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Lahnwanderweg stage 16 Limburg - Balduinstein

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  • Grafenschloss Diez
    / Grafenschloss Diez
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, © Rheinland Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Rasten in Balduinstein an der Lahn
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, © Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
m 200 150 100 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Aussichtspunkt Franzosenley "Museum im Grafenschloß" Aussichtspavillon Teufelskanzel
Castles, fortresses, half-timbered houses and rocks will be the highlights of this stage. Yet there is even more to discover!
open
moderate
Distance 14.1 km
4:15 h
328 m
329 m
Even if it is not easy to leave the beautiful little town of Limburg your farewell will be richly rewarded. The Grafenschloss Diez high above the Lahn and the town itself welcome you to spend some time here. Fachingen is especially well-known for the water with the same name. With a significant market share, it is the most important source of medicinal water in Germany. The Franzosenley and the Katzenkopp are magnificent vantage points. In Balduinstein with its beautiful Lahn promenade, you can round off the day with a glass of Fachinger water or with a fine beer.

Author’s recommendation

The museum in the Grafenschloss is worth a visit.

www.museumdiez.de

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Author
Jörg Thamer 
Updated: February 17, 2021
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
215 m
Lowest point
104 m
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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

 

Tourist Information Diez  

Wilhelmstraße 63, 

65582 Diez

06432/9 54 32 11

info@urlaub-in-diez.de, www.urlaub-in-diez.de

 

Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V.

Brückenstraße 2,

35576 Wetzlar

Tel. 06441/30998-0, Fax 03212/1239508

info@daslahntal.de, www.lahnwanderweg.de, www.daslahntal.de

Start

Limburg, railway station (main) (120 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.385128, 8.063158
DMS
50°23'06.5"N 8°03'47.4"E
UTM
32U 433397 5581871
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Destination

Balduinstein, Center

Turn-by-turn directions

The stage starts at the station forecourt in Limburg. Follow the Lahnwanderweg trail signpost and the markings in the direction of Diez. First you go through the town up to the Schafsberg. From here, the trail descends again, crosses the railway tracks and then continues through meadows and fields. In the Diezer Hain you will find a vantage point: The Teufelskanzel. Afterwards, you walk along the fence of the German Army barracks Schloss Oranienstein. The castle itself can only be visited with a guided tour and on specified dates. Please check in advance!

By following the markings, you now walk on through the Diezer Hain and downwards to the Grafenschloss which is nowadays used as a youth hostel and houses the Museum für Stadt- und Regionalgeschichte. Those who were not happy to leave Limburg and its medieval alleys will certainly be delighted in Diez again. From the Grafenschloss you walk downhill to the picturesque market square of the town.

Then the Lahnwanderweg trail leads steeply uphill to the outskirts of Diez. Here, a wooden lounger invites you to take a break with panorama. Continue in the direction of Fachingen, where a viewing pavilion provides a beautiful view of the small village. Everyone thinks of water when talking about Fachingen because "Fachinger" is a special healing water with a long tradition. Stairs lead down to the railway station. Next you walk parallel to the river Lahn through fresh meadow ground to the Fachinger Grundstollen.

From here, the tour climbs uphill in serpentines. The Franzosenley with its viewing pavilion right above the Lahn is a fantastic location for a rest. You can have a longer stay here, because the destination of the stage is quite close. Through forest and fields you reach Hausen. In the village, turn right downhill to the Katzenkopp vantage point where you have a wonderful view of the Lahn and towards the destination of the stage. Balduinstein with its beautiful Lahn promenade, half-timbered houses and old masonry invites you to finish the stage in a relaxing way.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Limburg and Balduinstein, www.bahn.com

Getting there

B54 from Limburg to Diez, continue on L3018 to Balduinstein

Parking

Limburg, car park at railway station

Balduinstein, riverside of Lahn

Coordinates

DD
50.385128, 8.063158
DMS
50°23'06.5"N 8°03'47.4"E
UTM
32U 433397 5581871
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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

3.5
(6)
Astrid Bender
May 21, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne Wanderung. Die Beschilderung in Diez kann optimiert werden
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When did you do this route? May 21, 2021
Gabriel Pracht
June 15, 2020 · Community
Ich habe die gleiche Erfahrung wie Wander Verliebt auf dem Teilstück kurz hinter Limburg gemacht. Das Teilstück führte mich ca. 20 min. durch knie- bis hüfthohes Gras. In der Zeckenhochzeit nicht sehr angenehm. Warum verlegt man den Weg nicht auf den parallel verlaufenden Jakobsweg an der Lahn?
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When did you do this route? June 09, 2020
Wander Verliebt
April 19, 2020 · Community
Schöne Etappe des Lahnwanderwegs, besonders die Altstadt von Diez und der Pfadabschnitt hinter Fachingen haben uns gut gefallen. Wunderbar abgerundet wird die Tour durch den Blick vom Katzenkopp oberhalb von Balduinstein. Einzig der Feldabschnitt hinter Limburg und der Asphaltteil hinter Diez trüben das Wandererlebnis ein wenig.
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When did you do this route? April 18, 2020
Video: Wander Verliebt, Community
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Distance
14.1 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
328 m
Descent
329 m
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