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Etappe 12 Von Bacharach nach Gerhardshof – Der Rheinburgenweg

Etappe 12 Von Bacharach nach Gerhardshof – Der Rheinburgenweg

13.0 mi
2.0 mph
2,550 ft
1,725 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
0.36 mi

Burg Stahleck

Hiking Highlight

1.19 mi
5.98 mi
9.33 mi

Burg Sooneck

Hiking Highlight

10.3 mi

7 Burgenblick

Hiking Highlight

13.0 mi

Tour Profile


Mountain Hiking Path: 2.34 mi
Hiking Path: 3.78 mi
Path: 0.53 mi
Footpath: 5.45 mi
Street: 0.77 mi
Road: 184 yd


Alpine: 230 yd
Natural: 0.66 mi
Unpaved: 9.22 mi
Gravel: 435 yd
Paved: 2.58 mi
Asphalt: < 109 yd
Unknown: 130 yd

Weather Forecast

komoot planned a hike.

July 31, 2018


  • komoot

    The twelfth leg of the Rheinburgenweg usually leads from Bacharach to Trechtingshausen. Since the hiking trails in the vicinity of Trechtingshausen but have been impassable for some time due to severe weather damage, there is an official detour to Gerhardshof. From there, the thirteenth leg starts.From Bacharach you walk past the castle Stahleck and the old city wall. The Rheinburgenweg rises gently through a forest and over vineyards, meanders around a small side valley and finally leads you back to the slope. On the other bank you can discover the small ruin of Nollig Castle above Lorch.After you have crossed the narrow Gailsbachtal, a tributary valley of the Rhine Valley, you hike a bit uphill. During the ascent you can take a look at the Fürstenberg Castle. This stands on a hill above the Gailsbachtals. With the rustic keep and the crenellated walls, the ruins give the perfect picture of a medieval knight's castle.Two more castles are still on the roadside today. The next is Burg Hohneck. The small castle is privately owned and can not be visited. The stately Sooneck Castle, on the other hand, is accessible to visitors. On a guided tour you can visit the castle and then enjoy the view of the Rhine in the Burgschänke.From the Castle Sooneck the Rheinburgenweg winds through the forest to the stage destination Gerharsdhof. The tiny village Gerhardshof is the only destination on the Rheinburgenweg, which can not be reached by public transport. However, you will find on site the cozy Pension Waldfrieden, where you can spend the night. Alternatively you can order a taxi to Trechtingshausen on 06721 - 356 49.Information about the Pension Waldfrieden can be found at gerhardshoefe.de.

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    • July 31, 2018

  • Silvia

    The castle tavern on the castle Sooneck has permanently closed. But it is true that the castle can be visited as part of a guided tour for a small fee.

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    • August 22, 2018

  • petertausm

    The path is really beautiful, was a nice section!

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    • March 14, 2020


Etappe 12 Von Bacharach nach Gerhardshof – Der Rheinburgenweg