© Klaus-Peter Kappest, Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land

Traumpfädchen Eifeltraum

  • start: 56727 Mayen-Kürrenberg (parking lot Rhododendron/B 258)
  • destination: 56727 Mayen-Kürrenberg (parking lot Rhododendron/B 258)
  • easy
  • 5,34 km
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 121 m
  • 494 m
  • 394 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 10 / 100

The Traumpfädchen Eifeltraum offers impressively diverse forest sections which feature shady beech trees, venerable oaks and delicate pines. These alternate with field and meadow trails offering highly attractive views between the village of Kürrenberg and the Nitz Valley. There is also a natural Kneipp basin in which hikers can refresh their tired legs.

Highlights of the Traumpfädchen 

  • Varied woodland section
  • Panoramic views of the Nitz Valley from the Bleiberg Hut 
  • A refreshing dip in a natural Kneipp basin

General information

Directions

The Traumpfädchen “Eifelturmpfad Boos” begins at the “Vulkanparkstation Booser Doppelmaar” car park a short distance outside the village of Boos. The tour is best completed in a clockwise direction, and we begin by following the striking blue and white logo along the access path that will take us to the start of the Traumpfad. We are soon immersed in a forest. Proceeding downwards, we arrive at the “Schemel” car park, where our first rest area is located. From this position on the edge of the woods, our attention is first attracted by the western Maar of Boos, the water of which glistens in the sun. Our view of the eastern Maar, which will be revealed a brief while later following a short woodland section, is less prepossessing because of the meadows and copses which cover its base. We pass a bench before the Traumpfädchen takes a short but very sharp upwards turn. Benches and a shelter at the top of this section provide a good place to take a break and regain our breath.

The route then follows the edge of the Schneeberg, offering good views along the way. We then follow a short rising pathway to the centrepiece of our tour – the “Boss Eifel Tower”. Made of wood, the tower is 25 metres high. Going up is highly recommended, especially on a clear day, in order to enjoy superb views of the Volcanic Eifel and the Nürburg. Once we have taken full advantage of the vistas from the tower, we rejoin the Traumpfädchen. It leads out onto a wide pathway which also forms part of the Booser Doppelmaartour Traumpfad. At this point, an optional detour may be made to the lava bomb outcrop situated only 100 metres away. The actual route, however, turns left and continues across open terrain. Fabulous views over to the Nürburg can be enjoyed during this stretch. A little further on, two benches offer a peaceful opportunity to take in views of Boos. Only a few strides now separate us from the next crossroads, where the Traumpfad takes its final leave and disappears off to the left. The Traumpfädchen Eifelturmpfad swings to the right and heads towards the Eifel village of Boos a little way below us.

The route takes a few twists and turns as it approaches Boos. If the weather is favourable, it is worth making a quick detour to the wading pool and the herb garden. We then continue along Schulstraße in the village centre. Passing the local inn, we arrive at the nearby church. We ascend some steps to a somewhat winding pathway which will take us out to the edge of the village. The route rises gently as we emerge back into open countryside. The Eifelturmpfad turns left at the first opportunity onto a meadow way which leads very leisurely uphill. At the edge of the forest, there is a chance to rest on a bench in order to enjoy the natural surroundings. The route then dips for a final short woodland section. We pass a forest lounger and arrive back at the hikers’ car park at the end of a highly diverting and attractive 4-kilometre tour.

Safety Guidelines

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/traumpfaedchen/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
Equipment

Surefootedness and a head for heights are required in some sections.

You should not embark upon the tours in icy conditions.

 

Robust footwear is recommended!

Details of route closures can be found at:  https://www.traumpfade.info/traumpfaedchen/wege-status/

 

The Traumpfädchen are not suitable for prams or rollator users.

Getting there

A 48 exit Mayen/Mendig - B 258 direction Nürburgring - pass Mayen-Kürrenberg through a roundabout- then turn right to the parking lot for hikers (56727 Mayen-Kürrenberg)

Parking

56727 Mayen-Kürrenberg, Rhododendron parking lot (on the B 258)

Public transit

Destination stop: Kürrenberg, Bürgerhaus

Line 380 RegioBus: Kaisersesch - Düngenheim - Kehrig - Mayen - Kürrenberg

 

Destination stop: Kürrenberg, Hauptstraße

Line 388 FreizeitBus: Mayen - Langenfeld - Arft - Herresbach - Kürrenberg - Mayen (01.04. to 01.11.)

www.vrminfo.de

 

Literature
  • Ein Schöner Tag "traumpfädchen", Ulrike Poller & Wolfgang Todt, ISBN: 978-3-942779-49-4, 
  • Traumpfade & Traumpfädchen Band  2: Die 19 besten Premium-Rundwanderungen in der Vordereifel, Ulrike Poller & Wolfgang Todt ISBN: 978-3-934342-61-3 
Additional Information

Tourist-Information der Stadt Mayen, Tel.: +49 (0)2651/903004, touristinfo@mayenzeit.de, https://www.mayen.de/kultur-tourismus/

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

 

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

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