two people enjoy the scenery at the Egge trail, © Teutoburger Wald Tourismus

Egge Trail

A hik­ing path for nature lov­ers

A unique wealth of abund­ant scen­ic views for hikers cross­ing the ridge of the Egge Hills from the Teuto­burg Forest in­to Sauer­land.

The Eggeweg (Egge Trail) crosses the Egge mountains from north to south along the mountain ridge. Stretching for 70 kilometres, it connects the hills of the Teutoburg Forest in the north with Sauerland in the south. Together with the Hermannsweg (Hermann Trail), it forms the route known as the Hermannshöhen.

This is traditionally a pioneering trail: it was used as a military and trade route in early history and prehistoric times. The Egge Trail was also the first hiking trail in Germany to receive the “Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland” seal of quality.

Hikers will enjoy the beautiful views in the Naturpark Eggegebirge (Egge Hills Nature Park) and the southern Teutoburg Forest. This uninhabited ridge trail heads from the Externsteine sandstone pillars in the north through the valley of the Silberbachtal and up the 468-metre Prussian Velmerstot, the highest point in the region.

The Egge Trail then heads south through the woods. After Marsberg in the Diemel Valley there are plenty of natural sights and traces of a turbulent past to be discovered – such as the Iburg ruins, the deserted town of Blankenrode, the lead pits, the Bierbaums Nagel observation tower and numerous impressive rocky features such as the Teutonia cliffs.

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Tour overview

Info, data & tour route

Distance in km
71.0
Duration in days
-
Walking/Journey time in hours
-

Highest point in metres
468
Uphill altitude difference
1,275
Downhill altitude difference
1,250
Tour Level
Level of difficulty
intermediate

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two people enjoy the scenery at the Egge trail, © Teutoburger Wald Tourismus

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