Today, the hiker on the Rheinsteig becomes a border crosser in two ways: because in addition to moving from Rhineland-Palatinate to Hesse, there is also a visit to the Free State of Flaschenhals, a relic of the occupation period in the 1920s. Otherwise, fabulous views characterize this entertaining relaxation stage.
In der Saison kann man im Niedertal (dort verläuft die Grenze zwischen Rheinland-Pfalz und Hessen) beim Grenzvogt mitten im Wald einkehren.
Safety informationHealth 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 and hintswww.rheinsteig.de
By roadBy car: B42 to Kaub – follow the signs for the train station
Follow the path from the train station to join the Rheinsteig trail on Zollstraße (ca. 250m).
ParkingCar park directly off the B42 near Kaub train station
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Suitable weatherproof clothing
Weather at the route's trailhead
- 3 Waypoints
- 3 Waypoints