Rheinsteig

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Rheinsteig
Rheinsteig-rm-01.jpg
View of the river Rhine
Length320 km (199 mi)
LocationRhineland-Palatinate/Hesse/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
TrailheadsBonn,[coord 1] Wiesbaden[coord 2]
UseHiking
Elevation
Elevation change9,500 m (31,200 ft)
Highest pointLykershausen, 351 m (1,152 ft)
Lowest pointKennedy Bridge, Bonn, 60 m (200 ft)
Hiking details
SeasonAll year
SightsNumerous castles along the Rhine Gorge and Siebengebirge. Vineyards of Rheingau. Woodland in Naturpark Rhein-Taunus.
HazardsCyclists
Websitewww.rheinsteig.de

The Rheinsteig is a hiking trail following a mainly elevated path along the east bank of the Rhine River in Germany. Its 320 kilometres (200 mi) route stretches from Bonn to Wiesbaden, running parallel to the Rheinhöhenweg Trail and Rheinburgenweg Trail.

Description[edit]

Rheinsteig trail marker

The Rheinsteig passes through woodlands and vineyards, and has challenging ascents and descents.[citation needed] It is signposted by signs with an 'R' on a blue background. The Rheinsteig allows either longer-distance hiking or a number of short tours.[citation needed]

Route and sights of interest[edit]

Literature and maps[edit]

Opened on September 8, 2005, hikers can find maps and books giving information about where to join and leave the track, should hikers want to do just a short section.[tone]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata

External links[edit]