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Lahnwanderweg stage 02 upstream Bad Laasphe - Feudingen

Hiking Trail · Siegerland-Wittgenstein · open
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  • Altstadtbrunnen Bad  Laasphe
    / Altstadtbrunnen Bad Laasphe
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Wegweiser Schloss Wittgenstein
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Schloss Wittgenstein
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  • / Ausblick am "gebrannten Köpfchen"
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Kamelseiche am "gebrannten Köpfchen"
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Unterwegs
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  • / Hinauf zum großen Buchholzberg
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Großgemeindestein
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Naturpark Sauerland-Rothaargebirge
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Die Natur holt sich ihren Platz zurück
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / An der Ilse
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  • / Pfad an der Ilse
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Wanderparadies
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Ilsetal
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Brücke über die Ilse
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Brücke über die Ilse
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  • / Weidelbacher Weiher
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Unterhalb des Höhwegskopfes
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Blick auf Feudingen
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
m 600 500 400 300 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Großgemeindestein Friedwald Saßmannshausen
Now that we are on our way to Feudingen, we will have to accomplish further meters of altitude. The section through the romantic Ilsetal promises relaxation and peace.
open
moderate
16.8 km
5:15 h
484 m
413 m
This stage has quite a lot of ups and downs. First of all, you will walk uphill to the impressive Wittgenstein castle, then down to the Lahn near Saßmannshausen where you cross the young river at the Wahlbachmühle. After an ascent to the Großgemeindestein there will be a further descent into the romantic Ilsetal. At the end of the hike, you will walk over the hills again until you reach the stage’s destination in the village of Feudingen that is welcoming hikers warmly. Take your time and enjoy the landscape to the full.

Author’s recommendation

It is pleasantly cool in the most densely wooded district of Germany, even on very hot days. There won’t be any places to stop for refreshments, so we recommend bringing provisions and beverages.
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Author
Jörg Thamer
Updated: September 17, 2020
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
562 m
Lowest point
321 m
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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, hints and links

www.facebook.com/lahnwanderweg

 

TKS Bad Laasphe GmbH

Wilhelmsplatz 3, 57334 Bad Laasphe

Tel. 02752/8 98

info@tourismus-badlaasphe.de, www.tourismus-badlaasphe.de

 

Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V. 

Brückenstraße 2, 35576 Wetzlar

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

info@daslahntal.de, www.lahnwanderweg.de, www.daslahntal.de

Start

Bad Laasphe, "Haus des Gastes" (321 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.927042, 8.412240
DMS
50°55'37.4"N 8°24'44.1"E
UTM
32U 458692 5641876
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Destination

Feudingen, hiking portal

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting at the Haus des Gastes in Bad Laasphe, the trail takes you past the most beautiful half-timbered house in the city and the old town fountain after which it continues through the picturesque old town. To get to the historic cemetery, you need to take a steep ascent. Having arrived there, the imposing Wittgenstein castle is really close. It is the landmark of Bad Laasphe. The castle that was built in the 12th century is used as a boarding school today. On weekends the castle café is open from 10:00 am.

Passing other school buildings, the way leads along a ridge. The hiker will come across yellow flowering broom bushes. This place will also provide a beautiful view into the Lahn valley. The trail continues past the rustic Kamel-Eiche and the "gebrannter Köpfchen" as well as along the Friedwald. Afterwards, you will be taken down to Saßmannshausen where the main road is crossed. A little bit further, it crosses the young Lahn at the Wahlbachmühle. Afterwards, you are in for a challenging ascent to the Großgemeindestein where two small huts invite you to take a rest. This is the place where people commemorate the regional reform in 1975. Many trails meet at this stone which stands exactly in the middle of the new large municipality.

The Lahnwanderweg trail now leads further into the wild and romantic Ilsetal. On this idyllic section you should listen carefully since the chirping of birds and the splashing of the little river will delight the heart of every nature lover. Walking across a wooden footbridge, the route leads back into the forest. The Weidelbacher Weiher is a nice place for a short break and there is also a lot to discover for nature fans of all ages. Through the forest and past the Höhwegskopf, you will finally reach today's stage destination Feudingen with the hiking portal. Feudingen is a hiking-friendly village and offers both food and accommodation.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Feudingen and Bad Laasphe www.bahn.com

Getting there

B62 from Marburg via Bad Laasphe to Feudingen

Parking

Center of Bad Laasphe or at Feudingen railway station

Coordinates

DD
50.927042, 8.412240
DMS
50°55'37.4"N 8°24'44.1"E
UTM
32U 458692 5641876
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

Author’s map recommendations

Rheinland-Pfalz-App free download

Rad- und Wanderkarte Oberes Lahntal  Lahnwanderweg 6,50€ Maßstab 1:25.000 • ISBN 978-3-86973-129-2

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Equipment

Ordinary hiking equipment required. Take enough food and drinks with you!

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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.8 km
Duration
5:15h
Ascent
484 m
Descent
413 m
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