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Hikes in Siegen-Wittgenstein

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Siegen-Wittgenstein is nestled in the Rothaargebirge mountains. A wide variety of hiking trails lead through the low mountain region and ensure varied discovery tours through the hilly forest landscape. Hikes on the Rothaarsteig as well as on themed and circular trails offer pure pleasure in the district in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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The most beautiful hikes in Siegen-Wittgenstein

Wisente auf Lichtung
Hiking trail · Bad Berleburg
Wisentpfad (Bison Trail) - Rothaarsteig Trail
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
13.5 km
4:30 h
350 m
350 m
A hiking route with picturesque views and an exciting animal world to delight young and old. Delve into the world of the bison and follow the trail of these majestic creatures.
Via Celtica - Aussicht
Hiking trail · Bad Berleburg
Via Celtica - In tune with the Celts
recommended route Difficulty difficult closed
14.7 km
6:00 h
600 m
600 m
The Via Celtica promises a special experience: the route was developed by a prehistoric people and their defining culture: The central theme is the world of the Celts.
On the Wittgensteiner Schieferpfad (Wittgenstein slate trail)
Hiking trail · Bad Berleburg
Wittgensteiner Schieferpfad (Wittgenstein slate trail) - An exciting Adventure
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
13.8 km
5:00 h
414 m
414 m
An eventful tour through fabulous forests, past an imposing cliff landscape and along winding paths - this hiking trail promises a real adventure.
Wandern auf der Lahn-Facette
Hiking trail · Bad Laasphe
Lahn-Facette Entenberg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
9.6 km
3:00 h
306 m
306 m
Facettenreiche Wanderung auf naturnahen Wegen. außergewöhnlich - anders - aussichtsreich  
Blick über den Hickengrund
Hiking trail · Burbach
Literature in nature - romantic Hickengrund
recommended route Difficulty moderate
34.9 km
9:50 h
921 m
756 m
“Poetry and nature” - in the romantic Hickengrund region you can meet Goethe, Schiller or Novalis, who accompany you with their words along the wonderful route that crosses three federal state boundaries.
Historischer Rundweg Achenbach
Hiking trail · Siegen
Historical Achenbach circular route
recommended route Difficulty moderate
12 km
3:25 h
305 m
305 m
The walk starts at the memorial to the former Belgian garrison. Along the historical themed circular route, 20 information panels offer an insight into the impressive combination of the regional landscape and the local cultural history.
Gernsdorfer Höhentour
Hiking trail · Wilnsdorf
Rothaarsteig-Spur Gernsdorfer Höhentour
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
13.4 km
3:30 h
187 m
187 m
Verschlungener Bachlauf der Ilse mit grünen Bäumen
Hiking trail · Bad Laasphe
ROTHAARSTEIG TRAIL “Ilsepfad” (“Ilse path”)
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
16.4 km
5:00 h
445 m
445 m
“Ilse, Billse, keiner willse...” (“Ilse, Billse, no-one wants her...”) - nothing could be further from the truth! A nature experience along the idyllic Lahn, Ilse and Weidelbach valleys and over the Mackelshelle and Hohe Ley hills offering many panoramic views.
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Even though the Siegen-Wittgenstein region cannot boast the highest mountains, it is still wonderfully suitable for hiking. Gentle hills are covered by wonderfully green forests, the rivers Eder, Lahn and Sieg have their source here and numerous low mountain ranges have their origin in the source region. There is hardly a more suitable place than Germany's most densely wooded region to immerse oneself in nature and leave everyday life behind on long or short hikes.

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Anyone on the lookout in Siegerland and the Wittgenstein mountains will often come across true natural treasures and impressive panoramic views away from the homely villages and the towns with their ...

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Hiking through the forest and along the water

In the municipality of Netphen, young and old explorers alike can hike along the forest adventure trail to the source of the Sieg. Not only will you visit the source of the Sieg at an altitude of just over 600 metres, but you will also learn a lot about the forest that covers a large part of the region. Children are not the only ones who will enjoy the short circular trail.

The hike on the Via Adrina is also wonderful. The tour, which is best divided into two days, requires physical fitness, but quickly makes up for the effort with its magnificent panoramic views. The premium hiking trail leads along the Eder River, through varied forests and over sunny hills.

Discover history and culture while hiking

Siegen-Wittgenstein not only impresses with its beautiful landscape. The region also has a lot of interesting cultural history to offer. You can learn a lot about this on your tours. For example, hike the historic Achenbach circular route. The quality hiking trail leads you with information boards not only through nature, but also through regional history. You should therefore allow enough time to visit the sights along the way at your leisure.

The Siegen-Wittgenstein district was already an important mining region in the times of the Celts. The Salchendorf Miners' Trail teaches you about the special features of ironstone mining and shows you mines that have since been closed down. The Wodanstolln visitor mine at the beginning of the hike gives you additional insights into the history of mining with guided tours.

Long-distance hiking trails through Siegen-Wittgenstein

The well-known Rothaarsteig takes you 154 kilometres from the Sauerland to Dillenburg in Hessen. You will cover a good part of the route in Siegen-Wittgenstein. The „Path of the Senses“ offers hikers the opportunity to actively relax and experience nature in a very unique way. You pass a total of 11 springs, can let your gaze wander over the landscape from numerous vantage points and experience culture on the WaldSkulpturenWeg (Forest Sculpture Trail). If you don't want to walk all the stages of the Rothaarsteig, you can also pick out individual ones and reach them with the help of the access routes.

The Lahnwanderweg long-distance hiking trail starts in Siegen-Wittgenstein and runs for 295 kilometres to Koblenz. The varied hike through the upper, middle and lower Lahn valley invites you to unwind. On the way you can not only enjoy nature, but also visit castles and villages. The quality hiking trail is also particularly suitable for long hiking weekends.


Rundtour durch das Naturschutzgebiet Langenbachtal by Christiane
March 18, 2023 · Community
schöne Runde. Hatte das Vergnügen 5 Rehe zu sehen 🤩
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ROTHAARSTEIG TRAIL “Trödelsteinpfad” (“Trödelstein path”) by Peter
February 19, 2023 · Community
Schön, dass es hauptsächlich über schmale Pfade geht. Sehr gut ausgeschildert. Aber leider, wie fast im gesamten Siegerland, führt der Weg mittlerweile zu 3/4 über Kahlschlagsflächen, was besonders zu dieser Jahreszeit sehr trostlos wirkt. Möglicherweise kann im Frühjahr blühender Ginster das etwas schöner erscheinen lassen.
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When did you do this route? February 19, 2023
Leider viele graue Kahlschlagsflächen.
Photo: Peter Dobbert, Community
Photo: Peter Dobbert, Community
Rothaarsteig-Spur Dill-Bergtour by Moritz
December 19, 2022 · Community
Auch im Winter hat der Weg seinen Reiz. Die Mondlandschaften sehen mit Schnee und Sonnenschein gar nicht mehr so trostlos aus. Es war eine schöne Wanderung! Die Ausblicke von der Kammhöhe ins bergige Hessen und ins flache, grüne Westfalen waren beeindruckend. Die Beschilderung war sehr gut. Mit der Bahn ist der Startpunkt Dillbrecht Bf. sehr gut zu erreichen.
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When did you do this route? December 17, 2022
Photo: Moritz Dr. Jäger, Community
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