This tour is highly diversified and offers many highlights: The pond near Braunfels, the Kubacher Kristallhöhle, the Weilburg animal park and two castles - quite a lot!
Today’s stage of the Lahnwanderweg trail is particularly varied. It offers both geological and cultural attractions. The Braunfels castle indeed provides a fairytale-like scenery. The "Große Weiher" (big pond) has a constant temperature of 12 degrees throughout the year and is home to unique pieces of fauna and flora. The little zoo which was originally established by Prince Karl August in 1590, is now used as a wildlife park. The crystal Kubacher Kristallhöhle presents a special geological spectacle. It is the only crystal cave in Germany and has the highest hall (30 meters) of all German show caves. And finally, you will pass the Weilburger Schloss with its impressive garden.
Plan carefully which attraction you would like to visit before starting the tour since visiting all of them (Wildlife park, crystal cave or Weilburg castle) will not be feasible in one day.
Updated: January 25, 2021
Rest StopKonditorei Vogel
Safety informationFor information on diversions and relocations, please see our "Current Information".
Information on restrictions in the rail network can be found here.
Tips, hints and linkswww.facebook.com/lahnwanderweg
Braunfelser Kur GmbH
Am Kurpark 11, 35619 Braunfels
Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V.
Brückenstraße 2, 35576 Wetzlar
Tel. 06441/30998-0, Fax 03212/1239508
Getting thereB49 to Leun, L3052 to Braunfels, B49 and L3020 to Weilburg
ParkingBraunfels below castle, Weilburg railway station / Indoor pool
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EquipmentOrdinary hiking equipment required. Take backpack vespers and drinks with you.
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