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Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 6

Lahnwanderweg stage 06 Caldern - Marburg

· 4 reviews · Hiking Trail · Lahntal · Open
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  • Lahn bei Sterzhausen
    Lahn bei Sterzhausen
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
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Across the nature reserve Lahnknie to Sterzhausen. The short detour to the ruins of Weißenstein is a must-do. At your destination, Marburg welcomes you with its fascinating Elisabethkirche.
Open
moderate
Distance 15.9 km
5:15 h
356 m
398 m
345 m
187 m
There is no need to worry that hikers and cyclists will get in each other's way while passing the nature reserve Lahnknie very near along the river Lahn. The short detour to the Weißenstein ruin is worthwhile. These castle ruins are located on a hilltop in a height of 260 m and made out of light sandstone. You will also come across the huge Behring mausoleum. Emil von Behring, the first Nobel Prize winner for medicine, bears the title "Savior of Children" because he defeated diphtheria. Marburg is a jewel to round off the day – take time and enjoy.

Author’s recommendation

You should start early in the morning in Caldern so that you can extensively enjoy the afternoon in the gorgeous city of Marburg. Marburg has that much on offer!
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Author
Jörg Thamer 
Update: September 01, 2022
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
345 m
Lowest point
187 m
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Track types

Asphalt 8.37%Dirt road 25.56%Forested/wild trail 54.23%Path 9.18%Road 2.63%
Asphalt
1.3 km
Dirt road
4.1 km
Forested/wild trail
8.6 km
Path
1.5 km
Road
0.4 km
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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

Lahnwanderweg

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The free pocket guide "Lahnwanderweg" and further information are available at www.lahntalliebe.de and from

 

Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.

Brückenstraße 2, 35576 Wetzlar

Tel. 06441-30998-0

Fax: 03212-1239508 

 

www.lahntalliebe.de

info@daslahntal.de

 

Marburg Stadt und Land Tourismus GmbH

Erwin-Piscator-Haus, Biegenstraße 15, 35037 Marburg

Tel.: 06421 99 12-0, Fax: 06421 9912-12

www.marburg-tourismus.de

info@marburg-tourismus.de

 

Start

Center of Caldern (229 m)
Coordinates:
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50.844856, 8.660466
DMS
50°50'41.5"N 8°39'37.7"E
UTM
32U 476095 5632627
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Destination

Marburg, St. Elizabeth's Church

Turn-by-turn directions

The stage takes off from "Calantra". At the beginning of the 9th century, the small town of Caldern in the upper Lahn valley was already mentioned by this name in the documents of the monastery of Fulda. From the centre of the village, first take the direction of the railway station. Turn right behind the Lahn bridge and you will walk through the beautiful Lahnknie nature reserve. The floodplain forest, grassland and fallow land as well as the hedges provide habitats for a variety of endangered animal and plant species. In Sterzhausen, first of all go to the level crossing and then, reaching the sports field you have to move to the other side of the river Lahn.

You now ascend through the pleasant hilly landscape. Soon the houses of Michelbach will come into view. A zigzag course leads to the wind turbines. The citizens’ initiative “Windkraft für Michelbach” is the owner of two wind tubines. Walking along the edge of the forest, the Lahnwanderweg trail takes you to a bench with a magnificent view. Simply put down your rucksack and enjoy the sun! Pretty soon you can see Wehrda in the distance. After a short descent, the trail it branches off to the Weißenstein ruin. The light sandstone on the wooded hilltop gave the castle as well as the mountain their names.

The short detour to the ruins will be worth it since you will find a beautiful view and a place to take a break – at the right moment! Afterwards, the trail returns to the branch and continues downhill passing a refuge with a barbecue area. Wehrda is just touched right at its outskirts and you follow the markings to a small staircase uphill to Marienhäuschen. From here, the Lahnwanderweg trail runs through the forest on beautiful ways before suddenly and unexpectedly the Behring mausoleum appears on the right-hand side. Now you leisurely stroll down to Marburg, admire the St. Michaelskapelle that is known as the "Michelchen” among the locals. You will finally be in front of the gigantic Elisabethkirche. It is the first Gothic church in Germany. Remaining task of the day: discover and marvel at Marburg.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Caldern and Marburg www.bahn.com

Getting there

B 62 from Marburg to Caldern, Marburg  B 3

Parking

In Caldern

Coordinates

DD
50.844856, 8.660466
DMS
50°50'41.5"N 8°39'37.7"E
UTM
32U 476095 5632627
w3w 
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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

- Münzer Rad- und Wanderkarte Marburg und Umgebung, 9,80€, Maßstab, ISBN 978-3-9817589-5-5

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Equipment

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

Questions and answers

Question from Cristina García Martínez · July 31, 2020 · Community
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Answered by Peter Heimes · August 01, 2020 · Community

Rating

3.2
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Andreas Roos
August 05, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? June 12, 2021
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René
June 01, 2021 · Community
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Armin Feulner (Marburg Stadt und Land Tourismus)
September 05, 2016 · Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
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Status
Open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.9 km
Duration
5:15 h
Ascent
356 m
Descent
398 m
Highest point
345 m
Lowest point
187 m
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