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Long Distance Hiking Top Stage 10

Rheinsteig Stage 10: Kamp-Bornhofen - Braubach (South - North)

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  • Marksburg
    / Marksburg
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Filsener Ley
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Filsener Ley, Blick auf Boppard
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
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Where the Rhine curves:

Kamp-Bornhofen - Filsener Ley rock - Osterspai - Alter Ellig hikers' car park - Hexenköpfel - Pilgerweg path - Wasenbach Valley - Dinkhold river valley - Lusthäuschen - Zecherweg path - Marksburg - Braubach

difficult
16.7 km
5:30 h
876 m
1,012 m
The steep ascent on winding paths to Filsen begins at the viewing pavilion with views of Boppard. It's not far from here to Osterspai.

We usually learn that the Rhine flows from Basel in the south to north and only once flows westwards: in the Rhine District, where the vineyards bow to the sun in the south. But if you look more closely you will find a double loop just behind Kamp-Bornhofen. Here, the Rhine curves in two 180 degree turns. The island-like slope, around which the river flows, rises from the river like a finger.

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Joachim Fox
Updated: February 23, 2021
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Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
Dinkholder Berg, 287 m
Lowest point
Braubach, 70 m
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Safety information

Health and safety
  • 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

www.rheinsteig.de

Start

Kamp-Bornhofen, Kamphauser Feld (205 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.234918, 7.612045
DMS
50°14'05.7"N 7°36'43.4"E
UTM
32U 401016 5565672
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Destination

Braubach, Marksburg

Turn-by-turn directions

Osterspai is just around the first corner, the only village on the right bank of the Rhine which has slopes to the northern banks of the river. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from the quaint little town uphill to join the Rheinsteig trail. Shortly after, the trail arrives at the Alter Ellig hikers' car park on the Rheinhöhenweg trail and continues down the road to the next bend. 50 metres below is the Hexenköpfel, where those suspected of being witches were burned to death during the Middle Ages. We then return to the bend and continue on the Pilgerweg path, once used by pilgrims on their way to Bornhofen Abbey, before entering the Wasenbach Valley. The trail continues up the other side of the valley back to the slopes on the Rhine. From here, you will catch your first glimpse of Marksburg Castle through the trees.

Next stop is the River Dinkelhold, with its mineral springs. A written account from 1565 states the water 'was drunk daily, to combat the effects of yesterday's drinking'. The trail continues steeply out of the valley – anything else wouldn't be typical of the Rheinsteig trail – and crosses the slope towards Lusthäuschen, with magnificent views of Marksburg Castle along the way. It is truly a pleasure to look down on the Rhine from here. Beneath the pavilion, the trail continues with two sharp bends on a narrow path on the Zecherweg path to the railway track. Marksburg Castle, the only castle on the Rhine never to be destroyed, looms in front of us. Our day of hiking ends with a visit to the castle.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Train to Kamp-Bornhofen station

Getting there

B42 to Kamp-Bornhofen train station, then follow the path via the nature trail to the Rheinsteig trail.

Parking

Various parking opportunities beside the river

Coordinates

DD
50.234918, 7.612045
DMS
50°14'05.7"N 7°36'43.4"E
UTM
32U 401016 5565672
w3w 
///spite.bolt.basher
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

www.rheintal-shop.de

Author’s map recommendations

Rheinsteig-Wanderkarten sind im Rheintalshop erhältlich: www.rheintal-shop.de

Equipment

Hiking boots/shoes
Suitable weatherproof clothing

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Reviews

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Julia Lier
May 02, 2019 · Community
Sehr schöne Etappe. Habe in Braubach gestartet und Richtung Kamp-Bornhofen gelaufen. Die Besichtigung der Marksburg ist sehr zu empfehlen. Trotz vieler größeren Ab- und Anstiege war die Tour angenehm zu laufen. Der Abschnitt zwischen dem Dinkholder Berg und dem Osterpai fand ich eher wenig spektakulär, dafür kamen die Ausblicke bei Filsen und bei Kamp um so grossartiger. In Kamp-Bornhofen nahm ich den Zug zurück nach Braubach. Super leckeres Abendessen bekam ich in der Gaststätte "Zum goldenen Schlüssel" am Marktplatz, tolles Ambiente, freundliche Bedienung und moderate Preise.
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Marksburg, 01.05.2019
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Filsen, 01.05.2019
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Konrad Friedgen
April 28, 2017 · Community
Die Rheinsteig-Etappe von Kamp-Bornhofen nach Braubach ist sicherlich eine der schönsten dieses viel gelobten Fernwanderweges entlang des Stroms der Deutschen. Ein hoher Pfadanteil, ständige Ausblicke ins Rheintal und tief eingeschluchtete Kerbtäler begeistern auch den verwöhntesten Wanderer. Wie die meisten Rheinsteigetappen ist auch dieser Teilabschnitt konditionell nicht zu unterschätzen. Wer sich durch den teilweise doch recht verschlammten Zustand der Saumpfade nicht abschrecken lässt, kann diese Wanderung auch im Winter oder im zeitigen Frühjahr unternehmen, sind doch die herrlichen Aussichten ins Rheintal in dieser Jahreszeit aufgrund des unbelaubten Geästes ein ständiger Begleiter. Beste Wanderzeit ist aber ohne Zweifel der Spätsommer oder der Herbst. Für die (kostenpflichtige) Besichtigung der Marksburg sollte man allerdings genügend Zeit erübrigen. Hier ein Link zum ausführlichen und bebilderten Wanderbericht der Wehrer Watzmänner:
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Completed this Route on February 21, 2016
Blick vom Rheinsteig auf Kamp-Bornhofen
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Winterliches Rheintalpanorama vom Kamper Hang
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Blick vom Dinkholder Berg ins Rheintal
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Im Dinkholder Bachtal
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Die Marksburg hoch über dem Rheintal
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Distance
16.7 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
876 m
Descent
1,012 m
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