Hiking on premium trails

The excellent trails in Witzenhausen and at the Meißner – Kaufunger Forest Nature Park offer scenic highlights and premium trail infrastructure.

Barely any other hiking region has such a diversity of premium hiking trails. Nineteen trails have been certified by the German Hiking Institute, which offer hiking enjoyment of the highest caliber. The striking topography of a species-rich, low mountain-ranged landscape is home to a few animal and plant species and offers breathtaking hiking destinations. The Werratal region and Meißner – Kaufunger Forest Nature Park have all the ingredients for the perfect hiking vacation: cultural sights, extensive and intact natural landscape, a “green belt”, and exciting encounters with evidence of history.

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Hiking in the Werratal

On marked hiking trails by foot.

The Werratal offers hiking friends a variety of possibilities, whether that be in topography or paths and sights along with way. Challenging tours with enjoyable walks can be found for every level of trail difficulty. We invite you to hike in the Werratal and wish you a rejuvenating hiking vacation.

Werra-Burgen-Steig X5 H

High-quality, history bearing hiking paths built to the highest hiking standard. In 2016, it was selected as Germany’s second most beautiful hiking trail!

How glorious it must be to scale the proud castle on the high Werra shore and then look out on the world. From early on, the joy of hikers in the Werratal recognized the meaning of a path from Hann. Münden to Wartburg. The path through Hesse was built as a certified trail with the title X5 H (Hesse). It runs from Hann. Münden, a town with three rivers, through the cherry and university town of Witzenhausen in the direction of Bad Sooden-Allendorf. From there, the Werra-Burgen-Steig leads to Dietemannstadt Eschwege and finally to the Middle Age town of Tannenburg, next to Nentershausen.

The paths in our part of the Werratal run from Niedersachsen to Hesse and comprise 133 km of the longest part of the X5 H: Hann. Münden … Berlepsch Castle (20 km) Berlepsch Castle … Witzenhausen (9 km) Witzenhausen … Ludwigstein Castle (10 km) Ludwigstein Castle … Bad Sooden-Allendorf (17 km) Sad Sooden-Allendorf … Hitzelrode (12 km) Hitzelrode … Eschwege (16 km) Eschwege … Röhrda (12 km) Röhrda … Rittmannshausen (10 km) Rittmannshausen … Holzhausen (11 km) Holzhausen … Nentershausen (16 km)

More information can be found here: www.werra-burgen-steig-hessen.de

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