The 156-kilometre Hermannsweg is considered one of the most beautiful high-altitude trails in Germany and runs along the ridge of the Teutoburg Forest. The trail leads through two nature parks: “Terra Vita” and “Eggegebirge and Southern Teutoburg Forest Nature Park”. Its name is derived from Hermann the Cheruscan, who defeated the Roman commander Varus in 9 AD and defeated three Roman legions.
One of the most beautiful high-altitude trails in Germany
Beginning in the Münsterland park landscape in Rheine, the Hermannsweg leads over altitudes of 100 to 400 m to Horn-Bad Meinberg, where it ends on the 441 m high rock group of the Lippische Velmerstot and you have a magnificent view of the surrounding area. The historical events are commemorated by the Hermann Monument, one of the many sights and attractions that line the route, as do the Dörenther Cliffs, the Externsteine, the Sparrenburg in Bielefeld and the Adlerwarte Berlebeck. With its ridge interrupted by numerous valleys, the trail offers a varied high-altitude relief with far-reaching views of the landscape.