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Myth and legend path

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Take a walk through the secretive forests around the mystical “Teufelskanzel” (“devil’s pulpit”) with fantastical tales from the Wittgensteiner Land region.
moderate
Distance 11.3 km
3:30 h
403 m
403 m

Author’s recommendation

It’s worth paying a visit to the unique mycology museum and the radio museum at the end of the walk.
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Petra Markus
Updated: January 16, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
585 m
Lowest point
321 m
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Tips and hints

Tourist information Bad Laasphe
Haus des Gastes
Wilhelmsplatz 3, 57334 Bad Laasphe
Tel. +49 2752 898, Fax -77 89
info@tourismus-badlaasphe.de
www.tourismus-badlaasphe.de

Start

At the Haus des Gastes in Bad Laasphe (321 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.927199, 8.412245
DMS
50°55'37.9"N 8°24'44.1"E
UTM
32U 458693 5641893
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Destination

At the Haus des Gastes in Bad Laasphe.

Turn-by-turn directions

From the “Haus des Gastes” tourist centre with its Pilzkundemuseum (mycology museum), walk through the picturesque old town centre of Bad Laasphe up to the “Zur Teufelskanzel” mountain hut. There, on the hill above the Laasphetal valley, a story is told from the “Laasphe Sagenborn” book of legends, with a view onto the majestic ancestral palace of the counts of Wittgenstein. A short while later, the circular route itself begins, which you follow on the left on the slope of the Laasphetal valley, walking slowly uphill until you reach the Neesbachtal valley. You are accompanied by the tale of the wild hunter in the Botzebachtal valley and the unhappy countess Elisabeth Charlotte. In a mystical atmosphere and after a calming view out onto the idyllic Nessbachtal valley, walk up to the plateau below the Hainrot hill, where a group of seats in a forest glade under mature chestnut trees is a good place to stop for a rest halfway along the route. Start the return stretch by walking through a wonderful upland beechwood above the Puderbachtal valley, and learn some information about Bonifatius’ stay in Puderbach. Shortly before the Krautkopf hill, the enchanted forest opens out onto a beautiful view over the Wittgensteiner Bergland region. You then reach the impressive Teufelskanzel rocks, from where the witches set off on their flight to the “Teufelslücken”, or “devils’ holes”. With another impressive view onto Schloss Wittgenstein palace, the route continues through woods and past meadows back to Bad Laasphe.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Free parking at the town hall.

Coordinates

DD
50.927199, 8.412245
DMS
50°55'37.9"N 8°24'44.1"E
UTM
32U 458693 5641893
w3w 
///humans.certainty.across
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Siehe "Weitere Infos"

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Bad Laasphe, 1:25.000, 1. Auflage 2018, ISBN 978-3-86636-924-5 3,95€

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Equipment

The tour does not require any particular equipment; a hiking map and rainwear, if necessary, are recommended.

There are many places to stop for refreshment at the start and end of the tour.


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Rating

3.8
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Martina Schneck
May 01, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? May 01, 2020
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Stefan Sobek
September 19, 2018 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 15, 2018
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July 04, 2018 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
403 m
Descent
403 m
Public-transport-friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value

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