Premiumwanderwege Eifelsteig Schild Markierung, © Archiv Eifel Tourismus

Premium hiking trails


Visitors can enjoy ‘distinguished’ hikes along the premium hiking trails.

Premium trails, which have been awarded the German Institute of Hiking seal of quality, are carefully assessed against a comprehensive list of criteria. To be awarded this seal, a hiking trail has to include special destinations and an abundance of highlights along the way.

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Die Landschaft im Siegerland-Wittgenstein wirkt vielerorts unberührt, © Rothaarsteigverein / K.-P.Kappest

Via Adrina – The “Panoramic Path”

Through pastures, meadows and forests – always overlooking the River Eder

The circular hiking trail leads through the Rothaar mountains, offering fantastic views of the River Eder's floodplains along its 21-kilometre route.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Auf dem Rundweg können Wanderer die Blicke schweifen lassen, © Sauerland Höhenflug

Düdinghausen Geological Trail

A journey through the history of the Earth on foot in Sauerland

Sauerland was a tropical swimming paradise millions of years ago? Find traces of this along the themed route!

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Ein Bach, der am Hollenpfad entlang fließt, © Tourismus Schmallenberger Sauerland / K.-P. Kappest

Bödefelder Hollenpfad

A barefoot path and treading pool ensure visitors stay cool

The diverse Bödefelder Hollenpfad trail takes its name from the mythical creatures said to have once lived on the doorstep of the picturesque Sauerland village of Bödefeld.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Die Rundwege des Wittgensteiner Schieferpfades führen oft durch Wälder, © Foto Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Wittgenstein Slate Trail

Retrace history in an exhibition mine and former quarry

Slate was extensively mined in the Wittgenstein region for centu-ries. Hikers can get close to nature and discover remnants of the past on the historic slate trail.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Paradise for hikers - the Eifel Trail, © Archiv Eifel Tourismus

Eifel Trail

Hikers get close to nature in the Eifel National Park

With trails, reservoirs, valleys and plateaus given over to nature, the Eifelsteig (Eifel Trail) is a paradise for hikers.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Rheinsteig hiking trail, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Rheinsteig hiking trail

Rhine romanticism in the Siebengebirge

The Rhine has captivated visitors, including many artists, for centuries. Hikers who explore the Rheinsteig trail will discover why.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Sauerland Höhenflug Header korrigiert Aussicht ins Gebirge © Sauerland Höhenflug

Sauerland High-Flyer

A hiking trail for peak climbers

The Sauerland Höhenflug (Sauerland High-Flyer) crosses the summits of Sauerland and offers bird’s eye views of the valleys.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Winterberg High-Altitude Trail, © Ferienwelt Winterberg

Winterberg High-Altitude Trail

Hiking the highest mountains in Sauerland, NRW

Hikers who wish to explore the area around Winterberg need to be in good condition to tackle the highest peaks in Sauerland.

Level of difficulty: hard

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Kupferroute Bank an der Gedenkstätte, © Birgit Engelen

Copper Trail

Today golden-yellow calamine pansies still bloom along the route to Stolberg

For a long time, metal extraction and processing were traditional trades in Stolberg near Aachen. The Copper Trail leads directly into the past.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Canyon at the Teuto-Circuits hiking trails, © Rudolf Schubert

Teuto-Circuits

Excursions on the Hermannsweg (Hermann Trail)

Half-timbered villages and rugged rock faces, steep climbs and in-credible views – the Teutoschleifen (Teuto-Circuits) hiking trails have no shortage of interesting sights.

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