish in Bad Breisig and Adenau are best reached by bus & train: in Bad Breisig the regional trains (lines RE 5 and RB 26) between Koblenz, Bonn and Cologne stop twice an hour, some of which also have direct connections to Mainz, Düsseldorf and Wesel offer. From Monday to Friday there are also bus connections with line 806 to Waldorf and the stage destinations Niederzissen and Spessart / Kempenich. In Adenau there is an hourly bus line 863 (every two hours on weekends) to Ahrbrück train station with a direct connection to the Ahr Valley Railway in the direction of Bad Neuenahr, Remagen and Bonn. There are also daily buses back from Adenau to Hohen Acht (line 816 on weekdays, line 815 daily) and to Kempenich (line 815, some call-line service).
There are also good connections every day from the stage destinations Niederzissen and Spessart / Kempenich. The best way to get to Niederzissen is with the historic volcano express of the Brohltalbahn (www.brohltalbahn.de). The trains run every day in summer except Mondays, and a limited timetable is offered in winter. In addition, there are daily bus connections from Niederzissen to the train stations Brohl (lines 802, 813, 816), Bad Breisig (lines 802, 806), Sinzig (lines 801, 819) and Ahrweiler (line 813). There are other connections Monday to Friday, including to Spessart and Kempenich. The Ahrweiler and Mayen Ost train stations can be reached daily from Spessart and Kempenich on line 814. During the week there are further connections, u. to Niederzissen / Bad Breisig (line 806) or between Kaltenborn / Hohe Acht and Adenau (line 816). Line 815 connects Kempenich - Hohenleimbach - Hohe Acht - Adenau on weekdays and, since 01.07.18, also on weekends and public holidays (partial call-line service). Engeln train station can also be reached via the signposted feeder route, from where the Brohl Valley Railway trains in the direction of Niederzissen and Brohl am Rhein start.
If you want to take the extra tour in the Königsfeld and Dedenbach area, it is best to start at the Niederzissen train station (see above for information). There are daily connections with line 813 but also directly to the “Bächelsberg junction” (hiking car park), to Dedenbach and to Königsfeld Mitte.
Of course, there are numerous other stops along the route of the Eifel ladder. B. offer to switch to public transport in the event of a change in the weather.All information about the timetables and prices can be found at www.vrminfo.de.
Taxi company in Bad Breisig:
Grafelmann rental car, Tel. 02633/200333
City rental car, Tel. 02633/9110
Bad Breisig rental car, Tel. 02633/8445
Rhein-Taxi, Tel. 02633/9991 or 02633/9191
Minibus company Abels, Tel. 02633/1455
Taxi company in Brohltal:
Taxi Meibus, Tel. 02646/914000
Taxi company in the Hocheifel:
Taxi at the Ring Nürburgring Avdiu, Tel. (+49) 2691 5760311
Taxi courier service Hans-Peter Hoffmann, Tel. (+49) 2691 8182
Friedrichs rental car, Oliver Pletsch Tel .: (+49) 2691 9399822
By roadPlease use the navigable start address in the Parking area to enter it in your navigation device.
Tourist-Information Bad Breisig (im Kurpark)
Koblenzer Straße 39
53498 Bad Breisig
Hohe Acht bis 53518 Adenau (10 km Entfernung bis zur Hohen Acht)
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