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  • View from the photo point at Hömberg above Oberhenneborn and Sellmecke
    View from the photo point at Hömberg above Oberhenneborn and Sellmecke Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Schmallenberger Sauerland Tourismus

Sauerland-Rothaargebirge

The Sauerland-Rothaargebirge Nature Park encompasses a diverse natural and cultural landscape in the Sauerland, Siegerland and Wittgenstein regions, with the Rothaar Mountains running through the nature park from north to south. From forested mountain ridges to meadow valleys and floodplain landscapes to the highest elevations in western Germany, the nature park offers a varied natural landscape that can be traversed especially well on foot.

Area: 3826.01 km²
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Hiking trail · Freudenberg
F5 - Plittershagen
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.9 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 261 m
Descent 261 m

„Ropp on ronner“ sagt der Siegerländer, wenn es bergauf und bergab geht - und das beschreibt diesen schönen Rundwanderweg ziemlich genau.

from Pauline Coroly,   Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Hiking trail · Bad Laasphe
L4 meets Mythen und Sagenweg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.5 km
Duration 3:35 h
Ascent 309 m
Descent 302 m

Mystisch angehauchte Rundtour, die zwei wunder-wanderbare Wege verbindet!

from Petra Markus,   Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Hiking trail · Siegerland-Wittgenstein
F10 Rundwanderweg Bottenberg-Heuslingen
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 9.4 km
Duration 2:35 h
Ascent 181 m
Descent 181 m

Der Rundwanderweg F10 führt uns von der Freudenberger Wilhelmshöhe über Nieder- und Oberheuslingen bis nach Bottenberg.

from Lisa Nöll,   Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.4 km
Duration 2:55 h
Ascent 251 m
Descent 251 m

Der Rundwanderweg F6 führt über die Höhen rund um die Orte Oberfischbach, Niederndorf, Dirlenbach und Ober- und Niederheuslingen.

from Pauline Coroly,   Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Hiking trail · Siegerland-Wittgenstein
Erlebnispfad um die Windräder am Knippen
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 11.6 km
Duration 3:08 h
Ascent 245 m
Descent 232 m

Manche finden sie majestätisch, andere würden sie am liebsten verschwinden lassen: Drei Windräder stehen zwischen Löffelberg und Hühnerkamp und ...

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from Markus Strotkemper,   Community
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 15 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 455 m
Descent 468 m

Waldreiche Rundwanderung vorbei am Wortberg, hinunter ins Hälvertal zur Glörtalsperre.

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from Ulrike Tenzer,   Community
Hiking trail · Sauerland
Rundwanderung unteres Repetal
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.5 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 238 m
Descent 262 m

Aussichtsreiche und landschaftlich wunderschöne Rundwanderung auf zum Teil schmalen Pfaden durch das untere Repetal, vorbei an der Ruine Peperburg ...

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from Ulrike Tenzer,   Community
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The forest areas of the nature park consist mainly of coniferous forest, especially spruce trees are widespread, but also deciduous forest with the beech as the most common tree can be found. The area is crossed by the rivers Sieg, Eder, Lahn, Lenne and Ruhr as well as smaller streams, so that a constant rushing and splashing accompany tours through the park. In addition to forests and waters, gorges and rocks, wide plateaus and valleys, meadows and floodplains, moors and heaths, agricultural use as well as slagheaps and tunnels from the former mining industry ensure a varied stay. Great destinations for culture and history lovers can be found as well as beautiful nature.
Sauerland-Rothaargebirge Nature Park near Lake Hennesee
Photo: Jörg Braukmann, CC0, Wikimedia Commons
The cultural landscapes of the nature park are divided into the four regions Sauerland, Medebacher Bucht, Siegerland and Wittgenstein and differ partly strongly. The Sauerland comprises the largest part of the nature park and most diverse landscapes. The Siegerland region mainly contains remnants of the former principality of Nassau-Siegen, while Wittgenstein holds the most densely wooded cultural landscape of the park and Medebacher Bucht includes several urban areas.

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Rules

Keep noise to a minimum
Stay on the trail
Do not light any fires
Camping is only permitted in official campsites
Do not disturb animals or damage vegetation
Do not pick flowers
Do not pick mushrooms
Do not remove any rocks or crystals
Do not feed wild animals
Do not litter

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When did you do this route? August 09, 2022
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