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Hochheide im Naturschutzgebiet Alter Hagen

Hochheide im Naturschutzgebiet Alter Hagen

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Recommended by 1780 out of 1818 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Sauerland-Rothaargebirge

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Location: Winterberg, Hochsauerlandkreis, Arnsberg District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Best Hikes to Hochheide im Naturschutzgebiet Alter Hagen
  • While this area was still a treeless tundra around 10,000 years ago, the forests conquered large parts of the area with the later warming. Only in a few places has the vegetation of the tundra survived or was favored by browsing by grazing animals and the subsequent impoverishment of the soil. In the moors and on some rocks, it is particularly evident and impressive at the highest elevations. There you will find the sparse crippled forests in the middle of heathland. Beautiful.

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    • February 13, 2017

  • The largest of the Europe-wide rare mountain heaths in northwestern Germany is located near Niedersfeld. The wide, tree-poor landscape turns into a pink carpet of heather blossoms in late summer.


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    • December 3, 2016

  • Great place to run a lap or enjoy the heath by bike. Here you also have the opportunity to pick the highly recommended blueberries.
    There is also the Hochheide hut near the heath. This invites you to take a break while hiking or walking.

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    • August 16, 2019

  • Heather landscape in an unfamiliar place

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    • June 20, 2020

  • "... The New Hagen near Niedersfeld is the largest high heath in North Rhine-Westphalia.
    The extraordinary landscape has its own fascination. Heath and raised bog are home to rare flora and fauna. The 800 meter high area is on the border with Hesse on the northern slope of the Clemensberg and has been under nature protection since 1955. Heidschnucken graze there, act as "biological lawnmowers" and thus ensure the preservation of the heather. Birds like cuckoo, capercaillie and goat milkers build their nests. Hobby biologists can even discover arctic and alpine plants in the Neuer Hagen nature reserve. ... "

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    • July 2, 2021

  • Looks like mine in Fischbeker Heide.Harburg

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    • August 1, 2020

  • It is very nice there in August and September when the heath is completely in bloom.

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    • July 16, 2018

  • So far, we only know the region with snow, but we definitely want to get past the pagan blossom. In snow, the landscape is also wonderful.

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    • February 14, 2018

  • The view from Clemensberg is wonderful and, when the visibility is good, unique, on the other side the Hochheide, I can only recommend it to everyone.

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    • September 14, 2020

  • You don't expect such a great heather landscape here. There are also many benches to linger and enjoy.

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    • September 21, 2020

  • A hike through this beautiful landscape is really breathtaking

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    • August 20, 2020

  • Incredibly beautiful landscape. Nature lovers will get their money's worth here. Mobile phone junkies will be annoyed if the reception is sometimes poor.
    Hiking trail and cross-country ski trails are signposted. Also suitable for XC bikers.

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    • September 6, 2021

  • With sunshine and blue sky you have a great view here

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    • August 28, 2018

  • Nice thing. There is also a lot to discover for children

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    • June 4, 2021

  • It is worth taking a panoramic view up here. The landscape is fascinatingly beautiful.

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    • June 28, 2021

  • During this time you can pick your own breakfast

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    • July 17, 2021

  • The largest area of the mountain heather in northwest Germany.

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    • November 1, 2021

  • what is left over when you quarry stone

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    • August 8, 2021

  • Great heather area with countless blueberries ...

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    • August 4, 2021

  • Simply beautiful with lots of benches to relax on

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    • September 4, 2023

  • The nature reserve "Neuer Hagen" is a man-made high heath area between Willingen and Niedersfeld. With 76.6 ha, it is the largest mountain heath in north-west Germany. Through years of plowing until 1950, the breeding ground was removed and often used as bedding for cattle sheds. Instead of the typical stock of trees, undemanding plants such as common heather, blueberries and cranberries now grew. Animal species atypical for the Rothaargebirge also settled in the Hochheide. By imitating the historical use for the purpose of species protection, animals such as the great gray shrike and the meadow pipit have managed to become home to the Hochheide to this day.

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    • March 2, 2023

  • Pure nature. A great highlight 😎👍

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    • January 21, 2022

  • Hike through the high heath landscape

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    • October 20, 2018

  • Very nice

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    • August 1, 2019

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Location: Winterberg, Hochsauerlandkreis, Arnsberg District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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