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Lahnwanderweg stage 18 Obernhof - Bad Ems

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  • Lahnbrücke in Obernhof
    / Lahnbrücke in Obernhof
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Aussicht Hohe Lay
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Blick auf die Lahn und Nassau Hohe Lay Rundwanderweg
    Photo: Ulf Klimke, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Kurz vor der Hohen Lay
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Bäderlei
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Sagenumwobene Heinzelmannshöhlen
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Bad Ems
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
m 400 300 200 100 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Schiefer Turm von Dausenau Burg Nassau Kuxlay Hohe Lay Concordiaturm Obernhof Bf
This stage will delight lovers of vistas and culture. The Nassau castle, the Schiefe Turm of Dausenau... Panoramic highlights like the Hohe Lay! A stunning mix.
Open
difficult
Distance 19.3 km
7:15 h
738 m
750 m
341 m
77 m
The route, which is rich in variety, continues down the Lahn valley. 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 towns of Nassau and Bad Ems, nice places to take a break will ensure your physical well-being. On the Hohe Lay, the Kuxlay or on the top of the Concordiaturm "vista lovers" will be in their element A truly superlative trail that requires a total of about 720 altitude meters to be mastered, though. So, plan enough time to enjoy everything.

Author’s recommendation

A leisurely stroll through Dausenau with its unique medieval townscape is a must-do! You will find various places to stop for a bite to eat and drink. Anyway, you should take enough drinks with you!
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Author
Jörg Thamer 
Update: January 28, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
341 m
Lowest point
77 m
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Rest stops

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

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

 

Touristinformation Bad Ems

Bahnhofplatz, 56130 Bad Ems

Tel. 02603-94150

 

Touristinformation Nassau

Obertal 9a, 56377 Nassau

Tel. 02604-95250

 

www.badems-nassau.info

 

Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V.

Brückenstraße 2, 35576 Wetzlar

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

, www.lahnwanderweg.de, www.daslahntal.de

Start

Obernhof, bridge over river Lahn (89 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.315867, 7.851764
DMS
50°18'57.1"N 7°51'06.4"E
UTM
32U 418250 5574381
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Destination

Bad Ems, Kurhaus

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Lahnbrücke in Obernhof, the trail leads uphill into the vineyards. In the forest you will reach the Langenaublick. Afterwards, a well secured path guides you around a rock outcrop. A beautiful nature trail takes you down to Weinähr am Gelbachufer.

Then you walk along a path through the forest to the Hohe Lay viewing rock. Using a metal staircase, you can get to the viewing platform with a view of Arnstein monastery and Langenau castle. On a forest path and passing another beautiful view of the Lahn valley, you walk on downhill to Nassau. In Nassau, with its pretty town hall, we cross the Lahn on the large bridge, keep right along the road for a short distance and next, follow the trail to the left up to the Burg Stein.

If you have the time and feel like making a detour of about 700 m to Nassau castle, you will enjoy the beautiful view from the top. The Lahnwanderweg trail now leads downhill along a path that passes the Freiherr-vom-Stein memorial. Afterwards, the trail climbs steeply up to the magnificent Kuxlay viewpoint, where the river Lahn can be admired from the other side.

Now we continue downhill to Dausenau. 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 you will come along the Ackertsturm and the Ackertspforte and follow a hilltop path to the Concordiaturm with its viewing platform.

You will pass numerous vantage points while the trail zigzags downhill to Bad Ems via the Bäderlei. But before, the Heinzelmannshöhlen will be surprising and finally the way leads through a parking garage! A very rare thing, to be sure, on Germany's hiking trails. The destination of this stage is the grand Kurhaus located directly on the banks of the Lahn. It tells us: Bad Ems has a long-standing cure tradition!

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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

Getting there

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

Parking

Obernhof railway station,

Bad Ems, indoor car park

Coordinates

DD
50.315867, 7.851764
DMS
50°18'57.1"N 7°51'06.4"E
UTM
32U 418250 5574381
w3w 
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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

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Equipment

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

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Distance
19.3 km
Duration
7:15 h
Ascent
738 m
Descent
750 m
Highest point
341 m
Lowest point
77 m
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