Where the gallows once greeted each other:
Lorch - Wisper bridge - Nollig - Chapel of St Clement - Retzbach Valley - Wirbellay - Niederthal - Rheinsteig junction - Volkenbach Valley - Gutenfels Castle - Kaub
For centuries, the Hilchenhaus was a symbol of Lorch's wealth, the most splendid Renaissance building on the Middle Rhine. Today, the splendour has gone, the walls are crumbling. Luckily for the residents of Lorch, they still have their church, which houses two valuable works of art – the carved altar and the organ. There is always a bottle of wine hidden somewhere among the organ pipes, so that the organist never has to go thirsty.
Updated: August 04, 2020
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, hints and linkswww.rheinsteig.de
Getting thereB42 to Lorch. From the train station, follow the path leading to the Rheinsteig trail until you reach the city centre (ca. 750m).
ParkingParking spaces off the B42 near Lorch train station
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