The Schaven Heathland between Schaven, Firmenich, Satzvey and Kommern- Süd is mainly a military training area. The main features of the wide heathland are oak and birch trees, with a mixed forest of various deciduous and pine trees.
You can enjoy the peaceful quiet atmosphere while hiking in this extensive diverse landscape on wide gravel, or narrow uncultivated paths. There is a 12 Kilometer circular trail around the Schaven heathland.
The area is sometimes used as a military training site. The trails through the Schaven Heathland are unfortunately not signposted because it is a military restricted area. During the week from 7.00-17.00 and sometimes on the weekend, hiking is not allowed. (Please look at the information boards situated at the main entrances.): You can phone for detailed information on:
If you would like to experience the Schaven Heathland close up, we recommend you to drive there via the Firmenich Panzerstrasse, (parking available) and walk through the Schaven Heathland on the gravel paths from there.