Drolshagen A8 Idyll, streams and meadows

Sauerland-Seen / Outdooractive Touren / Drolshagen A8 Idyll, streams and meadows
A varied circular route that leads over wooded hills and through populated meadow valleys. The tour always offers impressive views from afar. The small village of Dirkingen, with around 30 inhabitants, is idyllically nestled in the Kurmicke valley. The Brachtpetal is a feast for the eyes due to its distinctive meadow landscape.




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Tour starting point:

Recommended start: "Brudertreue" parking and rest area

Tour destination point:

"Brudertreue" parking and rest area

Properties:

  • promising
  • Round trip
  • cultural / historical

Category

Wanderung

Length

7.5 km

Time

2:26 Std.

Elevation ascent

210 m

Elevation descent

211 m

Altitude (Minimum)

365 m

Altitude (Maximum)

478 m

Condition

Difficulty

Adventure

Landscape

Recommended seasons

J F M A M J J A S O N D

How the "Brudertreue" got its name

You start at the Brudertreue rest area. There is a memorial stone in the immediate vicinity. With this stone, "three brothers" from the Schürholz family honored their youngest brother, who died at an early age and with whom they often visited the Drolshagen countryside. These four 'Schürhölzer' loved Drolshagen. They particularly enjoyed hiking here on this mountain ridge. Clemens Schürholz often sat here and painted. The memorial stone has become the epitome of love of home in the Drolshagen region.

Steupingen - more than just a place of witches

At 481 m, the Steupingen is the highest elevation in the immediate vicinity of the historic town of Drolshagen. The name refers to a former settlement that was abandoned when the town of Drolshagen was founded. Archaeological finds prove that Steupingen was already settled in the early Middle Ages. A witch is said to have once lived in Steupingen. So be careful, you never know. If you want to find out more about the witch: The legend of the witch of Steupingen

Wandervogel tip:

A detour to the Marienkapelle Hünkeshohl(just follow the signs) is worthwhile for anyone seeking peace and inner contemplation.

The A8 leads through Husten and Dirkingen.

Recommended start: "Brudertreue" parking and rest area

Information

Directions

The hiking trail is properly marked by the SGV and signposted as is customary in the Sauerland. Follow the signpost A8

Safty guidelines

All hiking trails are signposted with the rescue point system

Parking

Parking lot, rest area "Brudertreue"