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Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 14

Lahnwanderweg stage 14 Aumenau - Weilburg

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  • Die Geologie des Lahnmarmors
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Lonely meadows and forests high above the river Lahn are fascinating aspects of the area that is “home” to the Lahn marble. Whenever the weather is good, the Steimelskopf hill offers views as far as the Taunus and the Rheingau.
Distance 12.7 km
4:15 h
165 m
166 m
Today we will discover the source of the Lahn marble. It has been used for many famous buildings. One example is the baroque marble bath of the Weilburger castle which is nearby and even more, it is located on our trail. But it has also been used in the hermitage in St. Petersburg and in the entrance hall of the Empire State Building in New York! Maybe after this short stage there is time left for a visit to the Lahn Marmor Museum and a quick detour to the Unica marble quarry. Highly recommended!

Author’s recommendation

When the stage will come to its end and the Lahn Marmor Museum in Villmar is not yet closed, it is definitely worth a visit. And the Unica marble quarry is definitely not to be missed either.
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Jörg Thamer 
Update: August 27, 2021
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Highest point
239 m
Lowest point
118 m
Best time of year

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


Tourist-Information Weilburg

Schlossplatz 1, 35781 Weilburg an der Lahn

Tel. 06471/314 67



Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V. 

Brückenstraße 2,

35576 Wetzlar

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



Aumenau, bridge over river Lahn (120 m)
50.402208, 8.252393
50°24'07.9"N 8°15'08.6"E
32U 446869 5583618


Villmar, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

The stage starts at the Lahnbrücke in Aumenau. From there you first stroll leisurely across the meadows along the Lahn. Next, the Lahnwanderweg trail leads uphill along a lovely path through the forest. The river Lahn can be seen for a glance every now and again. Crossing fields, you will get to the Heimanns Mühle.

Following the markings, the trail now continues through the hinterland, a mainly agricultural area. Meadows and fields alternate. A bench is waiting for you at the signpost "Unten im Grund", inviting you to sit down for a moment before you will get into a beautiful section at the Steimelskopf nature reserve. On the panoramic trail at the 242 m height of the Steimelskopf you can enjoy an incredible view between the Taunus and the Westerwald.

Along the edge of the forest the markings will guide you across the meadow down into the Tiefenbachtal. The Tiefenbach has a length of only 9 km and flows into the Lahn. You will cross it over a small footbridge. Through the forest the trail now climbs uphill to the edge of the forest. There you keep left and after walking about 200 meters turn right again. Above the Schanzlerhof the view opens up and you can see as far as the mountains of the Taunus. Now you hike down left towards the farm, which was built in 1958 as an resettled persons' agricultural farm. Today it is mainly used as a horse farm.

Continue straight ahead across the district road and once again along the edge of a forest. At the Villmar Nord signpost, you follow the access signs going left downhill through the forest. In Villmar you can take a detour to the Unica natural monument. At the former marble quarry, you will have a deep insight into the history of the earth. You can also learn everything worth knowing about Lahn marble by visiting the Lahn Marmor Museum.


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Public transport


By train to Aumenau and Villmar,

Getting there

Via L3063 to Aumenau or Villmar


Near church in Aumenau or railway station Villmar


50.402208, 8.252393
50°24'07.9"N 8°15'08.6"E
32U 446869 5583618
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Pocketguide "Lahnwanderweg" (free) at 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


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

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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Andreas Roos
September 19, 2021 · Community
Schöne Tour - man wandert erst entlang der Lahn bevor es abseits der Lahn durch schöne Wiese, Felder und Walwege wieder zurück zur Lahn geht. Sehr zu empfehlen ist das Lahn Marmor Museum und ein Abstecher in den Unica Steinbruch (300 m hinter dem Museum) lohnt sich auf jeden Fall - echt beeindruckend was man alles in dem polierten Stein erkennt.
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Armin Feulner (Marburg Stadt und Land Tourismus)
June 28, 2018 · Das Lahntal

Hallo Frank,

dies sind Schäden welche teilweise neu entstanden sind. Wir werden Sie beheben.

Gruß Armin

zentrales Wegemanagement

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Frank Duckwitz
June 24, 2018 · Community
Ich bin die Etappe gestern gewandert. Sehr schön die Passage am Bach und am Feldrand. Aber leider sind die Mängel an der Beschilderung, die im letzten und im vorletzten Jahr angesprochen wurden, noch immer vorhanden. Um das Gestüt liegen die Reste der Pfosten noch immer im Gras und auch in der Feldpassage westlich von Seelbach sind die Markierungen defekt.
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