- Stage tour
- Geological highlights
- Insider tip
- Healing climate
- Summit tour
- Round trip
- Refreshment stop
- cultural / historical
The Brilon Kammweg leads 49 km through breathtaking scenery from Brilon via Willingen and back. A multi-certified trail.
Brilon market square
Brilon market square
Truly, the mountains and hills south of Brilon stimulate the imagination. Walking along the narrow rocky ridge of the Ginsterkopfs, where gnarled trees creak, tall grass bends in the wind, wild lupines and foxgloves display an unreal and beautiful play of colors, you can also believe in the mystical and supernatural - like the Brilon symbolic figure, the Brilon forest fairy.
The Brilon Kammweg, like the Rothaarsteig, starts at the market square in Brilon. Beautiful half-timbered houses in Westphalian style, the town hall with its baroque façade and the massive Gothic tower of the Provost Church of St. Peter and St. Andrew form the backdrop for the first few kilometers out of town.
Afterwards, you will experience the deep spruce and Buchenwald forests and fantastic views of the Sauerland, such as on the Borberg.
On the wide clearing in the middle of secluded high beech forests, the early medieval ramparts, 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 Ruhr valley and to Olsberg, or a detour leads to the nearby Bruchhauser Steine, four huge porphyry rocks up to 90 meters high.
Highlights are the Ginsterkopfs and the Hoher Eimberg.
We start in the middle of Brilon's 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 approx. 200 m at the tourist information office. After crossing Gartenstraße at the pedestrian lights, we turn into Kreishauspark (Heinrich-Jansen-Weg).Then we keep right at the Kreishaus - into the Drübel nature reserve. Once we have passed this area, the circular tour of the Brilon Kammweg begins and we keep left towards the farm store. We then walk past the youth hostel and the golf course to the Landgasthof Gruss, where we head towards the Waldfeenpfad. Passing the Jick Jack Mühle hiking parking lot, the trail leads towards Bremecketal, 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 Brilon). Once there, the route heads back down to Willingen and once through the village past the Ritzhagen ski lift, up to Richtplatz. From there, the trail runs parallel to the Rothaarsteig in the direction of Bruchhausen, past the Bruchhauser Steine to the Feuereiche, after crossing the L743 just before it.The trail then leads up to spectacular views of the Ginsterkopf and the Habberg. If this is too steep for you, you can take the gentler X2 hiking trail on the left from Feuereiche. This rejoins the Brilon Kammweg after approx. 3 km. We then 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 Hiebammen Hütte. There the trail continues to Petersborn and to Brilon Bürgerwald through the Kyrill-Tor. Continue towards Brilon, past the Möhnequelle and the hospital, via Hoppecker Straße, where the circular tour comes to an end. From there, the route follows the familiar route back to the starting point on Brilon's market square.
Along the way, you will find various rescue points on the signposts, which are registered with the rescue control center. The passage over the Ginsterkopfs is only suitable for experienced hikers - alternatively, you can stay on the X-path below.
The bus stop: Brilon-Markt is right at the start of the hike. Timetable information: www.rlg-online.deThe DB train station: Brilon-Stadt is approx. 500m from the start of the hike, and Brilon-Wald and Willingen train stations are also on the route. Timetable information: www.bahn.de
from the west: A1 to Dortmund/Unna junction - then A44 to Werl junction - then A445/A46 to Bestwig-Velmede junction and continue on B7 to Brilonfrom the north: Hanover - A2 to Bielefeld junction - A33 to Wünnenberg-Haaren junction and continue on the B480 to Brilonfrom the east: A44 Kassel to the Wünnenberg-Haaren interchange and continue on the B480 to Brilon or exit at the Marsberg junction and continue on the B7 to Brilonfrom the south: to Kassel and continue on the A44 to the Wünnenberg-Haaren junction or exit at the Marsberg junction and continue on the B7 to Brilon
Paid parking spaces around the market squareFree parking spaces at the district hall/police station (UTM 32 470509 5693647)