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Lahn: from Marburg with charming hotels

Charming Lahn river

Bike tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
easy to moderate
1,149.00 €
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1,149.00 €

Whether it is a romantic location directly on the Lahn, a central location in the city center or you feel like you are the lord and lady of the castle: on this extremely beautiful Lahn cycle tour, you will stay in stylish 4-star hotels with special charm.
The Lahn cycle path is an insider tip among cycling enthusiasts! You will be amazed by the quiet dream of nature with picturesque half-timbered towns and wide nature reserves. Stroll through the narrow streets of the historic university town of Marburg with the famous Elisabeth church. Visit the Goethe city of Wetzlar with the Lotte house and the disused iron ore mine Grube Fortuna on your bike tour. Discover the residential city of Weilburg with the beautiful castle complex and the old town of Limburg with the world-famous cathedral. Take a break at the Arnstein abbey and in the historic tavern on the Lahn before you reach Bad Ems, one of the most beautiful and traditional spas in Germany. Top off your bike tour with a bike excursion to the Loreley and enjoy the boat trip back from St. Goar to the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz. The most beautiful places to stay in the Lahn valley and the balanced route offer all cycling enthusiasts enough time to enjoy the many sights.

This trip is perfect for:

  • Comfort enthusiasts: Experience unique charming hotels on your tour
  • Nature lovers: Discover the unique nature reserves along the Lahn
  • River lovers: follow the Lahn and enjoy its uniqueness


Marburg Castle
The founding residence of the Hessian Landgrave was built as a castle to crown the land of the so-called “Gisonenfelsen” rocks. Origins date back to around 1000 whereby the Landgrave castle was counted among the first hill castles in Germany and the starting point for the development of Marburg. 


Marburg Castle

St. Elisabeth Church
Construction of the earliest purely Gothic hall church on German soil began in the same year that Elisabeth of Thuringia was canonised (1235). The church which was erected by the Teutonic Order over the grave of Saint Elisabeth of Thuringia was consecrated in 1283 and became one of the most important pilgrimage sites of the late Middle Ages. Until today, 

St. Elisabeth Church

Old Town Wetzlar
Explore Old Town of Wetzlar, nevertheless, some times on foot! This historical walk accompanies you above medieval marketplaces and precipitous little stairs, through narrow lanes and romantic corners and introduces 43 worth seeing bildings with historical backgrounds in the Wetzlarer Old Town to you.

The old town of Wetzlar

Mine Fortuna near Oberbiel
Since 1987 the iron ore mine closed in 1983 pit Fortuna is opened for visitors. To the visitor's mine in the woodland, to the north of Oberbiel, the field and pit road museum Fortuna (FGF) is connected.

Mine Fortuna

Mine Fortuna

Braubach, a little-known town near Koblenz, Germany, has a surprise in store for its visitors. High on the hill overlooking the town sits the imposing Marksburg Castle, dating from 1117. It is arguably the best-preserved castle of the entire Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO site, and one of the best of the German castle tours.

Marksburg Castle

"Deutsches Eck" in Koblenz
World-famous: Where Father Rhine and Mother Moselle meet: The Deutsches Eck ("German Corner")
The establishment of the Teutonic Order at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle in 1216 gave this historic site its name, the “Deutsches Eck”. Koblenz also owes its name to the meeting point of the Rhine and the Moselle - from “Castellum apud Confluentes”, Latin for “fort at the confluence”, which over time became the current name of Koblenz.

Deutsche Eck

Lahn: from Marburg with charming hotels

easy to moderate
Bike tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
1,149.00 €
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You should plan enough time to visit the historic old town and the Elisabeth church. Enjoy student flair and visit one of the many rustic pubs in the evening. Your Hotel Vila Vita Rosenpark is beautifully located at the Lahn. (arrival by train possible / chargeable parking lot and rental bike at the hotel).

Look forward to the beautiful Lahn cycle path, which leads through the wide Lahn valley past idyllic bathing ponds to Wetzlar. Explore Wetzlar's old town and the interesting cathedral on an afternoon stroll. Stroll through the medieval market square, discover steep stairs, narrow streets and romantic corners. Experience the modern side of Wetzlar on the optics course.

Here you will discover optical phenomena, such as a large diamond made of optical glass, which reflects the light with a sparkle, or a kaleidoscope with infinite reflections. Your charming hotel lies only a 3-minute walk away from the historic cathedral and the old town.

You leave Wetzlar over the stone bridge and soon you will reach the Fortuna mine (+ 8 km), the only iron ore mine in Germany where ore mining is demonstrated using original machines underground. The route to Weilburg, whose renaissance castle is located on a high rocky ridge above the Lahn, remains unforgettable in the landscape. In the afternoon you can look forward to a tour of the palace complex with its sumptuous and representative interiors. Treat yourself to a cafe in the baroque palace garden with its orangery, visit the palace church and marvel at the palace courtyard, which annually forms the backdrop for the famous Weilburg palace concerts. Today you will stay at the Schlosshotel Weilburg or the Hotel Lahnschleife, in the middle of the baroque residential town.

The course of the river winds it's way between Taunus and Westerwald today. You cycle idyllically on the paved path via Aumenau and Runkel to Limburg. The Limburg Cathedral, also known as St. George's Cathedral, towers above the old town next to Limburg Castle. This high location on the rocks above the Lahn ensures that the cathedral is visible from afar. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful creations of late romanesque architecture. Not only is a visit to the world-famous Limburg Cathedral an absolute must, but also a stroll through the city center, because it is one of the most beautiful old towns in Germany!

Your home for today - the Dom Hotel Limburg - is only 300 m away from the cathedral. An atmosphere of elegance awaits you in the traditional 4-star hotel. Enjoy an extraordinary ambience with lots of loving details and friendly, sophisticated service.

Enjoy a scenic highlight today: away from any traffic, you roll along the Lahn cycle path through an untouched valley landscape from Diez to Balduinstein. This day has two climbs in store, whereby you can comfortably bypass one ascent by train (11 km). Then take a rest at the Arnstein monastery or Nassau castle before cycling to Bad Ems. You will be thrilled, because your first look is at the architectural gem of Bad Ems: the Kurhaus, the Kurcafe, the Marble Hall, the Kurtheater and the casino are presented in a long row. This "chocolate side" of the Lahn finds a worthy and beautiful continuation in the gardens of the park. Enjoy your stay and let your mind wander.

You will stay very central at the Häckers Grand Hotel & Spa Resort. The Grand Hotel in Bad Ems is the first choice if you are looking for an “imperial” wellness hotel in Rhineland- Palatinate.

After 12 km the Rhine valley opens before your eyes. Here you can crown your bike tour with a detour (+ 29 km) via Boppard and St. Goar to the Loreley.

Climb the famous rock, which was the fate of so many boaters, immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the lively wine village of Boppard or escape with the chairlift to lofty heights and marvel at the unique view of the Rhine loop. You can then enjoy the return journey to Koblenz by ship. Take a seat on the sun deck and enjoy the panorama of the beautiful Rhine landscape with your wonderful castles.

In Koblenz you stay in the modern Hotel Kleiner Riesen or Hotel Mercure, directly on the Rhine promenade.

Today after breakfast ends your beautiful cycling holiday in Koblenz. DB departure possible, for Marburg we recommend our return transfer service (departure 9:00 am).

The boat trip on the Rhine (possible from 27th April 2024) from St. Goar / St. Goarshausen to Koblenz is unfortunately not possible on Mondays in the 2024 season. Instead, you have the option of travelling by boat from St. Goarshausen to Boppard (also included in your trip) and then continuing by bike to Koblenz (approx. 20 - 23 km).


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
additional included Services:
  • boat trip on the Rhine (possible from 27th April 2024)

Worth knowing about the Lahn river bike trail

Please find more information about the Lahhn river bike trail below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.

Arrival by train

Marburg is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels in Marburg. Current schedule information and price information can be found at:

Train schedule information

Parking facilities at the hotel

Our partner hotel in Marburg provides a parking gararge, apprx. 18 € per day/car (2023).

Furthermore there is a close public car park, apprx. 10 € per day/car (2023).

Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Condition of cycle paths

The Lahn Valley Bike Trail leads through beautiful and varied landscapes of forests, hills, meadows, wetlands and steep slopes studded with rocks. The Lahn originates in the middle of silent forests in the low mountain ranges Siegen-Wittgenstein, the most densely forested region of Germany. After the Lahn has left the mountain country, the Lahn valley widens and passes into a hilly landscape. The Lahn then runs through an open and fertile Shire before the slopes come closer and form a gorge-like valley. In the last section the Lahn runs in tight turns to its mouth with the Rhine at Lahnstein.

The Lahn Valley Cycle Route was honoured in 2006 as one of the first cycle tracks in Germany, with 4 out of 5 stars by the ADFC. Evaluated have been navigability, eviction, security and tourism infrastructure.

You cycle on mostly flat, paved hiking and cycling trails aside from traffic noise, only occasionally a few gradients must be overcome. The route is very well signposted. Most of the time the railway line runs parallel to the bike 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

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.

Your hotels

Vila Vita Rosenpark Hotel:  A beautiful location with river view. 2 restaurants and a terrace invite to stay. Long awaited and finally opened: the new wellness area to enjoy and feel good! On 1,000 square meters we offer saunas and steam baths, a pool, a gym and a variety of spa treatments.

VIla Vita Rosenpark

Achat Hotel Wetzlar: The 4-star hotel is located right next to the historic old town in Wetzlar. The comfortable rooms are equipped with double beds, LED flatscreen TV and air conditioning. In the evening, enjoy dinner in the hotel's own restaurant and round off the day at the bar.

Achat Hotel Wetzlar

Schlosshotel Weilburg: Experience the harmonious combination of tradition, comfort and coziness. The 4-star Schlosshotel with its 61 stylishly furnished guest rooms is located directly in the northern part of the Weilburg castle grounds.Swim a few laps in the pool or strengthen yourself in the sauna. After your sauna session, you can cool off in the cold plunge pool or with the Kneipp hose.

Schlosshotel Weilburg

Hotel Lahnschleife Weilburg: you stay in the middle of the baroque residence town Weilburg in the 4-star superior hotel. Enjoy the benefits of the sauna, swimming pool and fitness room or treat yourself to a treatment in the beauty center.

Hotel Lahnschleife

Dom Hotel Limburg: An atmosphere of generous elegance awaits you in our traditional 4* hotel in Limburg. Enjoy an exceptional ambience with many loving details and a friendly, sophisticated service.

Dom Hotel LImburg

Häckers Grand Hotel & Spa Resort:The Grand Hotel in Bad Ems is the first choice if you are looking for an "imperial" spa hotel in Rhineland-Palatinate. Therefore the hotel provides the thermal spa "Kaisergarten", which offers 13 different steam baths and saunas. This includes an herbal steam bath, an outdoor block sauna, an indoor whirlpool, an ice grotto, a Roman steam bath, foot baths and other exclusive relaxation stations. The Häcker's Grand Hotel has a thermal pool, which is fed directly from an underground spring. No matter what kind of relaxation you prefer, this space will captivate you with its special ambience and makes you want to stay.

Häckers Grand Hotel

Hotel Kleiner Riesen Koblenz: You stay in the modern hotel Kleiner Riesen directly on the Rhine promenade with view of the Rhine. Each of the 25 rooms is individually and tastefully furnished and invites you to linger.

Hotel Kleiner Riesen

Hotel Mercure Koblenz: This hotel is located directly on the Rhine near the Electoral Palace. The old town, the Deutsches Eck and the cable car to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress are just a short walk away. After the bike tour and a little city tour, relax in the sauna area. The restaurant "Finesse" has regional specialties ready for you. End the day in style on the Rhine terrace or in the piano bar.

Hotel Mercure Koblenz

Extra costs which are not included

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 is broken, 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.

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Steffi Groß

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