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RheinBurgenWeg Stage 1: Rolandsbogen–Remagen (north–south)

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Auf nach Remagen!

Rolandseck – Rolandsbogen – Rolandswerther Bach – Arp-Museum – Kasselbachtal – Bandorfer Tal – Oberwinter – Bandorf – Taubenbachtal – Waldsee – Apollinariskikrche - Remagen

Distance 14 km
4:30 h
324 m
418 m
215 m
66 m
The first stage of the RheinBurgenWeg (RBW) is characterised by expansive forests and gurgling brooks. There are many ascents to test your stamina! The undisputed highlights are the views from the Roland Arch and from the statue of St. Francis up above Apollinaris Church.

Author’s recommendation

The car-free Rhine promenade in Remagen is a good place to eat and relax after your hike.
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Joachim Fox
Update: March 09, 2022
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Highest point
215 m
Lowest point
66 m
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Rest stops

Ringhotel Haus Oberwinter

Safety information

Wear suitable weatherproof clothing that will protect you from cold, wet, heat and sunshine.

Make sure you take regular breaks and don't overexert yourself.

Take enough fluids with you as there are sections without rest stops.

Wear suitable hiking boots/shoes which give you enough grip on slippery, steep, rocky and uneven surfaces.

Avoid any sections of the route which you feel are too difficult for you. Natural trails can quickly become wet and slippery in adverse weather conditions.

Particularly in autumn, you should be careful of uneven ground, roots, stones or holes that have been covered by leaves.

You need to take these kinds of adverse conditions into account every time you go on a hike.

Particularly steep and dangerous places are made safer with handrails or ropes. Please use these as safety aids. Handrails are not to be climbed on or used to get a better view!

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Rolandseck (159 m)
50.640157, 7.202464
50°38'24.6"N 7°12'08.9"E
32U 372898 5611352
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Off towards Remagen!

The RheinBurgenWeg adventure starts directly on the Rhine. From the car park in Rolandseck, walk upstream along the Rhine before you come to the first ascent to the Rolandsbogen. After a brief pause, the trail continues uphill through a small section of woodland. Once you've reached the top, continue over open countryside with excellent views before the path along the Rolandswerth stream leads back into the forest. You then come to the new ARP Museum building and Rolandseck railway station. From there, follow the fence around a wildlife park. The trail continues into the Kasselbach Valley and, after some twists and turns, you'll come to a shelter. Continue on until you come to a stretch of woodland punctuated by holly bushes. The trail leads on through Bandorf Valley towards Oberwinter. Before you reach the village, you'll cross a high plateau where you can savour the magnificent view. There now follows a terrifically steep descent to Oberwinter and the RheinBurgenWeg then meanders through the valley past gardens. You will come to Bandorf after climbing up a steep hilltop. The RheinBurgenWeg leads straight through the town, crosses the stream and then follows its course. An ancient narrow pass now leads up a ridge where a knoll affords a magnificent view of the town of Unkelbach, which you pass through shortly after. Soon you'll find yourself once again walking downhill in woodland. The trail continues along grassy paths through woodland before it reaches the Taubenbach Valley. There now follows a delightful and varied section through woodland with the path frequently changing direction. A short way further on you'll reach a small lake in the middle of the forest before continuing downhill through the forest. Leave the forest behind you and continue on towards Remagen. You pass the statue of Saint Francis and the path then leads directly to the remarkable Apollinaris Church. Walk down to the B9 past the stations of the cross, take the subway beneath it and continue on to the railway station or the town centre.




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Public transport


There is a train station in both Rolandseck and Remagen. IC trains also stop at the station in Remagen. Regional trains stop every hour at Rolandseck Station. An access path marked with yellow RBW signs directs you from Rolandseck Station to the starting point at the Roland Arch.

Getting there

Follow the B9 along the Rhine to get to Rolandseck and Remagen.

There is a car ferry to Bad Honnef in Rolandseck.


  • Fähranleger (O 373295 N 5610375)
  • Wildpark (O 373067 N 5610167)
  • Oberwinter (O 373212 N 5608004)
  • Bhf. Remagen (O 374677 N 5604277)


50.640157, 7.202464
50°38'24.6"N 7°12'08.9"E
32U 372898 5611352
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March 27, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? August 15, 2021
Micha Di 
April 18, 2021 · Community
Habe am 17.04.21 die Etappen 1 und 2 gemacht. Etappe 1 allerdings vom Bahnhof Rolandseck direkt 700 Meter über den Zuweg zum Weg. Die ganze Strecke im Prinzip sehr breite Wege ohne größere Steigungen, aber schöner alter Waldbestand. Der Weg als solches sehr einsam, kaum Leute. Der Blick auf Remagen aus dem Wald kommend sehr schön. Ab Remagen geht es dann ein Stück sehr heftig bergauf, allerdings auf Asphalt. Von Bad Bodendorf (16,5) bis Ortsende Sinzig (20,5) geht es dann 4 km sehr langweilig nur durch Ortschaft und ein Stück asphaltiert an der Ahr entlang. Nach Sinzig dann noch einmal kräftig bergauf und dann auf breiten Wegen eben durch Wald bis Bad Breisig. Hatte am Ende 28,9 km in 6:33 Std, plus 3o min Pause Strecke ist einfach und zügig zu gehen, aber auch entsprechend unspektakulär.
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E. Wendt
February 17, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne erste Etappe über 14,5km. Die Anfahrt zum Start am Rolandsbogen ist gut mit der Bahn und dem Aufstieg zum Bogen. Hier gibt es noch vor Beginn der Etappe die erste Belohnung: Einen super Blick über das Rheintal und ins Siebengebirge.
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When did you do this route? September 14, 2020
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14 km
4:30 h
324 m
418 m
Highest point
215 m
Lowest point
66 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest


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