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We develop new trails

Our network of trails offers walkers lots of opportunities to discover our region. At WALK, the competence centre for hiking, we check the quality of the trails and adapt the infrastructure to meet the needs of walkers.

Not only are we focusing on excellent quality trails such as the Hermannsweg or Hansaweg, but also the walking trail network in the Lippe district as a whole because our aim is to continue upgrading it. We are also driving forward new projects such as the walking trail “Wasserpfad” and the development of certifiable circular walking trails around the Externsteine rocks with the strong support of the relevant walking associations (Teutoburgerwald Verein, Eggegebirgsverein, Lippischer Heimatbund).

The major classics in our region are also becoming increasingly attractive thanks to our work, whether it is the dismantling of old information boards and creation of new ones or the upgrading of popular walking meeting points and car parks. As with walking, we’re moving ahead by putting one foot in front of the other.

New trail: Wasserpfad

With our project “Wanderweg Wasserpfad”, we would like to bring sustainable and environmentally-friendly interaction with water courses closer to visitors.  Our noticeboard informs people about one of the biggest boulders in our region, the “Eisstein” (“Ice-stone”) in Hiddesen. From there, since completion of the project in 2016, we are guiding people via our developed trail to the “three river boulder” where the most important river basins in Europe, the Weser, Ems and Rhine, meet.

New experience: Kurmuscheln meeting points

Some of the meeting points where walkers love to rest and enjoy a cultural programme are almost as old as the walking tradition in our region itself. We have rescued some of these meeting points from obscurity. The Kurmuscheln in Bad Salzuflen and Horn-Bad Meinberg are equipped with modern technology to ensure that the cultural programme will remain a treat for the ears, both now and in the future.