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The Rheinsteig: Lorch to Bonn

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  • Gutenfels Castle stands on a rocky spur 110 m above the town of Kaub.
    Gutenfels Castle stands on a rocky spur 110 m above the town of Kaub.
    Photo: Silke Hertel, Wandermagazin
m 500 400 300 200 100 200 150 100 50 km Burg Maus in Wellmich Limes / Römerturm Burg Vilszelt Der Loreleyfelsen Schloss Sayn Erpeler Ley
Distance 236.2 km
76:30 h
8,221 m
8,250 m
366 m
47 m

The Rheinsteig takes us on a total of 23 stages from Wiesbaden to Bonn and thus runs through the three federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse. We experience an incomparable variety of landscapes, historical buildings and sites as well as many cultural highlights. We divide the 320 km into short daily stages, where we experience the beauty and diversity of the Rhine Valley anew every day.

The 6th stage of the Rheinsteig begins in Lorch and marks the transition between Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate.Between Lorch and Bonn, historical sites, castles and castles, vineyards, forests and breathtaking views alternate on every single day's tour. We hike through the quiet forests of the Siebengebirge, through winding vineyards in the Rheingau and enjoy spectacular views of the Rhine Valley time and again. Between Bingen and Koblenz there are 40 castles, palaces and fortresses to discover, and in Bendorf-Sayn we walk along the paths of the Romans as we explore the Limes with its former Roman border fortifications. The origins of viticulture and the laboriously constructed terraces can also be traced back to the Romans. In addition to nature experiences, the Middle Rhine and Rheingau offer us the culinary delights of these wine-growing regions. Other highlights of the 18 stages between Lorch and Bonn are the Loreley rock near Sankt Goarshausen, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in


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