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The wildly romantic Lahn Valley with the Kaiserbad Bad Ems is the starting point of the HöhenLuft, a tour that lives up to its name. Because fantastic views in lofty heights are here program. Free hiking guide at www.bad-ems.info or 02603-94150.
moderate
Distance 10.8 km
3:45 h
433 m
433 m
417 m
77 m
But the premium route awarded by the German Hiking Institute - at the same time a Lahn facet of the Lahn Hiking Trail - is even more: apart from the beautiful landscape in the middle of a nature park, there are cultural-historical testimonies from antiquity to today. It is not for nothing that the river and mountain landscape around Bad Ems was developed in the Romantic era with rocky paths and lookout temples. Also on these paths runs the Höhenluft. In addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Roman Limes, the Concordiaturm is another highlight: The observation tower offers an impressive 360 ​​° view over the whole Lahn valley. Even the entry into the tour with its over the Lahn enthroned lookouts ensures true "high feelings". Arriving at the Bismarck Tower is the first opportunity to take a break and enjoy a refreshment. From now on, the landscape character changes and soon dense forest is a constant companion. One would think that one would be far away from civilization, and not every now and then traces of Roman past remind of the fact that one wanders straight along the Limes. After a while, the resort Kemmenau is reached, at 417 meters above sea level at the same time the highest point of the tour. Sunny meadows and pastures now determine the landscape. As well, that it goes largely downhill, because so the great view over the Lahn valley in the direction of Taunus can be enjoyed carefree. The Concordiaturm marks the beginning of the last section, and it has it all in itself: always along the Baedeckers Felsenweg and the legendary Heinzelmannshöhlen leads the descent to the historic spa district from one impressive lookout to the next. In the end, it's time to exhale and take a breath.

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Places of interest/views:

Historic spa quarter, Limes palisades, viewing pulpit, Kurwaldbahn subway, Margaretenhöhe, Bismarck Tower, Roman Limes (UNESCO World Heritage), Stümmel viewpoint, Concordiaturm, Mooshütte, Heinzelmann Caves.

 

Refreshment stops:

Café-Restaurant Concordiaturm, Concordiastraße, 56130 Bad Ems, Tel. 02603-9569587, http://www.concordiaturm-badems.de, Tuesday day off.Café-Restaurant Bismarck`s, Taunusallee 13, 56130 Bad Ems, Tel. 02603-508282, www.bismarcks.de, no closing day

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ZZ-Ulf Klimke
Update: July 22, 2021
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moderate
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Highest point
417 m
Lowest point
77 m
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Start

Kurhaus/Robert-Kampe-Sprudel (77 m)
Coordinates:
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50.330073, 7.729331
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50°19'48.3"N 7°43'45.6"E
UTM
32U 409561 5576102
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Destination

Kurhaus/Robert-Kampe-Sprudel

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Bad Ems Hbf

Getting there

By car from Koblenz via the B260 to Bad Ems

Parking

Parking garage Grabenstraße (chargeable), parking lot at the main station (free)

Coordinates

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50.330073, 7.729331
DMS
50°19'48.3"N 7°43'45.6"E
UTM
32U 409561 5576102
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Pocket guide Bad Ems (free of charge at the tourist information, Tel. 02603-94150 or www.bad-ems.info)

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map Bad Ems 1: 20,000 (for 3 euros in the tourist information, tel. 02603-94150 or www.bad-ems.info)

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IngA Pinsel
February 01, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? January 30, 2022
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Rolf Lüdtke 
December 12, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? November 14, 2021
Anette Glanz
June 02, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? June 02, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.8 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
433 m
Descent
433 m
Highest point
417 m
Lowest point
77 m
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