Lahnwanderweg 09th stage Access route Gießen
Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V. Verified partner Explorers Choice
Use for a tour start:
The Gieß access path leads in 7.2 km across the Lahn meadows to the Lahnwanderweg in Krofdorf-Gleiberg. From there you can choose to walk along the Lahnwanderweg in the classical direction or in the direction of the source, i.e. upstream. In the first case, you will reach the stage town of Rodheim Bieber (LAWA stage 9) in another 5.4 km. In the second case, you hike on the stage 9 upstream in another 15.6 km to the stage town of Lollar.
Use for a tour end:
Gießen is an interesting alternative destination for the LAWA stage 9 (from Lollar) which then offers 21.5 km total distance. If you hike LAWA stage 9 upstream, Rodheim-Bieber is the starting point.
Gießen - mathematics at your fingertips
Even maths sourpusses have fun and are amazed. The strength of the Mathematikum is the presentation of scientific phenomena in the form of interactive experiments.
There is nothing that is not explained in a really vivid way!
Mathematikum, Liebigstraße 8, 35390 Gießen
Telephone 0641 - 96 97 97-0
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Thursday until 8.00 p.m.
Weekends and public holidays 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Track typesShow elevation profile
Safety informationFor information on reroutes please see our "Current Information".
Information on restrictions on the rail network can be found
For information on restrictions on the rail network please see here.
Tips and hintsLahnwanderweg
Collecting memories with the hiking pass
The free pocket guide "Lahnwanderweg" and further information are available at www.daslahntal.de and from
Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
Brückenstraße 2, 35576 Wetzlar
Landkreis Gießen - Stabsstelle Wirtschaftsförderung/Tourismus
Riversplatz 1-19, 35394 Gießen
Tel. 02752/8 98
What to see and do in Gießen
In the centre of Gießen is the Old Castle, a moated castle that was reconstructed after the destruction of the war in the 1970s. The core of the building and the five-storey thieves' tower date back to the 14th century. The Old Castle is also the headquarters of the Oberhessen Museum: Gießen is a museum city. For example, the Mathematikum or Liebigmuseum. In the centre of Gieß it is also green and flowery. The Botanical Garden is the oldest university garden in Germany that is still on its original site. It was established in 1609 by the physician and botanist Ludwig Jungermann. Around 7,500 plant species from all over the world grow on an area of 3 hectares. City walkers appreciate this spacious and idyllic oasis in the middle of Giessen's city centre. Beautiful walking trails lead around the Silbersee lake to the north of the town, as well as around the two Heuchelheim leisure lakes to the south of Heuchelheim. From the Heuchelheim lakes you have a beautiful view üover the Lahnaue and across to the Gleiberger Land. Water sports enthusiasts and sun worshippers get their money's worth.
Public-transport-friendlyThe local and long-distance rail connections to Gießen Hbf are excellent.
All details and current information at www.bahn.de
Footpath to the start of the tour: From Gießen main station over the bridge at tracks 1 to 5 into the car park on the west side, there take the lift down. Immediately on the right-hand side is Lahnstraße. The first signpost for the access route is at the passage between the bicycle stand and the multi-storey car park.
Getting thereA5, B49, B3 to the Gießener Ring. Take the B429 and exit Heuchelheim/Gießen, L3020 towards Gießen, after the Lahn bridge turn right into Lahnstraße until you reach the car park Bahnhof/Westseite.
Pouring station/west side car park
Author’s map recommendations
- Hikeline Lahnwanderweg, 1:35.000,
< 11,90 €, 2nd edition 2016 - ISBN: 978-3-85000-709-2
- Rother Wanderführer Lahnwanderweg, 1:75.000,
< 14,90 €, 1st edition 2016 - ISBN: 978-3-7633-4492-5
- Münzer, Rad- und Wanderkarte Lahntal Marburg bis Gießen, 1:25.000,
9,80 € 1st edition 9/2019 - ISBN: 978-3-9817589-3-1
- Rheinland-Pfalz-App here's how to download it for free
Book recommendations for this region:
Normal hiking equipment required. Take backpack snacks and drinks with you.
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