Lahnwanderweg stage 11 Wetzlar - Braunfels
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Rest stopsKaffee Danin
Lahn-Café am Rosengärtchen
Ristorante La Piazza
Palais Bar & Restaurant
Eiscafé Ponte Vecchio
Ventura - Feinkost aus Spanien
Bistro der Lebenshilfe
Café Leitz im Leitz-Park
Eiscafé Bacio am Schillerplatz
Ludwig´s Bar Restaurant
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
Domplatz 8, 35578 Wetzlar
Downhill, passing a playground, you hike down the street "Kalsmunt Westhang". After about 200 meters keep left. Now the path will gently take you up and down through the forest towards the "Weinberg" nature and bird sanctuary with its rich flora and fauna. If you are lucky you might meet the wandering shepherd. But nevertheless, nature and landscape lovers will find plenty of pleasure here.
On a wide and gravel passage you continue. A sign at the wayside remembers the pit Amanda which used to be the most productive mine in the area of Wetzlar. Further on, by following the markings you reach the Feldbergblick lookout point. Here, you can look deeply into the mountains of the Taunus whenever the weather is good. Afterwards, the Lahnwanderweg trail leads along the edge of the forest to the Margaretenhöhe pit. Keep to the right there and further on walk downwards to the Eisenberg.
From there it is still about 1.5 km to the outskirts of Oberndorf. In the distance, you can see Braunfels castle in its fairytale magnificence on the hillside. Through the Kurpark (Herrengarten) one strolls comfortably up to the market place and the castle. The little town of Braunfels promises varied hours - both cultural and culinary.
Public-transport-friendlyBy train to Wetzlar, with bus line 180 back to Leun/Braunfels station, www.bahn.com
By bus from Braunfels (Europaplatz) to Wetzlar ZOB or vice versa. Also at www.bahn.com
Getting thereB49 to Wetzlar or L3025 from Leun to Braunfels
Parking"Lahnufer" in Wetzlar or at the north side of the railway station; in Braunfels below castle.
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
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EquipmentOrdinary hiking equipment required. Take backpack vespers and drinks with you.
- 34 Waypoints
- 34 Waypoints
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