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
Highest point339 m
Lowest point166 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.
Due to the length of this tour, starting early and packing enough beverages and provisions is recommended.
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.