With the weather report for the weekend, we wanted to go back to the Rhine instead of the Eifel ...
Looking at the river and the ships in the rain is almost meditative.
A lap from Braubach via Lahnstein is almost a classic for us for a smaller lap (and always with the option of returning by train or bus if it pours too thick).Today, however, "suitable" wet autumn weather and thanks to a short map study at Komoot a nice mixture of known and new routes.
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Since we have mastered the Rheinsteig and have just come to love and appreciate the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, we have been drawn to Braubach again and again and almost at all times of the year ... especially since this is one of our favorite RV sites for "Rhine views".Today was a small afternoon round, we choose the ascent to the pleasure house via the St. Martin Chapel (for us the nicer variant than the Rheinsteig). But then we follow the well-known climb, past the Köhlermeiler down to the Dinkelholder Bachtal. That is our real "goal", because here we follow the course of the brook up to the height with the Rheinhöhen forest.
We continue through the autumn forest and this time (!!) we also follow the small sign "Luginsland" for a remarkable view.
The rest is as beautiful as it is known, we reach the summer house again and we go down with a detour to the Bodo-Ebhardt-Anlage (the beautiful Rosen-Rheinpromenadenpark) for a sausage and a wheat !!
Conclusion: small and fine and beautiful and delicious ...
Ooooh ha !!
So this is what happens when you plan a Taunus tour according to a map without local knowledge and also take paths into account ...
OK, we like to look for and enjoy tours with less frequentation, in other words: We like to be alone in nature.
But this loneliness in the Taunus and also the condition of the "paths" was a new experience.
Over several kilometers over wild boar fields with fallen trees to ... (no, it wasn't really walking), then it already spoils the joy of hiking.But then we were reconciled on the way back, the relics and history of the Nassau small railway are interesting and the pony farm Forstmühle is quaintly beautiful and served us the hiking wheat.
And then we were really happy again on the Rhine and the Marksburg panorama.Conclusion: Be careful when choosing the route and the Taunus is a challenge (at least in this area) away from the premium routes.
Hello to all friends of Braubach and the Marksburg (the only undestroyed hilltop castle on the Rhine).
This circular route, which was designed and signposted in the opposite direction by TVB Braubach, is a clear recommendation from us!
Even if the path runs along a road for a few hundred meters.
Especially the Hielberstiel, mountain peak near Braubach, offers on the one hand wonderful hiking trails through dense and open forest and open spaces and on the other hand the evidence of the exhaust system of the former lead and silver smelter, today an industrial monument.We recommend this circular route in every season and direction. The signage is a bit old and therefore a Komoot tour is quite pleasant.