The Veischede Sun Trail, © IG Veischedetal

Veischede Sun Trail

A trail with im­press­ive views and hearty cold-cut plat­ters

A chance to switch off and en­joy the great out­doors. Half-timbered vil­lages, open coun­tryside and ex­pans­ive forests provide an idyll­ic back­drop to this hik­ing trail.

It is true that hiking the Veischede Sun Trail in Sauerland is not a piece of cake. But hikers are richly rewarded for their efforts with picturesque views of half-timbered villages, open countryside and expansive forests – not to mention the “Lowwerhannes-Brotzeitbrett” cold-cut platter.

Fit and fast hikers will be able to complete the Veischede Sun Trail in one day – the circular route through the Veischede Valley in Sauerland is a mere 37 kilometres long. But it would be a shame not to linger a while and soak in the area’s beautiful sights, such as the picturesque half-timbered villages nestling in the valley, the open countryside and the expansive forests. One of the highlights along the route is the 13th century castle of Burg Bilstein, which is currently used as a youth hostel. Its courtyard is an ideal spot for a picnic and hiking groups can stay in the hostel by booking in advance.

One culinary speciality that should be tried on the Veischede Sun Trail is the “Lowwerhannes-Brotzeitbrett” cold-cut platter that is served in many establishments along the way. It is named after Johann II, the last lord of Burg Bilstein, who died in 1365. It is said that his ghost still haunts the surrounding woods. The platter itself comes with fresh Sauerland rye bread, home-made sausage and ham and herb schnapps.

The Veischede Sun Trail has held the “Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland” seal of quality since 2013.

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Distance in km
38
Duration in days
-
Walking/Journey time in hours
10

Highest point in metres
584
Uphill altitude difference
1,150
Downhill altitude difference
1,150
Tour Level
Level of difficulty
intermediate
  • Round trip
  • Family-friendly
  • Wheelchair-accessible

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Der Veischeder Sonnenpfad führt durchs Sauerland, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
The Veischede Sun Trail, © IG Veischedetal
Weite Landschaft im Sauerland, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
Kleine Pausen bieten sich an, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

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