Rahrbach PoetryWalk - with poetry to me and nature

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The Rahrbach Poetry Trail invites you to an inner contemplation, inspiration and encounter with nature.

Kirche in Kirchhundem-Rahrbach

Bank mit Blick auf Rahrbach

Rahrbach Verweil-Ort Kreuz Wege

Buchenaltholz im FFH-GEbiet (Wildnisgebiet)

Rahrbacher Poesieweg Richtung Welschen Ennest

Blick auf Welschen Ennest und den "Hohen Wald"

Rahrbach am Wolhardt


Infotafel am Rahrbacher PoesieWeg

Tour starting point:

Church in Kirchhundem-Rahrbach (Zur Hardt, 57399 Kirchhundem)

Tour destination point:

Church in Kirchhundem-Rahrbach (Zur Hardt, 57399 Kirchhundem)


  • promising
  • Fauna
  • Round trip
  • family friendly
  • cultural / historical
  • Flora

Additional Information

An accompanying booklet (free of charge) to the PoesieWeg is available at the Tourist-Information Lennestadt & Kirchhundem (Hundemstr. 18, 57368 Lennestadt; 02723 608800, info@lennestat-kirchhundem.de, www.lennestadt-kirchhundem.de ) and the municipality Kirchhundem (Hundemstr. 35, 57399 Kirchhundem, 02723 4090, to obtain.

Combine the hike with a visit to the Rahrbach parish church of St. Dionysius (historic organ). The Kirche St. Dionysius is one of the 43 Sauerland-Seelenorte in the Sauerland-Wanderdorf . The history of the village of souls by Michael Gleich and other useful information can be found at https://www.sauerland-wanderdoerfer.de/de/Sauerland-Seelenorte/Die-43-Seelenorte/Kirche-St.-Dionysius.

To the Einkehr invite:

Restaurante Piccola, Hagener Str. 1, 57399 Kirchhundem-Welschen Ennest, 02764-261888




7.8 km


3:00 Std.

Elevation ascent

193 m

Elevation descent

193 m

Altitude (Minimum)

443 m

Altitude (Maximum)

599 m





Recommended seasons


Enjoy the heavenly forest atmosphere of the rustling coniferous and deciduous forests on an approx. 8 km long circular tour and let yourself be inspired at 6 stations by short poems to linger, to reflect and to (be-)sensually enjoy nature.

And enjoy the diverse impressions of light beech woods, shady coniferous forests and open meadow landscapes with a wide view over mountains and valleys during the short hike.

At the places to stay "Attunement", "Cross-Ways", "Passing & Emergence", "Rings of Life", "Arrival" and "Encouragement" there is poetry (poems, quotes) as well as information about nature and forestry and interesting impulses for experiencing nature.

Impulses & info about the places to stay (experience stations) can be found here:

Kirche St. Dionysius

Kirche St. Dionysius

Die historische St. Dionysius Kirche im Sauerland - ein Ort der Ruhe und Besinnung seit Jahrhunderten.

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Verweil-Ort Einstimmung

Verweil-Ort Einstimmung

"Verweil-Ort Einstimmung" am Rahrbacher PoesieWeg – Ein Startpunkt für eine inspirierende Wanderung, begleitet von Naturpoesie und Impulsen.

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Verweil-Ort Kreuz-Wege

Verweil-Ort Kreuz-Wege

An dem Verweil-Ort "Kreuz-Wege" des Rahrbacher PoesieWeges gibt ein Gedicht von Franz Segbers einen Impuls, über die eigenen Wege und Ziele nachzudenken.

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Rahrbacher Kreuz

Rastplatz Rahrbacher Kreuz

Zwei Sitzgruppen laden zu einer Rast ein.

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Verweil-Ort Vergehen und Entstehen

Verweil-Ort Vergehen und Entstehen

"Verweil-Ort Vergehen & Entstehen" am Rahrbacher PoesieWeg – Ein Ort des Bewusstseins für den Artenschutz durch den Erhalt absterbender Bäume und deren ökologische Bedeutung.

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Verweil-Ort Lebensringe

Verweil-Ort Lebensringe

Am Verweil-Ort "Lebensringe" entdeckst du die Lebensbedingungen eines Baumes und erfährst spannendes über den "Urwald von morgen".

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Bank in Welschen Ennest
Pizzeria Piccola
Verweil-Ort Ankommen

Verweil-Ort Ankommen

Am Verweil-Ort "Ankommen" laden wir dich zu einem Konzert ein: Lausche dem Waldorchester mit seinen vielen „Instrumenten“ und genieße das besondere Hörerlebnis!

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Bank am Weidekamp


Von der Bank hat man einen schönen Blick über die Weiden am Ortsrand von Welschen Ennest.

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Verweil-Ort Ermutigung

Verweil-Ort Ermutigung

"Verweil-Ort Ermutigung" am Rahrbacher PoesieWeg – Einblick in das alte Handwerk der Köhlerei und die lebendige Tradition der "Meilerwochen".

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Bank am Meiler Sepp



The easy hike on easily passable forest paths of approx. 7.7 km length is marked with the marker sign "white circle on black background" throughout. From the starting point at the Rahrbach church, the trail first goes slightly uphill through open meadow landscape to the edge of the forest (approx. 0.8 km). From the first experience station ("Einstimmung") the path leads in a gentle up and down through coniferous, deciduous and mixed forests, which partly enjoy a special protection as so-called wilderness areas or FFH areas, and opens again and again the view over open meadow landscapes. You can find out more about the protected forest areas - wilderness and FFH area "Apollmicke and Einsiedelei" - at the "Vergehen & Entstehen" and "Lebensringe" places.Please note: The wilderness areas are predominantly located in nature reserves or FFH areas and therefore it is forbidden to enter the forest areas off the paths as well as to collect plants or mushrooms. That is why you stay on the marked hiking trail between the dwelling places 3 and 4 - "Vergehen & Entstehen" and "Lebensringe"...And of course, entering the forest everywhere is at your own risk. This also applies to a hike on the Rahrbach Poetry Trail - forest visitors must , whether in the "normal" forest or in the wilderness area, themselves pay attention to the typical dangers of the forest, such as falling branches and tripping hazards.

Safty guidelines

Information about the rescue boardsMostly hiking trails run away from villages and settlements and every hiker has already thought about what would happen if there was an emergency. How can I be found here? Where am I at all? Can the rescue service reach me?But in an emergency, things have to happen quickly! That's why the network of hiking trails in the Lennestadt & Kirchhundem region is equipped throughout with so-called rescue signs. On the green and white plaques, which are attached to the posts of the signposts, there is a number that you have to give when you make your emergency call. This way, the emergency services know exactly where you are and valuable time can be saved.

Public transiot

Ruhr-Sieg railroad line (Essen-Siegen) RB 91 and RE 16 to Kirchhundem - Welschen Ennest stop.15 minute walk to Rahrbach or connection with bus line R 90 (bus stop Rahrbach Ort).


Parking at the church in Rahrbach

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