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Bri­lon Ridge Trail


A fant­ast­ic, chal­len­ging hik­ing trail

They say that you can meet forest fair­ies on the Bri­lon Ridge Trail. This ap­prox­im­ately 50 km cir­cu­lar route will leave you be­liev­ing in the mys­tic­al and su­per­nat­ur­al.

They say that you can meet forest fairies on the Briloner Kammweg (Brilon Ridge Trail) in Sauerland. One thing is certain though: this approximately 50-kilometre circular route, which has a difference in altitudes of 1,600 metres, will leave you believing in the mystical and supernatural.

Certified as a “Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland” quality hiking trail, the Brilon Ridge Trail starts from Brilon marketplace. Westphalian-style half-timbered houses, the town hall with its Baroque façade and the massive Gothic tower of the Propsteikirche St. Petrus und Andreas (Provost Church of Saints Peter and Andrew) all set the scene for the first few kilometres heading out of the town. Other sights along the route include the source of the River Möhne, the watershed between the two most important German waterways the Rhine and Weser, and the beauty award-winning village of Bruchhausen. A quick detour takes you to the nearby Bruchhauser Steinen (Bruchhausen Stones), four mighty porphyry rocks, which reach up to 90 metres high.

And if nothing supernatural decides to show itself on the trail you can always enjoy a visit to Brilon’s many markets and festivals: you’ll certainly find something here, since the inhabitants of Brilon pick their forest fairy every year.

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Tour overview


Info, data & tour route

Distance in km
49.0
Duration in days
-
Walking/Journey time in hours
-

Highest point in metres
802
Uphill altitude difference
1,330
Downhill altitude difference
1,330
Tour Level
Level of difficulty
intermediate
  • Round trip
  • Family-friendly
  • Wheelchair-accessible

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the landscape on Brilon Ridge Trail, © Brilon Wirtschaft und Tourismus GmbH

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