Experience hiking between Herborn and bad Honningen more than 1000 real, or trendy chic dressed hikers, spectators, guests and representatives of the various media had laced their hiking boots and wonderful summer weather on the Westerwald’s highest mountain found the Westerwald-Steig to the opening of the 235 km long trail,”to attend. Assisted by the Landraten of the involved districts of Altenkirchen, Neuwied, Westerwald, Lahn-Dill, representative of the Westerwald Association of municipalities and Manuel Andrack cut Rhineland-Palatinate economy Minister Hendrik Hering the band and thus released the new long-distance hiking trail. The consecration had Pastor Uwe Hermann previously, EV. Parish of Rennerod and community officer Jasmin Weller, Kath. Parish, taken. On the Fuchskaute, 657 m high, there was almost Carnival mood. Everything was on the track”aligned. Purchase and taste”was one original Westerwald-Steig bread from the wood-fired oven of bakery reason, the original Westerwald-Steig brandy the Birkenhof distillery or the original Westerwald-Steig chocolate from the Cafe Waller, bad Marienberg.
Gasthof Fuchskaute offered of course needs here according to potato soup – from native potatoes, and when the original Westerwald-Steig sausage of the butchers Guild accessed many sweet tooth. “The day could have been not nice: pure nature”, lush meadows, green forests, lovely fresh air, food, drink and music what you want more? The well-known TV presenter of the SWR, Martin Seidler led by a varied programme with the hunting horn blowers high Westerwald”, Rennerod and the joyful singers from Herschbach. “Guided or individual walks were offered and shared with Westerwald Club, SWR television and SWR I radio was the opportunity to hike with a GPS device and treasure” to go. “Minister herring, native Westerwald and on this day with new shoes and blister plasters, Waller greeted with Hui” guests. He was proud to open the Westerwald-Steig, the Minister said and turned out the trail as particularly significant for the topic of hiking as well as cycling, health and wine. “He hoped that that Rhineland-Palatinate the” become a hiking country in Germany.
The quality also in the restaurant business, must be”, the Minister underlined. Peter Paul Weinert, head of the Westerwald district, hopes that the new trail will teach the Waller see even their home with new eyes. Representative for the many people who have actively contributed to the emergence of the platform, district administrator called Weinert OLAF Groos of the branch Association of Herborn of the Westerwald Association (WWV). He had designed the logo of the platform. Walker was pleased about that the trail from Herborn to bad Honningen after initial difficulties could be then but so quickly completed and opened. Association Mayor Werner Daum praised the employees of all communities had committed extremely well. Tony Alt, Chairman of the Westerwald Association, called the Westerwald-Steig main hiking trails, the Westerwald-Verein supervised the fillet pieces under the 2000 km and said Christoph Hoopmann, Managing Director of the Westerwald tourist service, its special thanks to out. On us but much more work is to”meant old. Dr. Achim Schloemer, Managing Director of Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH, the HW platform called jewel”, high turnover, wished the new trail many guests and the catering establishments could be observed as they already on the Rheinsteig. The well-known hiking book author Manuel Andrack was hiking technical of the game and swears on his worn out”sneakers. The next day, five more, well attended events held on the Westerwald-Steig.