Gießen, Germany Leun, Germany
Canoe Kayak
From Gießen to Leun

2 day canoe tour on the Lahn

Paddling from Gießen to Leun and stay the night in historic Wetzlar. The length of the 2-day tour from Gießen to Leun is about 31 km.


  • Delivery of the boat to the put in
  • Pickup of the boat at the agreed take out
  • Paddle & Matching life jackets
  • Container (for storing water-sensitive objects)
  • Water map, river Description & Briefing

Meeting Point

Pour 2. Weir, Lahn Strasse 31, 35398 Gießen

Start Time

Daily at 10:30


2 Days


This two-day tour will take you on a quiet river route on the first morning, which is characterised by an impressive flora and fauna. Here you can find turtles, swans, grey herons, coypus (Water Rats), Nile and Canada geese. In addition to the bird sanctuary on this route, you can also admire plants such as water lilies, reeds, the Indian spring herb. On day one you will encounter two boat lanes and 2 locks on the trip to Wetzlar.


Free service: We can book an accommodation on the campsite in Wetzlar for you. Therefor just write a note in the order form. Please calculate with approx. €10 per person each Accomondation (average value). However, the settlement has to be done with the campsite owner directly.


The campsite Wetzlar offers not only canoeists with their own tent an accommodation. Besides spaces for campers and caravans, there are also cute log cabins, as well as a circus car. The campsite offers its guests a breakfast and barbecue service. Freshly baked buns, delicious cold cuts of sausage & cheese as well as hot coffee & Tea can be prepared for you on the day of your order. Please refer to the campsite staff when making your reservation or booking. Lunch packages for the next day are also bookable.


The second day starts in the historic old town of Wetzlar. The Lahn leads you through a boat lane, a roller conveyor and three locks. During this section you pass idyllic landscapes with an enchanting flora and fauna. Your canoe trip ends in Leun at the campsite Lahnwiese


Route Info

Distance: Gießen to Leun Lahnwiese
Track Length: approx. 31 km
Start: daily at 10:30 
End: 16:30 the latest
Special feature: 3 boat slides, 1 roller conveyor, 5 self-service locks
Starting point: Gießen 2. Weir, Lahn Strasse 31, 35398 Gießen
Final destination: Campsite Lahnwiese, at the end of Limburger Strasse, at the corner to the Festplatz, 35638 Leun



Please specify only the start date in the calendar.


Passenger transport


Canoe ticket: €3.60 per person each trip.

If you prefer to use the train, the station Gießen (Station Street 102, 35390 Gießen) is approx. 5 minutes walk from the starting point (2. Weir). However, the station Leun/Braunfels (Burgsolmser Straße, 35638 Leun-Lahn railway station) is 20 minutes walk from the final destination Leun Lahnwiese.



1st day bus start at 10 o'clock from Wetzlar to Gießen
2nd day bus return at 16:30 pm from Leun Lahnwiese to Wetzlar
€12 per adult from 18 years
€10 per teenager 15-17 years
€8 per child up to 12 years


For this 2-day tour park your vehicle at the campsite wetzlar for a small fee of €2.20 per night. You can also use the public car park, which is about 300 metres from the canoe station. After that you can easily take the shuttle bus that will take you to the put in. Once you have arrived at the campsite Lahnwiese, you can be taken back to your car on the second day with the shuttle bus from Kanu Lahn-Dill.



It is also possible to organize the transport of people independently according to your wishes.

Further Information

Degree of Difficulty



Kanu Lahn-Dill, Schöffengrund


31 km

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