Lahnwanderweg stage 09 upstream Rodheim-Bieber - Lollar
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Rodheim-Bieber, KirchePhoto: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
Alternative starting point in Gießen:
For a duration of 6.9 km, the access path from Gießen to the Lahnwanderweg trail leads across the Lahnauen to the turnoff in Krofdorf-Gleiberg. From there, the Lahnwanderweg trail runs to the tour’s destination in Lollar for 15.6 km.
*** Current note: Due to renovation works the tower of the castle ruin Vetzberg is not climbable at the moment! ***
The Gail'sche Park in Rodheim-Bieber is also worth a visit.
Rest stopsBurg Gleiberg
Safety informationFor information on diversions and relocations, please see our "Current Information".
Information on restrictions in the rail network can be found here.
Tips and hintsLahnwanderweg
Collecting memories with the hiking pass
The free pocket guide "Lahnwanderweg" and further information are available at www.daslahntal.de and from
Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
Brückenstraße 2, 35576 Wetzlar
Landkreis Gießen - Stabsstelle Wirtschaftsförderung/Tourismus
Riversplatz 1-19, 35394 Gießen
Tel. 02752/8 98
The castle consists of the upper castle and the lower castle (refreshment stop) where many of the old details have been restored. Being on the main tower (keep) of the upper castle, which is approximately 30 m high, you can enjoy a beautiful view over the Gießen basin along the river Lahn to the Vogelsberg, the Westerwald and the Taunus. The Vetzberg castle that you have just been on can be seen again as well. Over fields and through the forest, the trail will guide you to Launsbach where another beautiful viewpoint with an information board is waiting.
The next highlight is the wild and romantic nature reserve Wißmarbachtal that is home to numerous rare plants. Through a reforestation area we will walk up into the mixed forest where the hiking trail is being left. Following the yellow Lahnwanderweg trail signs, you will walk to the stage destination in Lollar on comfortable ways. The small town offers historic houses and monuments such as the industrial castle "Villa Buderus" that was built in 1880. There are plenty of places to stay overnight and stop for refreshments.
Public-transport-friendlyBy train to Lollar or to the alternative starting point in Gießen.
To Rodheim-Bieber by bus from Gießen
By roadTo Rodheim-Bieber via A480, L3047 and L3286
To Lollar via B3
ParkingParking spaces are available in both townships where stages start or end
Book recommendation by the author
- 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
- Münzer, Rad- und Wanderkarte Lahntal Marburg bis Gießen, 1:25.000, 9,80 € 1. Auflage 9/2019 - ISBN: 978-3-9817589-3-1
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EquipmentOrdinary hiking equipment required. Take backpack vespers and drinks with you.
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