Rheinhöhenweg Trail

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Rheinhöhenweg
Koblenz im Buga-Jahr 2011 - Schloss Stolzenfels 01.jpg
The trail passes Schloss Stolzenfels
Length 240 km (149 mi)
Location North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, Germany
Trailheads BonnAlsheim (left side), Bonn-BeuelWiesbaden (right side)
Use Hiking
Hiking details
Trail difficulty Easy
Season All year
Sights Numerous castles at the river Rhine.
Rheinburgenweg Trail and Rheinhöhenweg Trail in Brohl-Lützing

The Rheinhöhenweg Trail is a popular hiking trail on the mountains of the Rhine Valley. It leads from the Lower Rhine in Bonn passing the Loreley up to the Upper Rhine. There is a Rheinhöhenweg Trail on both sides of the Rhine River.

Castle Rheinstein near Bingen

On the left side it goes from Bonn to Alsheim, which is to the south of Mainz, with a total length of 240 km. On the right side it goes from Bonn-Beuel to Wiesbaden with a total length of 272 km. Both trails together have a combined length of over 500 km. The Rheinhöhenweg Trail is marked by a black R on a white background. The trails on the left and on the right side are frequently connected by hiking trails called "Rheinhöhen Connection Trails", marked by the sign "RV".

The Rheinhöhenweg Trail passes a vast number of famous castles like the Godesburg, Lahneck Castle, Stolzenfels Castle, Burg Rheineck, Burg Rheinstein, Drachenburg Palace and many others.

Note that this trail is not the same as the similarly-named Rheintaler Höhenweg, which is much further upstream in Switzerland, before the Rhine flows into Lake Constance.

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Rheinhöhenweg Trail