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243

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7

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

All paths lead to Rome "Romans" - this is how the Ruppertshütteners are called by their neighbours because they returned to the Catholic faith during the Counter-Reformation thanks to the work of the Volksprediger and Capuchin priest Martin von Cochem (1634-1712).

Route description:The starting point of the cultural hiking trail is the village square in Ruppertshütten.

From there the 10 km long circular path leads to the "Pferdsohl", where the forest workers water their horses.

The numerous wayside shrines along the path are a symbol of the popular piety that is still alive today.

Continuing along the forest path, you reach a wayside shrine that reminds you of the former monastery of Einsiedel.

This place could have also once had the function of a resting place at the Birkenhainer Straße.

Follow this Birkenhainer road until you get a clear view of the cultural landscape around Ruppertshütten at the "Märzenrück" and return to Ruppertshütten on the signposted path through free corridors.