Uplandwege: Hochheide (Willingen)

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Recommended by 189 out of 199 hikers


  • buskultur

    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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    • 12/03/2016

  • Anette

    About 10,000 years ago, a treeless tundra spread across the Upland. With the subsequent warming the forest conquered the areas back. Only in marshes, on rocks and in the sparse crippled forests of the highest elevations could some of the typical plant species of the glacial tundra survive.
    Here you will find plants that thrive particularly well on barren soil and under extreme climatic conditions with lots of wind and snow: woody plants such as pine and rowanberry, broom, arnica, various types of orchids, silver leaf, rib and mountain fern, alpine bear rag, fever clover, seven-star, various Lichen and mosses, cranberries and cranberries, and especially the heather that shapes the landscape.
    Source and further information: willingen.de/themen/familie-freizeit/naturerlebnisse/hochheide.html

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    • 02/13/2017

  • Wolfsstoffe

    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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    • 02/14/2018

  • Christian

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

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    • 07/16/2018

  • Crosser319

    With sunshine and blue sky you have a great view here

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    • 08/28/2018

  • Thomas

    Hike through the high heath landscape

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    • 10/20/2018

  • Doris und der Marc

    Very nice

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    • 08/01/2019

  • Timo

    A great place to go for a run or to enjoy the heather. Here is also the opportunity to pick the highly recommended blueberries.
    In the vicinity of the heath there is also the Hochheide hut. This invites you to take a break while hiking or walking.

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    • 08/16/2019

  • Doris und der Marc

    Very nice

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    • 08/01/2019

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


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