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City view of Marburg

Lahn Cycle Path, Marburg – Bad Ems

The short tour

5 Days / 4 Nights
City view of Marburg

A secret tip for cyclists! You will be amazed by the solitary and tranquil nature, dotted with picturesque half-timbered villages and large natural reserves. Stroll through cornered alleys of historic University City Marburg with famous Elisabeth church. Visit the city of Goethe, Wetzlar, with Lotte’s house and the old iron-ore mine Fortuna. Explore residential city Weilburg with impressive castle and the completely protected old town of Limburg with the famous dome. Stop at monastery Arnstein and historic Inn on Lahn before you reach Bad Ems, one of the most beautiful and traditional health baths of Germany. This cycle tour allows enough time for everybody to visit the many points of interest in Lahn valley.

Itinerary at a glance

Short and sweet – over five days, you'll pass along the Lahn River through the university town of Marburg and the half-timbered city of Wetzlar. In Limburg, you'll be delighted by the cathedral and the protected historic old town, while Weilburg offers a Renaissance castle.

Visit the historic old town and Elisabeth church. Your rental bicycle is ready for you at the hotel.

You cycle in wide Lahn valley past idyllic little bathing ponds to Wetzlar. Explore the old town and interesting dome.

Cross the stony bridge to leave Wetzlar and soon you reach the old mine Fortuna (+8 km), Germany’s only iron-ore show mine, operating the original underground machinery. Take in the beautiful surroundings to Weilburg, where the renaissance castle stands in solitary splendour on a high rock above river Lahn. Wedged in between the heights of Taunis and Westerwald the river winds its way. You cycle on the asphalted Lein path via Aumenau and Runkel to Limburg with famous dome.

Today you cross the pristine valley from Diez to Balduinstein, one of the most scenic parts of the tour. Two climbs can be avoided by using the train (11 km). Have a break at monastery Arnstein, at fortress Nassau or in historic Inn on Lahn before you reach Bad Ems.

Departure or extension

Route Information


Difficulty level: easy-medium, easy riding, occasionally a pushing section.

Prices & Dates

Category A: comfortable middle-class hotels, mostly in the center

Category B: nice guesthouses and hotels partly out of town

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation in chosen category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Return transfer by minibus or car daily, reservation required, payable in advance. Bad Ems - Marburg, departure between approx. 09:00 and 10:00, costs per person EUR 95, for own bike additionally EUR 40.


Arrival / parking / departure

  • Marburg train station
  • Hotel parking spaces to be paid for, no reservation possible
  • Good train connections from Coblenz to Marburg

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of EUR 20 per room.

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