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Jung-Stilling circular path

Hiking Trail · Hilchenbach
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    Photo: Stadt Hilchenbach
  • / Jung-Stilling Stube
    Photo: Stadt Hilchenbach
  • / Jung-Stilling
    Photo: Verena Meinhardt
  • / Auf dem Jung-Stilling Rundweg in Grund
    Photo: Michael Bahr, TVSW e.V./Kreis Siegen-Wittgenstein
  • / Besucher nutzen das Tretbecken in Grund
    Photo: Stadt Hilchenbach, Stadt Hilchenbach
  • / Kneipp-Wassertretbecken in Hilchenbach-Grund
    Photo: Michael Bahr, Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
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A circular tour steeped in history with wonderful views and a refreshing conclusion.
moderate
9.6 km
2:53 h
244 m
244 m
Hike around Hilchenbach-Grund, the birthplace of Johann-Heinrich Jung, known as Jung-Stilling (1740-1817). The trail leads through our unique natural surroundings to the Ginsberger Heide and the Ginsburg ruins. From there, it’s downhill past Zollposten train station to the Insbachtal valley, where a water tread basin invites you to relax.

Author’s recommendation

A visit to the “Jung-Stilling-Stube” room. The room can be visited by pre-arrangement. Of particular interest are the simple instruments with which Jung-Stilling conducted his highly successful eye operations.
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Author
Susanne Träger
Updated: March 16, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Giller, 604 m
Lowest point
Vor Ortseingang Grund, 371 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Ginsburg
Ginsburgstube
Hotel-Restaurant Ginsberger Heide

Safety information

Be careful when crossing the B508 on the Kronprinzeneiche!

Tips, hints and links

Tourist Information
Markt 13
57271 Hilchenbach
Phone.: +49 2733 288133, Fax:-288
touristinfo@hilchenbach.de
www.hilchenbach.de/Tourismus

Start

The “Alte Kapellenschule” (old chapel school) village community building in Hilchenbach-Grund. (402 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.971085, 8.134283
UTM
32U 439215 5646966

Destination

The “Alte Kapellenschule” (old chapel school) village community building in Hilchenbach-Grund.

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Alte Kapellenschule (old chapel school), walk through the idyllic village centre, past Jung-Stilling’s place of birth (including memorial room) past the hill up to the grazing slope. You can enjoy the wonderful view before taking woodland paths gently uphill towards Kronprinzeneiche. There, cross the road and walk along a medieval trading route to the Ginsburg hill (583 m above sea level). Here, the restored viewing tower offers a wonderful view onto Hilchenbach, and the Ginsburgstube restaurant in the adjacent castle kitchen is a good place to stop for a short rest. For anyone wanting a more hearty meal, the Ginsberger Heide restaurant (open daily from 9am to 10pm) and the upland moor alongside it is a short walk away. From the Ginsburg hill, you descend again, passing the Bahnhof Zollposten barn and beer garden (usually open for refreshments at the weekend) along the Kromberg hill and into the delightful Insbachtal valley. From here, you have another wonderful view onto the village of Grund before slowly descending. Down in the valley, you’ll pass a water treading pool, where you can cool your feet. You’re now just a short distance away from the starting point in Grund. Alternatively, you can start the circular route at Vormwald station (Rothaarbahn RB 93 regional train, train station).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Starting point "Zollposten:
  • By Rothaar train RB93
    • Stop: Bahnhof Vormwald

Getting there

From the B 508, turn onto the L 728 towards Netphen. After 300m, take the K 31 towards Grund.

Parking

Hiking car park "Zollposten"
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Stillings Gesamtwerke ISBN-10: 1143824741 / ISBN-13: 978-1143824746

Author’s map recommendations

Rothaarsteigkarte ISBN-10: 3980985733 / ISBN-13: 978-3980985734

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Equipment

A hiking shoe suitable for the low mountain range is recommended.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.6 km
Duration
2:53h
Ascent
244 m
Descent
244 m
Loop Refreshment stops available Scenic

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