With history, naturally!

Rangertours

Join our rangers on a monitoring and observation tour. Watch over their shoulder as they go about their work and learn something about nature. Take a look at the work that the National Park carries out. Learn more about nature and culture. The National Park is new, but it has a long history.

For the most part, the tours start at the meeting point stated, all year round. You can find parking facilities there, but no other service facilities. Participation is free. Booking or registration is not possible.

Weather-appropriate clothes and sturdy footwear are essential for participation in our tours. This offer is exclusively for individuals and families. Nature offers you peace, but needs some peace itself. Please understand that the number of participants is limited.

Groups can make appointments for  customised tours with our certified National Park guides. You can find information below or online at www.nationalpark-hunsrueck-hochwald.de. The National Park will also gladly provide you with information (poststelle@nlphh.de, Telephone +49 (0)6131 884152-0)

 

Rangertours

Summit-tour
Fridays, from
1st January at 14:00, Start: Meet the ranger at Hunsrück House (Hunsrückhaus am Erbeskopf), duration 2.5 - 3 hours, moderately steep sections, partly on paths

Celtic-tour
Sonntags,
from 1st January at 14:00, Start: Meet the ranger at the Celtic Park (Keltenpark), duration 2.5 - 3 hours, steep sections, predominately on paths

Junior-wildcat-tour (family and kids’ tour)
Sundays,
from 1st January at 14:00, Start: Meet the ranger at Wildenburg, duration 1 - 1.5 hours, flat, accessible for prams, a visit to the wildlife enclosure (“Wildfreigehege”) is without a guide and has an admission charge

Cliff-tour
Sundays,
from 1st January at 14:00, Start: Meet the ranger at Wildenburg, duration 2.5 - 3 hours, some steep sections, predominately on paths

 

the following ranger tours are available from 1st April to 31st October:

Island tour (accessible)
Tuesdays at 14:00: Meet the ranger at Thranenweier, duration 1.5 - 2 hours, flat paths suitable for wheelchairs and prams

Boundary-tour
Wednesdays at 14:00: Meet the ranger at Sauerbrunnen, duration 2.5 - 3 hours, moderately steep sections, partly on paths

Forest-tour
Tuesdays at 14:00: Meet the ranger at Muhl, duration 2.5 - 3 hours, moderately steep sections, partly on paths

 

 

 

 

Upcoming events

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Wednesday, 23.08.2017 14:00 Uhr
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Grenztour

Ein spannender Grenzgang zwischen Nutzung und Schutz, zwischen Niederwald und Hochwald, Jungwuchs...
Thursday, 24.08.2017 14:00 Uhr
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Waldtour

Eine besinnliche Begegnung mit dem Wald im stillen Westen des Nationalparks. Nicht um spektakuläre...
Friday, 25.08.2017 14:00 Uhr
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Gipfeltour

Vom Erbeskopfgipfel geht es zu den Naturwaldparzellen Gottlob und Springenkopf. Die zeigen schon...
Sunday, 27.08.2017 14:00 Uhr
 - Category: Rangertour

Junior-Wildkatzen-Tour

Ein Nationalpark entsteht: Das ist doch ein Kinderspiel! Zumindest auf dieser kurzen, kindgerechten...
Sunday, 27.08.2017 14:00 Uhr
 - Category: Rangertour

Felsentour

Der Hexentanzplatz an der Wildenburg, die Quarzitrücken der Mörschieder Burr oder die Rosselhalden...

Celtic-tour

Sundays at 14:00

Meet the ranger at the Celtic Park in Otzenhausen

Duration 2.5 - 3 hours, some steep sections, predominately on paths

You should be sure-footed if you’re setting out to explore the network of trails and paths in the “Hunnenring”. The imposing remnants of the Celtic hillfort and the rock formations surrounding them define the forest ecosystem, and deadwood, which is full of life, has always shaped the scenery. The culture tour - steep, uphill over rough terrain and stones.

Cliff-tour

Sundays at 14:00

Meet the ranger at Wildenburg near Kempfeld

Duration 2.5 - 3 hours, some steep sections, predominately on paths

“Hexentanzplatz” (“Witches’ Dance Floor”) at Wildenburg, the quartzite ridge of the Mörschieder Burr or the “Rosselhalden” on the Idarbach slope are destinations located in the eastern point of the National Park which may be visited on this tour. The tour is carefully planned so that you’ll still have the time and the energy for a visit to the outdoor wildcat enclosure, or perhaps just a leisurely coffee at the foot of the castle tower.

Junior-wildcat-tour

Sundays at 14:00

Meet the ranger at Wildenburg near Kempfeld

Duration 1-1.5 hours, even, pram-friendly

Visit the  wildlife enclosure just after the tour. For the kids it is free.

A National Park is created: child’s play! On this short, child-friendly walk, participants take a playful look at the National Park. The shy wildcat needs lots of peace and quiet and can’t be found in the forest. But on this tour you get the opportunity: in the subsequent bordering preserve.

Summit-tour

Fridays at 14:00

Meet the ranger at Hunsrückhaus at the Erbeskopf near Deuselbach

Duration 2.5 - 3 hours, moderately steep sections, partly on paths

From Hunsrückhaus at the Erbeskopf you can walk to the areas of natural forest in Gottlob and Springenkopf. This will show you how it will look in vast areas of the National Park in the future. Langbruch, a typical wetland slope, leads the way to the highest point of the National Park, with remarkable views from the “Windklang” viewing platform.
From there, it is a somewhat more leisurely hike to nature conservation hot spots.

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Boundary-tour

Wednesday at 14.00 (1st April until 31st October)

Meet the ranger at the spring at the carparking in Oberhambach on the B269

Duration 2.5 - 3 hours, moderately steep sections, partly on paths

An exciting cross-border experience between managed and conserved forests, shrubbery and high forest, young trees and collapsed trees, coniferous wood and deciduous wood, wetlands and cliffs...  This is a tour for active people who are interested in forests. Discussion is encouraged! Please bring a cup with you to drink from the acidulous spring.

Forest-tour

Thursdays at 14.00 (1st April until 31st October)

Meet the rangers in Neuhütten, in the neighbourhood of Muhl

Duration 2.5 - 3 hours, moderately steep sections, partly on paths

Experience the forest in all its glory. Experience the peace and quiet. Listen to the silence, smell the wood. You won’t experience major highlights here in the western side of the National Park. But your eyes will instead be drawn to the smaller, important and precious “gems” within the protected area. This tour is all about “pure nature”!

Island-tour

Tuesdays, at 14:00 (1st April until 31st October)

Meet the ranger at Thranenweier carparking on the K49

Duration: 1-2 hours, predominantly even paths (accessible)

Clearings, with small settlement areas surrounded by meadows and pastures, are interspersed in the large forest area. The nature of these clearings, the history of their villages and the stories of their inhabitants are discussed on this hike, which is wheelchair and pram friendly. The arnica also flowers in these meadows.