The Lahn is the most popular canoeing and hiking river in Germany according to a nationwide survey. It is, without doubt, the most beautiful river for canoeing and hiking, too. Its 160 km route, which stretches from Roth in Marburg to its estuary in the Rhine at Lahnstein, is accessible for canoeing all year round.
Beautiful scenic surroundings, unspoiled nature far away from industry, urban areas and street noise, cultural attractions and the constantly changing course of the river with gentle rapids and some hand-operated water locks guarantee an interesting canoe trip.
The Lahn flows past the university towns of Marburg and Gießen, Wetzlar, the Weilburg residence town with Germany’s only shipping tunnel, the small town of Runkel with its fortress, the cathedral city of Limburg, Diez and the spa town of Bad Ems vorbei, until it finally reaches the Rhine at Lahnstein.