- geological highlights
- Refreshment stop
- cultural / historical
The Gewerkenweg conveys impressions of a long mining history in the region by means of 21 geostations, combined with the fascinating landscape of the Sauerland low mountain range.
Museum Haus Hövener in Brilon
House Bathen in Olsberg
Join us on a journey of discovery through the centuries. Hike along ancient transportation routes while enjoying the magnificent scenery and impressive viewpoints.
Discover the hard work of the miners as you explore the mining traces and enter their subterranean world during a tour of the tunnels.
Imagine the hard and lonely work of the charcoal burners as you discover the traces of the miners' work in the tunnels and the underground world they lived in.
The Gewerkenweg becomes complete when the hike is preceded by a visit to the Haus Hövener museum in Brilon, and the conditions of mining from the 18th to the 20th century are impressively demonstrated during the walk through the Philippstollen.
The main trail leads you on a length of about 11 km past 14 stations. The starting or finishing point in Brilon is the Museum Haus Hövener, in Olsberg the Haus Bathen.The "Alte Hütte Schleife" also starts at the Museum Haus Hövener, passes 7 more stations and meets the main trail after about 10 km at the customs station Hilbringse.
Emergency numbers on the trail posts
Brilon:By train to Brilon-Stadt stop, then 400 m walk to Brilon marketplace.By bus to Brilon-Markt stop.Olsberg: By train to Olsberg train station stop.By bus to Olsberg train station stop.
from the west:A1 to Dortmund/Unna junction - then A44 to Werl junction - thenA445/A46 to Bestwig-Velmede junction and continue on B7 to Brilonfrom the north:Hannover - A2 to Bielefeld junction - A33 to Wünnenberg-Haaren junctionand continue on B480 to Brilonfrom the east: A44 Kassel to freeway junction Wünnenberg-Haaren and continue on the B480 to Brilon or exit at junction Marsberg and continue on the B7 to Brilon from the south:to Kassel and continue on the A44 to freeway junction Wünnenberg-Haaren or exit at junction Marsberg and continue on the B7 to Brilon
Paid parking is available directly around the Brilon marketplace. Otherwise free parking at the Kreishaus/Polizei.