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RadLust MTB Trail WaldMeister

· 11 reviews · Mountainbiking · Hunsrueck
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  • Photo: Timo Volz, Birkenfelder Land
m 600 500 400 25 20 15 10 5 km Sauerbrunnen - Oberhambach Landgasthaus und … Schwollen Tarifa Fun Freibad Schwollen
Challenging MTB course with a high trail content for advanced MTB riders. On the circuit, difficult spots (A-line) can be bypassed by a B-line.
Distance 25.9 km
3:15 h
786 m
773 m
591 m
414 m
The challenging MTB route has a high trail share of around 40 %. It leads through beautiful deciduous forest passages of the Zauberwald, first downhill to the Sauerbrunnen, from here through a coniferous forest and finally back into the Zauberwald. This is followed by fast-changing, demanding passages that require stamina and technical skills, and then again and again short stretches for relaxation in between.

Author’s recommendation

After the tour, a visit to the Rothenburghütte is recommended.
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Sandra Wenz
Update: February 08, 2022
S1 difficult
Highest point
This field is not yet translated into the selected language., 591 m
Lowest point
This field is not yet translated into the selected language., 414 m
Best time of year

Rest stops

Imbiss Tropicana im Ferienpark Hambachtal
Landgasthaus und Partyservice Böß in Schwollen
Haus Wurzelsepp

Safety information

The route is suitable for advanced MTB riders. On the way, hiking trails are crossed again and again, and families with children are on the move in the magic forest. We ask you to be careful and considerate when riding. 

Observe the traffic rules, pay attention to other road users and drive at an appropriate speed, especially on the descents. Show consideration for other cyclists and pedestrians.

Tips and hints

The brochure RadLust with further cycle routes (Genussradrouten) can be obtained free of charge from the Tourist Information Office of Birkenfelder Land.


Rothenburg Hut Hattgenstein (577 m)
49.696597, 7.154591
49°41'47.7"N 7°09'16.5"E
32U 366918 5506532


Rothenburg Hut Hattgenstein

Turn-by-turn directions

 The start and finish are at the Rothenburghütte site in Hattgenstein. However, the former sports field site has much more to offer. A pump track offers both young and experienced MTB riders fun while practising and riding jumps and steep turns. Directly adjacent is a newly built slalom course (technical downhill course) that rewards technical skills and promotes them with frequent training.

The first section leads from the Rothenburg hut with entry near the lookout tower, via the cross-country (XC) course created by the TV Birkenfeld bike pirates in 2016, down into the Hambach valley. The 155 metres in altitude down into the valley, some of which are quite steep, lead over A and B lines through a mixed forest over challenging sections.

After crossing the L 174 at the Oberhambach Sauerbrunnen and the Hambach over a bridge, the route then returns to Rinzenberg territory through a coniferous forest with technically demanding climbs of 20 to 50 metres in altitude over narrow trails and quite moderate descents back into the Zauberwald.

Now follows one of the most technically demanding trails with 130 metres of altitude difference, which must be mastered both conditionally and technically. Narrow steep bends, very demanding, winding and hilly climbs challenge the skills and stamina of the riders to the limit.

Once this has been achieved, you reach a technical training area of the bike pirates. After crossing the K 15, the route goes over a forestry trail section that offers a little time to catch one's breath. Afterwards, the Waldmeister leads over extremely challenging smaller trail sections back onto a longer forestry connecting section. After crossing the Sprudelstraße, you reach one of the most beautiful and flowing sections. Before that, however, there is a small extra lap with around 100 metres of altitude to complete and another connecting section to enjoy breathing in the fresh forest air.

What follows is a masterpiece. Over flowing, beautiful and fast 250 metres in altitude, the pulse of the pilots can beat faster.

To finish, the track leads over agricultural paths, through a short forest section, past two ponds, through Schwollen, over further agricultural and meadow paths with beautiful scenic views back up through Hattgenstein past the local cemetery to the starting point at the Rothenburg hut.

In the evening, you can enjoy a snack in a cosy and rustic atmosphere.


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Public transport

Hattgenstein and Oberhambach are easily accessible by bus, information on timetables and bicycle transport at

Getting there

Via the B 269 from the direction of Birkenfeld or Morbach, follow the signs to Hattgenstein. At the entrance to Hattgenstein, turn right in the direction of Rothenburghütte / observation tower (is signposted accordingly).


There are numerous free parking spaces available at the Rothenburghütte.


49.696597, 7.154591
49°41'47.7"N 7°09'16.5"E
32U 366918 5506532
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Brochure RadLust available at the Tourist Information of Birkenfelder Land,,

Author’s map recommendations

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Recommended maps for this region:

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  • helmet    
  • Cell phone with a full battery    
  • Cash, ID   
  • Navigation device, maps
  • Air pump / compressed air cylinder
  • Replacement hose
  • Sufficient drinks
  • Energy bar / gel
  • Wind / rain jacket

Questions and answers

Question from Andreas Schmidt · October 28, 2019 · Community
Hallo, der Waldmeister ist sehr gelungen. Sind Erweiterungen oder andere Strecken geplant? Werden Helfer gebraucht? Ich würde mich gerne einbringen. Viele Grüße, Andreas
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Answered by Sandra Wenz · October 29, 2019 · Birkenfelder Land
Hallo Andreas, freut uns sehr, dass die Route gefällt! Toll auch, dass Du Dich einbringen möchtest, könntest Du Dich hierzu bitte mit Viktor Klein in Verbindung setzen? Du erreichst ihn bei der Verbandsgemeinde Birkenfeld unter Vielen lieben Dank, auch für Deine tolle Bewertung und bis bald Sandra, Tourist-Info Birkenfeld
Question from Heiko Marx · October 13, 2019 · Community
GPS Daten passen nicht zur Beschilderung. - Schwollen am schmiedeweg die Beschilderung ist über den Höhenzug. Laut GPX Daten durch den Ort Ortseingang Hattgenstein zeigen die Schilder in die Flurstraße
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Photo: Heiko Marx, Community
Answered by KNUT SCHÖTSCHEL · October 14, 2019 · Community
Hallöchen. Ich hatte die Tour vom Sauerbrunnen begonnen. Dort hatte sie auch für mich geendet. Die ebenfalls von dort beginnende kleine Schleife musste ich wegen schlechtem Wetter auslassen. War noch nie in dem Bereich unterwegs. War der Beschilderung gefolgt. Die hat auf jeden Fall gepasst. Navigation musste ich wegen Akku auf den letzten 10 km vernachlässigen und ohne Bildschirm fahren. Aus diesem Grund konnte ich Gps mit Beschilderung nicht abgleichen.
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Question from Achim Goedert · October 07, 2019 · Community
Hallo und guten Tag, sind auf der WaldMeister Strecke auch E-Bike Fahrer willkommen?
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Answered by Sandra Wenz · October 07, 2019 · Birkenfelder Land
Hallo Herr Goedert, E-MTB's sehr gern, für "normale" E-Bikes ist der Untergrund eher ungeeignet (Trails, Waldboden, Wurzeln, Steine) davon raten wir unabhängig vom Thema E-Mobilität ab. Viel Spaß und viele Grüße Sandra Wenz, Tourist-Information Birkenfeld


Dirk Johann
April 22, 2022 · Community
Tolle Strecke! Wir hatten jede Menge Spaß und unsere Erwartungen wurden übertroffen. Trotz der Stürme der letzten Wochen keine quer liegenden Bäume, insofern auch gut gepflegt. Wir werden sicherlich wiederkommen!
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When did you do this route? April 22, 2022
Marcel B
September 05, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? September 04, 2021
November 15, 2020 · Community
Eine sehr gelungene Strecke, die auch fabelhaft beschildert ist. Meines Erachtens, die best Beschilderte die ich bis jetzt gefahren bin. Auch der Zustand der Strecke, gerade jetzt im November einfach Top💪🏻 Ich werde definitiv wieder kommen.
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S1 difficult
25.9 km
3:15 h
786 m
773 m
Highest point
591 m
Lowest point
414 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available


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