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Exquisite nature – beloved routes in the cultural region of Höxter

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Exquisite nature – beloved routes in the cultural region of Höxter

Hiking Collection by Kulturland Kreis Höxter

11

Tours

35:49 h

77.7 mi

8,900 ft

In the far east of the Teutoburg Forest, a unique cultural hiking region, Höxter, is ready to welcome you. The „Exquisite Nature“ project leads you on newly created hiking trails through important habitats, combining nature conservation and relaxation. Discover idyllic beech forests, blooming grasslands and sun-drenched heaths with a Mediterranean flair. In this Collection, we have put together 11 hikes to the most beautiful places in the Höxter district.

On these beloved routes, you can experience the variety of the flora and fauna of the region in North Rhine-Westphalia in all its glory. As you roam the unique nature, you will discover an abundance of wildlife between Egge and Weser. Colorful butterflies dart amongst the sunny heaths around Willebadessen, whilst nimble swallowtails fly on the Desenberg, and patterned crested newts known as “water dragons” swim at Godelheim. The land’s calcareous soil is the perfect basis for diverse life to bloom.

The circular hikes in this Collection vary in length from a relaxed walk to a demanding day hike. It’s up to you to decide what you feel like. Many of the routes include stops at the view points from which you can enjoy nature’s splendor. On the Weser Skywalk, you can enjoy an exhilarating walk with a view of the river from up high.

Large sections of the hiking trails lead through parts of the Europe-wide nature reserve network "Natura 2000". On a total of 8,400 hectares, plants, animals and nature lovers have plenty of space away from any cities, industry and traffic. One thing is certain, there’s plenty of "exquisite nature" for you to discover here.

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    Intermediate
    03:50
    7.88 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    One of the most beautiful hiking trails in the cultivated land leads over the heights around Dalhausen and Jakobsberg. The almost 13 kilometers long route goes around the valley basin, over colorful mountain meadows, through shady deciduous forests and cool brook valleys. You always have wonderful views

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  • Intermediate
    03:14
    6.90 mi
    2.1 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The crevices and scree fields of the steep slopes of Ziegenberg and Brunsberg offer an ideal hiding place for numerous animal species. The crested newt, the largest domestic tail amphibian, also feels at home in the region. On this eleven-kilometer circular hike, you will get to know the biodiverse region

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  • Difficult
    07:11
    15.9 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,700 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This 25-kilometer circular hike shows you the upper Niesetal on varied hiking trails. The name for this hiking trail is the Niesebach, which rises on the Köterberg and flows into the Emmer at Schieder. In a large group you hike through forested brook valleys and over open meadows. The hike starts at

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  • Intermediate
    02:57
    6.55 mi
    2.2 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This ten kilometer hike combines art and nature. Along the way you can discover a total of eight works of art - from the tree house to the "boat in the house". The hike starts at the parking lot at Eichenallee Holzhausen.

    

    The path leads you through the forest near Nieheim in a relaxed up and down. Keep

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  • Easy
    01:36
    2.79 mi
    1.7 mph
    425 ft
    450 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This almost five-kilometer hike will get you on the “wooden path”. The promising and exciting tour along the banks of the Weser starts at the car park at the Herstelle-Würgassen passenger ferry.

    

    From there you hike a bit up the forest road before turning right onto a path into the forest after 800 meters

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  • Intermediate
    03:24
    7.69 mi
    2.3 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This twelve kilometer hike takes you to the realm of butterflies. Between May and August in particular, you can observe over 50 species of butterflies along the butterfly path. The circular hike starts at the parking lot at Schleusenberg near Willebadessen.

    

    Right at the beginning, the path climbs in short

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  • Intermediate
    04:02
    9.30 mi
    2.3 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Due to its length of 15 kilometers and at the same time a lot of variety, this circular hike is perfect as a family day hike. On the way there are two castles, unspoilt nature, impressive giant trees and a pretty brook valley to discover.

    

    It starts at the St. Katharina parish church in Rheder. First it

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  • Intermediate
    03:25
    7.33 mi
    2.1 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This almost twelve-kilometer hike takes you through Mediterranean-style juniper heaths, lush beech forest and blooming calcareous grassland. It starts at the hiking car park south of Körbecke. If you arrive by public transport, you can also start the circular hike directly in Lamerden.

    

    The path meanders

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  • Easy
    00:36
    1.07 mi
    1.8 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Desenberg rises a good 150 meters from the level of the Warburger Börde. Logical that you want to climb the striking Kegelberg. The mountain has always fascinated people. And animals also like to frolic on the former volcano. You start the way up to the castle from the parking lot at Desenberg.

    

    Desenberg

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  • Intermediate
    03:46
    8.09 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    How about some variety? Then this 13-kilometer hike is just right for you. The "Paths of Diversity" in the Ottbergen adventure area lead you through a varied cultural landscape up to the slopes to the right and left of the Nethe. If the whole route is too long for you, you can divide the tour into two

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  • Easy
    01:48
    4.15 mi
    2.3 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Warburger Börde between Warburg and Ossendorf looks back on a long history: People settled in this place 7,000 years ago and used the fertile soil for agriculture. Along this almost seven-kilometer circular hike you will learn a lot about one of the oldest cultural landscapes in Central Europe. Start

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    77.7 mi
  • Duration
    35:49 h
  • Elevation
    8,900 ft

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