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13 days on the Weserberglandweg

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13 days on the Weserberglandweg

Hiking Collection by komoot

10-22

days

3-6 h

/ day

146 mi

17,975 ft

17,975 ft

On the Weserberglandweg in northern Germany you can explore a unique natural landscape. Here the Weser has created a beautiful low mountain range on its way through Lower Saxony and Hesse: the Weserbergland. Flowing through narrow plans and skirting along tall mountains, the landscape has been carved out over millennia—and has led to a string of beautifully ancient, half-timbered towns being built along its banks over the years. Today, each of these unique towns and villages houses ornate and well-preserved castles—and your hike through the Weserbergland will take you to them all. You'll wander through dense forests, over hilly meadows, and along moors and river banks. And while large parts of the parts of the Weserbergland remain sparsely populated, you'll instantly see why this region is a popular tourist attraction, thanks to its pristine nature, ancient trees and glorious landscape.

The Weserberglandweg takes you from the origin of the Weser in Hann. Münden via Nordhessen, the home of the Brothers Grimm, and over the mountain range Solling. The destination of your 230-kilometer (143-mile) hike is Porta Westfalica on the border with North Rhine-Westphalia, and you'll get there over 13 stages that'll see you conquer over 5,400 meters (18,000 feet) of elevation gain. Here the Weser leaves the low mountain range and flows into the North German lowlands.

The long-distance hiking trail is excellently signposted and divided into comfortable stages. Since many of the starting and finishing points are connected to the railway network, you can easily choose individual stages to create your own personal hike. However, if you can take your time for the whole route, you have the unique opportunity to dive into this picturesque low mountain range with its unique forests.

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Weserberglandweg

139 mi

17,025 ft

17,200 ft

Last updated: November 22, 2021

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  • Intermediate
    04:15
    9.21 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Your hike along the Weser begins at its source, in the "Three Rivers City" Hann. Munden. On the famous Weserstein, where Werra and Fulda unite to form the Weser, is the starting point.

    

    After you have enjoyed the view of the half-timbered houses from the stone lookout tower Tilly-Schanze, your hike leads

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  • Intermediate
    03:56
    8.60 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,250 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the second day your hike begins in the sleepy town of Veckerhagen. If you feel like it, you can stroll through the streets for a while before heading out for a hike.

    

    The hiking trail leads you today on the border of the Reinhardswald over extensive meadows and fields. The trail runs slightly above

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  • Difficult
    05:37
    12.0 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,975 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the third day you leave the Sababurg behind you and wander across wide fields to Gottsbüren. You always have the hills and mountain ranges of the Weserbergland in view.

    

    In Gottsbüren you can stop for a rest at the inn, as there are no more places to rest on today's stage. After your visit to the small

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  • Intermediate
    03:39
    7.74 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,250 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    After your start, it goes over the Weser up to the Sonreyhöhe. From there you have a great view of the Weser valley and Bad Karlshafen.

    

    The hiking trail runs here promising above the Weser. From the vantage point Lug into the country, the trail separates from the Weser valley and runs through a large

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  • Intermediate
    04:24
    9.59 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,425 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On today's stage you can expect the nature reserve Ahlewiesen and the beautiful zoo Neuhaus. Especially the naturally created zoo is worth a visit. Here European forest dwellers in extensive enclosures on meadows and under old trees.

    

    After the zoo it goes up to Moosberg. On the way you can still stop

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  • Difficult
    06:33
    14.8 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,775 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the sixth day exciting landscapes and great views await you. Shortly after your start in Silberborn the trail leads you through the Hochmoor Mecklenbruch. The raised bog is a unique phenomenon for the Solling, a part of the Weserbergland. In the past, peat was used extensively in the moor, but since

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  • Difficult
    05:36
    11.8 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,725 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On your seventh stage you can visit the Cistercian Monastery Amelungsborn before continuing on the ridge of a long range of hills to the final destination.

    

    The highest point on your stage today is the Ebersnacken. On top of the mountain you can climb the observation tower, from the top of which you can

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  • Difficult
    06:32
    13.8 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,150 ft
    1,725 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In Bodenwerder you cross the Weser and wander up a hill to the Bismarckturm. The impressive stone tower has a viewing platform, which guarantees a spectacular view of the Weser valley.

    

    You follow the Weserberglandweg via a wooded ridge before descending to the shore shortly before Hehlen. Already from

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  • Intermediate
    03:54
    8.87 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On rural dirt roads you walk along the edge of the forest to today's stage highlight, the Wasserschloss Hämelschenburg. The excellently preserved and well-kept palace complex is a striking example of the Weser Renaissance. Especially the main building impresses with its fine decorations and exciting

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  • Difficult
    05:35
    12.4 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,225 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The tenth stage awaits you with a leisurely but long hike over vast hills. The path is mainly over meadows and fields, so a great vision is guaranteed.

    

    Your stage destination is today in Rohrsen, a district of Hameln. Since there are no accommodations to be found, you can take the bus from there to the

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  • Difficult
    08:16
    17.6 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,500 ft
    2,325 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the eleventh stage, you will overcome most of the altitude of the entire tour and cover the largest distance. Plan your breaks, then the stage is no problem for you.

    

    The highest point of today's hike is the Hohe Egge. You can even extend the firm climb upwards when you step onto the stone Süntelturm

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  • Intermediate
    04:32
    9.56 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the penultimate hike you follow a scenic ridge path to Paschenburg. The former, large-scale forester's lodge now houses an inn. From the terrace you have a great view of the countryside and the underlying Schaumburg.

    

    Shortly before your destination, the Weserberglandweg leads up to the Luhden cliffs

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  • Intermediate
    04:25
    9.63 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The last leg definitely takes you back to civilization. The trail runs almost the entire route through the nature reserve Kamm of the Weser Mountains. Below the ridge, you can already see larger cities and after just under three kilometers, you cross the A2 motorway on a narrow bridge.

    

    However, after

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    13
  • Distance
    146 mi
  • Duration
    67:14 h
  • Elevation
    17,975 ft17,975 ft

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