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Butterpfad Waymark
Length 12 km (7 mi)
Location Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Trailheads St.-Kastor Chapel Rengsdorf, Hümmerich
Use Hiking
Elevation change 574 m (1,883 ft)
Highest point Strassenhaus, 386 m (1,266 ft)
Lowest point Hümmerich, 241 m (791 ft)
Hiking details
Trail difficulty Easy
Season All year
Sights Sequoia forest
Website http://www.rengsdorfer-land.de/der-butterpfad

The Butterpfad is a hiking trail in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The trail is 12 km long and connects Rengsdorf via Strassenhaus with Hümmerich leading through the Westerwald forest.


The Butterpfad dates back to the time that farmers of the region transported their goods, mainly butter and milk, via this route to Neuwied. In Neuwied they sold their goods at the market. The trail is marked with red-white waymarks and along the trail information tables are located, providing background information on the history of this activity.



In earlier times the trail lead not only from Hümmerich to Rengsdorf but continued through the Alte Scheid to Oberbieber and from there by tram to the market in Neuwied. The trail connects not only Rengsdorf with Hümmerich but also the Westerwaldsteig in Obersteinebach via a 4.2 km long path from Hümmerich with the Rheinsteig and the Klosterweg in Rengsdorf.

From its starting point at the St.-Kastor Chapel in Rengsdorf, the trail follows the Völkerwiesenbach valley through beech grove to the hut Philippsruhe at the Kreisstraße 105. Crossing this street, the trail passes Bonefeld in the direction of Strassenhaus. There is the option to follow a small detour to the Alteburg Bonefeld, a monument of the Middle Ages, and the Keltengräbern (celtic graves). The trail crosses the K105, and goes along a replica of a charcoal production hill and through the sequoia forest, then crossing the B256 in Strassenhaus. The trail follows the direction "Schöne Aussicht", with a view on the pit frame of the abandoned "Grube Georg", and leads through the Fockenbach valley in the direction "Hümmericher Mühle" (Hümmerich mill). Passing the Alexander gallery and the quarry Louisenglück, after a final rise the trail reaches Hümmerich with its scale museum.[1]


  1. ^ "Der Butterpfad - wandern auf historischen Spuren" (in German). Tourist-Information Rengsdorfer LAND. Retrieved 30 December 2016.