Rothaarsteig trail Sorpe panorama trail

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Idyll meets art in romantic setting

Häuschen mit Waldschaukel oberhalb von Niedersorpe auf der Rothaarsteig-Spur Sorper-Panoramapfad

Zwei Rothaarsteig-Wanderer schauen auf das herbstliche Niedersorpe

Zwei Personen wandern über die Rothaarsteig-Spur Sorper Panoramapfad

Zwei Personen im stillgelegten Steinbruch "Knollen" auf der Rothaarsteig-Spur Sorper Panoramapfad

Zwei Rothaarsteig-Wanderer sitzen im grünen Wald auf einem Stein

Zwei Rothaarsteig-Wanderer vor der Knollenhütte mit Bedienung

Zwei Rothaarsteig-Wanderer schauen in den Sonnenuntergang auf der Rothaarsteig-spur Sorper Panoramapfad

Zwei Rothaarsteig-Wanderer in der Knollenhütte vor dem Kamin

Tour starting point:

Hiking portal Niedersorpe

Tour destination point:

Hiking portal Niedersorpe


  • dog friendly
  • promising
  • geological highlights
  • Insider tip
  • Round trip
  • Refreshment stop

Additional Information

Blog posts about the Sorper Panoramapfad

For more information on the Rothaarsteig, visit or call the free service hotline at +49 2974 / 499 4163. Here we will be happy to advise you on your personal tour planning.




12.7 km


3:45 Std.

Elevation ascent

240 m

Elevation descent

240 m

Altitude (Minimum)

408 m

Altitude (Maximum)

529 m





Recommended seasons


The Sorpetal at the foot of Hunau and Kahler Asten is a special gem. Narrow and winding, it follows the course of the Sorpe River. Framed by coniferous and hardwood forests, picturesque villages are strung here like pearls on a string. Tourism has a long tradition and guests are warmly welcomed. A special point of the Sorpe Panorama Trail is then also the "Knollen" with its old, almost "enchanted" quarries through which it passes. But there is a lot more to see: The Kunstschmiedeund Galerie Klute in the Waldemei and the Schmiedewelten Dünnebacke in the Rellmecke, for example, showcase art from time-honored crafts in an impressive natural setting. Nature and views accompany you along the entire panoramic trail through the romantic Sorpetal.

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Safty guidelines

Information about the rescue boards on the RothaarsteigMost hiking trails run away from towns and settlements and every hiker has at some time thought about what would happen if an emergency were to occur. 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! For this reason, the Rothaarsteig 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 which you must give when making your emergency call. This helps rescue workers know exactly where you are and valuable time can be saved.Note on the increased risk of forest firesPlease remember that there is currently an increased risk of forest fires due to the drought! Therefore, please observe the following instructions:Observe the legal ban on smoking in the forest - it applies in spring, summer and autumn, more precisely: from March 1 to October 31.Observe the ban on open fires in the forest and within 100 meters of the forest.Take glass out of the forest - the burning glass effect can start forest fires.When it's (too) late:Extinguish small incipient fires if you can do so safely. Carefully inspect the site if necessary.Report fires via "112".Leave the danger area by the shortest route.The forest thanks you!Wisent and wild animals on the Rothaarsteig - tips for behaviourMany species of game live in the forests along the Rothaarsteig. Encounters with red deer, wild boar, mouflon and for some time now also bison are possible. The latter can be encountered on the Rothaarsteig between Albrechtsplatz and Dreiherrenstein.The risks posed by the bison for the normal hiker are low and can be reduced to an absolute minimum by appropriately adapted and respectful behavior.Walk quietly and inconspicuously at a distance past the animals, do not frighten them and do not look them directly in the eye.If the animals approach you, remain calm, do not Wenden your back to them, and leave the area without rushing, but always keep your eyes on the animal.If the animals fall below a distance that makes you uncomfortable, call loudly, whistle, or otherwise make yourself heard. Watch out for threatening gestures!If sows "chatter their teeth" or bison lower their heads, they are expecting your retreat. Back away!If you have a dog with you, keep it under control on a leash. If an animal attacks your dog, unleash it! The dog is faster and more agile than you and will definitely find you again!

Public transiot

The bus line 462 runs in the Sorpetal. It is best to get off at the bus stop "Niedersorpe Kirche".Exact travel times can be found at

Getting there

Coming from Schmallenberg, take the B236 to Winkhausen. Here you follow the signs to the L742 until Niedersorpe.


Parking is available at the entrance to the village (coming from Winkhausen) on the left at the Niedersorpe hiking portal.

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