For the halterers, i.e. the treidlers who led the horses by the halter, it was important to find the easiest possible way back to conserve the animals' strength. That is why they chose the almost 19 km long route over the heights - instead of the 27 km along the river bank. And, of course, they also looked for wide paths with moderate gradients for the benefit of the horses.
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Getting thereThe starting point in Diez can be reached via the A3, exit Diez or Limburg Süd, in each case follow the signs to Diez.
Free parking is available on the "Bolzplatz" at the Lahn bridge. From there, you can quickly find the entrance in the roundabout with the sign to St. Peter's Church.
If you travel by train, follow Wilhelmstraße from the station in Diez, then continue along Altstadtstraße to reach the Alter Markt. From there, the Halfterweg is signposted.
ParkingTemporary and free parking:
Diez, car park "Bolzplatz" on the Lahn (access via roundabout B 417 at the Lahn bridge)
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EquipmentThe trail can be walked all year round. Due to the wide field and forest paths, the Halfterweg is also very suitable for hiking groups. Large rucksack provisions are not necessary, as there is a good place to stop at Herthasee (note opening times).
- 7 Waypoints
- 7 Waypoints