Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 3

Lahnwanderweg stage 03 Bad Laasphe - Biedenkopf

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  • Im Kurpark Bad Laasphe
    / Im Kurpark Bad Laasphe
    Photo: Paavo Blåfield, / © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Momentaufname auf dem Entenberg
    Photo: Paavo Blåfield, / © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Blick vom Entenberg
    Photo: Paavo Blåfield, / © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
m 600 500 400 300 200 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Biedenkopf Bf Schutzhütte "Stehtischler" Hugo-Kracht-Hütte Kolumbustempel Entenberg Breidenstein Perfstausee
Because of his height of 535 meters, the Entenberg is a popular take-off point for hang- and paragliding. It also offers a great view of Niederlaasphe and the Lahntal for hikers.
Distance 17.6 km
5:45 h
527 m
576 m
Uphill to the local mountain of Bad Laasphe! At the summit of the 535 m high Entenberg, you can not only admire the flying skills of hang gliders and paragliders, hikers also enjoy the stunning view of Niederlaasphe and the upper Lahntal. With all the enthusiasm please don't forget to sign the summit book! Further highlights lie ahead. The Perfstausee was built in 1984 after a flood catastrophe and is a popular destination for excursions today. The surrounding nature reserve primarily provides a refuge for water birds. As a finale, the Biedenkopfer Wald (forest) offers beautiful views once again. At the Kolumbustempel, you will be delighted by a very charming perspective towards the old town of Biedenkopf and the Landgrafenschloss.

Author’s recommendation

A stop at Perfstausee with panoramic views over the lake and the wooded hills around the nature reserve - magnificent!
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Jörg Thamer 
Updated: July 01, 2021
Highest point
533 m
Lowest point
270 m
Best time of year

Safety information

For information on diversions and relocations, please see our "Current Information".

Information on restrictions in the rail network can be found here.

Tips and hints



TKS Bad Laasphe GmbH

Wilhelmsplatz 3, 57334 Bad Laasphe

Tel. 02752/8 98

, www.tourismus-badlaasphe.de


Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V. 

Brückenstraße 2, 35576 Wetzlar

Tel. 06441/30998-0, Fax 03212/1239508

, www.lahnwanderweg.de, www.daslahntal.de


Bad Laasphe, Haus des Gastes (321 m)
50.927042, 8.412240
50°55'37.4"N 8°24'44.1"E
32U 458692 5641876


Railway station Biedenkopf

Turn-by-turn directions

We will start today's stage at the Haus des Gastes in Bad Laasphe. Follow the red LW on a white background from here up to the Kurpark. Even at the first hut you have a beautiful view right back to Bad Laasphe. Through the forest you will reach the Hugo-Kracht-Hütte, where the Lahnwanderweg trail turns off to the left. Continuing your hike through the forest and across a plateau created by storm Kyrill, you will have to manage the ascent to the Entenberg. Having accomplished the climb, you will be rewarded with an impressive view of Niederlaasphe and the Lahn valley. Similar to a model building landscape, the upper Lahntal trains pass by down in the valley. Watch out! Don't forget to leave a message in the summit book because of sheer looking and amazement!

Once another section of forest has been passed, the village of Breidenstein appears in view. Through the village you stroll down to the local recreation area Perfstausee which is a suitable spot to stop for a break. Sitting at the sun terrace, you will have a fabulous view of the lake and the surrounding wooded hills. The break is also meant to prepare you for the uphill passage that is about to come. This first leads through the forest to the "Stehtischler" refuge, where there will be again the opportunity to rest and relax. A little later, we reach the highest point of the trail, which offers a fantastic view into the region.

The markings will guide us through a beautiful deciduous forest which offers a lot of quiet and the chance to unwind. But do not miss the turnoff to the Kolumbustempel. This short detour should definitely be part of today. Its original construction is meant to demonstrate the open-mindedness of the Biedenkopf citizens. It also provides a beautiful view of Biedenkopf castle. The old town view is for free! Passing the Amselborn fountain, you now walk down to Biedenkopf railway station. The little town with its romantic alleys and half-timbered houses, cosy cafés and restaurants and relaxing overnight accommodation offers joy to the hiker’s soul, palate and body.


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Public transport


By train www.bahn.com to Biedenkopf and Bad Laasphe

Getting there

B 62 from Marburg to Bad Laasphe and Biedenkopf


Center of Bad Laasphe or Biedenkopf


50.927042, 8.412240
50°55'37.4"N 8°24'44.1"E
32U 458692 5641876
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

- Pocketguide "Lahnwanderweg" (free) at  www.daslahntal.de or order at Lahntal Tourismus Verband (see "details") 

- Hikeline Lahnwanderweg, 14,90 €, 1. Auflage 2014 ISBN: 978-3-85000-535-7

- Rother Wanderführer Lahnwanderweg, 14,90 €, 1. Auflage 2016 ISBN: 978-3-7633-4492-5

Author’s map recommendations

Rheinland-Pfalz-App free download

Rad- und Wanderkarte Oberes Lahntal  Lahnwanderweg 6,50€ Maßstab 1:25.000 • ISBN 978-3-86973-129-2


Ordinary hiking equipment required. Take backpack vespers and drinks with you. 

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Jürgen Hosch
April 23, 2020 · Community
Toller Weg, gut ausgeschildert
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When did you do this route? April 21, 2020
Armin Feulner

Hallo Lukas Wanderer,

der Perfstausee ist schön gelegen und ein wertvolles Wasserbiotop. Bis vor zwei Jahren war Baden noch erlaubt - dann wurde es wegen des Kots der vielen Wasservögel für das Baden gesperrt. Leider hattest Du wohl noch einen "alten" Pocket Guide. Du kannst Dir beim Lahntal Tourismusverband in Wetzlar oder bei der Marburg Stadt und Land Tourismus (MSLT) in Marburg einen aktuellen Pocket Guide bestellen.

Viel Spaß beim Weiterwandern!

Armin Feulner , Zentrales Wegemanagement 

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17.6 km
5:45 h
527 m
576 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Point to Point Cultural/historical value


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