The final stage of the Lahnwanderweg trail once again presents all the diversity that characterises the Lahnwanderweg trail: views, tranquillity, unspoilt nature and history. 16.4 kilometers that have plenty to offer!
Distance 16.4 km
Highest point289 m
Lowest point61 m
Farewell to a realm of multiple facets! A varied hike through three federal states ends where the Lahn enters the Rhine. And the last stage once again presents all the diversity that characterises the Lahnwanderweg trail. You start in the town of Bad Ems where the tour will become historically interesting and glamorous. Pure relaxation can be found in magnificent beech forests as well as at the vantage points high above the Lahn. The journey will become furious as well as wild and romantic as soon as hikers will get on the partially rope-guided way through the Ruppertsklamm gorge. In the district of Niederlahnstein, the banks of the Rhein and Lahn are very calm. Do you feel melancholy? Then just make new plans.
Fill your bottle at the Römerquelle in front of the Kurhaus.
The stage starts at the Kurhaus in Bad Ems in quite a chic atmosphere. Don't forget to fill your drinking bottle at the Römerquelle before you walk along the Lahn promenade and through the cure quarter to the "Goethe-Gymnasium" school centre. Turn right here and then left through a residential area up to the Lemberg. In this old vineyard area, boer goats live under semi-wild conditions.
In Fachbach you walk uphill the old post road to a vantage point with a summit cross, that towers high above Fachbach and Nievern. Through the mixed forest, which is quite typical in the Lahn valley, you continue to the "Zwei Tannen Hütte". After leaving the forest, you are invited to enjoy an ingenious panoramic section with views of Lahnstein, Lahneck castle, the Allerheiligenbergkapelle and Stolzenfels Castle. The most comfortable way to enjoy this view is sitting or lying down on the wooden lounger in the shelter hut at the Mehrsberg. Close your eyes and hike the Lahnwanderweg trail in review once again!
At the Ruppertsklamm refuge the next signpost leads to the beginning of the exciting path through the gorge of the same name. The wild and romantic path will descend 150 meters downwards for the following 1.5 kilometers. The trail through the gorge is well secured and so you can enjoy the furious natural spectacle. From the lower entrance of the gorge you will soon walk contemplatively along the river and past the Wirtshaus an der Lahn. At the mouth of the Lahn, where the Lahn enters the Rhein, the magnificent long-distance hiking trail comes to a worthy finish with a view of Lahneck castle and Stolzenfels castle. The yellow marked access path guides you to the railway station of Niederlahnstein.