Durch das Brakeler Bergland – Naturwanderungen im Teutoburger Wald
Teutoburger Wald Tourismus planned a hike.
March 18, 2021
This hike takes you on truly romantic and fairytale paths, because the Brothers Grimm and other representatives of romanticism once walked here in the Brakeler Bergland. To find their traces, you leave Brakel to the north, where you immediately climb the first hill. Then it becomes flatter again and you hike down to Bökendorf.You cross the village and on the other side write another loop on the slopes of the Wüllenberg. From there you can enjoy the wonderful view over the valley, which is the scene of the novel "Die Judenbuche". The story is based on a true story and comes from the pen of the poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. On the northern edge of Bökendorf you will pass Bökerhof Castle, where Droste-Hülshoff visited several times in the 19th century. A special highlight of the hike is the historic arcade made of hornbeam, which grow together over a path.Your next hiking stop is the village of Bellersen. A detour to the town center with its historic half-timbered houses is worthwhile. There is a lot on offer here: Baked goods are regularly baked in an old bakery and there is, among other things, a creative courtyard for artists and a show distillery.The way back south leads you in the valley through the floodplains on the banks of the Brucht. Shortly before Brakel you overcome one last climb through the forest. Once at the top, Hinnenburg Castle is on your right, although it is privately owned, it is also impressive from a distance. On the descent you will meet again on the well-known path that leads down to Brakel.Would you like to shorten the route a little? There is a bus connection between Brakel Bökendorf and Bellersen. So you can easily hike only part of the route.
March 24, 2021