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Hiking in Siegen-Wittgenstein

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Hiking in Germany’s most forested region – untouched forests and mountains, stretching from half-timbered villages to valleys, invite you to explore. Various quality trails and the premium hiking resort Bad Berleburg make your stay an unforgettable experience.

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The 10 Most Beautiful hiking routes in Siegen-Wittgenstein

Märchenspur, Schloss Berleburg
Theme trail · Bad Berleburg
Fairy Tale Trail - an Enchanting Hiking Treasure
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
5.6 km
2:00 h
150 m
150 m
Once upon a time... ... the small, fairytale town of Bad Berleburg with a forest full of adventures. In this forest some famous figures of the Brothers Grimm have been sighted....
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  
Landschaftsrahmen auf dem Kornberg am Rothaarsteig
Long distance hiking trail
Rothaarsteig
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multi-stage route Open
7
155 km
97:00 h
2,904 m
3,178 m
Was lieben Sie am Wandern am meisten? Die Nähe und Idylle der Natur, die aktive Entspannung, die unüberhörbare Stille, den Duft der Jahreszeiten, die kleinen Wunder am Wegesrand, den Geschmack frischen Quellwassers, die guten Gespräche? Oder einfach das Wohlgefühl, das sich als Summe all dessen einstellt? Dann herzlich willkommen am Rothaarsteig, dem „Weg der Sinne“. Mitten in Deutschland erdet er auf 154 aussichtsreichen Kilometern Sinne, Geist und Seele und stillt Ihre Sehnsucht nach Geborgenheit. Lernen Sie den Rothaarsteig und seine Gastgeber kennen. Sie werden eine zweite Heimat finden. Versprochen! Übrigens, der Rothaarsteig gehört zu den Top Trails of Germany. In dieser Kooperation haben sich 14 Fernwanderwege in Deutschland zusammengefunden, die maximalen Wandergenuss bieten!  
Gernsdorfer Höhentour
Hiking trail · Wilnsdorf
Rothaarsteig-Spur Gernsdorfer Höhentour
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
6
13.4 km
3:30 h
187 m
187 m
Wald-Weiden-Wiesen-Wanderung
On the Wittgensteiner Schieferpfad (Wittgenstein slate trail)
Hiking trail · Bad Berleburg
Wittgensteiner Schieferpfad (Wittgenstein slate trail) - An exciting Adventure
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
42
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.
Blick über den Hickengrund
Hiking trail · Burbach
Literature in nature - romantic Hickengrund
recommended route Difficulty moderate
6
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.
Hiking trail · Kreuztal
Kindelsberg path
recommended route Difficulty moderate
20
13.1 km
4:45 h
332 m
332 m
The Kindelsberg path cleverly links great hiking trails with a wide range of flora and fauna, passes numerous relics of the mining era and tops all this off with outstanding panoramic views.
Markierungszeichen
Hiking trail · Hilchenbach
Helberhäuser Löffelpfad
recommended route Difficulty easy
7
10.6 km
3:00 h
195 m
195 m
Herzlich Willkommen in Hilchenbach Helberhausen. Von hier aus führt ein wunderschöner Rundweg über die Hänge mit tollen Ausblicken ins Tal und über das Dorf. Angelegt zum 700jährigen Jubiläum, ist der Löffelweg eine Homage an die Jahrhunderte alte Tradition des Löffelschnitzens in Helberhausen.  
Hiking trail · Burbach
ROTHAARSTEIG TRAIL “Trödelsteinpfad” (“Trödelstein path”)
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
33
11 km
4:00 h
299 m
300 m
The Trödelstein path leads from Buchhellertal valley to the “Trödelsteine” rocks. Along the way, you experience the special features of the basalt-like natural landscape between the Rothaargebirge and Westerwald regions.
Kalorienpfad Hilchenbach Blick auf Talsperre
Hiking trail · Hilchenbach
Calories Trail Hilchenbach
recommended route Difficulty moderate
5
6.7 km
2:00 h
181 m
181 m
The Kalorienpfad (Calories Trail) goes around the Breitenbach reservoir without having to follow the asphalt path along the banks for longer than necessary. Instead, there are dreamlike forest passages, wonderful tranquillity, a beautiful view and ten exciting activity stations that make this tour into a real hiking highpoint.
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Hiking on the Rothaarsteig

On the well-known Rothaarsteig, the „Path of the Senses“, you hike on 8 stages from Brilon in the Sauerland via the Wittgensteiner Bergland and the Siegerland to Dillenburg in Hessen at the foot of the Westerwald. 154 kilometres of boundless expanses and wonderful silence await visitors to the long-distance hiking trail. Along the way, there is not only the beautiful landscape with many vantage points to see, but also numerous highlights such as various springs, the towns of Brilon and Winterberg or the mountain bridge at Kühude.

Long distance hiking trail
Rothaarsteig
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multi-stage route Open
Distance 155 km
Duration 97:00 h
Ascent 2,904 m
Descent 3,178 m

Was lieben Sie am Wandern am meisten? Die Nähe und Idylle der Natur, die aktive Entspannung, die unüberhörbare Stille, den Duft der ...

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Premium hiking resort Bad Berleburg

Hiking in Siegen-Wittgenstein around the premium hiking resort of Bad Berleburg is particularly beautiful. The small town in the north of the district is located in the Rothaargebirge mountains. Numerous premium hiking trails lead you around the town in the Wittgensteiner Land through the natural paradise in North Rhine-Westphalia. Hike the Via Celtica and discover the culture of the Celts, enjoy the views of the hilly landscape and leisurely rivers on the Via Adrina or discover imposing rocky landscapes on the Wittgensteiner Schieferpfad (Wittgenstein Slate Trail).

Hikes with children in Siegen-Wittgenstein

It is also wonderful to hike in Siegen-Wittgenstein with children. Exciting nature trails, themed trails and circular walks that do not require a great deal of physical fitness also invite families with small hikers to explore the landscape with its numerous forests. How about one of the fairytale trails, for example, which introduce children to nature in a playful way? Or the forest adventure trail, which offers both young and old lots of fun discovering the forest? Tables and benches on many of the hiking trails are also ideal for a picnic in between.

Correct behaviour in the forest

When it comes to hiking, the region also has a special need to protect nature and the forest. Regardless of whether you are walking on theme trails, long-distance trails or one of the quality trails, this should be done in harmony with the animals and plants. Therefore, you should inform yourself about the rules of conduct in the forest before you start your hike.

Plan the most beautiful hikes

With the Tour Planner you can also easily plan your own routes for hiking, cycling tours, jogging routes or many other outdoor activities. You can then print them out, download them to your GPS device or use them with the Siegen-Wittgenstein App.

Hiking-friendly hosts will help you plan hikes, make packed lunches and take care of your luggage transfer. 

If you would like to help us improve the quality of our walks even further, you can take part in the Wandermonitor survey 

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Reviews

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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
Lahnwanderweg stage 01 Lahnquelle – Feudingen by Annette
November 06, 2022 · Community
Die Wanderung war sehr schön - die Anfahrt zur Quelle allerdings nicht: Das empfohlene Taxiunternehmen geht gar nicht erst ans Telefon, professionelle Taxis sind zu teuer (55 €). Die Fahrt zur Quelle dauert zwar nur 11 Minuten, jedoch kommen die Taxis aus Bad Laasphe.... wer kann: Unbedingt mit 2 Autos anreisen! (oder konkret vorbuchen) Wir hatten Glück: eine nette Bürgerin hat ihre samstägliche Einkaufstour um eine Spritztour zur Quelle für uns ausgedehnt. An einem Sonntag steht man wohl ganz alleine da....
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When did you do this route? November 05, 2022
Rundweg Schanze - Oberkirchen über den Rothaarsteig zurück by Conny
October 22, 2022 · Community
Wunderschöne Waldpassagen wechseln sich mit herrlichen Ausblicken ab. Dazu noch Kunst am Weg und eine tolle Hütte zum Einkehrschwung! Auf seine pfadige Kosten kommt man auf dem Kyrill-Pfad. Ein Stern Abzug für die meist breiten Wege.
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When did you do this route? October 22, 2022
Photo: Conny Zorn, Community
Photo: Conny Zorn, Community
Photo: Conny Zorn, Community
Photo: Conny Zorn, Community
Photo: Conny Zorn, Community
Photo: Conny Zorn, Community
Photo: Conny Zorn, Community
Photo: Conny Zorn, Community
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