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Long distance hiking trail · Sauerland
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  • Vom Wallburgturm hat man einen großartigen Blick auf die historische Stätte
    Vom Wallburgturm hat man einen großartigen Blick auf die historische Stätte
    Photo: Wolfgang Poguntke (Datei hat ein unbeschränktes Nutzungsrecht ohne jegliche Bedingungen für jedermann)
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Distance 76.1 km
22:00 h
2,520 m
2,414 m
618 m
179 m
This hiking trail, which has been awarded the „Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland“ quality mark, was named in honour of the forestry councillor Ernst Ehmsen. The founder of the Sauerland Mountain Association would have been proud of this north-west route through the Sauerland, because far away from roads and traffic, we experience a natural idyll that is rarely found in Germany.

Stage 1: Arnsberg - Endorf (20 km) We start our hike on the Ehmsenweg in the historic old town of Arnsberg, with the bell tower, the Hirschberg Gate, the castle ruins, the Probstei Church and the Church of the Resurrection. After leaving the Ruhr valley, the route continues through the Sunderner Wälder and the town of the same name to Endorf, where we can pay a visit to the Alte Schmitte local history and hunting museum. Stage 2: Endorf - Fretter (18 km) The highlight of today's tour in the Saalhaus mountains is without doubt the pilgrimage church of St. Anthony of Padua at the former Brunnen monastery. In Faulebutter, a game preserve and a short excursion to the nearby Salwey spring also await hikers hungry for adventure. Stage 3: Fretter - Hohe Bracht (&overnight stay in Bilstein) (20 km) From Fretter, with the Knochenmühle, we hike down into the valley of the Lenne and ücross the river in Elspe. Here you will find the parish church of St. James the Apostle and the


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