The River Lahn is one of the most beautiful canoe rivers in Germany. Far away from any hustle and bustle and past untouched river meadows or steep rock faces, there is something new to discover around every bend of the river, and there are plenty of it in the lower part of the River Lahn between Limburg and the mouth of the Rhine in Lahnstein.
Distance 12 km
Highest point101 m
Lowest point93 m
This tour leads from Balduinstein to the tranquil Laurenburg. Here, in picturesque Balduinstein, the River Lahn has already carved itself into the rock like a gorge, the steep slopes are forested and Schaumburg Castle rises on the hill above the village. The large loop of the River Lahn, the Cramberg Arch, is also impressive, with the famous Gabelstein viewpoint towering above it.
The Balduinstein Lahn facilities invite you to linger before the canoe tour and in the local gastronomy, cafes and kiosk on the River Lahn you can strengthen yourself before starting the tour. In Laurenburg there are places to stop for a nice end to your tour.
Update: September 18, 2023
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The River Lahn may not be navigated when the water level is high; the "Leun" water level is decisive here.
For the river gauges Leun and Kalkofen a maximum navigation water level (HSW) of 360 cm applies.
Click here for the current water levels of the Lahn:
Locks are open from April 1 to October 31 from 10:00 to 18:30. Last entry at 6:15 p.m. at the latest.
Toilets are placed at important entry and exit points as well as resting places along the Lahn River during the waterway season. The use is free of charge. The project is a cooperation of the cities and municipalities as well as the canoe tour operators and canoe rental companies in the Lahn Valley under the leadership of the Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V. and the BVKanu.