Hiking in the Middle Rhine Valley

Rhein-Burgen-Weg von St. Goar nach Oberwesel*

From Rheinsteig to Rheinburgenweg.

Hiking is popular with people of all ages and is currently experiencing a renaissance. Schloss Rheinfels is centrally located on two of the most important trails through the UNESCO World Heritage Middle Rhine region.

The region is now home to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in Europe – to the left of the Rhine is the new Rheinsteig, and the castle’s hiking path on the right.

Maps and tour tips are available through the hotel:
GPS coordinates of Castle Rheinfels Zone 32N | Ost 407 522 | Nord 555 6591 | 147 Meter

Rheinhöhenweg (Rhein Heights Trail) / Rhein-Burgen-Weg (Rhine Castles Trail)

The Rheinhöhenweg trail goes along the left bank of the Rhine from Bonn to Oppenheim, with a total length of 240 km. The trail is marked with an 'R'. The Rheinhöhenweg goes over the hills of the Rhine valley, providing wonderful views of the river. The paths of the Rheinhöhenwege are probably the oldest known hiking trails in Germany.

The Rheinsteig

For hiking enthusiasts, we have a special kind of long-distance hiking on the Rhine, the 'Rheinsteig'. A collection of high quality paths create a challenging and unique hiking experience. For nature and culture loving, as well as sports-minded hikers, the marked routes stretch from Wiesbaden to Bonn on the right side of the Rhine, totalling about 300 km.

Nordic Walking

The traditional sport of Finland has also been popular in Germany for many years.
Here at the castle, we offer access to the newly opened St. Goar town Nordic walking course.
The route mainly goes through dense forest and is well accessible because of its relatively gentle inclines. On request we can also organise guided Nordic walking tours and tasters for you.

Nature Adventure

Wine, Rhine and nature all come together in the Lorelei Valley. A wine trail and the hotel's own nature and fitness park start right at the castle. Guided tours with individual fitness routes can be booked through the hotel..