Hiking the romantic Lahntal,
A fantastic experience for groups and individuals

Hiking has become popular again, especially in the picturesque German Mittelgebirgen along the beautiful Lahntal. Move on historic paths and be impressed by nature. In the evening lean back and enjoy cultural and culinary specialities. Everything is possible from castle tours, walks trough a botanical garden, visits to a zoo or a old ore mine. Variety is guaranteed.  

You will be rewarded with scenic vistas onto the different landscapes. In one moment surrounded by the hustle and bustle of a historical town with cultural institutions and other tourist attractions and then you will reach quaint little villages, secluded hills and valleys. The certified trails offer something for everyone: day hikes starting from a base hotel or long distance hikes with several stages. Simply enjoy culture and nature, we take care of everything else.

On multi-day hikes we transport your luggage each day from your hotel to your next destination, where your room is already booked and you will receive a warm welcome in the evening. We will provide prior to arrival an information package with maps and all the necessary information, including excursions tips and information about attractions along the way.

The Lahntalbahn, which runs along the cycle trail from the spring to the river's mouth, is a huge advantage for you and the whole region. You can travel by train to any location in the Lahntal totally stress free and environmental friendly. You like to skip a stage? No problem, the train will take you comfortably to your next destination.

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Hiking on the Lahnwanderweg,
our stage suggestions

We will plan a customised combination tour for you according to your preferences from any of our stations! With accommodation in pre-booked hotels. Give us a call and we will talk about the best combination for you!

Stage 1: Arrival in Wetzlar. Hike to Braunfels (13km)
Stage 2: Braunfels to Weilburg (18km)
Stage 3: Weilburg to Aumenau (19km)
Stage 4: Aumenau via Villmar to Runkel (16km)
Stage 5: Runkel via Limburg to Diez (16km)
Stage 6: Diez to Laurenburg (18km)
Stage 7: Laurenburg to Nassau (16km)
Stage 8: Nassau to Bad Ems (13km)
Stage 9: Bad Ems to Lahnstein (16km)

Our services:

  • Overnight stays in pre-reserved hotels in double rooms with shower and toilet (single room surcharge on request)
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Maps + information material
  • Return transport costs on request (depending on the group size)
  • Children's prices on request

Example prices:

  • 2 stages, 1 night: €160
  • 3 stages, 2 nights: €230
  • 4 stages, 3 nights: €300
  • 5 stages, 4 nights: €370
  • 6 stages, 5 nights: €430
  • 7 stages, 6 nights: €490

Every further stage with accommodation: €60 per person

>>> Current price list for hiking trips

Group specials:

5% discount for groups with at least 8 people
10% discount for groups with at least 12 people

Let us customise your tour itinerary according to your preferences. Please get in touch and let us talk about it. We would be happy to make you an offer.

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A weekend getaway in Marburg

Be enchanted by the Botanical Gardens with their conifers, a large rhododendron collection, the spring forest and alpine garden containing mountain plants from places all over this planet. In the greenhouses you will find many plants from the tropics including a titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), the biggest flower in the world. But Marburg has to offer much more: the Elisabethkirche, the old university, the Marburger castle and the old part of town, which is called in Marburg the ''Oberstadt'' (upper town). Marburg is also home to the Philips University, which is the oldest university in the world that was founded as a Protestant institution in 1527. Even these days the university shapes the townscape through her buildings and students.

Marburg an der Lahn

1st day:
Arrival in Marburg, discover the old town on your own

2nd day:
Walk to the new Botanical Gardens on the Lahnberge. Visit to the 20 hectare gardens, which have constantly changing special exhibitions, therefore you can always come back again and see something new. Walk back to Marburg.

3rd day:
Guided public city tour of Marburg. If you like hiking you definitely will enjoy this, the tour takes you up and down through town and you will have to manage some difference in altitude.

Our services:

  • 2 nights in a pre-booked hotel in a double room with en-suite
  • Breakfast
  • Maps + information material
  • Entrance tickets on request
  • Children's discount on request (depending on the accommodation and guide option)

Price:
per person (min. 2 people): €149

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A weekend getaway in Weilburg

Marvel at the Weilburg Castle located high above the Lahn, one of the most important baroque palaces in Hesse. Quite different but just as spectacular is a visit of the Kubacher crystal cave in the eastern part of the Taunus. With the unique crystal formations and probably the biggest natural single cavity in Germany, it is the the country's only crystal cave. The cave already originated during the ice age and is definitely worth a look. The "Tiergarten Weilburg" (wildlife park) gives you the opportunity to watch more than 20 different animals in their natural habitat. Including primeval-looking European bisons and heck cattle, as well as stately red deer, moose and the newest attraction a big brown bear enclosure.

Weilburg an der Lahn

1st day:
Arrival in Weilburg. Round trip from Weilburg via Odersbach. Wonderful vistas of Weilburg await you on this only 7km long hike. One part takes you along of the oldest linden avenues of Germany.

2nd day:
Arrive on your own in Kubach, where you start your round trip. Hike the hills of the Weilbuger Land and descend into the valley of the Weil on this 10 km trail. You will have plenty of time to visit the highlight of the tour: The Kubacher Kristalhöhle (crystal cave). Return back to Weilburg on your own.

3rd day:
This day is to your own disposal. Take a walk through the old part of Weilburg and visit the impressive castle.  

Our services:

  • 2 nights in a 4 star superior wellness hotel in a double room with en-suite
  • Breakfast
  • Maps + information material
  • Entrance fees on request
  • Children's discount on request (depending on the accommodation and guide option)

Price:
per person (min. 2 people): €169

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A weekend getaway in Bad Ems

Enjoy beautiful views on the walk from Bad Ems to Lahnstein and be stunned by the beauty of the Ruppertsklamm, a 2 km long gorge in a small side valley of the Lahn near Lahnstein. The Rheinsteig trail on the East of the Rhine goes through the Ruppertsklamm, as well as the Rheinburgenweg and the Lahnwanderweg (both trails) that provide you with a scenic view of Lahneck Castle and into the Lahn valley. Back in Bad Ems you enjoy a spa treatment in the Emser Therme, which is among the most modern and attractive thermal spas in Germany. The spa is situated directly next to the Lahn and has since Summer 2013 a very special highlight: A river sauna in the Lahn with 2 saunas and a relaxation room.

Bad Ems

1st day:
Arrival in Bad Ems. Hike to the Baedekers Felsenweg (trail) via the Bäderlei (rock formation) past the Heinzelmannshöhlen (caves) reaching the Concordiaturm (tower) and return (approx. 6.5 km).

2nd day:
Walk from Bad Ems over the promenade and continue along the Lahn past Fachbach (here the best Lahn wine was cultivated and pressed at the beginning of the 19th century) to Lahnstein (16.5 km). From Fachbach you climb the hills to pass a stunning panoramic section. Through sparse pine forests you can already spot the destination of the day, the unmistakable yellow plastered Stolzenfels Castle in the Rhine Valley, before reaching the entrance of the Ruppertsklamm. The Ruppertsklamm is a 2km long gorge that is part of the Rheinsteig and the Lahnhöhenweg (trails) and is considered one of the highlights of these long-distance trails. The trail goes over bridges and walkways and some sections are secured with thick ropes. After that the tour continues to Lahnstein, from there the return is done by train. The evening you can enjoy a bit of wellness in the Bad Emser Therme and let the day's experiences pass by.

3rd day:
Walk in the Mediterranean flair of the famous spa town with its resort architecture.

Our Services:

  • 2 nights in pre-booked hotels in a double room with en-suite
  • Breakfast
  • Maps + information material
  • Entrance fees on request
  • Ehildren's discount on request (depending on accommodation and guide option)

Price:
per person (min. 2 people): €149

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A weekend getaway following in the miners footsteps

For a long time the Lahn-Dill area was influenced by the mining industry, it was one of the main ore districts in Germany. Today you can walk in the footsteps of the miners on the Bergmannsroute (trail). Here you should definitely join an one-hour tour through the Grube Fortuna (mine). The hoisting cage takes you down to 150 meters under the surface and then the underground railway brings you in the former working areas of the mine. Here rock drills eat their way into red-coloured rock and electric or air driven charging machines start moving with a deafening noise. Also get to know the above-ground plant of the mine, visit the pithead building with a mining museum or embark on your own discovery trip on the nature trail around the Grube Fortuna.

Bergwerk Grube Fortuna

1st day:
Arrival at the climatic spa Braunfels. Discover on your own the historic part of town and the over the Lahn towering castle.

2nd day:
We take you to Wetzlar one of the cities, where the famous writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived and worked. Here you start your hike from Wetzlar via the Altenberg monastery to the Grube Fortuna. The Lahn-Dill region was for a long time dominated by the mining industry, as it was one of the most important ore districts in the country. The closure of the Grube Fortuna at 4th March 1983 was the last chapter of a 2000 years long mining history in Hesse. Therefore you should definitely do the one-hour tour through the mine. A hosting cage takes you 150m underground to the former working level. Back on the surface you continue your hike via Leun to our canoe & bicycle station in Solms-Schohleck, which is easy to spot due to the big Indian tipis we operate there. One of our staff members will await you here and transfer you back to your hotel in Braunfels.

3rd day:
On the third and last day you have different options according to your needs and preferences. You can choose between:  

Option A)
Canoe tour on the Lahn: After you arrive on your own at the Lahntours campsite Solms-Schohleck we will transfer you to the drop off point in Dorlar (Lahnau). Here you will receive a detailed introduction into how to operate a canoe from one of our trained staff members. After everybody got outfitted you will head onto the water. The canoe or kayak tour downstream back to the campsite in Schlohleck will take, including a lunch break, between 5 to 7 hours depending on the personal fitness level. On this 17km long stage you reach after a short time the first lock. It is a highlight of every canoe tour to operate a lock by yourself. And there are not many places where you can do that these days. Don't worry, we will explain to you how it is done and you will be surprised how easy it is. After you managed the lock and a few more kilometres on the river you reach Wetzlar. Where, when and how you have your lunch break is up to you. However our staff can make some good suggestions if you like. In Wetzlar are 2 weirs, which you have to traverse. One via a canoe pass and the other on a roller system. This is all more fun than effort. Shortly afterwards you can see behind the historic Lahn bridge our canoe & bicycle station Wetzlar next to the Paulaner Biergarten, where you can leave the boats and equipment for your lunch break. With new energy you will paddle towards the Altenberg monastery. You just marvelled at the abbey when the high above the Lahn towering Braunfels castle appears. From there on you only have a few kilometres ahead of you until the end of your tour in Solms-Schohleck. The on-site Biergarten is the perfect spot to recall the events of the day and if you want to give the getaway the perfect finish, why not stay another night in one of our original Indian tipis with camp beds and campfire atmosphere. (Alternatively you can shorten the tour and start in Wetzlar instead.)

Option B)
Optics city Wetzlar: Visit the host of the Hessentag 2012 (big regional fair). Some of the local highlights are the Wetzlarer cathedral, the Lottehaus, which is dedicated to the meeting of Goethe (famous German writer) and Charlotte Buff and his regular visits to the house, the city and industrial museum, the Viseum and the Jerusalemhaus – as you can see Wetzlar has a rich history to offer. Additionally visitors can do the historical city tour by themselves. Everybody who wants to know why Wetzlar is a Optikstadt simply follow the Optikparcours (short trail).  

Option C)
Residence city Weilburg: Marvel at one of the most important baroque castles in Hesse and the only operational canal tunnel in Germany. Above the city there is also the wildlife park "Tiergarten Weilburg", where you have the opportunity to watch animals in their natural habitat.

Option D)
Crystal Cave of Kubach: Experience the only crystal cave in Germany. It is surrounded by 350 million years old limestone and the walls are covered with uncountable crystals and pearl sinters, which will give you a good glimpse into the geological history of our planet. Furthermore has the cave with 30 metres the highest dome of all public caves in Germany. The cave system developed during the ice age and only a small part is mapped today. During the 45min-tour a knowledgeable guide will tell you everything what is to know about the cave.

Our services:

  • 2 nights in a pre-booked hotel, in a double room with en-suite
  • Breakfast
  • Maps + information material
  • 2 shuttle transfers (Braunfels-Wetzlar, Solms-Braunfels)
  • Entrance fees on request
  • Children's discount on request depending on the accommodation and guide option

Price:
per person (min. 2 people): €160

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The Lahntal from 3 different angles:
Combined tour canoe, bicycle, hiking

The most beautiful spots of the Lahntal from different angles. Discover sections of the Lahn by canoe and then jump on a bicycle for other parts. On top of that you can add a hike on the Lahnwanderweg, if you want. We can customise an itinerary for you from any of our stations in accordance to your personal preferences and needs! With accommodation in a hotel, on a campsite or in an original Indian tipi village. Let us discuss your options, we will find the perfect combination for you >>

7-days tour example:
Combination tour from Bad Laasphe to Nassau by bike, canoe and hiking trail.

1st day: Bicycle tour from Bad Laasphe to Marburg (45km)
2nd day: Bicycle tour from Marburg to Wetzlar (58km)
3rd day: Bicycle tour from Wetzlar to Weilburg (30km)
4th day: Canoe tour from Weilburg to Runkel (22km)
5th day: Canoe tour from Runkel to Diez (18km)
6th day: Hiking from Diez to Laurenburg (20km)
7th day: Hiking from Laurenburg to Nassau (16km)

Our services:

  • 6 nights in pre-booked hotels double room with en-suite
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Maps + information materials
  • Bicycle rental
  • Canoe with complete equipment + canoe transport
  • Children's prices on request

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Our strength - Your pleasure

Your freedom to get away
You simply hike whenever you want in the beautiful Lahntal.Take your time and enjoy the surroundings. You are the creator of this adventure. In the meantime we will transport your luggage, make sure everything is ready for your arrival at your accommodation, where you will receive a very warm welcome after a great day spend in nature. A ''No Worries” freedom. You can put your trust in us. We work with more than 70 hikers friendly hotels and inns together, which range from cosy country inns with a regional cuisine to great little hotels in the towns. All of them have dry rooms and other services for hikers.

With over 30 years of experience on the Lahn, being awarded by ServiceQualität Deutschland, having the expertise of a regionally-based tour operator who knows all the tours and hotels from personal experience and owns a comprehensive service fleet, we are the right partner for group and individual tours. With our well spread branch network in the Lahntal you will always find a competent person to talk to on the Lahnwanderweg. We have stations in Roth near Marburg, Wetzlar, Solms, Aumenau, Runkel and Diez.

The Lahntalbahn, which runs all the way from the spring to the river's mouth parallel to the Lahnwanderweg is a huge advantage for you and the region. You can arrive environmentally friendly and without any hassle by train to every place in the Lahntal. So if you need a break or a stage gets to strenuous, you can simply jump on the train and let it take you to the next destination.