Martin und Martina Schweitzer

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35619 Braunfels

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Hiking Routes in and around Braunfels

Multifaceted is the landscape that roams the Lahn trail at approximately 290 km from the Lahn source to its mouth. Walking your own and prefered speed there are many opportunities to unwind. Some may prefer a haunted landscape at the source and in upper Lahn valley, the greater width of the floodplain in the middle Lahn Valley and the romantic Lahntal lower, where the river meanders along the others in the deep valley.

Wandering on the Lahn is varied you can explore Lahntal in many different ways. Whether by bike, by canoe or by foot.

A dense network of hiking trails around Braunfels allows you to plan your hiking vacation according to your preferences.

The Lahn trail follows along a stretch of 290 kilometers of the Lahn from the source in Rothaargebirge to its confluence with the Rhine. Particularly attractive are the stages "Following Goethe's Footsteps ..." from Wetzlar to Braunfels (13 km / 4 hours.) And "Beastly Good and hellishly deep" from Braunfels to Weilburg (18,2 km / 6 hrs.).

We can arrange a tour for you along with the local offerer.

Who wants to follow the miners footsteps in the former iron ore mining area "Lahn-Dill" can migrate to the miner route (26,4 km / 10 hrs.) from Wetzlar to Solms to Braunfels. Having arrived in Braunfels one can enjoy the return trip by bus to Wetzlar. At selected locations information boards inform about the traditional mining history of the region.


The 1,800 km long European Cultural Trail "Huguenot and Waldensian path" begins in the southern French department of Rhone-Alps and runs through Switzerland to Bad Karlshafen in Northern Hesse. "In the footsteps of the Huguenots and Waldenses" you can follow the historic route of expelled Protestants from France and trace the today findable traces of their activity in the regions of them by wandering.

The International Federation of Popular Sports maintains a track
in Braunfels with different degrees of distance. Whether you prefer to hike 5 km, 12 km or even 21 km - this is not a problem on the IVV-trail "Schloss Braunfels". It starts at the Tourist Information. Being there simply follow the yellow signs with blue letters that show you where to go. Their permanent IVV-hiking trail is also well suited as a Nordic walking route!

Hiking maps and information are available at the Tourist Office, Am Kurpark 11 at our brochure rack.

For more information visit the website Braunfels or