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  • Ernst-Vogler-Aussichtspunkt
    / Ernst-Vogler-Aussichtspunkt
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Badeckers Felsenweg
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Ausssichtsplattform
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Heinzelmannshöhlen
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Am Repselskopf
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Panaoramaausblick
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Ruheliege vor Panorama
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Gastronomie mit Ausblick
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Bad Ems zu Füßen
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Mooshütte
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Kaiserbad Bad Ems
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Kurwaldbahn-Bergstation
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Alte Bäume
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Römische Palisaden
    Photo: Ulf Klimke, Das Lahntal
  • / Landidyll bei Kemmenau
  • / Markierung
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Wegweiser
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Unterwegs
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Das Lahntal
m 500 400 300 200 100 10 8 6 4 2 km Aussichtspunkt Mooshütte Restaurant & Café Concordiaturm Robert-Kampe-Sprudel Robert-Kampe-Sprudel Brauhaus "Bismarck`s"
The wildly romantic Lahn Valley with the Kaiserbad Bad Ems is the starting point of the HöhenLuft, a tour that lives up to its name. Because fantastic views in lofty heights are here program. Free hiking guide at or 02603-94150.
Distance 10.8 km
3:45 h
433 m
433 m
417 m
77 m
But the premium route awarded by the German Hiking Institute - at the same time a Lahn facet of the Lahn Hiking Trail - is even more: apart from the beautiful landscape in the middle of a nature park, there are cultural-historical testimonies from antiquity to today. It is not for nothing that the river and mountain landscape around Bad Ems was developed in the Romantic era with rocky paths and lookout temples. Also on these paths runs the Höhenluft. In addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Roman Limes, the Concordiaturm is another highlight: The observation tower offers an impressive 360 ​​° view over the whole Lahn valley. Even the entry into the tour with its over the Lahn enthroned lookouts ensures true "high feelings". Arriving at the Bismarck Tower is the first opportunity to take a break and enjoy a refreshment. From now on, the landscape character changes and soon dense forest is a constant companion. One would think that one would be far away from civilization, and not every now and then traces of Roman past remind of the fact that one wanders straight along the Limes. After a while, the resort Kemmenau is reached, at 417 meters above sea level at the same time the highest point of the tour. Sunny meadows and pastures now determine the landscape. As well, that it goes largely downhill, because so the great view over the Lahn valley in the direction of Taunus can be enjoyed carefree. The Concordiaturm marks the beginning of the last section, and it has it all in itself: always along the Baedeckers Felsenweg and the legendary Heinzelmannshöhlen leads the descent to the historic spa district from one impressive lookout to the next. In the end, it's time to exhale and take a breath.

Author’s recommendation

Places of interest/views:

Historic spa quarter, Limes palisades, viewing pulpit, Kurwaldbahn subway, Margaretenhöhe, Bismarck Tower, Roman Limes (UNESCO World Heritage), Stümmel viewpoint, Concordiaturm, Mooshütte, Heinzelmann Caves.


Refreshment stops:

Café-Restaurant Concordiaturm, Concordiastraße, 56130 Bad Ems, Tel. 02603-9569587,, Tuesday day off.Café-Restaurant Bismarck`s, Taunusallee 13, 56130 Bad Ems, Tel. 02603-508282,, no closing day

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Ulf Klimke
Update: July 22, 2021
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
417 m
Lowest point
77 m
Best time of year

Tips and hints

Touristik Bad Ems-Nassau e.V.

Tel: 02603-94150 oder 02604-95250 


Öffnungszeiten Touristinformationen:

Alle Wandertouren in der Region:

Download/Bestellung Pocketguides und Wanderkarten:


Kurhaus/Robert-Kampe-Sprudel (77 m)
50.330073, 7.729331
50°19'48.3"N 7°43'45.6"E
32U 409561 5576102




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Public transport


By train to Bad Ems Hbf

Getting there

By car from Koblenz via the B260 to Bad Ems


Parking garage Grabenstraße (chargeable), parking lot at the main station (free)


50.330073, 7.729331
50°19'48.3"N 7°43'45.6"E
32U 409561 5576102
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Pocket guide Bad Ems (free of charge at the tourist information, Tel. 02603-94150 or

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map Bad Ems 1: 20,000 (for 3 euros in the tourist information, tel. 02603-94150 or


Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rolf Lüdtke 
December 12, 2021 · Community
Schöner Rundweg mit tollen Aussichten auf das Lahntal
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When did you do this route? November 14, 2021
Anette Glanz
June 02, 2021 · Community
Super schöne Runde. Viele Sitzgelegenheiten, traumhafte Aussichten. Genuss pur!
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When did you do this route? June 02, 2021
Photo: Anette Glanz, Community
Photo: Anette Glanz, Community
Photo: Anette Glanz, Community
Ole Pötter 
May 23, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne Runde mit tollen Aussichten.
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Photo: Pötter Ole, Community
Photo: Pötter Ole, Community
Photo: Pötter Ole, Community
Photo: Pötter Ole, Community
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10.8 km
3:45 h
433 m
433 m
Highest point
417 m
Lowest point
77 m
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