Sparrenburg Bielefeld header korrigiert © Bielefeld Marketing GmbH Topel

Her­mann Trail

One of Ger­many’s most beau­ti­ful high-alti­tude trails

With a series of won­der­ful views, the Her­mannsweg (Her­mann Trail) is rightly re­garded as one of Ger­many’s most beau­ti­ful high-alti­tude trails.

The 156-kilometre Hermannsweg (Hermann Trail) is one of Germany’s most beautiful high-altitude trails. It runs along the ridge of the Teutoburg Forest through the TERRA.vita and Teutoburg Forest/Egge Hills nature parks. The trail takes its name from Arminius of the Cherusci (known as “Hermann” in German), who defeated the Roman general Varus and his troops in 9 AD.

Beginning in Rheine in Münsterland, the trail heads to Horn-Bad Meinberg, where it ends at the impressive Lippe Velmerstot rock formation.

One of the many sights along the way is the Hermannsdenkmal (Hermann Monument), which commemorates the Cherusci chieftain’s victory over the Romans. Others include the Dörenther Klippen (Dörenthe Cliffs), the Externsteine sandstone pillars, Sparrenberg Castle in Bielefeld and the Adlerwarte Berlebeck falconry. Adding to the diversity of the route are castles and monasteries, museums and historic town centres like Tecklenburg.

With a ridge dissected by many valleys, hikers need to be fit to tackle the Hermann Trail. However, there are a series of panoramic views of the region. The German Hiking Association (DWV) has awarded the route the “Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland” seal of quality. Along with the Eggeweg (Egge Trail) it forms the Hermannshöhen (Hermann Heights) trail.

Map of NRW

Tour overview

Info, data & tour route

Distance in km
156.0
Duration in days
-
Walking/Journey time in hours
-

Highest point in metres
441
Uphill altitude difference
3,830
Downhill altitude difference
3,640
Tour Level
Level of difficulty
intermediate

Images and videos

Be inspired: images of your NRW

Die Bielefelder Sparrenburg bietet sich für eine Pause an, © Bielefeld Marketing GmbH / Topel
Old tree at the Hermann Trail, © OWL Marketing GmbH,S. Westermann

More information

Discover it now!

Would you like to make an enquiry?

Please contact »Projektbüro Hermannshöhen/OstWestfalenLippe GmbH« directly


Your contact details

I have taken note of the data protection declaration of Tourismus NRW e.V. and agree that the data I have provided may be collected and stored electronically for the purpose of contacting me.

Security question *

* Please complete this field

More hik­ing trails in NRW

River Sieg Nature Trail, © RadRegionRheinland e.V.

River Sieg Nature Trail

Read more
In der Natur finden Wanderer interessante Pilze oder Pflanzen, © Foto Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Wit­tgen­stein Slate Trail

Read more
Blick über die Landschaft - Rothaarsteig-Spuren, © Rothaarsteigverein e.V. Klaus-Peter Kappest

Rothaarsteig-tracks

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

Bri­lon Ridge Trail

Read more
Wanderin fotografiert die Landschaft, © Joschka Meiburg

Cicu­lar Hik­ing Trails in the Maas-Schwalm-Nette Nature Park

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

Egge Trail

Read more
fog at the Ehmsen trail, © Julian Stratenschulte

Ehm­sen Trail

Read more
Old tree at the Hermann Trail, © OWL Marketing GmbH,S. Westermann

Her­mann Trail

Read more
Kindelsbergpfad Fernblicke, © Natalie Glatter www.wandermagazin.de

Kindels­berg Trail

Read more
break at the Ahrsteig, © www.ahrtal.de

Ahr­steig Trail

Read more
Winterberg High-Altitude Trail, © Ferienwelt Winterberg

Win­ter­berg High-Alti­tude Trail

Read more
panoramic views at the Bestwig Panorama Trail, © Reinhard Schmidtmann

Bestwig Pan­or­ama Trail

Read more
Upper Sauerland Ridge Trail, © Ferienwelt Winterberg

Up­per Sauer­land Ridge Trail

Read more
Rambler at the Viaduct Hiking Trail, © Gemeinde Altenbeken

Via­duct Hik­ing Trail

Read more
Medebach Mountain Trail, © Touristik-Gesellschaft Medebach mbH

Medebach Moun­tain Trail

Read more
Blick vom Hermannsdenkmal, © Teutoburger Wald Tourismus - OWL GmbH

Her­mann Heights Trail

Read more
Sauerland High-Flyer - the view at the range of mountains, © Sauerland Höhenflug

Sauer­land High-Fly­er

Read more
Skulpturenpfade im Kreis Mettmann Kunstwege, © Stadt Heiligenhaus

Trails of art in Nean­der­land

Read more
Sonnenuntergänge in der wie unberührt wirkenden Natur sind besonders beeindruckend, © Foto Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Via Ad­rina – The “Pan­or­amic Path”

Read more
The river at the Neanderland Steig trail, © Kreis Mettmann Martina Chardin

Nean­der­land Steig Trail

Read more
nrw-aktiv_radfahren_mg_0779_e

Ruhrhöhen­weg

Read more
Der Wanderweg führt durch die Natur des Sauerlandes, © Sauerland Höhenflug

Düd­ing­hausen Geo­lo­gic­al Trail

Read more
Extertal Burg Sternberg, © Gemeinde Extertal

Hanseat­ic Trail

Read more
Kupferroute Bank an der Gedenkstätte, © Birgit Engelen

Cop­per Trail

Read more
Rheinsteig hiking trail, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Rhein­steig hik­ing trail

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

Teuto-Cir­cuits

Read more
Im Nationalpark Eifel gibt es Wildkatzen, die durch die Wälder pirschen, © H.Grabe

Wil­der­ness Trail

Read more
wood figures at the Upland Trail, © Tourist-Information Willingen

Up­land Trail

Read more
Kleine Brücken führen den Bödefelder Hollenpfad über die Bäche, © Tourismus Schmallenberger Sauerland / K.-P. Kappest

Böde­feld­er Hol­len­pfad

Read more
Struffeltroute Holzsteg Roetgen, © Johannes Höhn

Eifel Trail

Read more
Hängebrücke bei Kühhude am Rothaarsteig, © Rothaarsteigverein e.V. Björn Hänssler

Rothaar Trail

Read more
Roman Canal Hiking Trail - aqueduct Mechernich, © Natalie Glatter, Wandermagazin

Ro­man Canal Hik­ing Trail

Read more
Olsberg Kneipp Hiking Trail, © Dominik Ketz

Ols­berg Kneipp Hik­ing Trail

Read more
Der Landweg ist einer der Bergischen Streifzüge, © Das Bergische GmbH

Ber­gisch Wan­der­ings

Read more
Kleine Dörfer liegen auf dem Weg, © Uwe Völkner - Fotoagentur FOX

Way of St. James

Read more
Bergisch Trail, © Das Bergische gGmbH

Ber­gisch Trail

Read more