Hiking the Hermannsweg
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Hermannsweg

It is considered one of the most beautiful high-altitude trails in Germany: The Hermannsweg leads on its 156 kilometres through two nature parks and over the ridge of the Teutoburg Forest. Hermann the Cheruscan, who defeated the Roman commander Varus in 9 AD, gave his name to the popular hiking trail.

The Hermannsweg offers a first-class nature experience

The Hermannsweg starts in the plains of the Münsterland and takes you up to the heights around Horn-Bad Meinberg. The fact that the Hermannsweg offers an exciting nature experience is widely known among hiking enthusiasts. The Dörenther Cliffs with their unique view of the Münsterland, the Externsteine or the Silberbachtal near Horn-Bad Meinberg are just a few outstanding examples. Although the ridge of the Teutoburger Land is forested in large parts, there are always wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding area.

Münsterland moves | Hermannsweg

On the trail of history

With its combination of nature and history, the Hermannsweg surprises many hikers. Already in Rheine, the Bentlage Monastery and the Salinenpark are worth a visit. It is no different with the eagle watch in Berlebeck or the Sparenburg in Bielefeld. Hikers are particularly impressed by the picturesque historic town centres of Tecklenburg and Bad Iburg, where time seems to have stood still. The hike on the Hermann Trail is crowned, of course, by a visit to the Hermann Monument.

Places of interest along the route

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Bentlage Monastery
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Gravenhorst Monastery
Gravenhorst Monastery
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Tecklenburg to Hermannsweg
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Iburg Castle
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Iburg Castle
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The Sparrenburg in Bielefeld
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Sparrenburg
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Oerlinghausen Open-Air Archaeological Museum
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Oerlinghausen Open-Air Museum
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The Hermann Monument near Detmold
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Hermann Monument
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The Externsteine
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Externsteine
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Lippe Velmerstot
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Lippe Velmerstot
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Gräflicher Park Bad Driburg
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Count's Park
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The Hermann Trail at a glance

  • 126 km
  • Route tour
  • medium
  • signposted
  • Multiday tour
  • Nature
  • Rheine
  • Hörstel
  • Ibbenbüren
  • Lengerich
  • Lienen
  • Dissen
  • Hall
  • Bielefeld
  • Oerlinghausen
  • Detmold
  • Horn-Bad Meinberg
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