Hike along the Rhine Traumpfad Wolfsdelle (Wolf’s Pit)

A high level hiking holiday – that is what the Traumpfad Wolfsdelle offers. It is one of the excursion destinations that can be reached easily, not only from Koblenz but also from Mayen or Bendorf. Along historic tracks the path goes to the legendary King’s Throne. A wonderful circular trail with spectacular views over the Rhine valley to the Hunsrück and Taunus mountain ranges.

Description of the Traumpfad Wolfsdelle

This tour is conceived as a circular hiking tour and starts at the Alten Rathaus (Old Town Hall) in Rhens. From here the trail passes through the cattle gate of the medieval town wall over an uphill path to the Rhine plateau. Here it is rewarding to make a short detour to the King’s Throne, a monument of basalt rocks where kings in the Middle Age gave their oath of loyalty. A wonderful panoramic view of the Rhine from the Marksburg Castle to the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein makes an inviting stop. Then upwards along a footpath and narrow serpentines to the viewpoint "Lützelforst".

Passing the Jewish Cemetery, the trail becomes more relaxing and goes through open orchard countryside to the Holy House of St. Antonius. From here this Rhine hiking trail climbs through a mixed forest to the next hill and then winds downwards into the Upper Mühlental (Mill Valley). After a short steep climb, the Kriesenkopf of the Rhine heights is reached. The spectacular view of the Hunsrück and Taunus rewards the effort. Now the trail continues down through the forest to the gulley or narrow pass "Wolfsdelle" (Wolf’s Dell or Dingle), lined with old gnarled trees and on to the Lower Mühlental (Mill Valley).

The Nicolas Chapel on the side of the path is a reminder of an ancient fishing village. Continuing along a narrow path on the banks of the Mühlenbach brook the trail returns to its starting point. A great day excursion for everyone making a hiking holiday along the Rhine.

Impressions of the Wolfsdelle

3D flight of the Wolfsdelle

Highlights along the Traumpfad Wolfsdelle

  • An attractive distant view of the UNESCO World Heritage site Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Idyllic half-timbered houses in Rhens with the historic King’s Throne
  • Meadows of Upper Mühlbachtal (Mill Valley)
  • Rhine heights’ Kriesenkopf
  • Panoramic view of the Rhine and the Marksburg Castle as well as the Ehrenbreitstein citadel in Koblenz

Explore more Traumpfad trails along the Rhine

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    • Length: 12,1 km
    • Height gain: 405 m
    • Duration: 3:30 hours
    • Level of difficulty: moderate
  • Rheingoldbogen
    • Length: 12,6 km
    • Height gain: 292 m
    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Level of difficulty: moderate
  • Saynsteig
    • Length: 15,3 km
    • Height gain: 460 m
    • Duration: 5:30 hours
    • Level of difficulty: difficult
  • Waldschluchtenweg
    • Length: 11,1 km
    • Height gain: 296 m
    • Duration: 3:30 hours
    • Level of difficulty: moderate
  • Wolfsdelle
    • Length: 10,4 km
    • Height gain: 317 m
    • Duration: 3:30 hours
    • Level of difficulty: moderate
Wolfsdelle: Sonnenuntergang Kieselberg

Information about the Wolfsdelle

Interactive tour planner

Short facts

  • Length: 10,4 km
  • Height gain: 317m
  • Duration: 3:30 hours
  • Level of difficulty: moderate

For more information, see the interactive tour planner.

How to get there

  • B 9 bis 56321 Rhens (towards town central)
  • 56321 Rhens, Market Place Rhens (Bramleystraße/Auf der Lay)


    • 56321 Rhens
      Market Place Rhens (Bramleystraße/Auf der Lay)


      • 56321 Rhens, Bramleystraße (town central)
      • 56231 Rhens, Bahnhof
      • Parish church/Kindergarten and station at Rhens

      Public transport

      Destination stop:

      • Rhens station


      • RB 32 „Mittelrheinbahn“ (every day)
        Koblenz - Mainz
      • 650 (every day)
        Koblenz – Boppard Hbf (Hst. Bahnhofstraße)

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