Hiking Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 717 out of 742 hikers


  • Martl

    Heath landscape with various sights and viewpoints

    translated byView Original
    • June 20, 2020

  • Manuela

    Grandiose view from the Clemensberg. Great theme trails and the Rothaarsteig hiking.

    translated byView Original
    • May 27, 2019

  • Sabine | Wolfsstoffe 🐺

    The Neue Hagen, also called Niedersfelder Hochheide, is a 73.89 ha nature conservation and FFH area in the northeastern Rothaargebirge on the northern slope of the Clemensberg (about 837 m above sea level) in the Hochsauerlandkreis in the southeast of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the largest mountain elevation in northwest Germany. (Wikipedia)

    translated byView Original
    • January 2, 2018

  • Grünspecht

    We came here on our hike on the Rothaarstieg. A class area the Sauerland.

    translated byView Original
    • October 20, 2017

  • Doris und der Marc

    Very nice round

    translated byView Original
    • August 4, 2019

  • Lars

    The Hochheidehütte is a great refreshment stop for an intermediate break.

    translated byView Original
    • July 15, 2018

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    The heather is not yet in full color.

    translated byView Original
    • August 1, 2020

  • M𝕒𝕣𝕚𝕠𝕟

    The largest of the mountain heaths in north-west Germany, which are rare in Europe, is in Niedersfeld. The wide, tree-poor landscape turns into a pink carpet of heather flowers in late summer. The protected area is rightly one of the natural treasures of South Westphalia.

    translated byView Original
    • September 11, 2021

  • Doc

    The view compensates for the difficult ascent

    translated byView Original
    • October 9, 2019

  • HolgerWi 🥾🥾

    Beautiful Winterberg Hochheide to hike through for young and old. 🥾🥾

    translated byView Original
    • January 31, 2021

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... 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 a nature reserve 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. ... "

    translated byView Original
    • July 2, 2021

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... Sheep like to eat fresh greens for their lives. That is why they can be fed wherever there should only be short stalks and low plants in the end. Everything that is young and fresh is eaten. The gentle animals are suitable therefore excellent as a biological lawnmower.
    What does this have to do with biodiversity? Lean meadows and heaths are particularly valuable habitats, as many rare animal and plant species live here. If such landscapes are not maintained regularly, then bushes and trees will grow - and in a few decades there will be nothing left of the meadows and heaths. This is exactly what the sheep do: they eat the young shoots of the bushes and trees and thus prevent them from growing larger. ... "

    translated byView Original
    • July 2, 2021

  • Mel

    Beautiful paths through the wide landscape

    translated byView Original
    • October 31, 2021

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Hochheide


Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

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


  • Elevation820 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Winterberg



What We Offer

Terms of ServicePrivacy PolicyCommunity GuidelinesSecurity vulnerability reward programImprint