Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park stretches over the high levels of Hunsrück at a surface of 10,000 hectares. Hikers and nature lovers find a spacious reserve, where nature is left to take its own course, with a great biodiversity. The park is characterised by a low mountain range and sheer endless forest areas. It offers ideal conditions for rare and delicate species to prosper.
You can explore the fascinating nature of the national park on bike or horse-back, hiking or climbing. Numerous paths lead you through the Celtic ringfort, beautiful beech forests, and over the enchanging Doll mountains. For information on the various trails and attractions as well as interesting exhibitions, you can visit the facilities on Erbeskopf, in Wildenburg, and in Otzenhausen. In Wildenburg, you can even visit a game enclosure, where wolves, wild cats, and lynxes live.
Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park looks back on a fascinating history. Nature and culture, Celts and Romans, Middle Ages and industrialisation all come together here. The area was designated a national park in March 2015, four years after the initial idea.
How to get there
Hunsrückhaus on Erbsenkopf
Leave motorway A1 at exit 132-Reinsfeld, and continue on B407 towards Reinsfeld. At abtei, continue on B327. After 10km/6.2mi, turn right and follow the signs to Idar-Oberstein/Birkenfeld/Deuselbach. After around 5km/3.1mi, turn right again to Waldgaststätte Erbeskopf, where the Hunsrückhaus is located.
Wildenburg near Kempfeld
To get to the castle ruins and the game enclosure Wildenburg, follow motorway A1 to exit 132-Reinsfeld. Follow the signs pointing to idar-Oberstein/Birkenfeld/Deuselbach over B477 and B327. At the junction, continue straight, to get to B422. Follwo the road to Katzenloch, then turn left onto Hauptstraße Katzenloch. In Kempfeld, turn right onto Wildenburgerstraße.
Celtic Park Otzenhausen
Follow motorway A1 to exit 136-Otzenhausen. At the roundabout, go straight and then turn right onto Hochwaldstraße. After 500m, turn left onto Ringwallstraße to get to the Celtic Park.