Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 8

Lahnwanderweg stage 12 upstream Weilburg - Braunfels

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  • Fachwerk in Braunfels
    / Fachwerk in Braunfels
    Photo: © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V. / Foto: Martin Prasch
  • / Start am Denkmal in Weilburg
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Schloß Weilburg
    Photo: © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V. / Foto: Martin Prasch
  • / Schon bald ist man mitten in der Natur
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Ausblick vor Kubach
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Vor Kubach
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Abzweig Kristallhöhle
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Kubacher Kristallhöhle
    Photo: © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V. / Foto: Martin Prasch
  • / Kubacher Kristallhöhle
    Photo: © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V. / Foto: Martin Prasch
  • / Hessenhaus am Weilburger Tierpark
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Teich vor Braunfels
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Kunst im Wald
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Das Braunfelser Schloss
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Marktplatz Braunfels
    Photo: © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V. / Foto: Martin Prasch
m 350 300 250 200 150 100 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Schloss und Schlossgarten Weilburg Leun/Braunfels Bf Tiergarten Weilburg Kubacher Kristallhöhle Silbersee Weilburg Bf
This tour is highly diversified and offers many highlights: Kubacher Kristallhöhle, the animal park in Weilburg, the pond near Braunfels and two castles!
open
moderate
Distance 17.9 km
6:15 h
332 m
243 m
This stage of the Lahnwanderweg trail is particularly varied. It offers both geological and cultural attractions. First of all, you will pass the Weilburg castle with its impressive garden. The crystal cave in the borough Kubach is very special in terms of its geological potential: Kubach is the only crystal cave in Germany and has the highest hall (30 meters) of all German show caves. The little zoo which was originally established by Prince Karl August in 1590, is now used as a wildlife park. The "Große Weiher" (big pond) near the town Braunfels, which has a constant temperature of 12 degrees throughout the year, is home to unique pieces of fauna and flora. Finally, you will find a fairytale castle in Braunfels.

Author’s recommendation

Plan carefully which attraction you would like to visit before starting the tour since visiting all of them (Braunfels castle, wildlife park, crystal cave or Weilburg castle) will not be feasible in one day.
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Author
Jörg Thamer 
Update: August 25, 2021
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
310 m
Lowest point
149 m
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Rest Stop

Konditorei Vogel

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 

 

Braunfelser Kur GmbH

Am Kurpark 11, 35619 Braunfels

Tel. 06442/9344-0

, www.braunfels.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 Weilburg (161 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.485576, 8.259095
DMS
50°29'08.1"N 8°15'32.7"E
UTM
32U 447438 5592883
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Destination

Braunfels, market place

Turn-by-turn directions

The Lahnwanderweg trail takes you through the picturesque town center of Weilburg and past its castle complex which is worth a visit. Later on, hikers will be guided through a wooded area towards Kubach. You will need some energy for the ascent to the "Crystal Cave" trail where we would recommend making a detour to the impressive cave.

The Crystal Cave, which was first entered by humans in 1974, is a unique natural beauty and well worth a visit. Moving on, you will hike through an idyllic meadow valley and later on get to the Weilburg wildlife park through the forest.

The animal population ranges from fallow deer and wild horses to wolf and lynx. The pond in front of the park offers a good opportunity for a little rest. Walking across an open area with beautiful views, you will reach another forest. Moving on through this former mining area, you will pass the Silbersee and reach the Großer Weiher near Braunfels. The pond is a real paradise for birds and insects.

Via the L3451 (be careful) and through the forest you will now hike in the direction of the final destination of this stage: the marketplace in Braunfels.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By  train to Leun and Weilburg, with bus line 180 to Braunfels, www.bahn.com

Getting there

B49 to Leun, L3052 to Braunfels, B49 and L3020 to Weilburg

Parking

Braunfels below the castle; Weilburg railway station

Coordinates

DD
50.485576, 8.259095
DMS
50°29'08.1"N 8°15'32.7"E
UTM
32U 447438 5592883
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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

Equipment

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

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Rating

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René
June 18, 2020 · Community
Die Strecke ist sehr schlecht gepflegt. Wegweiser sind verdreht oder abgebrochen. Am Berghof in Kubach weist GPX in eine völlig andere Richtung als die Beschilderung. Wenn man den Schildern folgt, läuft man nach 1 km in eine Großbaustelle, bei der es kein Weiterkommen gibt. Die Wege führen häufig durch die Wiese und hohes Gras. Vom Weg ist da keine Spur zu sehen. Bei nassem Gras keine Freude. Von Zecken will ich gar nicht reden.
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17.9 km
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6:15 h
Ascent
332 m
Descent
243 m
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