The Romantic Rhine is a real Eldorado for hikers and ramblers. With the Rheinsteig®, the RheinBurgenWeg and the Traumpfade to choose from, outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice. Which trail will you take first?

Walking on higher grounds

The Rheinsteig® hiking trail which was opened in 2005, has rapidly gained cult status amongst hikers who are irresistibly drawn back time and time again. It runs for a total of 320 kilometres from Wiesbaden across the Rheingau and through the whole Middle Rhine valley to Bonn and the Siebengebirge hills in the north. The most spectacular sections lead the hiker up hill and down dale between earth and sky. Enchanting panoramic postcard views of the rocky, winding valley of the Rhine coupled with romantic castles and appealing townscapes. This is without doubt a challenging trail and is justly termed a Steig or ‘steep track’. Experts voted it Germany’s most beautiful long-distance hiking trail in 2006 and it has long been one of the most popular Top Trails. Whether you tackle the Rheinsteig® in long stages or short, in large groups or small, you’ll soon find yourself bewitched by the beauty of the natural and cultural landscape.