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Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 13

Lahnwanderweg stage 07 upstream Fronhausen - Marburg

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  • Marburg, Schlossgarten
    Marburg, Schlossgarten
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
m 300 200 20 15 10 5 km Kugelkirche Etappenstart Kleiner Rastplatz Hasenkopf Schmelzmühle Seepark Niederweimar 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!
Open
moderate
Distance 24.6 km
7:30 h
352 m
331 m
339 m
166 m
From the idyllic half-timbered village of Fronhausen, the Lahnwanderweg trail will take you over fields and meadows, through tiny Hessian villages and will reward you with magnificent views. The castle of Marburg is a real highlight at the end of the tour and you can round off the day in one of the many cozy restaurants in the old town.

Author’s recommendation

Due to the length of this tour, starting early and packing enough beverages and provisions is recommended.
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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
339 m
Lowest point
166 m
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Track types

Asphalt 9.69%Dirt road 32.62%Forested/wild trail 43.55%Path 1.52%Road 1.12%Unknown 11.47%
Asphalt
2.4 km
Dirt road
8 km
Forested/wild trail
10.7 km
Path
0.4 km
Road
0.3 km
Unknown
2.8 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

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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

Fronhausen, railway station (166 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.706229, 8.698575
DMS
50°42'22.4"N 8°41'54.9"E
UTM
32U 478715 5617200
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Destination

Marburg, St. Elizabeth's Church

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting in the idyllic half-timbered village of Fronhausen, follow the yellow access route markings to the branch above the Schmelzmühle. Continue towards Oberwalgern. Beautiful courtyards and half-timbered houses can be seen along the way. The Lahnwanderweg trail leads over meadows and fields to Oberweimar which has quite a distinctive village church. At the Oberweimarer Blick you can take a rest and enjoy the view.

The trail continues with a couple of beautiful views and guides you to Ockershausen through the forest. At the Hasenkopf a wonderful panoramic view is waiting for hikers. In the distance, you might even be able to see Marburg with its prominent castle. But before that, the Rosenlehrpfad leads you past 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. After passing a couple of beautiful city villas, you will reach the flowery Marburg Schlosspark.

The Schlossberg offers a magnificent view of Marburg. On a board you will find interesting information about the Landgrafenschloss which was originally built as a castle in the 11th century. Moving on from the castle, the trail will only go downhill until you arrive at the Elisabethkirche where today’s stage comes to an end. The historical city of Marburg with its romantic old town and a wide range of cozy restaurants invites you to a well-deserved dinner.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Fronhausen and Marburg www.bahn.com

Getting there

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

Parking

Fronhausen, railway station or center

Coordinates

DD
50.706229, 8.698575
DMS
50°42'22.4"N 8°41'54.9"E
UTM
32U 478715 5617200
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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

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

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Equipment

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

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Karsten Bike 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
24.6 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
352 m
Descent
331 m
Highest point
339 m
Lowest point
166 m
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