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Alte Färberei Runkel: Blick auf die Lahn


The river Lahn with its romantic natural and cultural landscape that has grown over centuries offers a variety of leisure activities.

Bike and canoe tours are the classics.

Runkel, with its proximity to Rhein-Main, is an ideal starting point and destination with many offers, particularly suitable for larger groups.

Cycling along the Lahn on dem Long-distance cycle route R7.


Runkel is on the 15th stage of the Lahn hiking trail from Villmar to Limburg.



A cycling and hiking trail on the route of the former Kerkerbachbahn.


In more detail Online tour planner for the above bike tours and hikes and many more on


Planetary trail

Short trip into space - between Runkel and Villmar, along the R7 long-distance cycle path.


Bike rental

e-bikes at the Tourist Info Runkel


e-bikes and touring bikes


Lahntours offers canoe tours to and from Runkel for a wide variety of needs.

Start and end point is the campsite in Runkel. In addition to the station in Runkel, Lahntours has other stations along the entire Lahn.

Special offers for groups and families. 

Including equipment and personal transfer.



From Runkel to Limburg

(10 km, two to three hours)

From Runkel to Diez

(18 km, five to six hours)

From Aumenau to Runkel

(12 km, three to four hours)

From Weilburg to Runkel

(28 km, full day)


In the Lahn

The Runkel bathing island with a sunbathing lawn and entry points into the Lahn is located directly opposite the old dye works between the Lahn and the lock.

The DLRG (German Lifesaving Society) has a base there.

Open air bath

Parkbad in Limburg, located on the Lahn and directly on the R7 long-distance cycle path.


Day fishing licenses available from the Tourist Info Runkel.


In and near Runkel:

Castle Runkel

Castle tours from Easter to the end of October.


Historic old town of Runkel

The Tourist Info Runkel offers guided tours.

Hofen mill

300 year old historic mill.

In the vicinity:


The late Romanesque Cathedral of St. George and the old town with its historic half-timbered buildings.


Selters Water Museum Selters (in the Taunus)

The world famous water.


Lahn Marble Museum Villmar

The Lahn marble - from Villmar to the Empire State Building and the Hermitage.

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