Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 13

Lahnwanderweg stage 13 Weilburg - Aumenau

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  • Das Rollschiff in Weilburg in Aktion
    / Das Rollschiff in Weilburg in Aktion
    Photo: Paavo Blåfield, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Schloss Weilburg thront über der Lahn
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Die Lahn bei Aumenau
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
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This stage provides a lot of pure peace and quiet. From Weilburg, the route takes you across a real highlight, the Ernst-Dienstbach-Steg, which was originally built as a wooden water pipeline bridge in 1706.
Distance 19.5 km
6:15 h
353 m
393 m
305 m
120 m
The tranquillity of this part of the Lahnwanderweg trail promises relaxed hiking. Enjoying nature with all your senses – you can experience it right here. However, the Ernst-Dienstbach-Steg, the Hauseley-Felsen, which is bypassed on planks across the river Lahn, and the former miners' village of Falkenbach are real highlights. And of course, the Lahn heights are also on the agenda again. The most beautiful view can be enjoyed from the Feldbergblick. If you have good weather conditions, the Großer Feldberg, which is the highest mountain of the Taunus, can be seen.

Author’s recommendation

Make a stop at the small pavilion high above the river Lahn with a wonderful view of Weilburg to take some pictures.
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Jörg Thamer 
Update: December 13, 2021
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Highest point
305 m
Lowest point
120 m
Best time of year

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



Tourist-Information Weilburg 

Schlossplatz 1, 35781 Weilburg an der Lahn

Tel. 06471/314 67



Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V. 

Brückenstraße 2, 35576 WetzlarTel.

06441/30998-0, Fax 03212/1239508

www.lahnwanderweg.de www.daslahntal.de


Weilburg, center (161 m)
50.485577, 8.259105
50°29'08.1"N 8°15'32.8"E
32U 447439 5592883


Aumenau, center

Turn-by-turn directions

Our tour starts at the "Denkmal" in Weilburg. The monument was built to honour the victims of the war in 1870/71. Following the Lahnwanderweg trail signposts there, you take the stairs down and cross the Lahn via the Ernst-Dienstbach-Steg. Keep to the left behind the bridge and you will find yourself on an enchanted path along the banks of the river. Walking on wooden planks directly above the water to get around the impressive Hauseley-Felsen will be a breathtaking experience. Afterwards the trail climbs up to the Lahn heights. From the pavilion you can once again have an impressive view of the former residential city of Weilburg.

The refuge "Am Steinbühl" offers a first resting place after you have made the ascent. Through the forest and past the "Eschenbörnchen" well you will reach the Feldbergblick. Soon after, you have to cross the road K 490 (please be careful!). Along the edge of the forest the hike goes downhill, then to the right through the fields and you will come to a small pond with some resting benches.

In the forest near Gräveneck, we recommend a detour to the Wittekindstollen where local mining history is ever-present. After another forest passage you cross the road L3452 and the idyllic Wirbelauer Bach. Through the forest, over meadows and through orchards, the small hamlet of Falkenbach finally comes into view. Leave it to your left and continue downhill towards the sluice.

When the little road curves to the right direction, the Lahnwanderweg trail leads uphill and then once again through a long and quiet forest passage. You will find another opportunity to just look around and linger in the Lahnaue. Directly along the Lahn, you will finally arrive at the stage's destination Aumenau. 


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Public transport


By train to Weilburg and Aumenau, www.bahn.com

Getting there

B49 Weilburg, L3025 to Freienfels, L3021 via Weinbach to Aumenau


At railway station / Indoor Pool in Weilburg. Aumenau next to church


50.485577, 8.259105
50°29'08.1"N 8°15'32.8"E
32U 447439 5592883
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


Ordinary hiking equipment required. Take backpack vespers and drinks with you. No rest stops on the way!

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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Wander Verliebt
August 31, 2020 · Community
Der Höhepunkt der Tour ist unserer Ansicht nach direkt der Beginn: Die schöne Altstadt von Weilburg sowie der grandiose Schlossgarten. Danach verläuft die Tour nach kurzem Pfadabschnitt längere Zeit über breite Waldwege, die auf uns etwas monoton wirkten. Erst gegen Ende wird die Wanderung wieder etwas abwechslungsreicher und endet schließlich idyllisch an der Lahn.
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When did you do this route? August 22, 2020
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Frank Duckwitz
June 27, 2018 · Community
Bei Weilburg
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Mittwoch, 27. Juni 2018 14:48:24
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Torsten Klaes
September 27, 2017 · Community
Vor Aumenau Holzfäller und Umleitung
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19.5 km
6:15 h
353 m
393 m
Highest point
305 m
Lowest point
120 m
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