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"Why should someone do a vacation in Hoppstaedten-Weiersbach? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Hoppstaedten-Weiersbach, which everyone visiting Hoppstaedten-Weiersbach should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Hoppstaedten-Weiersbach that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 07/01/2014)

Hi, even if the new National Park Hunsrück-Hochwald will not open until May 2015, we are already well located for walkers and cyclists. For hiking, the Saar-Hunsrück Steig is a good offering, as are the two dream loops "Nohener-Nahe loop" and "Trauntal Crest Trail". For water sports of any kind, the Bostalsee is also available. The Nahe bike path runs through Hoppstädten. By bike or pedelec from the rental station "active-in-nature" into the jewelry city of Idar-Oberstein and then easily by train directly back to Hoppstädten. In Birkenfeld, there is the museum with extensive exhibits on two specific topics:-Early settlement by the Celts and Roman occupation -1815 to 1918: The birch fields country is part of the grand duchy of Oldenburg. If you have any further questions, please ask. Regards, Manuel Decker
Answer provided by Manuel Decker on 07/02/2014
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- Church - Visit of the Fissler Company, one of the largest manufacturers of pots and pans, etc.
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Hoppstädten-Weiersbach is a fairly unspectacular small town on the edge of Birkenfeld county. I know of no special attractions in the town. In town, the Fissler Company (worldwide known company for cooking pots) has a production plant, and the ROFU company, a large toy importer, employees most of the residents. Near the village, there is the leisure center "Bostalsee" and many beautiful hiking trails. In nearby Nohfelden, you can visit the Castle Nohfelden.
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Hoppstädten-Weiersbach Overview

The municipality lies in neither the Hunsrück nor the Palatinate, but rather near the boundary with the Saarland in the Nahe valley in the Upper Nahe Uplands (Oberes Nahebergland), part of the Saar-Nahe Hills (Saar-Nahe-Bergland). The countryside and the municipality itself are characterized by the Hoppstädt Nahe valley, a broad floodplain with vast meadowlands and wooded mountain slopes on both sides. These mountains are known as the Hoppstädter Berg and the Weiersbacher Berg. Lying higher up are great cropfields. Many parts of the Nahe valley between Hoppstädten-Weiersbach and Idar-Oberstein have been left in their natural state and, accordingly, in 1991, parts of it were declared a scenic conservation area (Landschaftsschutzgebiet).

Things to See in Hoppstädten-Weiersbach

Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church (Kirche St. Katharinen), Hauptstraße – aisleless church with ridge turret, 1787; in the east wall a wayside cross, marked 1724

Saarstraße 19 – railway station of the former Rhein-Nahe-Bahn (railway); built to standard plan; one- or two-floor sandstone-framed brick building

Saarstraße 20 – seven-axis house, 1870; characterizes square’s and village’s appearance

Rhein-Nahe-Bahn railway bridge – four-arch sandstone bridge over the Steinaubach, 1880

Saint Mark’s Catholic Parish Church (Pfarrkirche St. Markus), in Bleiderdingen – aisleless church 1738/1739, lengthening and west tower 1862; Gothic quire, before 1235; décor

In Bleiderdingen/corner of Auf dem Sand – wayside cross, Station cross, marked 1847

Roadbridge, between Hoppstädten and Bleiderdingen – three-arch sandstone quarrystone bridge over the Nahe

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More about the History of Hoppstaedten-Weiersbach

In the Middle Ages, the villages of Weiersbach and Hoppstädten, along with Leitzweiler, Heimbach and Freisen, belonged to the lordship of Werdenstein. It was a sideline of the Lords of Oberstein who first named themselves Werdenstein, after the lordship. Jakob von Eberstein married the daughter who held hereditary rights, and about 1550 he built the castle that bore the same name. It stood between the municipality’s two main centres and had been completely dismantled by the early 19th century.

In the outlying centre of Neubrücke in 1944 and 1945, the Hinzert concentration camp maintained a satellite camp.

Also at Neubrücke, on a 44-hectare lot, the United States Army set up its 98th General Hospital in 1952. The emergency and reserve hospital had at its disposal 1,000 beds and various medical departments for, among others, surgery, dentistry, orthopaedics, radiology, rehabilitation and ophthalmology. A complete hospital train was kept standing by at all times. In 1994, the hospital was closed.

The hospital’s former lands now house the Environment Campus Birkenfeld.

The municipality of Hoppstädten-Weiersbach was newly formed on 7 June 1969 from the two dissolved municipalities of Hoppstädten and Weiersbach.

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Hoppstädten-Weiersbach is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Birkenfeld district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Birkenfeld, whose seat is in the like-named town.

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