|From Diez to Lahnstein: 50 km. |
The train goes once per hour.
Good to know for the return trip.
|Road forbidden for any vehicle - just open for cyclists.|
|Quiet landscape near Diez with geologically interesting rock|
|Until in the fifties farmers used to load grain onto boats with this system.|
|Sun shielded cycling under roofs of green|
|A Railway Bridge across the River|
|For some kilometers cyclists have to share the road with car drivers|
|If you follow the former towing path at Gleinau you will cut off|
a few steep and tiresome kilometers on the road. However, the
trail by the river is narrow and demanding. Very romantic, though.
|For a couple of kilometers the path is romantic and difficult to ride.|
|One of many sluices|
|After a few kilometers on the road the cyclists get their own lane again.|
|Entering the village of Obernhof you cannot miss the vinyards.|
This man is probably enjoying his Riesling or Spaetburgunder
which are the favourite wines here.
|Two recumbent e-trikers are leaving after they have helped me fix a puncture.|
|Monastery Arnstein (1360) near Obernhof/Lahn|
|Nassau, former residence city|
|Castle of Nassau|
|Central Spa Hotel at Bad Ems|
|Sporting dresses in the fashion of the 19th century in Bad Ems|
|Inside the sluice, waiting for the door to open|
|Coming out of the sluice, while passenger boat is waiting|
|Inviting mermaid on a mural painting at the famous|
"Wirtshaus an der Lahn" of which drinking song
verses have been rhymed for centuries
|Where then river Lahn flows into the Rhine you perceive Castle Stolzenfels|
(19th century), formerly the summer residence of Prussian King Wilhelm IV
located opposite Lahnstein on the left side of the Rhine
|Waiting for the train|