Sights

Herler Wacken, Herler Felsen

North of Herl, but unfortunately almost completely covered by forest, a chunk of quartzite rock has been formed through weathering, and which, given the fact that it measures several hundred metres in length and has a varying height of up to 20 m, makes for an impressive natural monument. The rock is extremely jagged, and displays a wide variety of shapes, making it perfect for easy and more difficult climbs. The top provides a spectacular panoramic view over the valley of Fell. Half an hour is needed to walk around it.

The Herler Wacken is located along the "Schiefer-Wacken" hiking track of the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig climb. This circuit near Herl, Thomm and Fell was named a premium hiking track by the German Hiking Institute in 2009 (Deutsches Wanderinstitut).


Herler Felsen

The Herler Wacken is often confused with the Herl Felsen, which is located beneath Herl on the road to Lorscheid, near the bend in the road just before the Klostermühle. The Herl Felsen is made from a conjoined block of rock measuring 50 m in length and 30 m in height. The steep slope and top of the rock are overgrown with scrub and a few trees.

Öffnungszeiten: freely accessible

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