Hiking Trail Top Stage 17

Lahnwanderweg stage 17 Balduinstein - Obernhof

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  • Am Lahnwanderweg in den Weinbergen bei Obernhof
    / Am Lahnwanderweg in den Weinbergen bei Obernhof
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
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This stage will be sporty! It even includes a small via ferrata. Highlights of this trail will be wonderful views such as Gabelstein, Wolfslei or Goethepunkt.
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19.3 km
6:45 h
774 m
798 m
It’s all there, in this stage: woodlands and wine, sporty ascents and descents, wonderful views such as Gabelstein, Wolfslei or Goethepunkt and lonely valley cuts. In the communities of Balduinstein and Laurenburg, castles are enthroned high up on the slope. All of this will make some hikers’ hearts beat faster! The stage is quite sporty as there will be some parts where climbing is required. Hence you should make sure to manage your energy well. Over rocks that are partly secured by ropes, you will climb along a ridge. A head for heights and surefootedness are required but you can also choose an easy alternative that doesn’t include climbing. And in Obernhof, charming wine taverns with tasty Lahn wines will be waiting in the evening.

Author’s recommendation

On the way, you will find several possibilities to stop for a refreshment in Laurenburg. If you prefer taking it easy and slowly, split the route and stay in Laurenburg overnight. By then you will have managed a distance of about 10 km.
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Joachim Lutz
Updated: December 05, 2020
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
293 m
Lowest point
88 m
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Safety information

Am Klettersteig (Goethepunkt) sind Schwindelfreiheit und Trittsicherheit nötig, es gibt aber auch eine leichte (kletterfreie) Alternative. 

Für Informationen zu Umleitungen und Wegeverlegungen schauen Sie bitte in unsere "Aktuellen Hinweise".

Angaben zu Einschränkungen im Bahnnetz finden Sie hier.

 

Tips, hints and links

www.facebook.com/lahnwanderweg

Tourist-Information Nassauer Land e. V.
Obertal 9a, 56377 Nassau
Tel. 02604/95 25-0
info@nassau-touristik.dewww.nassau-touristik.de

Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V.
Brückenstraße 2, 35576 Wetzlar
Tel. 06441/30998-0, Fax 03212/1239508
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Start

Balduinstein, Zentrum (114 m)
Coordinates:
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50.346556, 7.968646
DMS
50°20'47.6"N 7°58'07.1"E
UTM
32U 426619 5577672
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Destination

Obernhof, Lahnbrücke

Turn-by-turn directions

Look out points are strung together like pearls on a necklace on this stage! At the church in Balduinstein, the markings guide you up a staircase path with a magnificent view of the castle. The Saukopp viewing pavilion offers a fantastic view of the Lahnschleife and Balduinstein. Afterwards the trail leads along the edge of the forest and then through pastures and fields Afterwards the trail leads along the edge of the forest and then through pastures and fields before continuing back into the forest to the Gabelstein-Hölloch nature reserve.

It is well worth making a short detour to the refuge at the Gabelstein where another impressive view is waiting for you. We walk on through the forest and a path takes us down to the "Höllenloch". Here we cross a small bridge and then follow the markings uphill towards Steinsberg. Keep to the right as soon as you enter the village. Crossing meadows, you will reach the edge of the forest.

The Lahnwanderweg trail takes a zigzag path that leads down to the Rupbach and then uphill. In Laurenburg you will cross the river Lahn. Here you can stop for a bite to eat and, if required, you can easily split the stage in two parts at Laurenburg. Afterwards you hike uphill through the former Laurenburg colliery area. Your efforts will be paid off by two more vantage points: The Marienhöhe and the Wolfslei. From here you pass along rock formations and for quite a while along the edge of the forest near Dörnberg. The Liebeslay provides another worthwhile view. Then we idyllically walk through the forest to the Goethepunkt where a viewing plateau is waiting for lovers of spectacular vista.

After an extensive break in this impressive setting, the key question is now to be answered: are you up for the via ferrata? The more difficult variant leads down over rope-secured and non-slip passages. There is also a ladder to overcome. Sure-footedness and a certain degree of a head for heights are required here. The comfortable variant is very easy and to be mastered by everyone. After descending from the Goethepunkt, the first vineyards come into view. Passing charming wine taverns, you will arrive at the Lahn bridge and the railway station.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Mit der Bahn nach Balduinstein und Obernhof, www.bahn.de.

Getting there

A 3 Limburg-Nord, B 417, K 26 nach Balduinstein, K 25 von Balduinstein nach Holzappel, B 417 nach Obernhof

Parking

Balduinstein Lahnufer; Obernhof am Bahnhof

Coordinates

DD
50.346556, 7.968646
DMS
50°20'47.6"N 7°58'07.1"E
UTM
32U 426619 5577672
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

- Pocketguide "Lahnwanderweg" (kostenlos) unter www.daslahntal.de/prospekte downloaden oder bestellen beim Lahntal Tourismus Verband (s. "Info")
- 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
- Rheinland-Pfalz-App hier geht´s zum kostenlosen Download

Equipment

Normale Wanderausrüstung erforderlich. Rucksackvesper und Getränke mitnehmen.

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Reviews

5.0
(1)
Jan T
July 01, 2019 · Community
Completed this Route on June 29, 2019
Lukas Wanderer
August 31, 2017 · Community
Diese eindrucksvolle und abwechslungsreiche Tour bietet in der Tat alles, was das Wandererherz verlangen kann. Mehr noch, denn im Abstieg nach Laurenburg entdeckten wir links und rechts des Weges in den Hängen den uns bis dato unbekannten Tintenfischpilz. Dieser Neophyt wirkt hier zwar etwas fehl am Platz, machte die Tour aber zu einem ganz besonderen Erlebnis.
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Completed this Route on August 29, 2017
Tintenfischpilz
Photo: Lukas Wanderer, Community

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Tintenfischpilz

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Distance
19.3 km
Duration
6:45h
Ascent
774 m
Descent
798 m
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