Hiking on the Kommiesenpatt in Südlohn
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Hiking trip Kommiesenpatt - Hiking on smugglers' trails
3 days | from 158 Euro

Hiking trip Kommiesenpatt - Hiking on smugglers' trails

The Kommiesenpatt (= Plattdeutsch customs officers' trail) leads you along scenic customs officers' and smugglers' trails on both sides of the border over exclusively flat terrain to many old border stones and through our unique cultural landscape. You will stay in the former Oeding Castle, now the Burghotel Pass, and enjoy the proverbial Münsterland hospitality - regional delicacies, an informal atmosphere and friendly service staff.

The hiking trip at a glance

  • Hiking trip
  • Star tours
  • 2 nights / 3 days
  • incl. breakfast
  • incl. dinner
  • from €158
  • Südlohn

Your itinerary for the hiking tour Kommiesenpatt - Hiking on smugglers' trails

Day 1

Oeding Castle in Südlohn Oeding Castle in Südlohn
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Arrival in Südlohn and a first tour

Individual arrival at the Burghotel Pass in the district of Oeding. Welcome and explanation of the Kommiesenpatt with coffee and homemade cake in the cosy vaulted cellar. Afterwards you have the opportunity to take a short tour (approx. 45 min.) through the village centre of Oeding, first along the picturesque course of the Schlinge stream to the small evangelical St. John's Church built in 1825, which impresses with its graceful bell tower and simplicity.

In the immediate vicinity is the traditional butcher's shop Rüweling, whose Westphalian ham on the bone has won several awards and is known far beyond the borders of Oeding (factory tour with tasting possible for 15 people or more at an extra charge). From a cultural-historical point of view, it is worth taking a look at the catholic St. Jakobi church from 1911 with the oak high altar from 1915 that was specially created for this church.

Depending on how much time you have, you have the option of extending the tour of the town with a trial run on the Kommiesenpatt.

For dinner you will be served a 3-course welcome menu , followed by a cosy get-together and "Klönsnack" at the large bar.

Day 2

The market in Winterwijk is always worth a visit The market in Winterwijk is always worth a visit
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Hike on the Kommiesenpatt

You can fortify yourself for the hike at the rich breakfast buffet and put together your own individual packed lunch. Then you choose your own stage on the cross-border Kommiesenpatt. The trail has a total length of 17.9 kilometres and can be divided into four circular routes (4.8 to 12.8 kilometres). On this side and on the other side of the border, the hiking trail leads along the former customs officers' and smugglers' paths and along historical border stones. The hiking brochure not only informs you about these witnesses of the past, but also about special features along the way.

Our tip: Combine your hike with a short visit to the Dutch border town of Winterswijk. On Wednesdays (until 1 p.m.) and Saturdays (until 5 p.m.), the popular lake fish and market takes place here.

In the cosy rooms or on the terrace directly on the Schlinge, you can end the day with a regional dinner (menu or buffet) and the "digestif of the house".

Day 3

Hike on the Kommiesenpatt along the loop Hike on the Kommiesenpatt along the loop
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Boundary stones and nature experiences

Strengthened by the breakfast buffet and with your packed lunch in your rucksack, you will explore the other stages of the Kommiesenpatt today. Or have you already hiked all of the 12 boundary stones the day before? Then round off your stay in the region with a walk through one of the nearby nature reserves. In the Zwillbrocker Venn, for example, the northernmost free-living flamingo colony in the world awaits you, but the "Korenburgervenn" or the nearby "Bekendelle" also invite you to take walks in untouched nature.

For interesting stops on your way home, the Tourist-Info Südlohn has more excursion tips ready.

Services | Hiking trip Kommiesenpatt - Hiking on smugglers' trails

  • 2x overnight stay
  • 2x breakfast
  • 2 x regional dinner (menu/buffet)
  • 2 x lunch package
  • Hiking brochure Kommiesenpatt with detailed routes
  • Welcome with coffee and homemade cake
  • Village walk according to detailed plan
  • Final degistif

Prices | Hiking trip Kommiesenpatt - Hiking on smugglers' trails

Prices per person

158,- € in a double room

178,- € in a single room


Offer valid: 01.01.-31.12.2021 | Organiser: Touristinfo Südlohn SOMIT e.V.

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You can request this walking tour without obligation from SOMIT Südlohn Oeding Marketing Information und Touristik e.V. by e-mail. You will receive an offer without obligation as soon as possible. If you have any special wishes, comments or deviations from the tour advertised here, please use the "Messages" field. You can send any queries about your request by e-mail to touristinfo@suedlohn.de or call +49 (0)2862 41 76 26.

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SOMIT Südlohn Oeding
Burgring 29
46354 Südlohn
+49 (0)2862 41 76 26 www.suedlohn.de

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