• Familie im Wald
    Familie im Wald Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
  • Ranger mit Familie im Wald
    Ranger mit Familie im Wald Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.

Thematic trails in Siegen-Wittgenstein

The hiking highlights, themed trails and loop trails in Siegen-Wittgenstein make hiking dreams come true. Often in the immediate vicinity of the Rothaarsteig, the loop trails offer pure hiking enjoyment.

Exciting mining history, timber-framed romance under slate roofs, art and literature on the trail of myths and sagas or a trip to the sources of the Ilse, the Lahn and the Sieg. Here, the Rothaar Mountains always enchant with their diverse natural surroundings and enchanting far-reaching views. 

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Thematic Trail · Siegerland-Wittgenstein

WaldSkulpturenWeg Wittgenstein-Sauerland

Thematic Trail
06 13, 2016
25.5 km
5:00 h
518 m
531 m
by Redaktion Wander Genuss,  Redaktion Wander Genuss / Klambt-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Thematic Trail · Netphen


Thematic Trail Wegweiser am Köhlerpfad
09 25, 2018
5.2 km
1:27 h
107 m
107 m
by Jana Rommelmann,  Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Thematic Trail · Hilchenbach

Hilchenbacher Windwanderweg

04 14, 2014
5.6 km
1:42 h
165 m
165 m
by Susanne Träger,  Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Thematic Trail · Netphen


11 15, 2018
2.9 km
0:49 h
72 m
72 m
by Jana Rommelmann,  Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
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Family adventure on the water

Children need regular breaks when hiking - and are even happier when they can climb, splash about and explore nature off the hiking trail during these breaks.

The major Sieg , Eder and Lahn rivers rise in the extensive forests of the Siegen-Wittgenstein region. Anyone who seeks out their source will find many beautiful hikes for young and old.

For example, there is a lovely walk that goes along the Walderlebnispfad (Forest Experience Path) to the source of the Sieg. To the right and left of the trail, children can find such challenges. The can fight their way through the forest wilderness as explorers, climb to viewing points and cross the adventurous bridges.

Junge an der Siegquelle
Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, TVSW

Whereas you dive into a legendary world full of goblins and elves on the “Kleiner Rothaar” fairy tale hiking trail, native animals can be marvelled at on the “Tiergartenrunde” (wildlife park walk). If this still isn’t adventurous enough for you, you can observe the large, awe inspiring bison at the Wissent-Wildnis (bison wilderness).


Walderlebnispfad "Siegquelle"

"Ein verschlungener Pfad führt Dich für ca. 1,5 Stunden zu verborgenen, heimlichen Plätzen in unseren Wald" - so steht es am Startpunkt geschrieben.

Märchenwanderweg "Kleiner Rothaar"

Hallo, ich heißte "Kleiner Rothaar". Hier im Land der tausend Berge, gab es vor Urzeiten viele rothaarige Kobolde wie mich - deshalb heißt es ja auch Rothaargebirge, glaube ich...

Wisent-Wildnis am Rothaarsteig (Bison Wilderness on the Rothaarsteig)

Treat yourself to very special nature adventure with the whole family at the Wissent-Wildnis (bison wilderness). An “encounter” with these majestic animals is an unforgettable experience.


Einen Hirschsprung wagen, durch die Röhre gucken, barfuß durch den Wald jumpen, einfach mal durch einen Baumstamm wispern und vieles mehr:
Familie auf dem Märchenwanderweg
Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, TVSW

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