Meinerzhagen circular hiking trail (A1) - Between the Volme and Aggerquelle rivers

Sauerland-Seen / Outdooractive Touren / Meinerzhagen circular hiking trail (A1) - Between the Volme and Aggerquelle rivers

The A1 circular hiking trail in the south of Meinerzhagen, in the Oben an der Volme region in the Märkisches Sauerland, takes you out into nature and is interesting and easy to master for beginners and advanced hikers alike.

Zwischen Kränenberg und Hohhardt lässt es sich gemütlich wandern

Enge, naturnahe Pfade sind auch Wegebestandteil

Durch die Wälder entlang der Hänge

Tour starting point:

Schallershaus hiking parking lot

Tour destination point:

Schallershaus hiking parking lot


  • Round trip
  • Refreshment stop
  • Flora

Additional Information

As guests in the forest, we show understanding, respect and correct behavior in order to ensure the use, protection and recreation of our forest.




6.5 km


1:47 Std.

Elevation ascent

140 m

Elevation descent

140 m

Altitude (Minimum)

360 m

Altitude (Maximum)

497 m





Recommended seasons


The A1 circular hiking trail leads hikers along beautiful paths between the Volme and Aggerquelle springs through the beautiful natural surroundings of the south of Meinerzhagen. After a few hundred meters along the road, the trail follows narrow paths along the mountain slopes through woods and meadows before reaching the wide forest path, which leads us along a small stream towards Badinghagen Castle. The final ascent rewards us again and again with views of the Meinhardusschanzen before we reach the Schallershaus hiking parking lot again.

Schallershaus hiking parking lot


The Schallershaus hiking parking lot is located near the Meinhardus Mattenschanzen in Meinerzhagen and is one of the three entry points to the Sauerland-Höhenflug (along with Altena and Korbach).

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Hinweisstein zur Aggerquelle

Located on the southern outskirts of Meinerzhagen, at 437 m above sea level, is the Aggerquelle, which is marked by a memorial bowl.

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The shepherd of Badinghagen (world of legends)

Der Sagenort mit der sagenhaften Holzfigur

On the way towards Badinghagen, there is a unique audio experience to discover at this bench.

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Scheuerpfahl Schutzengel

Der Schmetterling

Scheuerpfahl (Skulptur) - der Schutzengel

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Hotel Restaurant Am Schnüffel

Titelbild Gastronomie Oben an der Volme

The Hotel-Restaurant Schnüffel, which welcomes its guests in a pleasantly hospitable atmosphere, impresses with a magnificent view of the Siebengebirge and regional cuisine.

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Butmicke barbecue area

Der schön gelegene Grillplatz

The Butmicke barbecue area, located near the Meinhardus ski jumps, has a beautiful location.

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Butmicke playground

Spielplatz Butmicke

The Butmicke playground is surrounded by greenery and is easily accessible via a paved road with a baby carriage, scooter, bike or handcart.

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Meinhardus Mattenschanzen

Beeindruckende Höhe der Schanzenanlage

During the snow-free months, the Meinhardus Mattenschanzen are used for training and promoting young ski jumpers.

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Safty guidelines

After rainy days, the natural paths in particular can be somewhat slippery and soggy.First aid: In an emergency, call the emergency number 112 and quote the rescue point number. Rescue points are marked access points in the forest for rescue vehicles. If the nearest rescue point is not known, your location can be called up directly via AML (Advanced Mobile Location) during the emergency call.

Public transiot

With the RB 25 Coming from Cologne or Lüdenscheid, get off at Meinerzhagen station. Follow the "Sauerland-Höhenflug Höhenflug" access trail sign (white H, black background). After approx. 15 minutes on foot (uphill) you will reach the Schallershaus hiking parking lot.

Getting there

Arrival via the A45, Meinerzhagen highway exit, continue in the direction of Gummersbach / Marienheide. Then keep left and turn into the Schallerhaus hiking parking lot (Sauerland-Höhenflug hiking parking lot).Coming from the west (Marienheide), reach the town entrance sign for Meinerzhagen. Then cross the following two traffic circles. Then turn right onto the Schallerhaus hiking parking lot (Sauerland Höhenflug hiking parking lot).


Parking is available free of charge at the Schallershaus hiking parking lot.