Outdoor nature and adventure in Germany
  • Borberg – historic hiking destination

    Borberg, 59929

    How to Get There?


      Brilon is easily reached by train from all over Germany. It takes roughly one hour on foot from the train station to the car park for hikers (Wanderparkplatz). Alternatively, one can take a taxi.

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      Take the motorway A 44 exit 'Erwitte/Anröchte' or 'Wünnenberg/Haaren'. From here, continue in the direction of Brilon. Follow the 'Burhagener Weg' out of town to the car park for hikers 'Hilbringse'.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 51.357258
      LONGTITUDE: 8.542166



      From Berlin, Braunschweig, Hildesheim, Hamburg, Göttingen and Kassel, it goes with the 'Fernbus' (long distance bus) low-priced and relaxed to Brilon.

      Nearest station

      Brilon Busbahnhof

    Why Go There?

    With a history stretching back over one 2,000 years, the Borberg (670,2 m) is a very popular hiking destination in the Rothaargebirge. The mountain is located about 5,5 km south of Brilon.

    Foundations of a church and a cemetery from the 13th century were visible during excavations around the turn of the century. The Borberg terraces with its ramparts, ditches and hills attract the attention of the visitor. The oldest earthworks come after the findings of multiple ground-breaking research dating back to the birth of Christ, when Germanic tribes ran on the Celts.

    The fortifications were renewed as a wall castle in the time of Charlemagne (8th/9th century). At the highest point you will find the 'Chapel of Peace' (Friedenskapelle), also known as 'Lady Chapel' (Marienkapelle). The chapel was built in 1923 and is a place of pilgrimage in the Diocese of Paderborn. From the chapel, you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views over Olsberg and the Sauerland mountains all around.

    You can hike the Borberg on various roads and paths. One starting point is the car park for hikers (Wanderparkplatz) 'Hilbringse' nearby the 'Hiebammen-Hütte', a small forest restaurant with cool beer and delicious sausages. The Wanderparkplatz is located about 15 minutes from the town centre of Brilon by car.

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Borberg, 59929, Brilon, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Things to do close by!


    Who walk through the old town of the historic Hanseatic City and former capital of the Duchy of Westphalia, wanders through many centuries. First mentioned in 973, Brilon transformed itself into one of the most important Hanseatic cities in Westphalia. Brilon's attractions, such as the Town Hall, one of the oldest in Germany, the marketplace or the Priory Church (Propsteikirche), are worth to be discovered on a tour through the old town.


    Lama's in the Sauerland? That's no joke – the friendly animals have long become part of Germany. Their big eyes, her friendly look and friends fascination in dealing with these animals will delight you. Hiking with Lama's is a great fun for the whole family and a relaxing encounter between human, animal and nature. Different tours are offered for example a "Lama trial tour" (2 to 2 1/2 hours). Have fun! All information here: http://www.lama-trek.de/index.htm


    The Michaelis funfair (Michaeliskirmes) of the town Brilon is celebrated for over 500 years and takes place usually on the fourth weekend in September. It is the largest inner-city funfair in the Hochsauerland. Highlight: The fireworks on the opening day (at the Kalvarienberg).

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