Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 7

Lahnwanderweg stage 07 Marburg - Fronhausen

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  • Fachwerkschönheit in Fronhausen (Lahn)
    / Fachwerkschönheit in Fronhausen (Lahn)
    Photo: Joachim Lutz, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Der Lahnwanderweg führt direkt übers Marburger Landgrafenschloss
    Photo: Paavo Blåfield, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
m 300 200 20 15 10 5 km Schmelzmühle Kleiner Rastplatz Oberwalgern/Kirche
This will be the king's stage: a length of 25 km as well as more than 680 meters of altitude difference have to be mastered today. But this won’t be a problem as long as the weather is fine. Take your backpack and your hiking boots with you and off you go!
Distance 24.6 km
7:30 h
333 m
365 m
From the magnificent Landgrafenschloss of Marburg you can enjoy the view of the wonderful city once again. From here, the Lahnwanderweg trail will take you over fields and meadows, through tiny Hessian villages and will reward you with splendid views. Your destination is the idyllic half-timbered village of Fronhausen – this tranquil place is situated right between two university cities: Marburg and Gießen.

Author’s recommendation

Due to the length of this tour, starting early and packing enough beverages and provisions is recommended.
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Jörg Thamer 
Update: October 29, 2021
Highest point
339 m
Lowest point
166 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



Marburg Stadt und Land Tourismus GmbH

Erwin-Piscator-Haus, Biegenstraße 15, 35037 Marburg,

Tel.: 06421 99 12-0,

Fax: 06421 9912-12,

E-Mail: , 

Internet: www.marburg-tourismus.de


Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V. 

Brückenstraße 2, 35576 Wetzlar

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

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


Marburg, St. Elizabeth's Church (187 m)
50.814805, 8.769241
50°48'53.3"N 8°46'09.3"E
32U 483743 5629256


Fronhausen, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

The Elisabethkirche is the beginning of this stage. From here, follow the markings up to the Landgrafenschloss. There you will find an interesting information board about the Landgrafenschloss which was originally built as a castle in the 11th century. The Schlossberg offers a magnificent view of Marburg. You will leave the university city through the flowery castle garden. Look out for the stunning villas. The first stopover is the Hermann-Bauer-Hütte. The trail continues full of blossoms. The Rosenlehrpfad leads along 50 different wild roses and former cultural roses. Beautiful drawings by the French plant painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté can be seen on the information boards.

If the weather is good, the panoramic view at the Hasenkopf is superb. Actually, you might even be able to see Marburg with its prominent castle in the distance. Afterwards, you keep to the right at a small rest area and turn left at the next opportunity. Follow the narrow and enchanting path along a fence and then through deciduous forest. The stage continues on a scenic path to Oberweimar with its quite distinctive village church. You first cross the village and then walk through meadows and fields again.

In Oberwalgern, decorative courtyards and half-timbered houses can be seen along the way. You then immerse yourself in nature for another time. At the branch off to Schmelzmühle, follow the path logo (red LW on a yellow background) downhill to Fronhausen, an idyllic half-timbered village with quiet alleys and railway connection.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


By train to Marburg and Fronhausen www.bahn.com

Getting there

B23 to Marburg or Fronhausen. From Marburg L3125 and L3093 to Fronhausen


Car parks and parking spaces in city center (subject to charges)


50.814805, 8.769241
50°48'53.3"N 8°46'09.3"E
32U 483743 5629256
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

Münzer, Rad- und Wanderkarte Lahntal Marburg bis Gießen, 1:25.000,   9,80 € 1. Auflage 9/2019 - ISBN: 978-3-9817589-3-1

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


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

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Pamela Schoon · August 20, 2021 · Community
Gibt es auf der Strecke Einkehrmöglichkeiten?
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Einkehrmöglichkeiten gibt es in Fronhausen und natürlich Marburg. Dazwischen ist keine Einkehr möglich.


Andreas Roos
October 03, 2021 · Community
Eine recht lange Tour, welche mit einem steilen Anstieg von Marburg aus startet. Die erste Pausen hatten wir nach ca. 9 km auf einer schönen Streuobstwiese eingelegt. In Weimar sollte man unbedingt den Abstecher zum Tretbecken mitnehmen, es war eine Wohltat für die Füße und Beine.
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When did you do this route? June 26, 2021
Photo: Andreas Roos, Community
Photo: Andreas Roos, Community
Photo: Andreas Roos, Community
Photo: Andreas Roos, Community
Photo: Andreas Roos, Community
Armin Feulner (Marburg Stadt und Land Tourismus)

Hallo Anna,

vielen Dank für Deinen Hinweis. Unser Wegepate kümmert sich darum. Ich gehe davon aus, dass Dir die Etappe 7 von Marburg nach Fronhausen ansonsten gefallen hat, oder? Weiterhin viel Spaß auf dem Lahnwanderweg...

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Anna T
April 22, 2019 · Community
Hallo, heute bei schönsten Ostermontag-Wetter gelaufen. Ein HInweis: An der Wegkreuzung Hinter Oberwalgern, an der es links zum Oberwalgnerner Fußballplatz geht, ist der Pfahl mit der Markierung umgestürzt. Man muss gerade aus weiter.
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365 m
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