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Lahnwanderweg stage 13 upstream Aumenau - Weilburg

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  • Die Lahn bei Aumenau
    / Die Lahn bei Aumenau
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Zwischen Aumenau und Falkenbach
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Frühlingserwachen
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Ruhe pur
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Kleiner Teich
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Erfrischung am Eschenbörnchen
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Vor Weilburg
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Die Lahn bei Weilburg
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Am Hauseleyfelsen bei Weilburg - Hölzener Steg oberhalb der Lahn
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Hölzener Steg über der Lahn
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Ernst-Dienstbach-Steg
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Die Lahn bei Weilburg
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
m 300 200 100 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Feldbergblick 26) Villmar - Aumenau Am Steinbühl Aumenau Bf Weilburg Bf Kleiner Teich Falkenbach/Kirche
This stage provides a lot of pure peace and quiet. Before arriving at Weilburg city, a real highlight awaits you as soon as you reach the Ernst-Dienstbach footbridge which was originally built as a wooden water pipeline bridge in 1706.
Open
moderate
Distance 19.5 km
6:15 h
393 m
353 m
The most beautiful view can be enjoyed from the Feldbergblick. If you have good weather conditions, the Großer Feldberg, which is the highest mountain of the Taunus, can be seen.

Author’s recommendation

Make a stop at the small pavilion high above the river Lahn which provides a wonderful view of Weilburg to take some pictures.
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Author
Jörg Thamer 
Update: July 01, 2021
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
305 m
Lowest point
120 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 and hints

www.facebook.com/lahnwanderweg

 

Tourist-Information Weilburg 

Schlossplatz 1, 35781 Weilburg an der Lahn

Tel. 06471/314 67

www.weilburg.de

 

Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V. 

Brückenstraße 2, 35576 WetzlarTel.

06441/30998-0, Fax 03212/1239508

www.lahnwanderweg.de www.daslahntal.de

Start

Center of Aumenau (120 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.402155, 8.252261
DMS
50°24'07.8"N 8°15'08.1"E
UTM
32U 446860 5583612
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Destination

Center of Weilburg

Turn-by-turn directions

This section of the route offers a lot of peace and nature. Hikers can listen to the sounds of the forest and scent the meadows.

From the Lahn bridge in Aumenau, the route first guides you along the river Lahn. Afterwards you will be taken steeply upwards to the edge of the forest. A long passage through the forest finally leads to the small hamlet of Falkenbach.

Walk past its left side and continue your way through orchards and meadows until you reach another passage that runs through the forest. Before arriving at Gräveneck, you will cross the small idyllic Wirbelau brook and the L3452. In the forest near Gräveneck, we recommend a detour to the Wittekindstollen where local mining history is ever-present. From there, the trail leads upwards to a small pond where you can have a rest on some benches.

After crossing the K490 (be careful here!) you will get to the Feldbergblick viewpoint Through the woods and past the Eschenbörnchen (little well of the ash tree), you will now head towards Weilburg. The refuge "Am Steinbühl" offers another resting place and by then, you have almost made it to Weilburg.

A small pavilion provides a beautiful view of the town. This spot is made for taking pictures! After another short descent you are back at the Lahn riverside. Walking on wooden planks directly alongside the rock will be an incredible experience. You will finally arrive at Weilburg, using the Ernst-Dienstbachsteg. After climbing up the stairs, you will arrive at the stage’s destination "Am Denkmal" in Weilburg.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Weilburg and Aumenau, www.bahn.com

Getting there

B49 to Weilburg, L3025 to Freienfels, L3021 via Weinbach to Aumenau

Parking

At railway station / Indoor swimming pool in Weilburg, at church in Aumenau

Coordinates

DD
50.402155, 8.252261
DMS
50°24'07.8"N 8°15'08.1"E
UTM
32U 446860 5583612
w3w 
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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. No rest stops on the way!

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
  • Blister kit
  • 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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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.5 km
Duration
6:15 h
Ascent
393 m
Descent
353 m
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