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Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 10

Lahnwanderweg stage 10 Rodheim-Bieber - Wetzlar

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  • Rodheim-Bieber, Kirche
    / Rodheim-Bieber, Kirche
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
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    Photo: Dominik Ketz, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Römerforum Waldgirmes
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
m 300 200 100 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Gail´scher Park Römisches Forum Waldgirmes 9) Wetzlar - Naunheim Frauenkreuz Haustädter Mühle Ilmenau-Anlage Lahnhöhen Lottehaus Wetzlar Bf Lahnbrücke
In a good mood, the view of the twin castles takes you up to the Frauenkreuz, through the wide Lahn meadows to Garbenheim and magnificent views from the Bismarckturm. Finally, Wetzlar will be waiting for you.
Open
moderate
Distance 16.4 km
4:45 h
298 m
332 m
335 m
149 m
When saying goodbye to Rodheim-Bieber, enjoy the view of the castle ruins of Vetzberg and Gleiberg once again. Today's stage passes the venerable Frauenkreuz and leads to the Römerforum in the village of Waldgirmes. Take a leisurely walk through the Lahnauen to Garbenheim where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the previous part of the route at the Bismarckturm (unfortunately closed at the moment). Finally, you can stroll through the Ilmenau Anlage (park) down to the historic old town of Wetzlar. What a wonderful hiking day!

Author’s recommendation

The detour to the site of the Römerforum in Waldgirmes is definitely a must. The Lahninsel near Naunheim is a great place to take a break.
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Author
Jörg Thamer 
Update: January 29, 2022
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
335 m
Lowest point
149 m
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Rest Stop

Landhotel Naunheimer Mühle
Café Leitz im Leitz-Park
Ristorante La Piazza
Lahn-Café am Rosengärtchen
Restaurant Hauptwache
Palais Bar & Restaurant
Kaffee Danin
Eiscafé Bacio am Schillerplatz
Café Born
Bistro der Lebenshilfe
Restaurant Platia
Ludwig´s Bar Restaurant
Restaurant Shiva
Eiscafé Ponte Vecchio
Olaf(s) Kochschule in Bröker´s Café
Ventura - Feinkost aus Spanien

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

www.facebook.com/lahnwanderweg

 

Tourist-Information Wetzlar

Domplatz 8, 35578 Wetzlar

Tel. 06441/99-7755

, www.wetzlar-tourismus.de

 

Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V. 

Brückenstraße 2, 35576 Wetzlar

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

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

Start

Center of Rodheim-Bieber (192 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.618008, 8.598204
DMS
50°37'04.8"N 8°35'53.5"E
UTM
32U 471575 5607424
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Destination

Wetzlar, Dom (35578 Wetzlar)

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts at the "Pfarrgasse" bus stop in Rodheim-Bieber. At the signpost, follow the Lahnwanderweg trail markings in the direction of Wetzlar. Passing allotment gardens, the trail will take you out of the village. At the edge of the forest we can have a last look backwards and see the castle ruins of Vetzberg and Gleiberg in the distance.

The trail continues to the "Frauenkreuz" shelter, where you have the opportunity to rest when the ascent is done. The cross, once erected to observe the peace of God, reminds people to be at peace with themselves and with creation. Afterwards, the markings will lead you past the Königsstuhl and through the beautiful deciduous forest. Above Waldgirmes you will leave the forest and a fantastic view opens up over the Lahnhöhen. Even the stage destination Wetzlar can be seen.

The Haustädter Mühle welcomes you for a stop by. Afterwards you should definitely make a short detour to the site of the Römerforum. You can see the reconstructed Roman equestrian monument from far away. Here once, the oldest Roman town in Germania north of the Alps and east of the river Rhine was located.

Now you walk leisurely in the valley through the fields towards Naunheim. Across the Lahnbrücke you will reach the idyllic Lahn meadows where you can watch the gliders when the weather is good. We will accompany the Lahn for a while and then underpass the railway line and the route B49. In the village of Garbenheim the tour continues from "Am Eselsberg" uphill to the Garbenheimer Warte, whose medieval watchtower was converted into the Bismarckturm in 1901 (currently closed).

Turn left at the Lahnwanderweg trail signpost towards Wetzlar. Through the floral splendor of the park of the Ilmenau Anlage and feeling exhilarated you will walk down the Lottehaus and on to the Wetzlarer Dom. Now all that remains is to enjoy the picturesque old town of Wetzlar, the Goethe and optics city. His experiences in Wetzlar were the inspiration for Goethe's novel "The Sorrows of Young Werther".

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Wetzlar or Gießen, www.bahn.com

Continue by bus to Rodheim-Bieber (Bus stop Pfarrgasse)

Getting there

B3 exit Lollar, A480 and L3286 to Rodheim-Bieber, B49 to Wetzlar, 

Parking

In Wetzlar at "Lahnufer" or railway  staiton (north side). Center of Rodheim-Bieber 

Coordinates

DD
50.618008, 8.598204
DMS
50°37'04.8"N 8°35'53.5"E
UTM
32U 471575 5607424
w3w 
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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

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Equipment

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

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Andreas Roos
October 03, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 17, 2021
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Armin Feulner (Marburg Stadt und Land Tourismus)
September 22, 2017 · Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
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Armin Feulner (Marburg Stadt und Land Tourismus)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.4 km
Duration
4:45 h
Ascent
298 m
Descent
332 m
Highest point
335 m
Lowest point
149 m
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