The Rothaar Mountains - Highlights
This area has been a popular tourist destination for centuries with its beautiful forests and mountains. It is also home to many historic castles, churches and towns that are worth exploring. You can hike through the forests or take a bike ride through the mountains - there are many opportunities for outdoor activities here!
There is a lot to discover. We have selected the best sights and cycling and hiking destinations for you:
Old Lahn bridge with castle view
This is one of the most beautiful bridges in Germany. It has an old arched design and you can see the castle from it. Right next door there is an ice cream parlor where you can enjoy a delicious ice cream.
Christoph-Rübsamen-Steg in Gießen
It was built between 1892 and 1893 by the architect Friedrich von Thiersch for the then new railroad line from Frankfurt to Kassel. The bridge has three arches of different heights over the Lahn and is one of only two bridges in Giessen with an arch span of more than 20 meters.
Cycle path directly on the Lahn
The Lahn is one of the most beautiful rivers in Germany. It also hosts a beautiful bike path that follows its course from Limburg to Wetzlar. This path takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in this part of Germany, including the Rothaar Mountains. You won't regret it!
The Lahn Bridge is a bridge in the Rothaar Mountains. It used to be part of the medieval trade route from Frankfurt to Cologne. The bridge spans the river Lahn and connects two villages, Oberlahnstein and Niederlahnstein.
Rothaargebirge is located in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is one of the most beautiful regions in Europe and offers many opportunities to enjoy nature. You'll find everything from hiking trails to castles to vineyards. There are also many attractions that make this region so special, like the Eifel Tower or the Loreley Rock.
Dünsbergraststätte with beer garden
The Dünsbergraststätte is the perfect destination. It is a rest stop in the Rothaargebirge mountains with a beer garden, cozy restaurant with super food at unbeatable prices and an ideal place to refresh yourself after or during strenuous mountain bike tours. Beginning of March until the end of October.