LOWA Test Centre Lang­weiler


The monastery hotel Marienhöh teams with the LOWA’s Lang­weiler Test Centre to create a paradise for hiking lovers. The centre has a selection of about 100 different pairs of LOWA shoes, ranging from models for beginners to moun­tain­eering boots, that customers can put through their paces free of charge.

The Hunsrück National Park is right outside the front door, an area that has more than 10,000 hectares of space and is the ideal testing ground for demanding one-day tours.

The boots in LOWA’s most northerly test centre are offered to both guests of the hotel and other interested indi­viduals. The tours start right at the monastery hotel, where circular tours such as the “Traum­schleife Köhlerpfad” begin.

The Lang­weiler Test Centre is open year around and has the same hours as the Hotel Marienhöh.

Klosterhotel Marienhöh
Marienhöh 2–10
55758 Lang­weiler
Telephone: +49 6786 292990

Try on shoes

The test footwear available in the Test Centre may differ from the presented models or more models may be available for testing. You are welcome to inquire which models are available by calling the listed telephone number. Some test centres also offer chil­dren’s models – the Test Centre will be happy to provide you with information about them before your visit!


The tour: Köhlerpfad at Steinbach Forest and meadow hike around the dam known as the Stein­bachtalsperre

Round trip
Start of the tour:
Refreshment break:
Köhlerstube, Lang­weiler
End of the tour:
04:00 hours
13 km
286 m
286 m
Hiking boots
Our shoe tip:

The hike, which begins in the former charcoal burner village of Lang­weiler, leads along natural trails through impressive land­scapes, earthy forest and meadow paths around the Steinbach dam.

You will start the hike in Lang­weiler, passing by the plaque of Wüstung Crop­penhof near Sens­weiler and then heading to Katzenloch. The trail will then lead you into the forest. When you even­tually emerge from the woods, you will gain a direct view of the Stein­bachtalsperre located south of Kempfeld and the surrounding forests. From there, the trail will take you past Bruch­weiler, a village that can be reached by taking a separate, 2-kilometre-long path. You will then head back to Lang­weiler, your original starting point.

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