This tour was created when we were looking for a destination that is near, varied, interesting, not too overcrowded and quick to organize. Just the right tour to get started again after the winter season.
The river Lahn ranks only 22nd place in length in Germany. Still, the Lahn valley is very popular for friends of cycling, walking, canoeing or paddling.
Travelling from Bad Ems the Spa town often frequented by Prussian and European nobility, the tour quickly reaches the federal state of Hesse. Prior to the German Empire the Lahn valley was home to several dukedoms, whose rulers made it into several royal houses that still serve today.
Princes, bishops, famous poets and thinkers, as well as scientists and entrepreneurs wrote history that we can still see and explore. There are castles, cathedrals, historic old towns and some unique monuments for us the visit.
The scenery is not spectacular, but pleasant and gives the right frame to enjoy the time.