Olsberg Summit Cross Tour (Quality Tour Wanderbares Deutschland)

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Summit cross hike with wonderful views into the young Ruhrtal. A "must" for every hiker in Olsberg. This is a stage on the Olsberg Kneipp hiking trail, the most beautiful trail in NRW (selected by the WDR's viewers).Also a quality tour of the Sauerland hiking villages, the first German quality hiking region. www.sauerland-wanderdörfer.de

Auf dem Kneipp WanderWeg Olsberg


Wandern in Olsberg



Auf dem Kneipp WanderWeg Olsberg

Auf dem Kneipp WanderWeg Olsberg

Tour starting point:

Hiking board below the Olsberg - above the Hasley hut at the small parking lot for hikers

Tour destination point:

Hiking board below the Olsberg- above the Hasley hut at the small parking lot for hikers


  • promising
  • geological highlights
  • Summit Tour
  • There and back
  • Refreshment stop




5.5 km


2:45 Std.

Elevation ascent

297 m

Elevation descent

303 m

Altitude (Minimum)

396 m

Altitude (Maximum)

699 m





Recommended seasons


It goes to the Olsberg summit ( 700m above sea level) via the famous cliff path. There you can enjoy the special view of the Kneipp spa Olsberg. This hike is a quality tour Wanderbares Deutschland and rightly so.

In addition to natural paths, many viewpoints, the tour also offers refreshments on the return to the village. At the top you can enjoy a view that is second to none. The natural treading place at the Luisenquelle invites you to tread water according to Kneipp. The Kneipp hiking trail Olsberg has been voted the most beautiful hiking trail in NRW by the viewers of the WDR. This summit cross tour is the 4th stage of the Kneipp trail. The theme "Kneipp" is simply an added value while hiking. Information boards at the natural treading place Luisenquelle explain the practical water treading. Just try it out. It is worth it.

The tour is available as a printout at the tourist office.

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From Olsberg Touristik the access road to this quality tour goes along the young Ruhr to the city center. At the traffic circle in the direction of Winterberg, it then goes up the street "Rutsche". Further following the Kurterrainweg 3 through the street "Am Olsberg" until shortly before the Hasley hut ( not managed).After the bend bergann, there is a hiking board, which again provides good information about this tour. Here the quality tour starts and it goes directly opposite always further well signposted and marked with the K for the Kneippweg Olsberg, the steep and also demanding cliff path to the Luisenquelle.There you have the possibility to refresh your feet according to the water teachings of pastor Kneipp. Continue uphill to the summit cross.There you can enjoy a special view. Recreation is offered by beautiful benches and a rotating Rothaarsteig lounger.Now you get back down to the valley via the other side of the mountain. Above the new housing estate, you then take the Kurterrainweg sign 3 to the Kneipp Park Dr. Grüne.The center of Olsberg offers many opportunities to stop for refreshments after the hike. At the end of the day and as a reward, a visit to our beautiful Aqua-Olsberg, the Sauerlandtherme. www.aquaolsberg.de

Safty guidelines

Bring sturdy shoes and something to drink. The cliff path is a little challenging.

Public transiot

Olsberg train station, Bigge train station, S30 bus line Brilon Olsberg www.bahn.de

Getting there

BAB 44, exit Bad Wünnenberg, via Brilon (B 480) to Olsberg.At the traffic lights in the center of the village, drive in the direction of Olsberg-Bigge.You will find the concert hall after 500 m on the right hand side.Click on the map on the left to enlarge it or use the route planner.


Large parking lot directly in front of the Olsberg Touristik, Ruhrstrasse 32, 59939 Olsberg www.olsberg.de The access road to the quality tour starts here.You can also drive directly to the hiking board below the Olsberg and start the hike there.Leave the traffic circle in the direction of Winterberg. Approx. 500m after the town exit sign, turn right to the Hasley hut. Drive uphill past the hut until you reach a small parking lot for hikers on the right. Here the tour starts opposite with the hiking sign.

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