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Green, greener, Paderborner Höhenweg - hiking in Germany’s Egge Mountains

Angelina Kuhlmann

Green, greener, Paderborner Höhenweg - hiking in Germany’s Egge Mountains

Hiking Collection by Angelina Kuhlmann

3

Tours

14:39 h

32.0 mi

3,750 ft

The forest floor is still damp from the morning fog and the sun's rays fall softly through the treetops. Despite the first days of autumn, the forests and meadows are lush green. From Neuenbeken, the easternmost district of Paderborn, I set out to spend the morning on the Paderborner Höhenweg. After only a few metres, I left Neuenbeken and entered the Eggegebirge. It was quiet. I immersed myself in its tranquility and, after only a few minutes, I


The high trail is a circular hike and 21 kilometres (13 mi) long in total. It can also be divided into two shorter stages, 14 and 11 (9 and 7 mi) kilometers long. You can find all three variants in this Collection that are also signposted along the way. The trail is called Höhenweg because it leads to the highest point of the Paderborn city area, which is of course marked with a summit cross.

Since 2014, the Paderborner Höhenweg has been a designated ‘Quality Trail Wanderbares Deutschland’. Forest, field and gravel paths characterise this high trail. Sometimes, it follows narrow and enchanted paths through the forest. All in all, the complete round has 480 metres (1,575 ft) of altitude gain. Some surefootedness and good fitness are required.

The starting point for all three tours is the Mission House in Neuenbeken where you find a parking space too. But it's even better if you take the bus to Klostergarten. You can either take bus 8 from Paderborn or bus R31 or 431 from Bad Driburg/Altenbeken.

In addition to the tranquility of the Paderborner Höhenweg, the Small Viaduct is a real highlight of the trail. I am always surprised how diverse landscapes can be in just a few kilometres. With its vibrant nature, easy to somewhat challenging trails and interesting places along the way, the Höhenweg is a great destination in East Westphalia.

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    Difficult
    06:24
    14.1 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The route of the Paderborner Höhenweg with a detour to the viaduct in Neuenbeken is 22 kilometers long and starts at the mission house in Neuenbeken. From there it goes for you over the Glashüttenstraße the first slope up to the glassworks "Uhden". Between the hut and the associated mausoleum, the high path leads you deeper into the Egge Mountains. …

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  • Intermediate
    03:23
    7.47 mi
    2.2 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    While you are hiking on the north route through the Beketal, on the south route of the Paderborn Höhenweg the mountain stage through the Egge Mountains is in the foreground. From the mission house in Neuenbeken you go directly to the glassworks via Glashüttenstraße, where you will find the first hiking marker. A few meters past the glassworks and you are already standing in the forest. The route now leads you further and further along an easily accessible forest path.

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  • Intermediate
    04:52
    10.5 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    If you have already walked the southern route of the Paderborn High Trail, you should definitely also take a look at the northern route. The round is an impressive excursion destination as an independent tour through the Dune Valley and along the Beke. On the way, the view from Papenberg and the old Hanstein limestone quarry await you.It starts …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Distance
    32.0 mi
  • Duration
    14:39 h
  • Elevation
    3,750 ft

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