Where lively art meets relaxing nature, along the valleys of Lahn, Lumda, Wieseck and Salzböde the Giessener Lahntäler stretch with the towns of Allendorf (Lumda), Buseck, Lollar, Rabenau, Reiskirchen and Staufenberg. The region is located at the western foothills of the Vogelsberg in a beautiful wooded and quiet landscape. Situated directly north of Giessen and only a few kilometers from Marburg and Wetzlar, visitors will find a place of peace and quiet in the middle of nature. The varied landscape of idyllic valleys and gentle mountain ridges offers the perfect conditions, whether you have planned a longer hiking or biking tour. Whether by bike or on foot, here you will find great vistas, pure nature and regional products from local producers. Go in search of traces of the historical heritage of the Giessener Lahntäler. Industrial history, castles, palaces and parks, historic farmsteads and imposing church buildings. Enjoy your free time with a canoe tour on the Lahn, a Segway tour through the countryside, a game of golf or mini golf with the family. Culturally, the region also has so much to offer. The Giessener Lahntäler are home to a large number of artists from all fields. Enjoy the arts at exhibitions, farmers’ markets, poetry slams or one of numerous music events. Try the diverse local cuisine and indulge in culinary delights in the numerous restaurants and inns. And if you want to stay longer, hotels, guesthouses, campsites, inns and apartments invite you to stay with us for several days.
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The smallest town of the Gießener Lahntäler
Wooded surroundings and hilly landscapes at the Wiesecktal
Industrial culture meets picturesque nature
Hidden gem in the Lumda valley
Tradition and modernity
Literature and nobility
The leisure region Giessener Lahntäler is a part of the district of Giessen. In just a few minutes by train or bus you can reach the city of Giessen, which invites you for extensive shopping, a visit to the municipal theater or the Mathematikum. If you just can’t get enough of castles and palaces, parks and historic walls, the region offers you a whole wealth of choices within just a few kilometers. In Giessen, for example, you will find the old and the new castle, a botanical garden, the Badenburg and the Schiffenberg monastery. In the Gleiberger Land, which adjoins the Giessener Lahntäler to the east, you will find the castles of Gleiberg and Vetzberg as well as the Gail’schen Park. In the Westlicher Vogelsberg region, directly to the south, you will find Laubach Castle with its castle park, Hungen Castle as well as Arnsburg Monastery and the castle of the Princes of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich in Lich. Even more historical traces can be found on the Dünsberg (Gleiberger Land), where signs of a Celtic settlement can be found, or the Limes fortification in Pohlheim, where a reconstructed watchtower is located today.
The Giessener Lahntäler are also part of the destination ‘das Lahntal‘.