Explore the most popular trails in UNESCO Welterbe Kulturlandschaft Oberes Mittelrheintal with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.




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Very nice trail with wonderful views of the boats and castles on the Rhine. Hike one way then take a boat back. It makes for a great day, especially as you visit the small river towns.

3 months ago

Really fun, easy trail with lots of things to see and great views. There are benches and resting areas throughout the trail. There was a fence blocking the trail, however we went around it like the locals and there was no issue, just a few fallen trees to step over. Free Parking. Dog Friendly.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Great trail!!! Well worth the drive for the views and scenery.

Monday, June 04, 2018

Overall a great trail, just know that the trail is still closed at about the 6 mile point, forcing you to turn around and making it and out-and-back, vs a round trip. I saw something about this on a German site, but since no other reviews mentioned it I assumed it had been fixed in the two years since it was washed out in 2016. It's still a worthwhile hike and you'll still have access to both castles. I saw evidence of people going around the "trail closed" sign, but I didn't feel comfortable trying that since I was hiking alone and don't really speak German. Also, it took me a minute to figure out that none of the signs say "Baumgeister". It's clearly labelled, but it's called the "Rundtour" or Round Tour. If you follow the signs for Burg Rheinstein you'll be on the right track. These are probably things known to all locals, I just wanted to let fellow foreigners know. For the trail itself, 90% of it was fairly easy. It's mostly level and well-maintained trails. There's a little bit of climbing down-to and up-from the castle(s), but it's nothing too daunting.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Really a great trail. Almost completely shaded for the entire hike. There are plenty of intersections and although the trail is well marked I would recommend downloading the map prior to making the whole loop. The castle is worth the small fee (5.50) to visit. Also some neat small waterfalls along the creek back up after the castle not mentioned above.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017