Vacation in the Hunsrück

A day trip to the Hunsrück is always worthwhile!

With its two highest mountains, the Erbeskopf (816m) and the Idarkopf (746m), the Hunsrück offers many outdoor activities, numerous hiking and cycling trails and an impressive panoramic view of the entire Hunsrück from its vantage points. The Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park is home to many rare animal and plant species. Near Morbach there is a designated nature reserve and the ruins of Baldenau Castle dating back to the 12th century. Due to the rich flora and fauna, the area is ideal for nature observation and photography.

The gemstone town Idar-Oberstein has a long history of gemstone mining, especially agates, which were already used by the Romans. The gemstone museum houses an impressive collection of gemstones from the region and around the world. Several historic gemstone cutting workshops offer an insight into traditional gemstone processing.

A special experience is a "walk" across the Geierlay suspension rope bridge near Mörsdorf, which opened in 2015. It is one of the longest suspension rope bridges in Germany and, at 360 meters, floats high above the valley and can be reached via various hiking trails.

Guided tours are offered in the German slate mine in Bundenbach and in the Fell visitor mine, where the mining and processing of slate and historical tools and machines are shown.

More than 100 airplanes and other flying objects are on display in the Junior flying exhibition in Hermeskeil, a highlight for technology freaks!

During a visit to the Belginum Archaeology Park near Morbach, you can marvel at finds and reconstructions from Roman times.

The Morbach Wood Museum offers various themed areas: You can learn about the history of the timber industry, historical and modern techniques and tools for processing wood, as well as various wood products used in everyday life and art. You can also learn about forest ecology and biodiversity in the Hunsrück.