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Traumpfad Wacholderweg

  • start: 56729 Langscheid Wabelsberger Wacholderhütte (Neuer Weg 16)
  • destination: 56729 Langscheid Wabelsberger Wacholderhütte (Neuer Weg 16)
  • medium
  • 8,64 km
  • 3 hours
  • 264 m
  • 580 m
  • 380 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 40 / 100

A premium-quality trail through unspoilt nature, juniper heaths and every sort of forest. Whoever would like to experience a little more can combine the Juniper Trail with the Mountain Heath Trail to make a long circular tour.

Highlights at Traumpfad

  • Renatured areas of juniper heathland
  • Distant views of the Eifel
  • Nette valley
  • Wabelsberg Nature Reserve
  • Büschberg

General information


The starting point of this Traumpfad is the Wabelsberg Juniper Hut at the upper end of Langscheid. The trail goes through beautiful heathland around the Webelsberg mountain with views of the East Eifel mountain tops covered with forest. Crossing the plateau the trail goes past Langenfeld with its distinctive church (Eifel Cathedral).

Repeatedly interrupted by stretches of forest, the trail soon becomes a grassy footpath going uphill to the Büschberg mountain. The juniper heath, typical for the Vordereifel, invites the hiker to make a short pause at the beautifully designed resting place. Soon the path goes into the forest, where a branch leads to the neighbouring “Bergheidenweg”. The wide forest track twists its way downwards following a rippling brook and finally leads to the Nette valley.

And then the path goes a short while uphill along a grassy path with a view over the valley. The trail turns down into a forest of high beech trees and then downwards again towards Nette, before the final ascent starts through varied forest back to the Wabelsberg Juniper Hut.

Safety Guidelines

Safety guidance – stay safe whilst hiking on the Traumpfade/Traumpfädchen

Hikers like narrow pathways, unspoilt natural trails (leading over the forest floor, across the grass or alongside streams) and rocky climbs which lead to spectacular views. It goes without saying that particular care should be exercised when taking such routes. 

Things to bear in mind when preparing for your hike     

  • Wear proper clothing that is appropriate to the weather conditions and that will protect you against the cold and the wet or the heat and the sun.
  • Schedule suitable breaks during your hike and make sure that you conserve energy.
  • Take sufficient liquids with you. Establishments selling refreshments are not available everywhere.
  • When hiking on the Traumpfade, please wear appropriate hiking boots which provide a sufficient foothold on slippery, steep, rocky and uneven paths.
  • If you do not feel that you are able to negotiate certain parts of the route, then you should avoid such sections or else turn back. Natural pathways may become muddy and treacherous, especially in unfavourable weather.
  • In autumn in particular, please remember that leaves lying on the ground may be concealing bumps, routes, stones or holes in the path.
  • You will need to expect route impairments of this kind if you are intending to undertake a hike.
  • Before setting out, visit https://www.traumpfade.info/traumpfade/wege-status/ in order to find out whether the route you intend to hike is closed or whether diversions are in place. Construction works, timber felling or other disruptions may also be planned.
  • Recommended hiking season: April to October

Sturdy shoes are recommended for the tour!

Trail closure can be found at: https://www.traumpfade.info/traumpfade/wege-status/





Getting there

A 61 Exit Wehr/Nürburgring - B 412 towards Weibern - town central Weibern Richtung Mayen - after Hausten/Morswiesen right, towards Langscheid - 56729 Langscheid, Wabelsberger Wacholderhütte (Neuer Weg 16)


56729 Langscheid, Wabelsberger Wacholderhütte (Neuer Weg 16)

56729 Arft, town central

Public transit

Destination stop: Netterhöfe junction.

Line: 820  Adenau - Hohe Acht - Hohenleimbach - Kempenich



  • Traumpfade & Traumpfädchen Band  2: Die 19 besten Premium-Rundwanderungen in der Vordereifel, Ulrike Poller & Wolfgang Todt ISBN: 978-3-934342-61-3
  •  27 Premium-Rundwege Traumpfade, Jubiläumsausgabe 10 Jahre Traumpfade,  Ulrike Poller & Wolfgang Todt, ISBN: 978-3-942779-43-2
  • Osteifel mit Laacher-See-Gebiet Wanderkarte 1:25.000 ISBN: 978-3-921805-63-3
Additional Information

Touristik-Büro Vordereifel, Tel.: +49 (0)2651/800995, tourismus@vordereifel.de,  www.naturerlebnis-vordereifel.de

Projektbüro Traumpfade, Tel.: +49 (0)261/108419, info@traumpfade.info  , www.traumpfade.info



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  • Path (74%)
  • Asphalt Coating (4%)
  • Hiking Trail (22%)


This tour is presented by: Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land, Author: Nicole Pfeifer

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