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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

Cities[edit]

Map of Lahn Valley
Runkel an der Lahn

Understand[edit]

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

Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]

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.

See[edit]

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

Weilburger ship tunnel

Do[edit]

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.

Events[edit]

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

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

The local Lahntal wines are Lahntal as Middle Rhine wines.

Sleep[edit]

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

Stay safe[edit]

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