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Graded long-distance hiking trail Stage

Rheinsteig 11. Etappe Niederlahnstein - Braubach (Nord-Süd)

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  • Fladenberg
    / Fladenberg
    Photo: Frank Gallas, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • Aussicht auf den Allerheiligenberg
    / Aussicht auf den Allerheiligenberg
    Photo: Frank Gallas, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • Lahn unterhalb vom Allerheiligenberg
    / Lahn unterhalb vom Allerheiligenberg
    Photo: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • Blick auf Marksburg.
    / Blick auf Marksburg.
    Photo: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
Map / Rheinsteig 11. Etappe Niederlahnstein - Braubach (Nord-Süd)
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Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Oberlahnstein - Inn on the River Lahn - Bäderstraße B260 - Footbridge over the Lahn - Ernst-Wagner Park - Im Einmuth - Kerkertser Platte plateau - Braubach
open
moderate
8.3 km
3:00 h
374 m
377 m
Some stories, like that of Idilia Dubb, get under your skin. In 1851, the young Scottish girl climbed the tower of Lahneck Castle all alone, which was a ruin at that time. As she reached the top of the tower, the rotten steps collapsed behind her. Her cries for help went unheard and became gradually weaker, until the poor pretty young Scot finally died of thirst. Many years later, her diary was found in a niche in the castle walls.

Author’s recommendation

Braubach hat einen schnuckeligen, historischen Ortskern mit Einkehrmöglichkeiten am Marktplatz.

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Author
Frank Gallas
Updated: October 02, 2018

Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
258 m
Lowest point
66 m
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Safety information

Health and safety
  • Wear suitable weatherproof clothing that will protect you from cold, wet, heat and sunshine.
  • Make sure you take regular breaks and don't overexert yourself.
  • Take enough fluids with you as there are sections without rest stops.
  • Wear suitable hiking boots/shoes which give you enough grip on slippery, steep, rocky and uneven surfaces.
  • Avoid any sections of the route which you feel are too difficult for you. Natural trails can quickly become wet and slippery in adverse weather conditions.
  • Particularly in autumn, you should be careful of uneven ground, roots, stones or holes that have been covered by leaves.
  • You need to take these kinds of adverse conditions into account every time you go on a hike.
  • Particularly steep and dangerous places are made safer with handrails or ropes. Please use these as safety aids. Handrails are not to be climbed on or used to get a better view!

 

Equipment

Hiking boots/shoes
Suitable weatherproof clothing

Tips, hints and links

www.rheinsteig.de

Start

Lahnstein, Lahn Valley cycle path (74 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.313932, 7.621594
UTM
32U 401860 5574444

Destination

Braubach

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike begins with a stroll along the right bank of the Lahn, with a view of the Allerheiligenberg hill and Lahneck Castle. Passing the famous inn on the river in which Goethe once dined, we reach the Rheinsteig waymarkers near the viaduct of the B260. The markers lead to the lockkeeper's cottage and to a footbridge over the Lahn. The trail then continues upstream on the left bank, before the route breaks away to the right onto the slope and ascends steeply on winding paths to the Lahnstein spa and health resort and the Ernst-Wagner Park, which is dominated by the hotel built by the freemen of the town.

The trail now continues to the former Aspich farm. Just before the farm, it goes left on a forest path down into the Schlierbach Valley to the houses of 'Im Einmuth'. The next ascent begins here, leading through the forest and emerging onto a grassy plateau. You need to watch out here because the trail suddenly veers to the right and descends on a narrow rocky ridge into a small narrow valley, from which a narrow winding path leads upwards again. From here it's not far to the junction which leads to the Kerkertser Platte plateau, from which Marksburg Castle appears for the first time at an unusual perspective. The Rheinsteig trail then uses the rocky ridge (with magnificent views of the Rhine Valley) and continues downwards, until it suddenly veers to the left into the vineyard district and ends at the ruins of the Rosenberg mine. From here it's not far to Braubach, where this section of the trail ends.

Getting home: follow the path to Braubach train station.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Bus/train to Oberlahnstein train station

Getting there

Car park at Oberlahnstein train station

Parking

By car: B42 to Oberlahnstein train station

From Oberlahnstein train station follow the Rheinsteig route along the Lahn to the viaduct of the B260 (Bäderstraße) (ca. 60 min.).

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Literatur zum Rheinsteig erhältlich im Online-Shop des Rheinsteigs

Author’s map recommendations

Rheinsteig-Wanderkarten sind erhältlich im Online-Shop des Rheinsteigs


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Reviews

4.0
(1)
Thomas Funen
April 04, 2019 · Community
Drei knackige Anstiege bei 8 km Gesamtlänge.
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Done at March 30, 2019

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Status
open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.3 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
374 m
Descent
377 m
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