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Lahn: laid-back tour from Marburg

Fairytale-like and relaxed through the Lahn Valley

Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
easy to moderate
759.00 €
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759.00 €

The leisurely stroll along the Lahn cycle path from Marburg to Koblenz.

This particularly enjoyable cycle tour with its short daily stages through the charming Lahn valley enchants you with deep green forests, along lush river meadows, fortified castles and through romantic half-timbered towns. The fairytale-like Lahn meanders through the land of the Brothers Grimm. You can understand why they were inspired to write their fairy tales here. Marburg and Giessen are bustling with students, while Wetzlar, Weilburg and Limburg entice you to stroll through the winding alleyways with their half-timbered houses. Thanks to the short daily stages, you have enough time to visit and marvel at everything at your leisure.

This trip is perfect for people who:

  • City enthusiasts: Explore Marburg and the surrounding towns on this tour!
  • Romantics: The small towns and villages along the cycle path invite you to daydream.
  • History enthusiasts: There are numerous historical towns along the Lahn.


Marburg Castle
Dominating the landscape, the primary residence of Hesse’s Landgraves was built as fortress on a rocky outcrop known as the Gisonenfelsen.

Marburg Castle

Mathematikum Gießen
Mathematikum in Giessen is the world's first mathematical science center.

Mathematikum Gießen

Braunfels Castle
Looks like in a fairy tale, but is true: located on the top of a basalt rock, Schloss Braunfels welcomes its visitors.

Castle Braunfels

Weilburg castle
Weilburg Castle with adjoining castle garden towers high above Weilburg, on the top of the mountain spur.

Castle Weilburg

The Limburg Cathedral
With its multiple towers the Limburger Dom looks like a Romantic castle.

Limburg Cathedral

Nassau an der Lahn is the cradle of numerous European monarchies.


"Deutsches Eck" in Koblenz
World-famous: Where Father Rhine and Mother Moselle meet: The Deutsches Eck ("German Corner").

Deutsche Eck


Lahn: laid-back tour from Marburg

easy to moderate
Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
759.00 €
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You should take your time for a short visit of the old town . The famous Elisabeth church and the landgraves' palace are worth visiting, too. In the evening you can enjoy wonderful hours in international restaurants or in students pubs.

Today you have to leave enchanting Marburg, but there are still many highlights awaiting you on your way to Koblenz. A flat ride through fields and meadows takes you to your destination for today, Giessen. The Mathematikum, the world's first hands-on mathematical museum, awaits you there. Visitors of all ages and backgrounds can try out experiments for themselves: You will lay out puzzles, build bridges, rack your brains with puzzle games, watch a ball race, stand in a giant soap skin and much more. Let us surprise you!

Today your route takes you to Wetzlar, the short, flat stage is quickly cycled and you reach your destination for the day in the morning.Use the time to explore and visit the half-timbered town in detail: the old town, the cathedral, the medieval market square, but also steep steps, narrow alleyways and romantic corners await you.Wetzlar shows its modern side on the optics course.Discover the phenomena of optics, including a large diamond made of optical glass that sparkles and reflects the light and a kaleidoscope with infinite reflections.

Now it's time to say goodbye to beautiful Wetzlar.You leave Wetzlar over the historic stone bridge and set off on the unforgettable route to Weilburg.In Weilburg, you will be greeted by the Renaissance castle on the high rocky ridge above the Lahn.Look forward to an informative tour of the castle, the beautiful castle garden with café and the only ship tunnel in Germany, which was completed in 1847 and shortens a large, wide loop of the Lahn.

Today you cycle along the asphalted towpath via Aumenau and Runkel to Limburg.The world-famous Limburg Cathedral awaits you there, but you can also look forward to seeing the whole town, because like few other German towns, the entire ensemble of medieval buildings has been preserved almost intact.This is why the formerly walled city center with its half-timbered buildings from the 13th - 18th centuries (often decorated with colorful figurative carvings) is now a listed building!Marvel at the Burgmannenhöfe, canons' houses, patrician houses and hall houses. Among them is one of the oldest half-timbered houses in Germany, Römer 1, built in 1296.

A scenic highlight awaits you today: away from any traffic, you cycle through an untouched valley landscape from Diez to Balduinstein. This day has two climbs in store for you, one of which you can bypass by train (11 km).To recover after the climbs, we recommend a break at Arnstein Monastery.A beautiful forest path leads you to Nassau with its small castle, which you can conquer in the afternoon.

You should plan your first stopover at the historic inn on the right-hand side of the Lahn. Then continue on to Bad Ems.Marvel at the numerous buildings that tell of the world-famous spa architecture, Roman history and German Romanticism.After an extensive sightseeing tour, get back on your bike and after 12 km the Rhine Valley opens up before your eyes. Enjoy the magnificent view before you cover your last few kilometers on the beautiful Rhine Cycle Path to the Deutsches Eck and into the heart of Koblenz.

Today your beautiful trip ends after breakfast in Koblenz in the hotel. Train departure possible. If you want to go back to Marburg, we recommend our handy return transfer service (departure at 9:00 a.m., duration approx. 2 hours), which will take you directly from the hotel in Koblenz back to the start hotel.


Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree service:
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via smartphone app
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about the Lahn laid-back tour from Marburg

Below you will find specific information about the laid-back bike trip along the Lahn from Marburg. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.

Arrival by train

Marburg can be easily reached by train from all major cities in Germany. The best way to get to our partner hotels in Marburg is a short taxi ride from the train station.

You can find information on timetables and prices at:

Train information


Parking at the hotel

Our partner hotels in Marburg offer good parking options for the entire duration of your bike trip, a reservation is not necessary. Prices different.

You will receive detailed information about the parking options at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your journey.

Condition of cycle paths

The Lahn cycle path leads through charming landscapes with forests, hills, meadows, floodplains and steep slopes studded with rocks. The Lahn has its origins in the middle of  the low mountain range of Siegerland-Wittgenstein, one of the most densely forested regions in Germany. After the Lahn has left the mountains, the Lahn valley widens and turns into a hilly landscape. The Lahn then runs through fertile and open floodplain forests before the slopes of the Lahn valley come closer and form a gorge-like valley. In the last section, the Lahn runs in tight turns until it flows into the Rhine at Lahnstein.

In 2006, the Lahntal cycle path was one of the first cycle paths in Germany to be awarded 4 out of 5 possible stars by the ADFC. Among other things, Navigability, signposting, safety and tourist infrastructure assessed.

You cycle on mostly flat, paved bike and hiking trails away from traffic, only occasionally small climbs have to be mastered. The route is consistently well and consistently signposted. For the most part, a railway line runs parallel to the path.

Current information about the route can be found on the website of the Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V.: Current information Das Lahntal

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Daily at 9 am there is the possibility to use our transfer service back to Marburg (approx. 2 hrs). Pick up is at your hotel and the bus takes you back to your first hotel, thus ensuring a perfect return service. If you bring your own bicycles, an additional fee will be charged.

Extra costs which are not inculded

A possibly applicable city tax is not included and has to be paid at the hotel locally.

7 days hotline service

Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.


For all those who want to combine comfort with sustainability and only require digital travel documents, we grant a discount of € 20.00 per room.
Please let us know at the time of booking whether you would like to use printed or digital travel documents.

Available rental bikes

7 speed bike
27 speed bike
Velociped E-Bike
7 speed bike

We would recommend the 7-speed tourer for all those that are looking for a back-pedal brake and wide gel seat for maximum comfort in an upright sitting position. It is equipped with a simple hub gear shift and is perfectly suited to tours on flat to slightly hilly terrain.

27 speed bike

The 27-speed tourer is the best choice for cyclists that value the advantages of the dérailleur gear shift for flexibility whilst going up and down hills. This bike allows you to be a little more active without compromising on saddle comfort and practical everyday suitability.

Velociped E-Bike


E-bikes combine a lot of advantages. The electric drive ensures a completely relaxed cycling, even during long tours or on hilly routes. Other features, such as a suspension seat post and front fork plus well-tuned gears, ensure additional riding comfort.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Steffi Groß

Travel Expert

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