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Lahnwanderweg stage 15 upstream Limburg - Villmar

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  • Beeindruckendes Zeugnis mittelalterlicher Baukunst - der Limburger Dom.
    / Beeindruckendes Zeugnis mittelalterlicher Baukunst - der Limburger Dom.
    Photo: Marco Marsella, Outdooractive Redaktion
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    Photo: Foto: Domonik Ketz, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
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    Photo: CC BY-SA, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Blick auf St. Lubentius Dietkirchen
    Photo: Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Burg Runkel
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  • / Lahnbrücke mit Burg Runkel
    Photo: Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Runkel
    Photo: © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V. / Foto: Martin Prasch
  • / Durch die Wehrley
    Photo: Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Ausblick vom Otto-Bruchhäuser-Tempel
    Photo: Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Aussichtspunkt auf Bodensteiner Lay und König Konrad Denkmal
    Photo: Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Die Lahn, der Lahnradweg und König Konrad
    Photo: Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / St. Lubentius Dietkirchen
    Photo: © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V. / Foto: Martin Prasch
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Although it's hard to leave Limburg, the next highlight is already ahead: the medieval town of Runkel. Hikers who are fans of nature and great views will definitely enjoy the path that runs along the edge of the "Wehrley" nature reserve.
open
moderate
13.4 km
4:45 h
159 m
148 m
Right at the beginning of the tour, hikers will come across the old town of Limburg which has been preserved from the 12th century to almost full extent. Enthroned on a rock is the town´s landmark Limburg Cathedral with its seven towers. Although you might not want to leave Limburg behind, what is about to come is definitely worth it. The massive castle above the lock as well as the old bridge are two of the most fascinating aspects of the town of Runkel. Being above the Wehrley nature reserve might also be a nice spot. The "Wehrley" has been a nature reserve since 1978. At the end of this tour you will come across the new Lahn Marmor Museum in Villmar.

Author’s recommendation

Villmar is the home of the Lahn marble: if you have enough time, make sure to visit the Lahn Marmor Museum and the Unica marble quarry.
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
166 m
Lowest point
108 m
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Safety information

For information on diversions and relocations, please see our "Current Information".

Information on restrictions in the rail network can be found here.

Tips, hints and links

www.facebook.com/lahnwanderweg

 

Tourist Information Limburg

Barfüßerstr. 6, 65549 Limburg

Tel. 06431/61 66

touristinfo@stadt.limburg.de, www.limburg.de

 

Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V.

Brückenstraße 2,

35576 Wetzlar

Tel. 06441/30998-0,

Fax 03212/1239508

info@daslahntal.de, www.lahnwanderweg.de, www.daslahntal.de

Start

Limburg, railway station (120 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.385128, 8.063158
DMS
50°23'06.5"N 8°03'47.4"E
UTM
32U 433397 5581871
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Destination

Villmar, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

This stage will immediately start off with one of its highlights: the first passage takes you through the medieval half-timbered town of Limburg with its picturesque alleys. First of all, the route leads up to the Limburger Dom which dominates the town. Stairs will take you down to Römer 2-4-6 which is one of the oldest free-standing half-timbered houses in Germany. Along the river Lahn you will then walk towards the borough Eschhofen on an old towpath.

Through the meadows of the Lahn you will continue your way to the community of Eschhofen. Behind Eschhofen you will get the chance to have a look across the river Lahn at the gigantic church St. Lubentius Basilika in the village of Dietkirchen. The wide forest trail will turn into a narrow path shortly before Runkel which leads past the Blücher entrenchment. Runkel is another medieval town in the collection and visitors should definitely make sure to visit the enormous castle.

Walking across the old bridge and thereby crossing the Lahn, you will walk up to the Otto-Bruchhäuser-Tempel which is a viewing pavilion that is situated high above the Lahn. The trail will now turn into a path and will lead hikers on a way that runs above the Wehrley nature reserve. To your right, you will find a short detour that leads to a worthwhile viewpoint with a view across the river over the Bodensteiner Lay and the King-Konrad-Denkmal. Along the yellow-marked access road we descend to the village of Villmar. We would recommend a visit to the new Lahn-Marmor-Musuem as well as the Unica marble quarry. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train to Villmar and Limburg, www.bahn.com

Getting there

A3 or B49 to Limburg, B49 to Villmar

Parking

Carpark at Limburg railway station (with costs)

Villmar, railway station

Coordinates

DD
50.385128, 8.063158
DMS
50°23'06.5"N 8°03'47.4"E
UTM
32U 433397 5581871
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

- Pocketguide "Lahnwanderweg" (free) at  www.daslahntal.de or order at Lahntal Tourismus Verband (see "details") 

- Hikeline Lahnwanderweg, 14,90 €, 1. Auflage 2014 ISBN: 978-3-85000-535-7

- Rother Wanderführer Lahnwanderweg, 14,90 €, 1. Auflage 2016 ISBN: 978-3-7633-4492-5

Author’s map recommendations

- Rheinland-Pfalz-App free download

Equipment

Ordinary hiking equipment required. Take backpack vespers and drinks with you.

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Hardy Lesch
February 19, 2019 · Community
Zwischen Limburg und Eschenhofen ein sehr schmierig verdreckter Weg neben der Straße. Das machte keinen Spaß. Zumal schon zuvor es kilometerlang rutschig war (ohne Eis und Schnee) auf der riesigen Ackerebene mit der JVA. Das ist seit Koblenz aber auch das erste Mal, dass ich was zu meckern habe. Ansonsten vielen Dank!
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Done at February 18, 2019

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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.4 km
Duration
4:45h
Ascent
159 m
Descent
148 m
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