Waldseepfad Rieden

Hike along the Eifel Traumpfad Waldseepfad Rieden (Rieden Forest Lake Trail)

Sleepy valleys, peaceful sections of forest, combined with fantastic views of the volcanic landscape. Highlights are the Rieden Forest Lake and a great 360° panorama from the viewing platform of the Gänsehals Tower.

Description of the Traumpfad Waldseepfad Rieden

The tour starts along the idyllic bank of the Rieden Forest Lake before going along the Rehbach brook to Rieden. Past a mineral spring with acidulous water, through Rieden and into the forest along a natural footpath. A pleasant forest path leads hardly noticeably uphill, sometimes beneath flapping branches, sometimes beneath a rustling roof of leaves, into a majestic forest cathedral of beech trees. One section over wide pastureland reveals a view of the transmission tower of the Gänsehals.

The trail continues as a serpentine path winding very much uphill through dense coniferous forest. Going a short way along the edge of the field and along a magical forest path in a grove of pine trees the trail arrives at the transmission tower that is always open and rewards the climb to the top with a fantastic 360° panorama view of the volcanic Eifel and the Newied basin. The descent goes first through mixed forest, then across open fields to the Gänsehals Hut with its phenomenal view.

At the nearby hiker car park the path climbs up to the “Maifeld View” and then straight ahead into the forest. Here the last highlight of the tour is waiting: the trail goes through the middle of a field of rocks, stones and imposing blocks of rock in a deciduous forest. Then it continues in lively change between forest and open meadows, always with new views towards Nette valley and Kirchwald, and then it finally descends to the Rieden Forest Lake.

Impressions of the Waldseepfad Rieden

3D flight of the Waldseepfad Rieden

Highlights of the Waldseepfad Rieden

  • Idyllic Rieden Forest Lake
  • Rehbach valley
  • Climb to the Gänsehals with the transmission tower and a panoramic view over the Eifel and up to the Rhine
  • Field of rocks with imposing rock blocks
  • Small Eifel village of Rieden with its mineral spring with acidulous water
  • Gänsehals Hut with phenomenal view

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    • Height gain: 295 m
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    • Length: 14,2 km
    • Height gain: 466 m
    • Duration: 4:30 hours
    • Level of difficulty: moderate
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    • Height gain: 304 m
    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Level of difficulty: moderate
Waldseepfad Rieden: Sauerbrunnen

Information about the Waldseepfad Rieden

Interactive tour planner

Short facts

  • Length: 14,2 km
  • Height gain: 464 m
  • Duration: 4:30 hours
  • Level of difficulty: moderate

For more information, see the interactive tour planner.

How to get there

  • A61 Exit Wehr, towards Adenau/Kempenich
  • B412 on the right towards Wehr/Rieden
  • at L114 to the left, through Rieden to Waldsee (car park signposted)
  • 56745 Rieden, Am Waldsee

Start

  • 56745 Rieden
    Am Waldsee, Parkplatz Waldsee

Parking

  • 56745 Rieden
    Am Waldsee
  • 56745 Rieden
    car park Kirmesplatz (Kirchstraße)
  • 56745 Bell
    hiker car park Gänsehals

Further Access

  • 56745 Rieden
    car park Kirmesplatz (Kirchstraße)
  • 56745 Bell
    Gänsehals, hiker car park Gänsehals

Public transport

Destination stop:

  • Rieden Stausee

Lines:

  • 814 (every day)
    Mayen Ost Bf. – Kempenich – Ahrweiler Bf.

www.bahn.de/rheinmoselbus

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