This tour is highly diversified and offers many highlights: Kubacher Kristallhöhle, the animal park in Weilburg, the pond near Braunfels and two castles!
Distance 17.9 km
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.
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.
Update: August 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.
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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 the castle; Weilburg railway station
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EquipmentOrdinary hiking equipment required. Take backpack vespers and drinks with you.
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