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Hikes in Siegen-Wittgenstein
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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.
The most beautiful hikes in Siegen-Wittgenstein
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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.
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 ...
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.