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Lahn Valley

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The Lahn Valley is in Rhineland-Palatinate as well as Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia‎ .

Verlaufskarte Lahn.png


Map of Lahn Valley
Runkel an der Lahn


Bordered to the north by the Westerwald and the south by the Taunus, the river Lahn flows into the Rhine.

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The roads the follow the river are collectively signed as the Lahn-Ferien-Straße.

The Lahntalbahn rail link runs from Koblenz to Wetzlar

The lower section is navigable for river ships with locks along the way. A large part can be traveled by small motor boats.


As well as the stunning scenery there are 300 castles, fortresses, churches and other fortified building.

Weilburger ship tunnel


The valley is a popular place for hiking, cycling and canoeing. The lower and middle sections of the river can also be used by small motor boats.

  • Lahnhöhenweg (marker as white L on black background.). A 295km hiking route that runs above both sides of the river valley. The left bank route is also part of the Lahn-Camino pilgrim way a section of the Camino de Santiago (Jakobsweg, Way of St. James) pilgrimage route through Europe.
  • Lahnwanderweg. 65km long marker walking route
  • Lahntalradweg. 278km marked cycle route
  • Lahn-Dill-Berglandpfad.
  • Ruppertsklamm. A fun scrabble up rocks in a narrow ravine.


Lahtotal, Sunday in July when the roads are car free.



The local Lahntal wines are Lahntal as Middle Rhine wines.


As wells as hotels in towns there are a number of camping and caravan sites next to the river along the valley.

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