- The late Romanesque churches in the Middle-Rhine style.
- The Nassau seats of power and the Baroque and Classical architecture used to symbolize it.
- The medieval cityscapes of Limburg, Herborn, and Wetzlar.
The Lahn river possesses one of the most beautiful valleys in Germany. Its densely forested river banks, adorned with cliffside castles and monasteries, are taken straight out of a fairy tale or video game. Travel up the river by boat, and from the mist, you will see the soaring spires of Limburg cathedral or the monastery of Dietkirchen. Travel further to the inspiring walls of the Nassau palaces in Weilburg, or Runkel will rise straight from the water. One of the most underrated regions to visit in Germany.
Hiking: Kransberg Palace
The Kransberg palace is a 19th-century villa constructed on the ruins of a medieval castle and today is in private ownership. However, it provides for some picturesque viewpoints. This hike…
Hiking: Taunus Panorama
This hike offers something of an introduction to the landscape of the Tanus. Walking between rolling fields, meadows, dense forest, and half-timbered homes, this portion of the Westerwald offers a…
Hiking: Along the Limes and Westwall
in the first century CE, the Romans pushed their border out past the Rhine as far as the hills of the Taunus. The name Taunus comes from the Romans and…
Hiking: The Crystal Caverns of Weilburg
The forests of the Westerwald sit above the remnants of ancient volcanic activity, and the rolling landscape varies between hard basalt bedrock and tuff or limestone layers. The varied geology…
- Hype: 1.3
- Growth: 1.5
- Wealth: 7.2
- Recognition: 5.6
- Accommodation: 2.7
- Transportation: 4.6
- Ease of Planning: 7.3
- Infrastructure: 4.8
- Interactivity: 5.6
- Airport: No
- Historical Context: 1.9
- Monuments: 3.9
- Quality*: 6.0
- Landscape: 8.1
- Vineyards: 3.2
- Undiscovered: 2.1
- Cultural Immersion: 7.0
- Tradition*: 2