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Lahnwanderweg stage 18 upstream Bad Ems - Obernhof

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    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
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This stage will delight people who love good views as well as those who love culture. You will get to the Nassau castle, the Schiefe Turm of Dausenau and the Hohe Lay viewpoint!
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Distance 19.3 km
7:15 h
751 m
710 m
341 m
77 m
The route, which is rich in variety, continues up the Lahn valley. Particularly aficionados of vistas and history will enjoy this stage No matter whether it is Nassau castle, the Schiefe Turm of Dausenau, a winged altar from the 15th century or the second oldest half-timbered town hall in Germany - one day will actually be much too short to visit everything. In the town of Nassau, nice places to take a break will ensure your physical well-being. On top of the Concordiaturm, on the Hohe Lay or on the Kuxlay, people who like impressive views will be happy. Hikers will master about 750 meters of ascent on this stage. To round off the day, you can treat yourself to a tasty Lahn wine in one of the cute wine taverns in the community of Obernhof. So, plan enough time to reward yourself!

Author’s recommendation

Fill your bottle at the Römerquelle in Bad Ems. Stroll through Dausenau with its unique medieval townscape! Take a detour to Nassau castle!
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Author
Jörg Thamer 
Update: June 18, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
341 m
Lowest point
77 m
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Track types

Asphalt 11.47%Dirt road 5.48%Forested/wild trail 39.81%Path 39.23%Road 3.98%
Asphalt
2.2 km
Dirt road
1.1 km
Forested/wild trail
7.7 km
Path
7.6 km
Road
0.8 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Restaurant Adria
Restaurant & Café Concordiaturm
Hotel Restaurant Gasthaus Lahnhof
Nassau Castle
Hotel-Restaurant Zur Krone
Pension-Restaurant Mediterran
Hotel-Restaurant "Nassauer Löwen"
Landhotel Weinhaus Treis

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

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The free pocket guide "Lahnwanderweg" and further information are available at www.lahntalliebe.de and from

 

Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.

Brückenstraße 2, 35576 Wetzlar

Tel. 06441-30998-0

Fax: 03212-1239508 

 

www.lahntalliebe.de

info@daslahntal.de

 

Touristinformation Bad Ems

Bahnhofplatz, 56130 Bad Ems

Tel. 02603-94150

 

Touristinformation Nassau

Obertal 9a, 56377 Nassau

Tel. 02604-95250

www.badems-nassau.info

Start

Bad Ems, Kurhaus (77 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.330076, 7.729309
DMS
50°19'48.3"N 7°43'45.5"E
UTM
32U 409559 5576103
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Destination

Obernhof, bridge over river Lahn

Turn-by-turn directions

Right after the start at the Kurhaus the way leads through a parking garage! A very rare thing, to be sure, on Germany's hiking trails. Behind the car park the path will zigzag steeply uphill. Via the Bäderlei with the Heinzelmannshöhlen and numerous viewpoints you will finally reach the Concordiaturm tower with its viewing platform.

From here, the trail leads gently downhill until the city wall of Dausenau appears. We recommend leaving the Lahnwanderweg trail for a short while to stroll through the picturesque town center with the second oldest Gothic half-timbered town hall in Germany. You can also visit the Schiefe Turm.

After having visited the town, the Lahnwanderweg trail leads across the Lahn bridge and takes you steeply uphill to Kuxlay. High above the Lahn, a resting place can be found. If you have enough time, you should also make a detour to Nassau castle and enjoy the beautiful view. Passing the Freiherr-vom-Stein monument, you will reach Nassau with its pretty town hall.

Behind Nassau a forest path leads up to the Hohe Lay. Using a metal staircase, you can get to the viewing platform with a view of Arnstein monastery and Langenau castle. Behind Weinähr with the Gelbachufer, a well secured nature trail leads around a rocky outcrop to the Langenaublick. From there, Obernhof is quite close. Passing cozy wine taverns, you will sooner or later reach the Lahnbrücke.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Obernhof or Bad Ems, www.bahn.com

Getting there

B 260 from Nassau to Bad Ems, B  417 to Obernhof or vice versa

Parking

Obernhof railway station,

Bad Ems, indoor car park

Coordinates

DD
50.330076, 7.729309
DMS
50°19'48.3"N 7°43'45.5"E
UTM
32U 409559 5576103
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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

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Equipment

Ordinary hiking equipment required. Take backpack vespers and drinks with you.

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Bettina Werner 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
19.3 km
Duration
7:15 h
Ascent
751 m
Descent
710 m
Highest point
341 m
Lowest point
77 m
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