Wetzlar, Germany
Canoe Kayak
From Wetzlar to Gräveneck

2 day canoe tour on the Lahn

The 2-day tour from Wetzlar to Gräveneck is about 39 km long and can be done as a weekend trip or during the week.


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

Meeting Point

Campsite Wetzlar, Damstraße 52 & 54, 35576 Wetzlar-Niedergirmes

Start Time

Daily between 09:00 and 11:00


2 Days


Tour description

This two-day tour takes you from the historic town of Wetzlar through a boat lane, a roller conveyor and two locks in the small town of Leun. Look at the historic buildings of the city of Wetzlar, such as the cathedral, the old Lahn bridge and the castle ruins of Kalsmunt from the water.


You can camp on the campsite Schooleck or in Leun on the Campsite LahnwieseWe can book an accommodation on the campsite in Wetzlar for you. Just write a note in the order form. Please calculate with approx. €10 per person per night for the accomondation (average value). However, the settlement has to be done with the campsite owner directly.


Would you rather prefer a real bed? The Brauhaus Obermühle in Braunfels has some cozy rooms availlable for you. You can find an accommodation overview for Leun here.


On the second day the Lahn leads you from Leun via two locks and Germany's only shipping tunnel (with double lock) at Weilburg to the village of Gräveneck . During this tour you can admire a well-wooded landscape with a beautiful flora and fauna. The tour ends at the campsite in Gräveneck. Once there you can take the shuttle bus from Kanu Lahn-Dill or the Lahntalbahn railway back to the starting point in Wetzlar.


Route Info

Distance: Wetzlar to camping Gräveneck
Track length: approx. 39 km
Start: daily from 09:00 – 11:00 pm
End: 17:00 the latest
Special feature: 1 boat slide, 1 roller conveyor, 5 self-service locks, 1 navigation tunnel (double lock with self-service)
Starting point: Kanu Lahn-Dill on campsite Wetzlar, Dammstraße 52 & 54, 35576 Wetzlar-Niedergirmes
Final destination: Campsite Gräveneck, in der Aue 1, 35796 Bach-Gräveneck



Please specify only the start date in the calendar.


Passenger transport


Canoe ticket: €3.60 per person each trip.

Ideally the Gräveneck station is located at the end point. Just take the train back to Wetzlar. Wetzlar Station (Willy-Brandt-Platz, 35576 Wetzlar) is a 15-minute walk from the canoeing station in Wetzlar. Buy your regular ticket for public transport or order your cheap Canoe ticket.



Return at 5 pm from Gräveneck to Wetzlar
€8 per adult from 18 years
€7 per teenager 15-17 years
€6 per child up to 14 years


You can also take our shuttle bus back to your car in Wetzlar. During the tour your car is located approximately 300 metres away from the canoeing station in a free public car park. Furthermore, we offer you to park your car for €2.20 a day at the campsite Wetzlar. The bus trips are operated by a local bus company on behalf of Kanu Lahn-Dill. It is Not to a public bus. You can order the ticket and the canoe ticket during the booking of the boats. Book your ticket early in advance, so you can start the day relaxed.



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

Further Information

Degree of Difficulty



Kanu Lahn-Dill, Schöffengrund


39 km

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