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Auf dem WaldSkulpturenWeg mit Klaus-Peter Kappest – Schmallenberger Sauerland

Auf dem WaldSkulpturenWeg mit Klaus-Peter Kappest – Schmallenberger Sauerland

15.6 mi
-- mph
1,550 ft
1,650 ft

Tour Overview

Starting Point
1.27 mi
© Schmallenberger Sauerland
2.36 mi
2.36 mi
© Klaus-Peter Kappest
5.57 mi
© Klaus-Peter Kappest
5.65 mi
6.60 mi
© Klaus-Peter Kappest
7.16 mi
© Klaus-Peter Kappest
© Klaus-Peter Kappest
7.85 mi
© Schmallenberger Sauerland
9.43 mi
© Schmallenberger Sauerland
9.76 mi
© Schmallenberger Sauerland
13.3 mi
© Klaus-Peter Kappest
© Klaus-Peter Kappest
13.4 mi
15.6 mi
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Schmallenberger Sauerland went for a hike.

May 5, 2021

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    Klaus-Peter Kappest from Schmallenberg-Oberkirchen is a freelance photographer and prefers to hike in autumn and winter.

    “What fascinates me most about our region? Our gently rolling landscape is filled with an original, but not too primeval forest, so that it conveys a sense of security everywhere. The unique selling point of the region are the consistently cozy villages with their authentic beauty - harmoniously embedded in the landscape. You can tell everywhere that the villages are not a tourist backdrop, but that even in the seldom visited corner, people make the villages so beautiful, especially as a living space for themselves. This is made possible primarily because the region is one of the strongest economic regions in Germany despite its rural nature. This includes all the advantages that come with it, such as financial strength and a rich cultural life, but the disadvantages of densely populated areas and ubiquitous industry are left out. Mastering economy and tourism at the same time makes the region a model living space for the 21st century.

    The WaldSkulpturenWeg combines all the characteristics of the region like no other path. It offers distant views of the gently rolling landscape. It leads through a nature that is formed by humans, but that still communicates originality. It crosses picturesque villages such as Schanze and Grafschaft. It offers insights into the old and new history of the region - including the Grafschaft monastery and the Kyrillpfad. And above all there are the eleven modern art sculptures and installations by really internationally important artists, as you normally only find them in the center of great urbanity - most likely in sterile places in front of state institutions. But here they are in nature. Of course, you don't have to like every work. The works polarize and stimulate discussion. This is the case with modern art. Her main theme is the ambivalent relationship between humans and nature and the development of the neighboring regions of Wittgenstein and Sauerland, which have been territorially, linguistically, culturally and denominationally separated for centuries. Intellectually, one can argue about the artist's perception and implementation and enjoy the movement through the landscape and nature with all of the senses in a spiritually stimulated manner. "

    Nature meets art: the eleven incomparable works of art were integrated into the wonderful surroundings on the 23-kilometer, unique hiking trail between 2000 and 2010. The route begins in Bad Berleburg in the beautiful Wittgensteiner Land and ends in Schmallenberg in the Hochsauerland district. You hike over the Rothaarkamm, cross the Rothaarsteig at Kühhude and if you like, you can take the opportunity to take a detour to the Kyrillpfad in Schanze.

    You start at the town hall in Bad Berleburg and first walk to the castle, which is well worth seeing. Opposite the entrance you will find the tourist information, where you will find interesting information about the concept and the individual stations of the WaldSkulpturenWeg. Very soon it goes through beech forest and later over wide, wooded ridges with wonderful views and through long valleys up to the Rothaarkamm and the forest reserve Schanze. At Schanze, it is now going downhill again, you may notice some medieval fortifications and only a short distance later you will hike along a steep slope with beech forest. The forest opens north of the Giersberg and you will be surprised with a very beautiful view of Schmallenberg. Over meadows and fields you now hike through Grafschaft with the impressive monastery complex, past the mill pond and finally to Schmallenberg.

    In the cozy places along the way you will find many good places to stop for a break. For the long passages in the forest, you should still drink enough and take a picnic with you. And also think of sturdy hiking shoes or weatherproof clothing for carefree hiking enjoyment.

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    • June 7, 2021

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