Prettiest German Hiking Trail – The Saar Hunsrueck Steig

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The Prettiest German Hiking Trail The Saar Hunsrueck Steig

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The Saar-Hunsruecksteig in southwest Germany features 12 stages with a total length of 180 km. consists of two older and somewhat less high-profile trails (the “Saar-Steig” in the west and the “Hunsrück-Steig” in the east). Because of its Y-shape, however, you cannot hike the entire trail in a single stretch.

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Prettiest German Hiking Trail – The Saar Hunsrueck Steig

Historic Saarbruecken

city hall of Saarbruecken

Where to Go in Germany Saarbrücken is a little more than one hour by train to the south, provides a contrast to Trier in almost every way. Mainly in as much as it is largely new, fairly busy (as a centre of industry and administration) and, well, not particularly pretty.

There are some historic buildings, but the city was destroyed several times in her history, first by the Swedes in the Thirty-Year War

Historic Saarbruecken

The Saar Loop In Germany

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Hiking in Germany The Saar Loop Who says that everything in Germany is efficient?

 

The river Saar definitely is not, ambling slowly through the idyllic valleys of the “Rhenish massif” and managing to make a 10 km detour out of the short 2 km as the crow flies trip from Besseringen (seen on the left of the picture, behind the bend) to Mettlach, seen on the right.

 

The Saar Loop In Germany