Etappe 13: Von Kamp-Bornhofen nach Kestert – Rheinsteig
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September 13, 2018
Along the 13th stage, the Rhine slowly meanders through the valley, which it has carved deep into the Rhenish Slate Mountains over the course of millions of years. Special highlights of today's stage are the castles Liebenberg and Sterrenberg, better known as the "enemy brothers".From Kamp-Bornhofen you start the hike first steeply up to Rosenlay. For the demanding ascent you will be rewarded with a dramatic view.From here, the Rheinsteig meanders gently uphill across the ridge. Again and again beautiful views are presented before the descent to the "Enemy Brothers" begins: around the castles of Liebenstein and Sterrenberg, close to each other, a legend emerged in the 16th century, according to legend that two brothers lived on the two castles Just before there was a duel, the woman moved into a convent and the two brothers stopped their quarrel, in fact there is no indication that there were actually two brothers living there, despite all, the castles are visiting worth - especially since you can fortify yourself in the Burgschänke with a delicious meal.After leaving the two castle ruins behind you, you continue to the village Lykershausen. Afterwards you follow the Rheinsteig to Hindenburgblick, a great vantage point above Kestert. In a loop, it finally goes downhill to the stage destination Kestert.