Hiking Trail Ehrbachklamm

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Hiking Trail Ehrbachklamm

Walking Through The Ehrbachklamm Gorge

The natural beauty and amazing views experienced when you take a hike through the Ehrbachklamm Gorge are reward enough for the energy that it takes. This is a hike that goes for approximately 16 kilometres so it is very doable even for younger members of the family.

Starting the walk at Emmelshausen, you go downhill all the way to Brodenbach and along the way you will see plenty of areas of outstanding natural beauty ,impressive views and there are plenty of places to stop for a relaxing break.

Start The Hike From The Tourist Centre

Begin your hike at the tourist centre (ZAP) in Emmelshausen. You can collect a map and more information about the hike from this centre. A few minutes walk along the road will take you to the Liesenfelder Bach and then follow the way to the Braunhöller Mill (Braunhöller Mühle).

This is a very old mill that was built in 1700 and is today used as a restaurant with guest rooms and apartments for visitors. Passing by the Ehrbachtal and the Daubenberger Mill (Daubenberger Mühle) you carry on and will then reach the path that goes through the rocks.

Crossing Bridges On The Way To Ehrbachklamm

Crossing the bridges over a stream and hiking through the rocks takes about an hour. Along the way there are some steep slopes and boulders which eventually lead to a path through the forest just before you reach Corner Mill (Eckmühle).

The path widens and passes by the Brandengraben Mill (Brandengrabenmühle). Further down the valley you will reach a place where you can detour to go and see the Ehrenburg Castle which was built in 1120. This castle has a long history and is well worth a visit.

Getting Back To The Start

When you reach the end of your hike you can take the Leisure Bus Untermosel (Freizeitbus Untermosel) to take you back to the starting point of the hike. It is easy to book a place on the bus by ringing the reservations number which is 0674793220. Bookings should be made on the day prior to when you take your walk.

This is a medium rated walk that can be accomplished in around 4 to 5 hours by children as well as adults. Take plenty of water and some snacks to see you through this beautiful hike through the Ehrbachklamm Gorge.

Finding Accommodation At Ehrbachklamm

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Park Hotel

The four star Park Hotel is situated some 7.43 kilometres from the Hiking Trail Ehrbachklamm. Established since 1908, the hotel has spacious rooms, each with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. There is a spa area where you can get a variety of beauty treatments and massages. Rooms with a private balcony are available.

The Park Hotel has the park cafe where each day a generous breakfast buffet is served. In the evening there is an extensive menu in the conservatory restaurant and guests can use the outside terrace for drinks and relaxation. Rooms at the hotel each have different themes like New York and London.

Landhotel Becker

The Landhotel Becker is situated in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. A boutique hotel with an award winning restaurant, it offers extreme comfort and friendly service from the family who run it. The hotel has its own wine bar and serves delicious foods from the a la carte menu in the Franziskanerstube restaurant.

Placed just 8.37 kilometres from the hiking trail, this is a lovely hotel where you will get personal service from the friendly staff who all speak English. The accommodation is very good and you will be close enough to take a trip down the river when you have completed your hike to Ehrbachklamm.

Ferienwohnung Knauf

Close to the town of St. Goar, which is a UNESCO heritage site, the Ferienwohnung Knauf has four stars and is an apartment which features free Wi-Fi, lovely garden views and a spacious seating area. The fully equipped kitchen will enable you to cook your own meals or you can go to one of the many restaurants that are very close by.

Close enough to St Goar station to walk, this superb apartment has two bedrooms and is just 8.69 kilometres from the Hiking Trail Ehrbachklamm. There is free parking in the grounds.

How To Get To Hiking Trail Ehrbachklamm

By Air

The Hahn Airport is the closest to the trail. Or, you can fly into the International Frankfurt/Main airport. Both have good public transport links by bus or train to Emmelhausen.

By Train

From Frankfurt airport get on a train to Boppard Hbf. Then change to a Desutches Bahn service for Emmelshausen. The journey takes 2 hours ad 17 minutes. Once there it is a walk of around 500 metres to the start of the trail.

By Road

Leave Frankfurt airport on the B43 to the A60 and A61. Get off A61 at exit number 42 for Emmelhausen. Then take the L206 to Rhein Mosel Straße in the town. The journey takes approximately a hour and 4 minutes.

Other Things To Do Close To The Hiking Trail Ehrbachklamm

Visit A Stunning Castle

St Goar is a nearby town where you will find the Rheinfels Castle (Schloss Rheinfels). This is one of the most impressive site on the Rhine although it is in ruins. Full of trenches and tunnels it is a great place to take children and if you want to learn more you can go on a guided tour.

Special Events Near The Hiking Trail

One of the most spectacular events in the region is the Rhein in Flammen (Rhine in Flames). This is the huge fireworks display that takes place every year along the River Rhine. It happens during the summer months between May and September and the pyrotechnics that light up the riverbanks are truly amazing. Ships along the Rhine are also beautifully lit up so if you are planning a trip make sure that this event goes into your agenda.

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