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|Length||320 km (199 mi)|
|Location||Rhineland-Palatinate/Hesse/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Elevation change||9,500 m (31,200 ft)|
|Highest point||Lykershausen, 351 m (1,152 ft)|
|Lowest point||Kennedy Bridge, Bonn, 60 m (200 ft)|
- 1 Permits and Regulations
- 2 Maps
- 3 Information Resources
- 4 Sections
- 5 Water
- 6 Weather
- 7 Getting To and From the Trail
- 8 Resupply
- 9 Geographic Features
- 10 Administrative Territories
- 11 Online Communities
- 12 References
- 13 External Links
Permits and Regulations
- There are no permits needed to hike the Rheinsteig, the land that the Rheinsteig runs through falls under standard German right-to-roam legislation.
- Rheinsteig on LongTrailsMap.net
- Rheinsteig: Wander-Tourenkarte 1:50000, KOMPASS, ISBN: 3850269833
- "Rheinsteig: von Wiesbaden nach Bonn" (Outdoor Wanderführer) ISBN:3866866976
- The Trail is divided into 4 Sections: Siebengebirge, Lower Middle Rhine Valley, Upper Middle Rhine Valley and Rheingau. There's also an official division into 21 stages, each of them representing an easy day hike. It's not important to follow these though, as they are mainly intended for dayhikers.
- Water is plentiful, as the trail runs through a town every day, and there's plenty of streams flowing into the Rhine river that are safe to drink after filtration.
- Extreme weather conditions are not common. Expect normal German weather.
Getting To and From the Trail
- Resupply is plentiful as the trail usually runs through a town with a supermarket every day.
- The trail runs along the valley side east of the Rhine river, which is one of the biggest rivers in Europe. Although the trail's highest point is only at 365 m (1197 ft), it racks up a significant amount of elevation as it constantly ascends and descends the steep valley walls.