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 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.
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.