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Fachwerkweg Freudenberg (Freudenberg half-timbered building path)

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    Photo: Freudenberg WIRKT e.V.
  • / Logo Wanderhöhepunkte
    Photo: W.Todt & U.Poller, Wandermagazin
  • / historischer Eisenverhüttungsplatz
    Photo: W. Todt & U.Poller, Wandermagazin
  • / Stadtmuseum Freudenberg
    Photo: W.Todt & U.Poller, Wandermagazin
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    Photo: Wandermagazin
  • / Tunnelmund Fachwerkweg Freudenberg
    Photo: W. Todt & U.Poller, Wandermagazin
  • / Aussicht Kurpark Freudenberg
    Photo: W.Todt & U.Poller, Wandermagazin
  • / Panoramaausblick bei Mausbach
    Photo: W.Todt & U.Poller, Wandermagazin
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    Photo: Freudenberg WIRKT e.V.
m 600 500 400 300 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Parklatz Gambachsweiher Eisenverhüttungplatz Hohenhainer Tunnel Aussicht Ausblick Kurpark

A route that begins in the idyllic half-timbered town of Freudenberg. Wonderful stretches of natural landscape take you to the site of a former smelting furnace. As well as great views, the highlights of the tour also include a 400m long tunnel passage.
12.2 km
3:30 h
231 m
229 m
In the heart of the extensive Siegerland forests, the picturesque little town of Freudenberg is waiting to be discovered! The narrow alleyways of the old town with its time-honoured cobblestones and in particular the decorative black and white timber-framed houses take visitors on a journey through time to the Middle Ages.

The Facherwerkweg (timber-framed buildings path) complements this cultural and historical gem with an excursion to bubbling waters and fantastic far-reaching views. One particular highpoint along the way is the tunnel at Hohenhain.

Author’s recommendation

The warm water pool in the Gambachtal valley is open from mid-May to mid-September.

If you’d prefer some serious sporting activity, the rope course, not far from the route on the Trulichsberg hill, is the place to go. User
Cindy Peplinski
Updated: June 19, 2019

Highest point
Hammerhöhe, 436 m
Lowest point
Freudenberg, 286 m
Best time of year

Safety information

No special abilities are required for the tour.


Sturdy shoes and suitable clothing for the weather are recommended.

The tour can be walked all year round.

Tips, hints and links

Tourist information

Kölner Straße 1
57258 Freudenberg
Tel.: +49 2734 43-164


Burgstrasse, car park no. 4 “Hinterm Schloss”. (285 m)
50.896950, 7.871028
32U 420606 5638972


Burgstrasse, car park no. 4 “Hinterm Schloss”.

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting at the P4 car park, Burgstrasse/Hinterm Schloss, the path takes a slight uphill turn to the historic old town of Freudenberg, the “Alter Flecken” (“old small town”). As the path continues, walkers can enjoy an attractive view onto the black-and-white picture postcard town from the Kurpark (spa park). The route continues through the Gambachtal valley, past a reconstruction of a historical smelting furnace from the Middle Ages. The route now leads through the 400 m long disused railway tunnel towards Hohenhain. The tunnel is illuminated all year round. From there, the path continues uphill. It then turns to the right and continues towards Hammerhöhe through open meadows. Along the federal state boundary, the route continues towards Mausbach. On the boundary path, a picnic island is a good place to stop for a rest. From here, you can enjoy the panoramic view. The path continues downhill towards Alte Heide. After a brief, steep ascent, the path turns right towards Trulichsberg. Once you arrive there, you can soon see Freudenberg, and after a further uphill stretch, you reach the starting point of the tour.


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Public transport

By bus (from Siegen Hbf.)
  • Bus R38 or L154
    • Stop: Freudenberg central bus station Mörer Platz

(,, Tel. 01803/50 40 30)

Getting there

Via the A45 to the Freudenberg exit, then take the L562 to the centre of the town.


Burgstraße, car park No. 4 “Hinterm Schloß” full-day and free of charge or the “Gambachsweiher” car park at the open air pool (camper van pitches also available)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Agnes K.
December 29, 2018 · Community
Eine abwechslungsreiche Tour, die mit einem schönen Ausblick auf den historischen Stadtkern Freudenbergs beginnt. Später geht es raus aus dem bebauten Gebiet und in den Wald. Die Strecke ist einfach zu begehen uns sehr gut ausgeschildert! Jetzt im Dezember lag noch überall Nebel und es war gespenstisch schön!
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July 04, 2018 · Community
Alles in allem eine nette Runde die man auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen kann.
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Katja K.
May 06, 2018 · Community
Eine schöne und abwechslungsreiche Wanderung, die einem nebenbei das Fachwerk näher bringt. Hat mir gut gefallen! Der Blick auf den Alten Flecken ist perfekt. Kleine Abzüge, weil mir persönlich der Anteil an asphaltierten Wegen zu hoch war und manche Wegmarkierung eher verwirrte als half (mal waren jede Menge da, dann wieder musste man an Kreuzungen die Nadel im Heuhaufen suchen). Datum der Wanderung: 05.05.2018
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12.2 km
231 m
229 m
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