- Round trip
- family friendly
- cultural / historical
The themed hikes "Border Stories Up Close" make cultural and natural history along the Rothaarsteig come alive through insightful anecdotes and stories. On this round tour, the history of the Heinsberg Heid, the Hufeisenstein and the Dreiherrnstein are told(audio stories as podcast).
Hikers' parking lot Hochheide (between Kirchhundem-Heinsberg and Panorama-Park Sauerland); access via Kirchhundem-Heinsberg (Bergstraße)
Hiking parking lot Hochheide
Exciting stories about cultural and natural history in a beautiful landscape (nature reserves Hochheide, Schwarzbachtal) linked with an audio and hiking experience on a length of about 9 km. Audio stories Heinsberg Heid, Hufeisenstein, Dreiherrnstein for download !
From the Hochheide hikers' parking lot, the tour first leads along the Rothaarsteig (hiking sign: horizontal R on red background) in the direction of Schwarzbachtal and Rhein-Weser-Turm. In the Schwarzbachtal (nature reserve) the round tour follows the Rothaarsteig feeder trail in the direction of Röspe.Attention ! If you want to find the Hufeisenstein and its history, leave the Rothaarsteig access path for a detour at the hiking trail signpost "Hufeisenstein" and take the hiking trail A 1 in the direction of the NSG Haberg for a few meters. On the height, where a forest path branches off to the right, after a few steps you go left "through the bushes" to the Kurzen Dörbach and recognize the Hufeisenstein with a trained eye. The audio story about the Hufeisenstein can be downloaded here. After this small exploratory detour, follow the Rothaarsteig access path again to the next crossroads (location name: An der Röspe 1). From here, the hiking trail marked with a K in a white circle initially heads south. The hiking trail marked with the K leads us after about 4.5 km directly to the Dreiherrnstein. The audio history gives an exciting insight into the cultural history of this border triangle and reports about not only peaceful conflicts. From the Dreiherrnstein the Rothharasteig leads north to the Heinsberg Hochheide. After about 1.5 km you reach the heath area. Here it is worthwhile to follow the history of the "Heinsberg Heath" and the "Dicken Steins" before you reach the starting point, the Hochheide parking lot, which is only a few meters away.The 3 audio stories of this adventure tour are available for download as a podcast .https://www.lennestadt-kirchhundem.de/Wandern/Unsere-Themenwege/Grenzgeschichten-hautnah/6-Hoergeschichten
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.
Kirchhundem-Heinsberg via Bergstraße in the direction of the Hochheide hikers' parking lot
Hiking parking lot Hochheide