- Stage tour
- geological highlights
- Insider tip
- Healing climate
- Summit Tour
- Round trip
- Refreshment stop
- cultural / historical
The Briloner Kammweg leads 49 km through breathtaking scenery from Brilon via Willingen and back. Multiple certified trail.
Brilon market place
Brilon market place
Truly, the mountains and hills south of Brilon stir the imagination. Walking over the narrow rocky ridge of the Ginsterköpfe, where gnarled trees creak groaningly, tall grass bends in the wind, wild lupines and foxgloves show an unreal-beautiful play of colors, one also likes to believe in the mystical and supernatural - like in the Brilon symbolic figure, the Brilon Forest Fairy.
The Brilon Kammweg, like the Rothaarsteig, begins at the market square in Brilon. Beautiful half-timbered houses in Westphalian style, the town hall with its baroque facade and the Gothic tower of the Provost Church of St. Peter and St. Andrew form the setting for the first kilometers out of town.
Afterwards, you experience the deep spruce and Buchenwald forests and again and again fantastic views into the vastness of the Sauerland, such as on the Borberg.
On the wide clearing in the midst of lonely beech forests, the early medieval ring wall, the ruins of the former church and the chapel on the edge of the rocky plateau form a strange-looking ensemble. From the small forecourt of the Borberg chapel, built in 1925, there is a beautiful view down into the valley of the Ruhr and to Olsberg, or a detour leads to the nearby Bruchhauser Steine, four enormous porphyry rocks up to 90 meters high.
Highlights are the Ginsterköpfe and the Hoher Eimberg.
We start in the middle of the Brilon market square in front of the town hall and walk past it on the left into Derkere Straße, where we turn left into Niedere Straße after about 200 m at the Tourist Info. After crossing Gartenstraße at the pedestrian lights, we turn into Kreishauspark (Heinrich-Jansen-Weg).Then we keep right at the Kreishaus - into the nature reserve Drübel. When we have passed this area, the circular tour of the Brilon Kammweg begins and we keep to the left, towards the farm store. Then we pass the youth hostel and the golf course until we reach the country inn Gruss, where we go in the direction of the forest fairy path. Passing the Jick Jack Mühle h ikers' parking lot, the trail leads in the direction of the Bremecke valley, on to Teufelsgrund and up to Huckeshohl above the village of Bontkirchen.We then cross the NRW/Hessen state border to Hoher Eimberg (at 805.5 m, the highest elevation in the Brilon municipal area). Once there, the trail goes back down to Willingen and once through the town past the Ritzhagen ski lift, up to the Richtplatz. From there the path runs parallel with the Rothaarsteig towards Bruchhausen, past the Bruchhauser Steine to the fire oak, after crossing the L743 immediately before it.Then it goes up to spectacular views of the Ginsterkopf and the Habberg. If this is too steep for you, you can walk left from the Feuereiche on the gentler hiking trail X2. This meets the Briloner Kammweg again after about 3 km. Then we pass the wayside shrine of St. Anthony and reach the Borberg, which is steeped in history. After walking past the chapel and the excavations, we head downhill towards the Hiebammen Hütte. There the path continues to Petersborn and to the Brilon Bürgerwald through the Kyrill-Tor. Continue in the direction of Brilon, past the Möhnequelle and the hospital, over the Hoppecke Straße, where the circular tour closes. From there it goes back along the old familiar path to the starting point on the Brilon market square.
On the way you will find various rescue points at the signposts, which are deposited at the rescue control center. The passage over the Ginsterköpfe is only suitable for experienced hikers - alternatively, you can stay at the bottom on the X-path.
The bus stop: Brilon-Markt is located directly at the start of the hike. Timetable information: www.rlg-online.deThe DB train station: Brilon-Stadt is about 500m from the start of the hike. In addition, the Brilon-Wald and Willingen train stations are located along the route. Timetable information: www.bahn.de
from the west: A1 to freeway junction Dortmund/Unna - then A44 to freeway junction Werl - then A445/A46 to freeway end Bestwig-Velmede and continue on B7 to Brilonfrom the north: Hannover - A2 to freeway junction Bielefeld - A33 to freeway junction Wünnenberg-Haaren and continue on B480 to Brilonfrom theeast: 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 Brilonfrom thesouth: as far as Kassel and continue on the A44 as far as the Wünnenberg-Haaren junction or exit at the Marsberg junction and continue on the B7 as far as Brilon
paid parking around the market placefree parking at the county hall/police (UTM 32 470509 5693647)