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Graded short tour/Graded circular tour Stage

Lahnwanderweg stage 18 upstream Bad Ems - Obernhof

Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Lahntal · open
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  • Bad Ems
    / Bad Ems
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Heinzelmannshöhlen
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Bäderlei
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Rathaus Dausenau
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Schiefer Turm in Dausenau
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Burg Nassau
    Photo: © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V. / Foto: Martin Prasch
  • / Kurz vor der Hohen Lay
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Aussicht Hohe Lay
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Treppe zur Hohen Lay
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Gemütlicher Abschluss in Obernhof
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
m 400 300 200 100 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Freiherr-vom-Stein-Denkmal Schiefer Turm Concordiaturm Aussichtspunkt Kuxlay Hohe Lay Römerquelle Gelbachufer

This stage will delight people who love good views as well as those who love culture. You will get to the Nassau castle, the Schiefe Turm of Dausenau and the Hohe Lay viewpoint!
open
difficult
19.4 km
7:15 h
723 m
710 m
The route, which is rich in variety, continues up the Lahn valley. Particularly aficionados of vistas and history will enjoy this stage No matter whether it is Nassau castle, the Schiefe Turm of Dausenau, a winged altar from the 15th century or the second oldest half-timbered town hall in Germany - one day will actually be much too short to visit everything. In the town of Nassau, nice places to take a break will ensure your physical well-being. On top of the Concordiaturm, on the Hohe Lay or on the Kuxlay, people who like impressive views will be happy. Hikers will master about 750 meters of ascent on this stage. To round off the day, you can treat yourself to a tasty Lahn wine in one of the cute wine taverns in the community of Obernhof. So plan enough time to reward yourself!

Author’s recommendation

Fill your bottle at the Römerquelle in Bad Ems. Stroll through Dausenau with its unique medieval townscape! Take a detour to Nassau castle!
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Author
Jörg Thamer 
Updated: September 07, 2020

Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
341 m
Lowest point
77 m
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Safety information

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Tips, hints and links

www.facebook.com/lahnwanderweg

Stadt- und Touristikmarketing Bad Ems e. V.

Bahnhofplatz 1, 56130 Bad Ems

Tel. 02603/9415-0

info@bad-ems.info,  www.bad-ems.info

 

Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V.

Brückenstraße 2, 35576 Wetzlar

Tel. 06441/30998-0, Fax 03212/1239508

info@daslahntal.dewww.lahnwanderweg.dewww.daslahntal.de

 

Start

Bad Ems, Kurhaus (77 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.330076, 7.729309
DMS
50°19'48.3"N 7°43'45.5"E
UTM
32U 409559 5576103
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Destination

Obernhof, Lahnbrücke

Turn-by-turn directions

Right after the start at the Kurhaus the way leads through a parking garage! A very rare thing, to be sure, on Germany's hiking trails. Behind the car park the path will zigzag steeply uphill. Via the Bäderlei with the Heinzelmannshöhlen and numerous viewpoints you will finally reach the Concordiaturm tower with its viewing platform.

From here, the trail leads gently downhill until the city wall of Dausenau appears. We recommend leaving the Lahnwanderweg for a short while to stroll through the picturesque town center with the second oldest Gothic half-timbered town hall in Germany. You can also visit the Schiefe Turm.

After having visited the town, the Lahnwanderweg leads across the Lahn bridge and takes you steeply uphill to Kuxlay. High above the Lahn, a resting place can be found. If you have enough time, you should also make a detour to Nassau castle and enjoy the beautiful view. Passing the Freiherr-vom-Stein monument, you will reach Nassau with its pretty town hall.

Behind Nassau a forest path leads up to the Hohe Lay. Using a metal staircase, you can get to the viewing platform with a view of Arnstein monastery and Langenau castle. Behind Weinähr with the Gelbachufer, a well secured nature trail leads around a rocky outcrop to the Langenaublick. From there, Obernhof is quite close. Passing cozy wine taverns, you will sooner or later reach the Lahnbrücke.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Mit der Bahn nach Obernhof oder Bad Ems, www.bahn.de

 

Getting there

B 260 von Nassau nach Bad Ems, B 417 nach Obernhof oder umgekehrt  

Parking

Obernhof Bahnhof , Parkhaus Bad Ems

Coordinates

DD
50.330076, 7.729309
DMS
50°19'48.3"N 7°43'45.5"E
UTM
32U 409559 5576103
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

- Pocketguide "Lahnwanderweg" (kostenlos) unter www.daslahntal.de/prospekte downloaden oder bestellen beim Lahntal Tourismus Verband (s. "Info")
- 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

- Rheinland-Pfalz-App  hier geht´s zum kostenlosen Download

Equipment

Normale Wanderausrüstung erforderlich. Rucksackvesper und Getränke mitnehmen.

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Status
open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
19.4 km
Duration
7:15h
Ascent
723 m
Descent
710 m
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