Lahnwanderweg stage 16 Limburg - Balduinstein
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Grafenschloß DiezPhoto: Jörg Thamer, © Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
Rest stopsHotel-Restaurant Balduin
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Tips and hintsLahnwanderweg
Collecting memories with the hiking pass
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By following the markings, you now walk on through the Diezer Hain and downwards to the Grafenschloss which is nowadays used as a youth hostel and houses the Museum für Stadt- und Regionalgeschichte. Those who were not happy to leave Limburg and its medieval alleys will certainly be delighted in Diez again. From the Grafenschloss you walk downhill to the picturesque market square of the town.
Then the Lahnwanderweg trail leads steeply uphill to the outskirts of Diez. Here, a wooden lounger invites you to take a break with panorama. Continue in the direction of Fachingen, where a viewing pavilion provides a beautiful view of the small village. Everyone thinks of water when talking about Fachingen because "Fachinger" is a special healing water with a long tradition. Stairs lead down to the railway station. Next you walk parallel to the river Lahn through fresh meadow ground to the Fachinger Grundstollen.
From here, the tour climbs uphill in serpentines. The Franzosenley with its viewing pavilion right above the Lahn is a fantastic location for a rest. You can have a longer stay here, because the destination of the stage is quite close. Through forest and fields you reach Hausen. In the village, turn right downhill to the Katzenkopp vantage point where you have a wonderful view of the Lahn and towards the destination of the stage. Balduinstein with its beautiful Lahn promenade, half-timbered houses and old masonry invites you to finish the stage in a relaxing way.
Public-transport-friendlyBy train to Limburg and Balduinstein, www.bahn.com
Getting thereB54 from Limburg to Diez, continue on L3018 to Balduinstein
ParkingLimburg, car park at railway station
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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EquipmentOrdinary hiking equipment required. Take backpack vespers and drinks with you.
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