A summer night in hay, the dream of life on the country side for hikers, bikers & horseback riders. We made the hay floor a large bed for school trips, family vacations, groups, world travelers & for celebrating festivals in the winter garden. In 'Lischens Kammer' and 'Gretchens Stube', you can fall to sleep surrounded by soft hay with the scent of a summer meadow. Those suffering from allergies can sleep in the student digs or in the guest house. Comfortable restrooms are in the old ruins. During the evening & morning (breakfast buffet) food is offered & you can begin your exciting day with this. There is 1 large ping pong table, play corner in the winter garden & a lot of ridable toys, 1 hay floor for playing, adventure games on the edge of the forest, the pond & the stream are ideal places for playing near nature. Weiden with horses, ponies, sheep, goats, our donkeys are located directly behind the winter garden. There is also a lawn and a romantic corner, grill/fire spaces.
Nature vacation with friends, feel the 'motherland'. The 'guest house' belongs to the hostel and has three vacation apartments, a hay hostel and winter garden. 'Karins Haus', the 'Getreidemühle' and the 'Faustus' apartment with winter garden. A relaxing vacation in a romantic vacation apartment or vacation home. Enjoy your vacation on the countryside. The Mediterranean ambiance in the winter garden of the hay hostel is a treat for the senses with its lemons, oranges, kiwis, grapes, figs and 1000 flowers - enjoy this while grilling and Sunday morning brunch, after your wedding or meeting with friends, birthday parties, company events, family trips and class trips. In the hay beds of 'Heuherberge', you can experience pure nature, sleeping in hay is healthy, adventurous and exciting. Large outside facilities with garden, patios, ponds, lawns, animals on the field, hiking, biking, horseback riding. Wagon rides. Fulfill your dreams of living on the countryside on Germany's Edelsteinstraße.
The long summer in Weiden: Our village is located in the precious gemstone region of Idar-Oberstein. A stunning floodplain and forest are located directly on the farm. Enjoy the long summer in Weiden. You can find oranges, lemons, kiwis, grapes and figs in the winter gardens in 'Heuherberge' and 'Faustus'. In the pasture you can see the horses Sofia, Bella and Atti, the ponies Stoll and Maxi, the donkeys 'Emilio, 'Eco' and 'Esmeralda', the sheep Martha and Lina, the goats Susi and Willi. In the ponds or stream you can observe water animals, go swimming, take a boat out and enjoy the sun. Playing around in the hay and a covered wagon ride - what could be better for children? Bike, hike or go horseback riding on the intricate paths around the forested hill, past piles of slate and castles. Touch, taste and smell nature, a 'natural vacation' with friends. The ease of spring, the scent and warmth of summer, the diverse colors of fall or the white glory of winter. You can decide which season is the most beautiful.
Looking for fossils and finding precious stones: You can visit different mines, quarries & digging tunnels along the Edelsteinstraße, for example the copper mine in Fischbach & Steinkaulenberg (agate) in Idar-Oberstein. The German museum for precious gemstones is located in Idar-Oberstein & has minerals from all over the world & also 'Felsenkirche' - a unique church built into a rock wall. The pond line & the museum of local history show you the beginnings of the gemstone industry. The historical city center of Herrstein, the Wildenburg with a game reserve & the gem garden in Kempfeld can be reached in just minutes. Jewelry designers & gemstone grinding shops have a large selection of modern jewelry that will allure any woman. You can experience a special day in the shale caverns in Herrenberg (fossils), Altburg, Schmidburg by Bundenbach & the Hahnenbach Valley. The Karl May festival in Mörschied in June-Juli is a dream for children & adults. The cities of Trier, Koblenz, Mainz & Saarbrücken can be reached in 1 hr. Bernkastel 30 min
Conquer medieval cities, ruins and castles, dream of the past. The 'Sironaweg' connects present and past in a landscape exciting throughout the year. 'The German Gemstone Street (Edelsteinstraße' and the 'Slate and Castle Street' lead you past many interesting attractions. There are many gemstone grinding shops and jewelry stores. Experience the process of turning a raw gemstone into finished jewelry, or do some grinding and be a goldsmith yourself. Dive into the world of gem stones, visit 'Steinkaulenberg' and the 'German Gemstone Museum', the 'Museum of Local History' and 'Felsenkirchen'. Connect culture and recreational fun, the public swimming pools in Rhaunen, Morbach, the sub-tropic water park 'Pyramide' in Oberhambach and theindoor pool in Idar Oberstein make your vacation plan exciting. The barefoot path in Sobernheim and the open-air museum are worth a day trip.
Vacation on a farm on the southern slope of Hunsrück on the German Edelsteinstraße - here is Weiden, surrounded by meadows and fields in a large forest area. The small city and its church were already recognized as Weyden in 1478. Enjoy the diverse nature as a hiker, biker or discover the low mountain range scenery and its many attractions with a horse. 'Sironaweg' connects the 2000 year history with the present and runs very close to Weiden. In 'Marienstollen', you can search for silver and galena or purchase cut gemstones from the region. Weiden is a meeting place for those seeking tranquility and world travelers. You can arrive via: car, train (closest train station is IdarOberstein w/direct bus connection through Weiden towards the airport). With the flight connections from Querbeet Europa, you can get to the airport Frankfurt-Hahn in a 20 minute drive. Bus connections from ORN from Hahn to Idar OBerstein.
Other Activities: HIking on 'Sironaweg' or 'Saar Hunsrücksteig', searching for minerals, jogging, cross country skiing, luging, riding handcars
Golf: The golf club 'Edelstein Hunsrück' in Kirschweilier (8 km) has a 9 hole golf course and club house and invites you to partake in numerous activities. Here beginners can practice at the 3 hole course.
A second golf course (9 holes) is located by the Hahn airfield.
Ski: If you are looking for an accommodation for your family celebration during Christmas, you can use the guest house and Karins house to enjoy your Christmas festivities together with your grandparents and siblings. A decorated tree will be waiting for you or would you like to decorate it yourself? Fun in the snow with temperatures under 0C, the new snow machines make this possible. On Erbeskopf by Deuselbach (20 km, two 800m descents, practice slope, cable lift, flood lit, luge track, ski rental / school, slope lodges). As soon as there is snow in Hunsrück, you can discover numerous slopes in the fairytale like high forest or you can put your alpine skills to the test on Idarkopf and Erbeskopf. If you do not like to ski, hikes will leave you with everlasting impressions that you will take back home.