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Graded short tour/Graded circular tour Stage

Lahnwanderweg stage 16 upstream Balduinstein - Limburg

Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Lahntal · open
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  • Grafenschloß-Jugendherberge
    / Grafenschloß-Jugendherberge
    Photo: Dominik Ketz / Tourist-Information Diez
  • / Balduinstein
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Franzosenlay
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Am Fels entlang
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Wandervergnügen
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Kurz vor Fachbach
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Fachbach
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Grafenschloß Diez
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Marktplatz Diez
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • /
    Photo: © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V. / Foto: Martin Prasch
  • / Säckerbrunnen
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Limburg, Bahnhofsvorplatz
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
m 400 300 200 100 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Aussichtspunkt Franzosenley Bahnhof Fachingen Grafenschloss-Jugendherberge Alter Stollen Marktplatz von Diez Limburg (Lahn) Hütte (H) Aussichtspavillon Teufelskanzel

Castles, fortresses, half-timbered houses and rocks will be the highlights of this stage. Yet there is even more to discover!
open
moderate
14.1 km
4:15 h
329 m
328 m
People quite like Balduinstein village with its beautiful Lahnpromenade and castle ruins. Leaving it behind will be rewarded with further things to explore. Fachingen is especially known for the mineral water of the same name. With a 26% market share, it is the most important source of medicinal water in Germany. The Grafenschloss Diez is situated high above the Lahn and the town itself invites visitors to stay. Viewpoints like the Katzenkopp and the Franzosenley can be seen on the way. The beautiful town of Limburg is the rewarding destination of this stage.

Author’s recommendation

The museum in the count's castle in Diez is worth a visit.

www.museumdiez.de

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Author
Jörg Thamer 
Updated: September 20, 2020

Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
215 m
Lowest point
104 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 Diez  

Wilhelmstraße 63, 

65582 Diez

06432/9 54 32 11

info@urlaub-in-diez.de, www.urlaub-in-diez.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

Center of Balduinstein (114 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.346556, 7.968646
DMS
50°20'47.6"N 7°58'07.1"E
UTM
32U 426619 5577672
w3w 
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Destination

Limburg, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

From the center of Balduinstein, stairs and serpentines will take you up to the Katzenkopp viewing plateau. After leaving the village of Hausen and walking on a short passage across open fields, you will find yourself in a wonderfully light forest. Soon you will also reach the lookout point Franzosenley.

Passing impressive rocks and a shelter, this tour takes you towards Fachingen. But before your arrival, the Lahnwanderweg trail goes steeply downhill to the Fachinger Grundstollen. From here you will hike to Fachingen through fresh meadow ground. Everyone thinks of water when talking about Fachingen because "Fachinger" is a special healing water with a long tradition. Pass Fachingen railway station on your right and walk steeply uphill to a viewing pavilion. After walking along the edge of the forest, you will reach Diez.

On the way down to the town, you will have several chances to take a look at the Diezer Grafenschloss. Soon you will find yourself standing on the picturesque marketplace of the little town. After a long break, you will walk up to the Grafenschloss which is nowadays used as a youth hostel.

Leaving the forest, the way leads into a meadow way and finally guides you to the Schafsberg hill of Limburg through some fields. Across the hill the trail takes you to Limburg railway station which is the destination of this stage. In the old town, numerous restaurants await you to stop for a bite to eat. Those who can still manage the ascent will be able to enjoy the sight of the famous Limburger Dom.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

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

Getting there

B54 from Limburg to Diez, L3018 to Balduinstein

Parking

Balduinstein, riverside of Lahn

Limburg, car park at railway station

Coordinates

DD
50.346556, 7.968646
DMS
50°20'47.6"N 7°58'07.1"E
UTM
32U 426619 5577672
w3w 
///repented.ledgers.fixed
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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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.1 km
Duration
4:15h
Ascent
329 m
Descent
328 m
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