Hiking fans can choose from a great variety of hiking trails | © Shutterstock
Exploring Wiesbaden and the Rheingau-Taunus region on foot is easy – once the hiking enthusiast has settled on one of the many hiking, wine and nature trails.
The Rheingauer Rieslingpfad (Rheingau Riesling Trail) offers a good overview with around 120 kilometres. Furthermore the Europäischer Fernwanderweg (European long-distancehiking trail), the Rheinhöhenweg (Rhine heights trail) with its good 500 kilometres of paths on the right and left banks of the Rhine or the Rhine Mini-Tour – leading from Rüdesheim am Rhein to Assmannshausen – offer more amazing possibilities for exploration.
Other recommendable tours in the region are offered by the Johannisberg Wine Trail and the Johannisberg Mill Walk, the Rheingau cycle path from Kaub to Flörsheim am Main, the Rheingauer Gebück (a natural barrier of trees and shrubs created by bending and weaving the branches of the plants) from Walluf to Lorchhausen, the Flötenweg (Flute Trail, named after the Riesling wine bottle, the flute) and the Mühlenwanderweg (Mill Trail).
The Rheinsteig hiking trail offers impressive nature experiences. Shady mountain valleys, silent forests, craggy rocks and winding hillside vineyards – the constantly changing views are breathtaking. Here, gathered in close proximity are Middle European cultural history, Rhine romanticism and landscapes steeped in history. In the Upper Middle Rhine Valley alone, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2002, there are 40 castles, chateaux and fortifications. Over 320 kilometres, the Premium Trail, on the right bank of the Rhine between Wiesbaden and Bonn, leads from the Siebengebirge over the Middle Rhine Valley into the Rheingau. The route includes both sporting challenges for experienced hikers and viewing points which are particularly worth seeing.