• Aussichtskanzel Arfeld
    Aussichtskanzel Arfeld Photo: Sahra Greeck, CC BY-SA, BLB-Tourismus GmbH
  • Impression hiker
    Impression hiker Photo: CC BY-SA, VReasy
  • Augenstein
    Augenstein Photo: CC BY-SA, VR Easy
  • Ausblick nach Bad Berleburg Photo: CC BY-SA, VReasy
  • Photo: Sahra Greeck, CC BY-SA, BLB-Tourismus GmbH
  • Wittgensteiner Schieferpfad, Bad Berleburg Photo: CC BY-SA, vr-easy

Premium Hiking Location

Welcome to the first premium hiking location in the whole of North Rhine-Westphalia. In our natural paradise you are on the way on certified premium hiking trails, which convince with high quality as well as thematic variety and different route lengths. Our hiking-friendly hosts will spoil you with culinary delights. Discover the region on our excellent trails!

Photo: BLB-Tourismus GmbH
The town of Bad Berleburg with its 22 villages is located in the middle of the Rothaargebirge and together with the municipalities of Bad Laasphe and Erndtebrück forms the Wittgensteiner Land. Our certified premium trails and the excellent paths inspire with fascinating nature. The landscape offers magnificent views from the heights and charming insights in the valleys. On our trails across meadows and through forests you will always encounter majestic veteran trees, imposing rocks and clear watercourses. The wilderness allows itself its freedom and shows itself in full beauty - and it gives this feeling to you, too.

Come and visit us in the information center of the Sauerland Rothaargebirge Nature Park at the market place in Bad Berleburg. In addition to the tourist information, you can also visit the exciting bison adventure exhibition here. Under the motto "On the trail of nature" you will discover our fascinating animal and plant world as well as places worth seeing.


Welcome to our nature paradise in South Westphalia!

The premium trails in Germany and neighboring countries have developed rapidly in recent years in terms of quantity and quality and have established themselves as the most important hiking tourism product.


Just as quickly, hikers have become more demanding of the trails, but also of the overall hiking tourism offer of a region or, in the meantime, only of individual places with the associated hiking infrastructure. Today, a comprehensive and up-to-date information system on the trails is expected. The guest wants to get to know a special hiking location.


It is therefore important to recognize unique selling points in one's own hiking destination and to present them to the guest. In particular, catering and accommodation services, but also mobility offers, are almost as important for a successful hiking experience as the trail itself. The availability of regional products is becoming increasingly important. The German Hiking Institute has developed a certificate for premium hiking regions that uses core and optional criteria to guarantee that the region in question offers a comprehensive range of services for hiking guests. Premium hiking regions are the vanguard of hiking. Here, guests are guaranteed a comprehensive hiking experience.


In addition to the hiking regions, more and more individual hiking locations are now emerging that want to offer their guests an outstanding and distinctive hiking experience in a smaller geographical area. The German Hiking Institute now certifies such premium hiking locations comparable to the premium hiking regions. Certification by the German Hiking Institute includes core criteria and elective criteria. The certificate is valid for three years.


The criteria catalog includes four components:

Hiking offer

Hiking information system

Hiking-friendly hosts

Hiking trails / hiking events


Source: www.wanderinstitut.de

Photo: BLB-Tourismus GmbH
We would like to tell you so much about our natural paradise. And that's why we have developed a new brand: the green "i".

Analogous to the red "i" as a reference for the tourist information, the mobile, green "i" supports us directly at the place. The new brand is informative, sustainable and exemplary - and it is everywhere in the landscape where we personally cannot always be. We inform you about regional nature conservation and landscape features, unique biodiversity and local fauna and flora. In addition, we briefly explain the most important rules of conduct for the recreation center "forest".

However, to avoid sign proliferation, we use the green "i" only very deliberately. Currently, you can find the new brand with bundled forest knowledge, for example, at some Waldrast stations and along the fairy tale trail.

BLB-Tourismus GmbH

Premium Hiking Location Partners

Are you looking for a place to stay or a place to rest and eat? Some of our hiker-friendly partner businesses are located directly on our premium hiking trails, or at least within a radius of about ten kilometers. They will be happy to answer your questions about the hiking trails and provide you with further information.
Hotel · Bad Berleburg
Hotel "Alte Schule"
3S-stars accommodation

Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Guesthouse · Bad Berleburg
Gästehaus Schwarzenauer Mühle

Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Guesthouse · Bad Berleburg
Landgasthof Restaurant Laibach

Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Guesthouse · Bad Berleburg
Landgasthaus Steffes-Hof
3-stars accommodation

from Christina Ermert,   Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.
Restaurant · Bad Berleburg
Zum weißen Roß
Map / Zum weißen Roß
Bad Berleburg

from Sahra Greeck,   BLB-Tourismus GmbH
Café · Bad Berleburg
Café Hof Mühlbach
Bad Berleburg

Herzlich Willkomen im Café Hof Mühlbach. Dein besonderes Ausflugsziel im schönen Wittgensteiner ...

from Gesine Gerhard,   BLB-Tourismus GmbH

Our Keen-eyed Stones

At eight locations, the keen-eyed stones offer you completely new perspectives on outstanding architectural monuments. Along the hiking trails, they connect nature and cultural experiences in Bad Berleburg and the villages.
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