Lahnwanderweg stage 17 upstream Obernhof - Balduinstein
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Klettersteig ObernhofPhoto: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
Rest stopsHotel "Am Goetheberg"
Landhotel Weinhaus Treis
Safety informationOn the via ferrata (Goethepunkt) you need a head for heights and should be sure-footed, but there is also an easy (non-climbing) alternative.
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Information on restrictions in the rail network can be found here.
Tips and hintsLahnwanderweg
Collecting memories with the hiking pass
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Touristinformation Bad Ems
Bahnhofplatz, 56130 Bad Ems
Obertal 9a, 56377 Nassau
A viewing plateau at Goethepunkt awaits you with a spectacular vista. From then on, the trail leads us quietly and idyllically through the forest, over meadow ways and past rock formations to the Wolfslei. After a panoramic rest, we will hike across the Flotationshalde further down to Laurenburg.
In Laurenburg you will cross the river Lahn. On the other side of the Lahn, the trail continues through the forest and zigzags down to the Ruppachbrücke. A sporty ascent is waiting for you to get in the direction of Steinsberg. Through the Höllenloch the trail leads to the refuge at the Gabelstein where another impressive view is waiting for you.
After leaving the forest of the Gabelstein-Hölloch nature reserve, the majestic Schaumburg castle appears. At the Saukopp you will have one last chance to have a gigantic view of the Lahnschleife after which the way leads down to Balduinstein. Restaurants and cozy pubs are waiting for you and invite you to stop for a bite to eat.
Public-transport-friendlyBy train to Obernhof or Balduinstein, www.bahn.com
Getting thereA3 exit Limburg-Nord, B417, K26 to Balduinstein, K25 from Balduinstein to Holzappel, B417 to Obernhof
ParkingObernhof, railway station or behind bridge over river Lahn
Balduinstein, riverside of Lahn
Book recommendation by the author
- 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
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EquipmentPossibly hiking sticks for two steep ascents respectively descents. Apart from that only ordinary hiking equipment is required. Take backpack vespers and drinks with you.
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- 11 Waypoints
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