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Wittgensteiner Panoramic Tour

Long distance hiking trail · Bad Berleburg · Open
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  • Aussicht "Wittgensteiner Panoramaweg"
    Aussicht "Wittgensteiner Panoramaweg"
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m 1000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 km Augenstein "Steinert" Hütte (H) Hütte (H) Litzelhof Kirche Hütte (H) Goldenes Ei Hütte (H) Ilsequelle Parkplatz Siegquelle Kirche Kirche
Impressive encounters are guaranteed along the way!
Distance 144.4 km
40:00 h
3,084 m
3,082 m
768 m
320 m
The Panorama Trail leads 154 km over the heights of the Wittgenstein mountains. On this trail you will get to know the country and its people in the southernmost corner of Westphalia.

It goes along the old district border that includes Bad Berleburg, Bad Laasphe and Erndtebrück until 1974. Hike over mountain ridges and through beautiful meadow valleys. Characteristic of this area are the endless forests, the lively streams and the picturesque individual farms.

Due to its altitude profile, the trail is quite demanding, but mostly leads along easily accessible forest paths, so that even a less experienced hiker can make good progress.

As an independent long-distance trail, the Wittgenstein Panorama Trail is marked throughout with a white "W" on a black background.



Author’s recommendation

Why not take a detour to the Wisent Wilderness or visit Berleburg Castle? A detour to the Drehkoite in Girkhausen is definitely worthwhile. In Beddelhausen, pass the pebble-slate quarry and cross the arched bridge.


Wilhelmsplatz in Bad Laasphe (320 m)
50.926897, 8.412416
50°55'36.8"N 8°24'44.7"E
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You can end at your starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

The large loop can be divided into eight daily stages:


From Bad Laasphe to Großenbach, approx. 26 km and 655 metres in altitude,

from Großenbach to Erndtebrück, approx. 16 km and 788 m difference in altitude,

from Erndtebrück to Wingeshausen, approx. 23 km and 1,387 metres in altitude,

from Wingeshausen to Bad Berleburg, approx. 10 km and 598 m difference in altitude,

from Bad Berleburg to Girkhausen, approx. 19 km and 462 m difference in altitude,

from Girkhausen to Hatzfeld, approx. 29 km and 1,288 m difference in altitude,

from Hatzfeld to Richstein, approx. 10 km and 571 m difference in altitude, and

from Richstein to Bad Laasphe, approx. 10 km and 371 metres in altitude.


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Public transport


Websit of the German Railway

Getting there

Bad Laasphe can be reached via the B62 from Erndtebrück and Biedenkopf.

From Bad Berleburg, take the B480 to Raumland-Markhausen. in Raumland Mark-hausen turn lef to the L553 direction Dotzlar. In the centre of Dotzlar turn the L718 an follow to  Bad Laasphe.


50.926897, 8.412416
50°55'36.8"N 8°24'44.7"E
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking Map Wittgenstein (availabel e.g. at the Touristi Informaiton in Bad Berleburg)

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Sturdy shoes and possibly hiking poles are recommended.

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144.4 km
40:00 h
3,084 m
3,082 m
Highest point
768 m
Lowest point
320 m
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