A walk along the Lahn River, Germany, from Diez to Lahnstein. Four sections, about 60 km.
A signposted walk along the Lahn River, from Diez to Lahnstein. Four sections, about 60 km. in total. Sometimes over the left bank, then again along the right bank. Most of the time on height, so you ca enjoy the views of the the little towns, the river and the plateaus of the Taunus and the Westerwalds.
Getting there: easy to come in by the highways to Koblenz. Or you take the train to Koblenz and from here the local train to Diez.(about 30 min.). Or a flight to Bonn,1 bus, two trains and there yoy are....
Accommodation: hotels or Zimmer Frei along the trail. You’ll find enough of them. Or you make a reservation for an arrangement for the accommodation and the luggage transport. See: Touristiek im Nassauerland.
Maps:Topographische Wanderkarte Naturpark Nassau, Blatt 3 (Ost) and Blatt 1 (West), 1:25.000.
A very good map.
Indication of height: up to 360m.
March 2015: four sections of the Lahn River trail, excellent waymarked, only by forest paths, country roads with permanent views at the river, the highlands, the little cities. Between Diez and Lahnstein a local train runs, every half hour.
For those who want to do the trail by bike…...a bike path along the river connect Diez and Lahnstein. It's allowed to take the bike with you on the train.
Day 1: Diez - Laurenburg 17 km
Day 2: Laurenburg - Weinähr 13 km
Day 3: Weinähr - Nassau- Bad Ems 16 km
Day 4: Bad Ems - Lahnstein 17 km
On trail: a very well and carefully signposted trail with alternating views of the river, the little towns and the highlands.
By farmlands, deciduous forest and vineyards. Fortresses, castles and fortified buildings. Such as the castle of the ancestors of the Dutch House of Orange, the current Royal Family of the Netherlands. In Nassau, day 3.
A lot of possibilities for good food, beer and accommodation, such as the Gasthof zum Lahntal in Laurenberg, day 1.
Going up, going down, the whole day, but not very high. Highest point on trail is Kuxlay, day 3, just before Dasenau.
The city of Bad Ems, a health resort with Grand Hotels, a casino and thermal baths, is a strange experience when you are walking the trail…..
And at the end, just before Lahnstein, you can see the river Rhine, laying on a “bed” on a viewpoint…...