Wetzlar, Germany Leun, Germany
Canoe Kayak
From Wetzlar to Leun

Canoe tour on the Lahn

On this day trip you paddle from Wetzlar to Leun through the historic town of Wetzlar. Turtle paradise is waiting for you! 


  • 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, Dammstraße 52 & 54, 35576 Wetzlar-Niedergirmes

Start Time

Daily between 09:00 and 11:00


4 Hours


This day trip takes you from the historic town of Wetzlar via a boat slide, a roller conveyor and three locks into the small town Leun. Look at the historic buildings of Wetzlar, such as the cathedral, the old Lahn Bridge and the castle ruins of Kalsmunt from the water. This section of the route is a true turtle paradise. On the way you can have a break at the rest area in Oberberbiel. After the break you put in independently and paddle to the campsite Lahnwiese.


General Information

Distance: Turtle Paradise Wetzlar to Leun Lahnwiese
Paddle time: approx. 4 hours plus break
End: 16:30 the latest
Special feature: 1 boat slide, 1 roller conveyor, 3 locks with self-service
Places of rest: Wetzlar – Colchester, after approx. 1 km, Wetzlar – Bachweide, after approx. 2 km, watergate Oberbiel, after approx. 8.5 km WC, Lahn railway station, after approx. 13.5 km

Address: Campsite Lahnwiese, Limburger Strasse L3020, Ecke Festplatz, 35638 Leun


Passenger transport

Public Transport

Canoe ticket: €3.60 per person each trip.

If you prefer to use the train, the station Leun/Braunfels (Burgsolmser Straße, 35638 Leun-Lahn railway station) is about 20 minutes walk from the terminus Leun Lahnwiese. Wetzlar Station (Willy-Brandt-Platz, 35576 Wetzlar) is a 15-minute walk from the canoeing station in Wetzlar. You can also buy the canoe ticket before your tour in Wetzlar at the campsite. Nevertheless, on such short distances the normal daily prices of public transport are usually cheaper. Therefore please compare the prices.



Return at 16:30 pm from Leun to Wetzlar
€6 per adult from 18 years
€5 per teenager 15-17 years
€4 per child up to 14 years

At 16:30 pm you can take the shuttle bus from Leun Lahnwiese back to your car in Wetzlar.  During the tour your car is located approximately 300 metres 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. This 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

For everyone


Kanu Lahn-Dill, Schöffengrund


Approx. 16 km

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