Hiking Trail Top Stage 12

Lahnwanderweg stage 08 upstream Lollar - Fronhausen

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  • Die Lahn bei Lollar
    / Die Lahn bei Lollar
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, CC BY-SA, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Wegweiser Abzweig Lollar
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Aussicht vom Altenberg
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Aussicht vom Altenberg
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Salzböde
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Durchs Salzbödetal
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Schmelz-Mühle
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Fachwerk in Fronhausen
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Fronhausen, Chorturmkirche aus dem 12. Jahrhundert
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
m 500 400 300 200 10 8 6 4 2 km Vogelschutzhütte Ruttershausen Etappenstart Altenberg Schmelzmühle Schönemühle
A comfortable day is waiting for hikers of this tour with wide views from the Altenberg. There used to be eight mills in the romantic Salzbödetal. Today you can make a break at the Schönemühle café and the Schmelzmühle inn.
open
easy
11.9 km
3:45 h
215 m
205 m
To start off the day, we will climb the Altenberg mountain which lies high above the landscape (299 meters). After a short stop at the benches on the top, hikers will walk through the romantic Salzbödetal at the edge of the Krofdorf forest. Rilke described the Salzbödetal as a particularly attractive landscape as early as 1905.

Author’s recommendation

Take a lunch break or a stop at the Schmelzmühle or gâteaux and cakes at the Schönemühle.

If you want to stay in Fronhausen overnight, you should book in advance.

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Author
Jörg Thamer 
Updated: December 01, 2020
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
275 m
Lowest point
163 m
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Rest Stop

Schmelzmühle
Schönemühle

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, hints and links

www.facebook.com/lahnwanderweg

 

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Riversplatz 1-19, 35394 Gießen

Tel. 02752/8 98

tourismus@lkgi.de, www.giessener-land.de

 

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Brückenstraße 2, 35576 Wetzlar

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

info@daslahntal.de, www.lahnwanderweg.de, www.daslahntal.de

Start

Center of Lollar (165 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.649061, 8.702619
DMS
50°38'56.6"N 8°42'09.4"E
UTM
32U 478975 5610842
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Destination

Fronhausen, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

From Lollar railway station, follow the yellow signs for the Lahnwanderweg trail access route. The bridge offers a beautiful view of the Lahn. Follow the access route past Ruttershausen village up to Wehrholz. Here you can have a look at the bird shelter with its many different bird houses. The trail will now climb up steadily to the Altenberg with an altitude of 299 m. At the top there is a wonderful place to rest and unwind.

From the Altenberg hill the hike leads down steeply to the village of Salzböden. The Schönemühle at the end of the village is the ideal place for a coffee break. The art of its master pâtissier is well known for miles around. Afterwards hikers will walk through the meadows along the edge of the forest, through the idyllic Salzbödetal. The Schmelzmühle will be on your left. Here you can have a look at an old document (a license for using the mill) as well as the big mill wheel.

The mill has been owned by the family since 1844. It is not only locals who appreciate the bread menu with farmer's breakfast, well-ripened hand cheese and a hearty homemade sausage. Afterwards our tour continues with a rather easy ascent through the forest. Don’t miss the turn-off towards Fronhausen at the top! Now following the yellow signs of the access route, the trail descends to today's stage destination. Fronhausen will welcome its visitors with its rustic half-timbered houses and the choir tower church from the 12th century.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train to Lollar or Fronhausen, www.bahn.com

Getting there

B3 to Lollar or Fronhausen

Parking

Center of Lollar or Fronhausen

Coordinates

DD
50.649061, 8.702619
DMS
50°38'56.6"N 8°42'09.4"E
UTM
32U 478975 5610842
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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

Equipment

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

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Status
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
11.9 km
Duration
3:45h
Ascent
215 m
Descent
205 m
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