Hiking trail Briloner Kammweg

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Briloner Kammweg

Hiking trail Briloner Kammweg

Hiking In Germany – The Challenging Briloner Kammweg

Certified as a quality hiking trail, the Brilon Ridge Trail in Sauerland covers a circular route that is 50 kilometres long. It begins in Brilon, a town where there are some beautiful half timbered houses and a lovely town hall with a Gothic facade. Brilon is a great town and it has many other wonderful buildings so maybe take a look around before you start your trek.

Highs And Lows On The Briloner Kammweg

There is a huge difference in altitudes on the Brilon Ridge Trail. Between the highs and the lows is a height of around 800 metres. The highlights are the Hoppernkopf and the Hoher Eimberg. There are forests where you could meet some mystical figures and it has been said that there are fairies around in the dense woods.

Starting The Hike At Brilon

The hike begins in the market square at Brilon amongst the beautiful Westphalian half timbered homes. You will also see the Gothic tower of St Peter’s and St Andrew’s church (Propsteikirche St. Petrus und Andreas).

Along the route you will encounter the River Möhne and the confluence of the Rivers Rhine and Weser as well as a walk through the stunning award winning village of Bruchhausen.

If you take a small detour you can also visit the Bruchhauser Steinen (Bruchhausen Stones) which stand over 90 metres high. The highest rock is known as Bornstein and it stands at 92 metres. These rocks sit in an area of unspoiled forest where nature is at its best.

Taking The Hike In Stages

If you are a novice at hiking and 50 kilometres is too far to accomplish in one day there are organisations that will forward on your luggage to accommodation part of the way along. These can be contacted through the tourist office at Derkere Str. 10a, 59929 Brilon.

Brilon has some of the largest forest areas in Germany and this route takes you through some of the prettiest. The route is marked all along the way with green triangle signs so that you will not get lost. It begins in the market place at Brion and ends at the same place taking in all these waypoints; Hiebammen Hütte – Borberg – Feuereiche – Willingen – Hoher Eimberg – Huckeshohl – Pulvermühle.

This hiking trail is designated as ‘Intermediate’ and is suitable for those walkers who have some experience with challenging hikes.

Where To Stay Near Briloner Kammweg

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Hotel am Wallgraben

The Hotel am Wallgraben is rated three stars. The building is a restored Wilhelminian-style structure that is placed in the centre of the historic quarter of the town. You will love the elegant restaurant and beautiful beer garden where you can sit and relax after your hiking trip.

Both local speciality dishes and Mediterranean foods are on offer at the Wiegelmanns am Wall restaurant. Bright spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV will enable you to totally relax both before and after your hike around the Briloner Kammweg. This hotel is only 170 metres from the start of the trail.

Kurpark Villa Aslan

With a four star rating, a spa and the wonderful Avocado restaurant, the Kurpark Villa Aslan has everything you could want for accommodation. Light gourmet meals and fine wines are waiting for you in the restaurant and all the rooms have been styled in an individual fashion.

You will get your breakfast in the light and airy conservatory which has lovely views over the grounds. At night take advantage of the rooftop terrace and sit down with a quiet drink when you have finished hiking. Situated only 7.04 kilometres from the start of the trail, this hotel is just perfect.

Hotel Alte Post

Finding a nice hotel in Brilon is simple. Try the Hotel Alte Post which has 3 stars and a spa. All the rooms are spacious and you receive excellent services with free Wi-Fi, a gourmet restaurant and a lovely bistro.

Take advantage of the spa facilities which feature a Finnish sauna, a steam room and a lounge for relaxation. The hotel also has bowling lanes for extra recreation. There is a golf course close by and the start of the hiking trail is just a few metres away.

Travelling To Brilon

By Air

Paderborn/Lippstadt is the closest airport to Brilon. There is no train but there is a bus to Brilon. If you want an International airport then it is better to fly into Dortmund. The onward journey can be completed by train or by road.

By Train

From the airport terminal you can walk or get a taxi to Holzwickede which is 1.8 kilometres away. Then take a direct regional express to Brilon station. It is 10 stops and the journey takes 1 hour and 24 minutes.

By Road

Leave Dortmund airport on the B1 and then change onto the A44. Stay on the A44 until exit number 58 marked for Erwitte/Anröchte. Follow B55, B516 and B480 until you reach Brilon.

Other Attractions Close To Brilon

A Trip To The Lake In The Mountains

Created out of a disused quarry, the lake in the mountain is an ideal place to go if you want some peace and quiet. It is very deep and is full of dangerous items so it is not recommended for swimming. The lake also contains fish and there is a special diving school which takes people to the site.

Amusements For The Family

Near to Brilon, a short 30 minute drive away, is Fort Fun. This is an amusement park that is styled like an American Western city. There are plenty of rides such as the Alpine Coaster and the Trapper Slide. A toboggan run is available all through the summer and it runs on rails. If you want more than one day here you can book into one of the wooden camping huts.

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