Circular route around Schmallenberg (S4)

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From the Schützenplatz you walk over the Werpe cross in the direction of Werpe & Felbecke. From there, the tour takes you past Rennefeld airfield back to Schmallenberg town center.

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Schützenplatz Schmallenberg

Wandern im Schmallenberger Sauerland

Flugplatz Rennefeld

Wandern auf dem S4

Der Segel- und Motorflugplatz Rennefeld

Abstecher zur Kapelle auf dem Kreuzberg mit Lauschpohl

Wandern rund um Schmallenberg

Lauschpohl "Riesenbank" bei Felbecke

Werpe im Schmallenberger Sauerland

Gedenkstätte Werper Kreuz

Schmallenberg im Hochsauerland

Tour starting point:

Schützenplatz, Schmallenberg - Alternatively at the Wormbach Berg sports field

Tour destination point:

Schützenplatz, Schmallenberg - Alternatively at the Wormbach Berg sports field


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  • Round trip

Additional Information

In Wormbach, the Romanesque church of St. Peter and Paul is well worth a visit.

Take advantage of the numerous places to stop for refreshments and shopping in Schmallenberg, further information can be found at:




11.5 km


3:00 Std.

Elevation ascent

204 m

Elevation descent

204 m

Altitude (Minimum)

400 m

Altitude (Maximum)

501 m





Recommended seasons

The hike offers beautiful views over long stretches of the Hawerland, towards Bad Fredeburg and towards Schmallenberg at the end of the hike.
Schützenplatz Schmallenberg

Schützenplatz Schmallenberg

Blicken Sie auf den zentralen Platz des historischen Stadtkerns von Schmallenberg, am dem die  West- und Oststraße beginnen.

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Kreuzkapelle Wormbach

Rundblick an der Wormbacher Kreuzkapelle

zum 360° Panoramabild

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Sonnenaufgang: Heilig-Kreuz-Kapelle Wormbach

Sonnen-Aufgangsort: Heilig-Kreuz-Kapelle Wormbach

Folgt dem Rundweg um Schmallenberg (S4) und nehmt an der kleinen Kapelle auf einer Bank Platz: Und dann einfach den Sonnenaufgang über den Bergen am Horizont genießen.

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Always follow the hiking sign S4.The tour starts at Schützenplatz in Schmallenberg. Where Oststraße and Weststraße meet, we turn towards the traffic circle decorated with flowers by artist Gabriele Schulz. Here we turn left into "Wormbacher Straße" and walk in the direction of "Sportplatz Wormbacher Berg". At the bend, we continue uphill along "Wormbacher Straße". At the top, we turn left into Heidenstraße and follow it to the parking lot at the "Wormbacher Berg" sports field. There is an alternative way to start the hike here.At the sports field, at the Oberstadthütte, we go straight ahead (path with the barrier). After approx. 500 meters, we turn right at a crossroads and shortly afterwards left. Once we reach the asphalt path, we turn left again and stay on the path until we reach the airfield buildings and the road to Wormbach. We cross the road and follow it downhill towards Wormbach. When the first houses of Wormbach come into view, we turn left, pass the birdcage of the Wormbach marksmen and some carved wooden figures.When we reach the Way of the Cross, we have the opportunity to make a short detour to the chapel on the Kreuzberg. Here we can enjoy a wonderful, sweeping view over the Hawerland, as far as Bad Fredeburg and the Hunauturm tower. The Lauschpohl installed there provides information about the storm Kyrill and its consequences.After the detour, we continue on the S4 and soon the landscape opens up to reveal the Hawerland. We stay on the path until we reach a barrier. Behind it, we follow the asphalt path slightly uphill. At the Lauschpohl "giant bench", with information about the land consolidation, we turn left and climb with the road. At the top, we turn right and stay on the tarred path, which takes us to the small village of Werpe. At the road, at the signpost "Werper Wehrsiepen", we take a few steps to the left, cross the road and follow the path through the meadows towards the airfield.At the end of this path, we turn right, cross the road to Werpe (L737) and continue straight uphill. At the "Werpe Kreuz" memorial, we turn left, stay on the path and walk through the underpass of the L737. At the end of the path, turn left and after a few meters turn right. Shortly after the first houses in Schmallenberg, the hiking trail leads us uphill to the left. A small staircase on the left leads us between the houses. We now turn right. At the end of the short path, the hike leads us either left back to the "Wormbach Berg" or right, always downhill, along the familiar path back to the Schmallenberg Schützenplatz.

Safty guidelines

A rescue point system has been installed in the Hochsauerland district. Rescue points can be found on the information boards at junctions and on the hiking signs.

Public transiot

The bus lines S40, S90, 466 and 461 run in Schmallenberg. To get to the starting point of the tour, use the bus stop "Schützenplatz"Timetable information: www.rlg-online.deWith the Schmallenberg Sauerland Card you can travel free of charge by bus and train in the region


Free parking is available at Paul-Falke Platz at the Stadthalle and in limited numbers at the Holz- und Touristikzentrum Schmallenberg.

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