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Lahnwanderweg stage 03 upstream Biedenkopf - Bad Laasphe

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  • Blick auf Schloss Biedenkopf
    / Blick auf Schloss Biedenkopf
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Blick auf Biedenkopf
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Amselborn
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Himmelborn
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Weitblick
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Perfstausee und Breidenstein
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Rast am Perfstausee
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Weitblick am Entenberg
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Blick auf Niederlasphe und Wallau
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Zug in Niederlaasphe
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Kurz vor Bad Laasphe
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Bad Laasphe
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Lahnwanderweg-Wegweiser vor Bad Laasphe
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
  • / Wanderportal Bad Laasphe
    Photo: Jörg Thamer, Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
m 600 500 400 300 200 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Hugo-Kracht-Hütte Kolumbustempel Entenberg Schutzhütte "Stehtischler" Breidenstein Perfstausee
Because of his height of 535 meters, the Entenberg is a popular take-off point for hang- and paragliding. It also offers a great view of Niederlaasphe and the Lahntal for hikers.
open
moderate
17.5 km
5:45 h
576 m
524 m
From Biedenkopf you will walk up into the forest and if you take the small detour to the Columbustempel, a wonderful view to the Landgrafenschloss on the opposite side is waiting for you. Another highlight will be the Perfstausee: The reservoir was built in 1984 after a flood catastrophe and is a popular destination for excursions today. It is the home of many birds. Behind Breidenstein, the trail climbs up to the main highlight of the hike: the Entenberg. The local mountain of Bad Laasphe is a popular take-off point for hang-gliders and paragliders and hikers will enjoy a great view of Niederlaasphe and the Lahn Valley. With magnificent views of Wittgenstein castle, you will finally hike down to Bad Laasphe.

Author’s recommendation

Make a stop at the Perfstausee and enjoy the view across the lake and the wooded hills of the nature reserve from its panoramic terrace!
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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
533 m
Lowest point
270 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

Biedenkopf, Railway station (272 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.909507, 8.528738
DMS
50°54'34.2"N 8°31'43.5"E
UTM
32U 466867 5639867
w3w 
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Destination

Bad Laasphe, "Haus des Gastes"

Turn-by-turn directions

We will start today's stage in the romantic half-timbered town of Biedenkopf with its imposing Landgrafenschloss. From the railway station the route first climbs up to the Amselborn fountain. The short detour to the Columbustempel should definitely be part of today. Its original construction is meant to demonstrate the open-mindedness of the Biedenkopf citizens. It also provides another view of Biedenkopf castle.

The tour continues through beautiful deciduous forest which offers a lot of quiet and the chance to unwind. The highest point of today’s tour offers a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside. In the refuge "Stehtischler" there will be an opportunity to rest. Walking downhill through the forest we will get to the recreation area Perfstausee which is a suitable spot to stop for a break. Sitting at the sun terrace, you will have a fabulous view of the lake and the surrounding wooded hills.

The break is also meant to prepare you for the uphill passage that is about to come. First of all, there will be a moderate walk through the little village of Breidenstein. Afterwards you will have to manage the ascent to the Entenberg which is 535 m high. Having accomplished the climb, you will be rewarded with an impressive view of Niederlaasphe and the Lahn valley. Similar to a model building landscape, the trains pass by down in the valley. Don't forget to leave a message in the summit book!

Moving on, you can enjoy some more wonderful views. Cross the plateau that was created by the storm Kyrill and descend steeply to the Hugo-Kracht-Hütte afterwards. From here the trail continues down to Bad Laasphe. Views of the small town of North Rhine-Westphalia and Wittgenstein castle await us. Through the Kurpark you will finally reach the Haus des Gastes where today's stage ends.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

Getting there

B 62 from Marburg to Biedenkopf and Bad Laasphe

Parking

Center of Biedenkopf or Bad Laasphe

Coordinates

DD
50.909507, 8.528738
DMS
50°54'34.2"N 8°31'43.5"E
UTM
32U 466867 5639867
w3w 
///viola.retain.refreshment
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 backpack vespers and drinks with you. 

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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.5 km
Duration
5:45h
Ascent
576 m
Descent
524 m
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