Etappe 1: Von Brilon nach Willingen – der Rothaarsteig
Rothaarsteig planned a hike.
December 14, 2020
The Rothaarsteig starts at the historic town hall on the market square in the old town of Brilon. From there the official route first leads to Drübel with a beautiful view of the city and the provost church of St. Petrus and Andreas. The hike through the Drübel nature reserve can also be shortened by simply walking along the Möhne through the spa gardens.In any case, after two to three kilometers you will pass the Möhne spring, the first of the 11 springs on the Rothaarsteig. From there it goes through meadows and forests to the Gudenhagener Poppenberg. The path then continues in a south-easterly direction past the Hiebammenhütte to Borberg with its beautiful chapel and a great view. From there you go, mostly through the forest, about two kilometers to the east and around the mountain Schusterknapp.After you have passed the Schusterknapp, the path runs back south on the ridge of the Rothaargebierges. Habberg and Ginsterkopf follow on the summit path with wonderful views of the Upper Ruhr Valley and the Bruchhauser Steine. After passing the gorse head, the path always leads through forests past the fire oak, below the Bruchhauser stones and above the small village of Bruchhausen. With a view of the privately inhabited Bruchhausen Castle, a detour to the Gutscafé with its attached flower garden is worthwhile. If your feet hurt, you can end the first stage here. From Bruchhausen it goes steadily up to the place of execution. To get to Willingen, continue from here on the yellow-black marked access path down to the village.