Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 5

Lahnwanderweg stage 05 Buchenau - Caldern

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Let’s hope that you will be lucky with the weather for today’s tour in order to be able to guarantee the views. Passing the Burgruine Hohenfels, you reach the Rimberg with its 360° panoramic view.
open
moderate
Distance 13.3 km
4:00 h
433 m
436 m
From Buchenau, the trail first leads through woods and meadows alongside the ruins of the Hohenfels double castle. The Rimberg tower allows a view towards the Vogelsberg, the Taunus and the Rothaargebirge. The hill has always provoked arguments among the population because its peak is just within the area of Dautphetal village while its eastern part belongs to Lahntal-Caldern village. Nowadays they see eye to eye about the Rimberg: on May 1st and October 3rd, citizens of both communities flock to the Rimberg and celebrate together.

Author’s recommendation

Plan an extended break at the Rimberg - you should make sure to climb the tower. There won’t be any refreshment stops on this stage - take provisions with you. If you want to stay overnight, we recommend booking in advance.
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Author
Jörg Thamer 
Updated: July 01, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
476 m
Lowest point
229 m
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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

www.facebook.com/lahnwanderweg

 

Naturpark Lahn-Dill-Bergland

Herborner Straße 1, 35080 Bad Endbach

Tel. 02776/801 - 15

, www.lahn-dill-bergland.de

 

Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V. 

Brückenstraße 2, 35576 Wetzlar

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

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

Start

Buchenau, bridge over river Lahn (232 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.871692, 8.599863
DMS
50°52'18.1"N 8°35'59.5"E
UTM
32U 471845 5635633
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Destination

Caldern

Turn-by-turn directions

Coming from the Lahn bridge in Buchenau, first walk in the direction of the Hohenfels ruins. Via "Am Burgberg" you will be taken to a fairground with an old village smithy and resting areas. When you have a look at the opposite slope you can already spot the Rimbergturm. Its top overlooks the forest. Hike over meadows first to a hilltop and then uphill to the Burgruine Hohenfels. Since 1997 the Hohenfels Castle Association has been researching and preserving the castle ruins with the help of the University of Marburg.

Continue into the open fields with beautiful views over the gently rolling hills with their two small and very pretty hamlets. In the valley to the right Damshausen is dreamily situated in the natural area Damshäuser Kuppen. Dreaming is also allowed at the marvellous resting area with panoramic view. It is now only a stone's throw to the Rimbergturm. The Rimbergturm was destroyed by a storm in 1971 and rebuilt in 1997 by the district of Marburg-Biedenkopf which was supported by neighboring communities as well as private donations. Do not miss the chance to climb the tower and enjoy the panoramic view!

Afterwards a small path will lead us downhill to the edge of the forest. A little while later on the left-hand side we can see the Rimbergturm at the mountain once again, before Caldern comes into our view. Here is the trail’s matching: after all, you have been walking along the Rimbergstraße through "Calantra". This was the first documented name of Caldern at the beginning of the 9th century.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Railway station Buchenau and Caldern www.bahn.com

Getting there

B 62 from Marburg to Caldern and to Buchenau

Parking

Buchenau, railway station

Coordinates

DD
50.871692, 8.599863
DMS
50°52'18.1"N 8°35'59.5"E
UTM
32U 471845 5635633
w3w 
///wharfs.scabbed.spectator
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

Equipment

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

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Rating

3.5
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René
June 01, 2021 · Community
Bei der Planung meiner Lahnwanderung habe ich in Buchenau keine Unterkunft finden können. Auch von einem Hotelbesitzer aus der Gegend kam die Info: es gibt keine mehr. Ich bin dann ab Biedenkopf dem Lahnhöhenweg (Lh) nach Dautphe-Mornshausen gefolgt. Nach Übernachtung in Mornshausen zurück nach Dautphe und weiter über den Lh Caldern. Wunderschöne Touren!
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Anja Wiel
November 02, 2017 · Community
Sehr schöne Etappe. Abwechslungsreich. Hat uns gut gefallen. Auch wenn an 1-2 Stellen die Beschilderung verbessert werden sollte.
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moderate
Distance
13.3 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
433 m
Descent
436 m
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