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RheinBurgenWeg Stage 2: Remagen–Bad Breisig (north–south)

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  • Schloss Sinzig
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Stippvisite an der Ahr.

Remagen – Ruine Waldburg – Hubertushof – Ahrplatte – Bad Bodendorf – Schloss Sinzig – Barbarossa Denkmal – Parkanlage Sinzig – Mönchheide – Allee der Bäume des Jahres – Hahnenplatte – Brunnenstraße Bad Breisig

15.7 km
5:00 h
271 m
277 m
The second stage of the RheinBurgenWeg (RBW) starts in Remagen. You climb up to the Ahr Plateau and pass Bad Bodendorf across the idyllic River Ahr. The Barbarossa town of Sinzig then lies before you. Treading in the footsteps of the ancient Celts, you follow the RBW to your destination on this section of the trail: the spa town of Bad Breisig.

Author’s recommendation

A visit to the Roman baths in Bad Breisig is the perfect way to round off your hike.
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Joachim Fox
Updated: July 23, 2020
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Highest point
206 m
Lowest point
61 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Wear suitable weatherproof clothing that will protect you from cold, wet, heat and sunshine.

Make sure you take regular breaks and don't overexert yourself.

Take enough fluids with you as there are sections without rest stops.

Wear suitable hiking boots/shoes which give you enough grip on slippery, steep, rocky and uneven surfaces.

Avoid any sections of the route which you feel are too difficult for you. Natural trails can quickly become wet and slippery in adverse weather conditions.

Particularly in autumn, you should be careful of uneven ground, roots, stones or holes that have been covered by leaves.

You need to take these kinds of adverse conditions into account every time you go on a hike.

Particularly steep and dangerous places are made safer with handrails or ropes. Please use these as safety aids. Handrails are not to be climbed on or used to get a better view!

Tips, hints and links


Remagen (65 m)
50.578814, 7.225680
50°34'43.7"N 7°13'32.4"E
32U 374376 5604492


Bad Breisig

Turn-by-turn directions

 Flying visit to the Ahr.

The RheinBurgenWeg starts in Remagen at the underpass under the B9. Leave the last houses in Remagen behind you and follow the path uphill across a meadow. With the first ascent under your belt, you'll arrive at the ruins of Waldburg Castle at the top. The trail meanders through a jungle-like atmosphere into the woods, passing the Hubertushof stud farm, before descending very steeply towards the Ahr plateau. There you'll be surprised by heath-like vegetation in a clearing beside a lodge. The RheinBurgenWeg now passes above Bad Bodendorf, with the historic town centre on your right, connected by a link path. After crossing the B266 at the outskirts of the town, the trail continues over fields towards Sinzig. You now reach the banks of the River Ahr. Cross the footbridge to reach the other bank and follow the river downstream for a short way. The RheinBurgenWeg now passes through quiet residential areas, past the castle and comes to the Emperor Barbarossa Monument. From the beautifully manicured park you can now spot the basilica which is interesting and well worth a visit. After Sinzig, the RheinBurgenWeg climbs up service roads to the forest with plenty to look at on the way. Eventually you'll come to the edge of the forest where, once again, you'll have a magnificent view of Sinzig and the Ahr Valley. Now back in the forest again, the RheinBurgenWeg now offers you a moment of calmness and tranquillity to let your mind wander. The forest is interrupted by the Mönchsheide, a broad area of meadowland adjacent to a guest house, reached by a path. This is followed by a very varied woodland section that also includes the "Avenue of Trees of the Year". A little later on you'll come to a shelter overlooking the Frankenbach Valley. High up on the Hahnen plateau, signposts point to a former Celtic settlement. The descent now starts to Bad Breisig and offers magnificent views over Bad Hönningen which entice you to linger awhile. Once you've arrived in Bad Breisig, you'll pass the park at the Roman baths before the stage ends in the Brunnenstrasse.



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Public transport


There is a train station in both Remagen and Bad Breisig. Regional stopping trains and regional express trains stop at both stations once an hour.

Getting there

There is a car and passenger ferry between Bad Breisig and Bad Hönningen.

Follow the B9 along the Rhine to get to Remagen and Bad Breisig.

There is a ferry to Bad Breisig in Bad Hönningen (B42) on the right bank of the Rhine. The suburb of Remagen-Kripp also has a car and passenger ferry link to the right bank of the Rhine (Linz am Rhein).


  • Bad Breisig P&R-Parkplatz (O 379809 N 5595990)
  • Remagen am Bahnhof (O 374677 N 5604277)
  • Ahrplatte (O 374421 N 5603553)
  • Bad Bodendorf (O 373687 N 5620002)
  • Sinzig (O 375896 N 5600828)
  • Mönchsheide (O 377183 N 5596615)



50.578814, 7.225680
50°34'43.7"N 7°13'32.4"E
32U 374376 5604492
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Literatur zum RheinBurgenWeg erhältlich im Rheintalshop:

Author’s map recommendations

RheinBurgenWeg-Wanderkarten sind im Rheintalshop erhältlich:


  • Wanderschuhe
  • Witterungsangepasste, zweckmäßige Kleidung

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Micha Di 
April 18, 2021 · Community
Habe am 17.04.21 die Etappen 1 und 2 gemacht. Etappe 1 allerdings vom Bahnhof Rolandseck direkt 700 Meter über den Zuweg zum Weg. Die ganze Strecke im Prinzip sehr breite Wege ohne größere Steigungen, aber schöner alter Waldbestand. Der Weg als solches sehr einsam, kaum Leute. Der Blick auf Remagen aus dem Wald kommend sehr schön. Ab Remagen geht es dann ein Stück sehr heftig bergauf, allerdings auf Asphalt. Von Bad Bodendorf (16,5) bis Ortsende Sinzig (20,5) geht es dann 4 km sehr langweilig nur durch Ortschaft und ein Stück aspaltiert and er Ahr entlang. Nach Sinzig dann noch einmal kräftig bergauf und dann auf breiten Wegen eben durch Wald bis Bad Breisig. Hatte am Ende 28,9 km in 6:33 Std, plus 3o min Pause Strecke ist einfach und zügig zu gehen, aber auch entsprechend unspektakulär.
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Completed this Route on April 17, 2021
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E. Wendt
February 17, 2021 · Community
Tolle 2. Etappe des Rheinburgenweg.
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Completed this Route on October 05, 2020
Roswitha V.
December 05, 2020 · Community
Ich bin den gesamten Rhein-Burgen-Weg gelaufen. Insgesamt würde ich die einzelnen Etappen als leicht bis mittel einstufen. Der Part von Rolandseck bis Koblenz lohnt sich meines Erachtens überhaupt nicht. Kein Vergleich zu dem zweiten Part von Koblenz bis Bingen.
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Completed this Route on October 19, 2020
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15.7 km
5:00 h
271 m
277 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value


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