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Medebach Mountain Trail, © Touristik-Gesellschaft Medebach mbH

Medebach Mountain Trail


Hiking through the “Tuscany of Sauerland”

An oasis of well-being awaits the tired hiker on the Medebacher Bergweg (Medebach Mountain Trail) in Sauerland’s sunniest region.

The Medebacher Bergweg (Medebach Mountain Trail), which covers a distance of 64 kilometres and a total vertical distance of 1,920 metres, shows hikers the beauty of the sun-kissed Medebach Bight – also known as the “Tuscany of Sauerland”. The hiking trail is part of the Bergwanderpark Sauerland mountain hiking park, Germany’s first designated “quality hiking region”. The German Hiking Association (DWV) has awarded the route itself the “Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland” seal of quality.

Narrow paths wind through dense forests, climb mountains adorned with chapels and stations of the cross, pass through places steeped in history and often end in half-timbered villages. Those who wish to explore the eventful history of the region from the Reformation to the Counter-Reformation can follow the stations of the cross of Glindfeld Monastery, which are depicted on 22 panels.

Other sights along the trail include a historic woodturning workshop in Düdinghausen, a museum barn in Medebach-Berge and the Schwerspatmuseum in Dreislar, a monument to the last barite mine in NRW. The Europäisches Vogelschutzgebiet Medebacher Bucht, a special protection area for birds, is also home to rare plant and animal species.

The “Im Schwinkel” rest stop in Dreislar offers an unusual way to take a break: this oasis of well-being for hikers has three terraces offering respite for tired limbs, exhausted minds and empty stomachs. The “Indulgence for the Mind” terrace offers wooden relaxation loungers, the “Indulgence for the Appetite” terrace invites you to picnic in natural surroundings and the “Indulgence for the Body” terrace contains a Kneipp water treading pool and massage trees.

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Tour overview


Info, data & tour route

Distance in km
65.0
Duration in days
-
Walking/Journey time in hours
-

Highest point in metres
767
Uphill altitude difference
1,770
Downhill altitude difference
1,770
Tour Level
Level of difficulty
hard
  • Round trip
  • Family-friendly
  • Wheelchair-accessible

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