Our Waldgasthaus am Schwarzenbruch is located at the heart of the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park and surrounded by stunning forests and woodlands!
Our hotel gets its name from the Schwarzenbruch, a nature reserve located directly next to our hotel that preserves the alder and birch carr with its bogs and marshes as a habitat for endangered plant speciesand plant communities.
There’s plenty to do and see in our local region. Be it long walks, mountain bike tours, explorations or exciting excursions, it truly offers something for everyone!
(0 km away – the home of our Waldgasthaus hotel and restaurant)
A former charcoal burners’ settlement and robber’s den?
In old documents, the “Hüttgeswasen” area in which our hotel is located was formerly known as the “Hüttches Wasen” or “Hüttewiesen”.
Johann Peter Petri, better known as the legendary robber “Black Peter”, lived in the area with his family around 1780 and stayed here for 11 years, working as a lumberjack and charcoal burner.
In 1792, tragedy struck, and the family lost all of its possessions when its home was burned down during the French invasion. “Black Peter” subsequently distanced himself from his former modest life and turned to crime. Over the years that followed, he committed numerous offences such as burglaries, thefts and robberies together with the notorious outlaw “Schinderhannes” and his gang.
Another charcoal burner connected to the Schinderhannes gang, Georg Wilhelm Neumann, also lived in Hüttgeswasen.
As you can see, the small charcoal burner’s settlement of Hüttgeswasen has always been a hive of activity! Thankfully, Schinderhannes and his gang are long gone and their crime sprees a thing of the past, or at least we think so ...!
Towering at a height of 816 metres, the Erbeskopf is the highest point in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and is home to a multitude of sights and attractions:
A winter sports centre with a toboggan run, ski piste and cross-country skiing trails
Summer activities such as a trail park for mountain bikers, a high ropes course for adventurers and a summer toboggan run for ultimate thrill-seekers!
The “Between the Woods” Dream Loop circular hiking route and the “Idarbachtal” educational nature trail with a stop-off at the Café Steuer and the option of a shopping spree in its very own gemstone cutting workshop offer visitors a wonderful opportunity to get to know the Allenbach National Park Community, of which the Waldgasthaus am Schwarzenbruch is proud to be a member.
The “EdelSteinLand” gemstone paradise & National Park
You can find out more about our region and the leisure activities, sights, attractions and encounters with nature awaiting you here on the following websites:
Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park Region
Experience the Hunsrück region and its abundance of natural beauty!
Come and discover stunning extensive forests, the Saar-Hunsrück Dream Loop circular hiking routes, the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig hiking trail, the famous “Felsenkirche” church in Idar-Oberstein, gemstone cutting workshops, show mines and so much more!
Always well worth a visit!
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