Kahler Asten

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Recommended by 484 out of 512 hikers

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  • Markus

    In good weather, you have in particular from the branch tower a fabulous panoramic view, in bad weather you do not see the hand in front of his eyes, because the summit is often in the fog. For the physical well-being of the restaurant provides directly on the summit plateau. Incidentally, it is often incorrectly claimed that the Kahle Asten is the highest mountain in NRW, but the Langenberg about ten kilometers northeast is still a few meters higher.

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    • November 3, 2016

  • HansJoergOtt

    The tower itself is not bad, but the view and the landscape around it just great.

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    • September 28, 2015

  • Andreas away

    The restaurant is open again (summer). Stay cozy!

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    • December 10, 2016

  • Jörg

    Great heathland.

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    • July 2, 2015

  • buskultur

    Nice area for hiking.

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    • December 3, 2016

  • Andreas away

    As a forest-free Hochheide the view is secured there

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    • December 7, 2016

  • Andreas away

    Whether in summer or winter - he always invites you for a walk or a small tour!

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    • December 13, 2016

  • Alex

    Lookout tower with restaurant. In clear weather, the climb to the tower is worthwhile.

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    • January 4, 2017

  • Andreas away

    Kahler Asten - the beautiful Hochheiden landscape is worth a visit in every season

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    • February 21, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The mountain heath on the Kahler Asten, with its 841 m above sea level the second highest elevation of the Rhenish Slate Mountains to the Langenberg (843 m above sea level), is the highest high heath on the roof of Westphalia. At the southern edge of the Hochheide, the only periodically water-bearing Lennequelle comes to light. With a height of 820 m above sea level, it is the highest source in north-western Germany.
    West of Winterberg rises the flat ridge of the Bald Asten. The domed dome is occupied by a large dwarf shrub heath. It is interspersed with single trees and groups of trees, which contribute to the special beauty of this highest situated high heath of northwest Germany in the landscape.
    On the edge of the hill, the heath on the summit merges over thicker shrubs and trees into crippled beech forests. The high mountain ash proportion reflects the harsh, cool-humid climatic conditions that have led to the special nature of the area. On the northeast slope of the mountain is a forest unused Bärlapp beech forest, which is already developing into the decay phase. Also on this "Kampfbuchen" the climatic disadvantage of the Kahler Asten is vividly clear.
    In addition to the relevant dwarf shrub heaths transitions are formed to Borstgrasrasen. Hochheide, Borstgrasrasen and the formerly used as Niederwald beech forest together form an extraordinarily protected Biotopkomplex and are an impressive testimony of the historic forest pasture (Hude). For the Rothaargebirge the complete equipment of the mountain heaths of the Kahler Asten with the typical kind inventory is exemplary.
    Not only because of its special topography and the associated views, but also because of its special natural features of the Kahle Asten is a heavily frequented attraction for those seeking relaxation. A natural history exhibition in the adjacent Astenturm and the nature trail created by the nature park meet the information needs of the numerous visitors.
    A new way concept is to open the heath again new development possibilities. Once a year, the area is grazed with a flock of sheep.
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahler_Asten
    winterberg.de/vor-ort-aktuelles/sehenswuerdigkeiten-highlights/kahler-asten
    sauerland.com/Media/Attraktionen/Kahler-Asten

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    • May 9, 2018

  • Alex

    The landscape is really recommended in every season.

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    • January 5, 2017

  • Alex

    In winter a great hiking destination to make a round through the snow. However, very crowded and almost crowded during the holiday season.

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    • January 5, 2017

  • Alex

    During the holidays very busy. Great view from the tower over the whole Sauerland.

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    • January 5, 2017

  • Alex

    Worth a trip in every season. During the holidays many people are out and about.

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    • January 5, 2017

  • HansJoergOtt

    Even in summer, a trip is worthwhile here.

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    • February 18, 2017

  • Michelle

    The most beautiful mountain in the Sauerland

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    • November 4, 2018

  • Andreas

    It is definitely worth it.

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    • September 29, 2017

  • Grünspecht

    Great area, crossed on our hike on the Rothaarsteig.

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    • October 14, 2017

  • Silvia

    Bergheide Kahler Asten - The highest nature reserve in NRW.

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    • February 23, 2018

  • Mike

    Beautiful view,
    Cool beer, delicious food.

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    • April 8, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The mountain heath on the Kahler Asten, with 841 m above sea level, the second highest elevation of the Rhenish Slate Mountains to the Langenberg (843 m above sea level), is the highest high heath on the roof of Westphalia. At the southern edge of the Hochheide, the only periodically water-bearing Lennequelle comes to light. With a height of 820 m above sea level, it is the highest source in north-western Germany.
    naturpark-sauerland-rothaargebirge.de/Unterwegs-im-Naturpark/Natur-entdecken/TOP-30-Unsere-schoensten-Schutzgebiete-im-Naturpark/Kahler-Asten
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahler_Asten

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    • May 22, 2018

  • cabi

    Third highest mountain in the Rothaargebirge and after the Langenberg the second highest mountain in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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    • June 10, 2018

  • cabi

    the third highest mountain in the Rothaargebirge and after the Langenberg the second highest mountain in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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    • June 10, 2018

  • Angelika

    Beautiful hiking area .... and the cross on a summit is one of them.

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    • October 9, 2018


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

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