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Talsperrenweg

Long distance hiking trail · Ruhrgebiet
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  • Lingesetalsperre: View of the restoration
    Lingesetalsperre: View of the restoration
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On the Talsperrenweg, we hike from Hagen in Westphalia through the Ennepe-Ruhr valley, make a short excursion into the Oberbergisches Land region, roam through the Siegerland region and finally reach the historic old town of Biedenkopf, located in the Lahn-Dill-Bergland region. Along the way, you will pass a total of eight dams as well as other exciting sights and scenic highlights in a constant up and down cycle.
moderate
Distance 165.2 km
46:00 h
4,821 m
4,667 m
676 m
124 m
Stage 1: Hagen - Ennepetalsperre (20 km)

After crossing Hagen's Stadtgarten and Stadtwald, we hike past the Hasper dam, over the Scharpenberg and then down into the Ennepe valley to the Ennepetalsperre dam.

Stage 2: Ennepetalsperre - Wasserfuhr (19 km)

We continue our way in a southerly direction and walk across fields, meadows and through forests until we reach the Nayetal dam as well as the Schevelingen dam towards the end of the day.

Stage 3: Wasserfuhr - Aggertalsperre (25 km)

Shortly after Wasserfuhr we hike over the dam wall of the Kerspetalsperre, take a look at the stately villas in Rönsahl and a little later look down from the dam wall of the Lingesetalsperre. Past the Brucher dam and through Dannenberg, we now climb the Unnenberg, with its tower of the same name, which offers a great view. The Agger reservoir at Hackenberg is the last water reservoir and the destination of today's stage.

Stage 4: Aggertalsperre - Biggesee (19 km)

We turn east and hike over the Knollen, Beulberg and Wahlert to the small stream valley of the Herpel. Then we head uphill again and along a high trail to Dumnicke. Between Eickhagen and Rhode (OT of Olpe) we cross the Biggesee.

Stage 5: Biggesee - Krombach (16 km)

Today we walk around Olpe and enter the forest of the same name behind Altenkleusheim, which leads us to Krombach. Lovers of the famous Krombacher Pils will be pleased to have the opportunity to visit the brewery.

Stage 6: Krombach - Hilchenbach (14 km)

With the exception of the village of Müsen, today's stage takes us exclusively through the beautiful forest of the Siegerland region, passing the Breitenbach dam along the way.

Stage 7: Hilchenbach - Forsthaus Hohenroth (16 km)

Today we can expect some challenging climbs in the Rothaargebirge, the Ginsburg ruins on the Schlossberg, several idyllic ponds and the Netphe stream valley. At the Hohenroth forester's lodge we then reached the stage's finishing point.

Stage 8: Forsthaus Hohenroth - Fischelbach (20 km)

Today we will hardly encounter any traces of human settlement, but walk continuously through a vast forest area over the Grauhein, the Lahnkopf, the Jagd-Berg and along the Fischelbach to the village of the same name. In the process, we will also hike past the sources of the Eder and Lahn rivers.

Stage 9: Fischelbach - Biedenkopf (17 km)

The last stage is again very scenic and leads through Kleingladenbach and Breidenbach in the Perf valley to the old town of Biedenkopf on the Lahn, which is well worth seeing. A visit to the castle is a worthy conclusion to this eventful tour.

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Matthias Stiel
Update: January 12, 2022
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676 m
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Start

Hagen (124 m)
Coordinates:
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51.355440, 7.468630
DMS
51°21'19.6"N 7°28'07.1"E
UTM
32U 393370 5690465
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Destination

Biedenkopf

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Hagen - Hasper Dam - Ennepetal Dam - Neyetal Dam - Kerspetal Dam - Rönsahl - Lingesetal Dam - Brucher Dam - Aggertal Dam - Auf dem Dümpel - Biggetal Dam - Krombach - Kindelsberg - Breitenbach Dam - Hilchenbach - Sohlbach - Lahnhof - Fischelbach - Biedenkopf

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Public transport

By train to Hagen-Oberhagen station

Getting there

A1 to exit 88 Hagen West, continue on the B54 to Hagen

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At the station

Coordinates

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51.355440, 7.468630
DMS
51°21'19.6"N 7°28'07.1"E
UTM
32U 393370 5690465
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
165.2 km
Duration
46:00 h
Ascent
4,821 m
Descent
4,667 m
Highest point
676 m
Lowest point
124 m
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