Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 10

Lahnwanderweg stage 10 upstream Wetzlar - Rodheim-Bieber

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  • Wetzlar, Alte Hauptwache
    / Wetzlar, Alte Hauptwache
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Wetzlar, Dom
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Wetzlar, Ilmenau-Anlage
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Wetzlar, Ilmenau-Anlage
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Wetzlar, Garbenheimer Warte
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Lahnaue
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Lahnaue
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  • / Garbenheimer Wiesen
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  • / Römerforum Waldgirmes
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  • / Römerforum Waldgirmes
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Wegweiser Lahnwanderweg beim Frauenkreuz, Lahnau
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, CC BY-SA, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Rodheim-Bieber, Blick auf Vetzberg und Gleiberg
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
m 300 200 100 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Garbenheim/Am Eselsberg Rodheim-Bieber Haustädter Mühle Ilmenau-Anlage Frauenkreuz Lottehaus Lahnhöhen 9) Wetzlar - Naunheim Lahnbrücke
Through the park of the Ilmenau Anlage (park) you will get up to the Garbenheimer Warte. Afterwards, walking through the Lahn meadows will finally take you to the district of Waldgirmes. Wandering in a beautiful deciduous forest with a view of the twin castles, you will reach Rodheim-Bieber.
open
moderate
Distance 16.4 km
4:45 h
332 m
298 m
Today’s tour is characterized by ups and downs. First, we will leave the romantic town of Wetzlar and arrive at the Garbenheimer Warte through the idyllic park of the Ilmenau Anlage. From the Bismarckturm (unfortunately closed at the moment), we can look back and enjoy the view of the road ahead of us. Take a leisurely walk through the Lahnauen, visit the site of the Römerforum in the village of Waldgirmes and stroll through the beautiful forest to Rodheim-Bieber.

Author’s recommendation

Make sure to have enough time for an additional trip to the site of the Römerforum in Waldgirmes. The Lahninsel near Naunheim is a great place to take a break.
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Author
Jörg Thamer 
Update: October 28, 2021
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
335 m
Lowest point
149 m
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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

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

Wetzlar, Dom (35578 Wetzlar) (164 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.555233, 8.500815
DMS
50°33'18.8"N 8°30'02.9"E
UTM
32U 464638 5600486
w3w 
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Destination

Rodheim-Bieber, Center

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts in the beautiful Goethe and optics city of Wetzlar. Past the cathedral and the Lotte-Haus, follow the signs of the Lahnwanderweg trail. Through the floral splendor of the park of the Ilmenau Anlage, you will walk up to the Garbenheimer Warte tower whose medieval watchtower was converted into the Bismarckturm in 1901 (currently closed).

From the Bismarckturm, the route descends to the village of Garbenheim "Am Eselsberg" and then moves on to the Lahn meadows. You will accompany the Lahn for a while until you get to the glider airfield. When the weather is good, you can either watch the gliders or take a break on the Lahn island near Naunheim. Across the Lahnbrücke, we will continue our hike towards Waldgirmes. We recommend making a detour to the site of the Römerforum. If you fancy a little refreshment, the Haustädter Mühle is a good place to stop by. Afterwards, hikers will have to master the ascent to the Königstuhl where they can stroll through beautiful deciduous forest.

There is another opportunity to take a rest at the Frauenkreuz refuge. The cross, once erected to observe the peace of God, reminds people to be at peace with themselves and with creation. Shortly before the district of Rodheim we can have a look at two highlights of the following upstream stage: the castles of Vetzberg and Gleiberg. Passing the allotment gardens, you will reach today’s destination at Rodheim-Bieber with its fascinating church which is situated right in the center of the village.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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

There is a bus from Rodheim-Bieber (bus stop: Pfarrgasse) to Gießen.

Getting there

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

Parking

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

Coordinates

DD
50.555233, 8.500815
DMS
50°33'18.8"N 8°30'02.9"E
UTM
32U 464638 5600486
w3w 
///parent.maker.royally
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

Equipment

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

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.4 km
Duration
4:45 h
Ascent
332 m
Descent
298 m
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