- Stage tour
- geological highlights
- Refreshment stop
- cultural / historical
The Sauerland-Höhenflug runs from Altena to Korbach in Hesse right through the Sauerland Rothaargebirge Nature Park. More than 190 fascinating, sporty and impressive kilometers are waiting to be discovered on this section of the route.
Altena, Burg Altena
Sauerland-Höhenflug: Only Flying is More Beautiful
The certified long-distance hiking trail passes through 19 cities and towns and connects numerous sights, sceneries and natural features on its individual stages.
Nature lovers can look forward to fascinating nature experiences in the deep forests, in the high moors on the slopes of the Ebbegebirge, in the extensive pastures of the Upland, in the Hochheide on the Kahler Asten or in the mountain meadows of the European bird sanctuary Medebacher Bucht.
But the Sauerland-Höhenflug offers much more than fascinating landscapes and magnificent natural idylls. In the villages along the Sauerland-Höhenflug, the cultural and industrial history lives on today just as much as the traditional rural activity. Museums invite you to visit and learn about the history, industry and crafts of the region.
Enjoy life and recharge your batteries on the Sauerland-Höhenflug - the incomparable distant views are the main reason for this. Whether from the heights around Altena, from the Hunau or the Kahler Pön near Düdinghausen, whether from the Quitmannsturm near Neuenrade, the Schombergturm near Wildewiese, the tower on the Kahler Asten near Winterberg, the Heidkopfturm near Hallenberg or the Georg-Viktor lookout tower near Korbach, the hiker is rewarded everywhere with numerous panoramic views!
And if you let your gaze wander over mountains and valleys, over idyllic villages, over forests, meadows, streams, rivers and lakes, you will realize: Only flying is more beautiful!
Altena - Neuenrade - Altenaffeln - Wildewiese - Wenholthausen - Bad Fredeburg - Altastenberg - Hallenberg - Medelon - Küstelberg - Düdinghausen - Korbach
Information about the rescue boards at the Sauerland-HöhenflugMostly hiking trails run away from villages and settlements and every hiker has already thought about what would happen if there was an emergency. 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! That's why the Sauerland-Höhenflug 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 that you have to give when you make your emergency call. This way, the emergency services know exactly where you are and valuable time can be saved.
To Altena: By train via the Ruhr-Sieg line (Hagen-Siegen) to Altena station. The signposted access path will take you from the station to the entrance portal at Burg Altena in just a few minutes. To Korbach: Here there are connections to the ICE train station Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and to the train station Brilon-Wald. The access path starts in the historic Altstadt of Korbach and brings you after 4.5 km to the entrance portal on the Eisenberg.
To Altena: You can reach Altena from the north via the A 46, exit Iserlohn/Oestrich and then continue via the B 236. If you are traveling from the south, follow the A 45 to the Lüdenscheid exit. You will reach Altena via the L 530 and the B 236. To Korbach: You can reach the Korbach entry point from the north via the A44, Diemelstadt exit and then via the B 252. From the south, follow the A 485 to the Gießener Nordkreuz junction, via Marburg and Frankenberg you will reach Korbach.
In Altena: At the "Langer Kamp" parking lot on Lenneuferstraße. From here a black marked access path leads to Burg Altena. In Korbach :Directly on the hikers' parking lot at the Eisenberg.