Hiking on the Rheinsteig Trail

Hikers from all around the world are of the same opinion: The Rheinsteig hiking trail is a jewel among hiking trails. You can discover the Upper Middle Rhine UNESCO World Heritage Site on paths with splendid views. The hub and pivot is Lorch, where the hiker-friendly Hotel Im Schulhaus warmly welcomes guests and lovingly caters to their every need.

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The most beautiful routes - direct from Lorch, Hotel Im Schulhaus:

Tour - Recommendation 1:

Hiking from Lorch via the “red wine arbour” to Assmannshausen am Rhein, further via the Niederwald monument to Rüdesheim am Rhein (18 km / 400 altitude difference); then stroll through the old town and stop in one of the popular taverns in Rüdesheim; return by train (hourly)

Tour - Recommendation 2:

Hiking from Lorch to Kaub with backpack rest at the “Wirbellay”, (11.15 km, 280 altitude difference); Tip: cross to the Pfalzgrafenstein with a little sightseeing; then stop in Kaub; return by ferry or train

Tour – Recommendation 3:

By train from Lorch to Kaub, hiking on the „Königsetappe“ of the Rheinsteig from Kaub to Loreley, to St. Goarshausen (21 km, 600 altitude difference) with backpack rest on the way, tip: visit to the Loreley visitor centre; then return home from St. Goarshausen by train.

Services "Hiking on the Rheinsteig trail"

  • „Enrollment drink“ as a welcome
  • 3 nights including copious hiking breakfast buffet
  • „Lunchbox“ for the day
  • One bottle of water by check in on your room
  • A nice wine present from our own wine estate Altenkrich on your room
  • Information on excursion destinations and hiking map material
  • All hotel services for our hiking guests, see hiking

Good to know:

We are a bed & breakfast hotel and offer our guests a substantial breakfast buffet. Every culinary establishment in Lorch is located within an easy walking distance from our hotel. Not only the winemakers offer you a wonderful food selection in a very special atmosphere. Feel free to book a table prior to your arrival. Check out a list of wineries and restaurants here.

Enjoy a relaxing massage:
Traditional Thai Massage "PHAI THONG"
Schwalbacher Str. 24a, close to the Hotel
phone: +49(0) 6726 8396750
Appointments on request and in advance

For the sake of our environment
As part of our cooperation with VIABONO, we offer you
dear guests, the possibility to make your overnight stay climate neutral with us. That does not cost you more than 0,40 € / night / person, the whole amount goes into this environmental project. Thus, you can actively contribute to making our hotel a complete climate-neutral accommodation business. All information on climate-neutral accommodation can be read here. hier.


Cancellation of package offers:
Please note, that we're accepting cancellation in a written form free of charge up to 14 days prior to arrival.
Later cancellations or no-shows will be charged with 90% of the agreed package price. Minimum lenght of stay 2-3 nights on weekends (April to October).

Prices per person

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In standard double room from 165,50 €
In comfort double room from 188,00 €
In comfort plus double room from 203,50 €
In penthouse double room from 233,50 €
In Penthouse Suite: from 301,00 €
In double room for single use from 254,00 €