Even if some locals have still not found the wood for the trees, Halle is still practically surrounded by woodland on all sides. If you like burning calories, then you can scale the Teutoburg Forest ridge in just a few minutes. If you prefer a slower, steadier pace, then you can jog through the forest instead.
Embedded in the Teutoburg Forest Nature Park, there are more than 200 kilometres of marked walking and cycling trails to choose from within the town’s boundaries. You will find many gems to discover along the way.
Plan your walking tours and excursions with the TEUTO Navigator, the interactive tour map for the Teutoburg Forest. Use the Navigator on the go with the free app ‘Mein_TEUTO’, which is available for iOS and Android. In addition to the tours, it also provides a lot of helpful information on barrier-free service, all-weather tips and much more.
‘Hermannshöhen’ / ‘Hermannsweg’ Trails
The Hermannshöhen trail connects the Hermannsweg and Eggeweg trails. The 156-kilometre Hermannsweg traces the ridge of the Teutoburg Forest from the town of Rheine, through Halle to Lippische Velmerstod (near Detmold). Its name originated from the traditional path walked by Hermann, the Cheruscan, who was the leader of the victorious Germanic people in the battle against the Romans some 2000 years ago. This trail is then joined by the Eggeweg trail, which continues to Marsberg in the Sauerland region.
The Hermannshöhen is one of the best hiking paths in Germany, and belongs to the ‘Top Trails’ of Germany. These near-natural trails are surrounded by tourist attractions and interesting natural monuments – a great combination for hikers who are looking for variety.
‘Weg für Genießer’ (‘A Path for the Senses’)
This 95-kilometre long walking path connects the towns of Borgholzhausen, Halle, Steinhagen, Versmold and Werther in 6 sections. Each of the towns was allocated a sense: sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. The trail sections, which are between 11 and 21 kilometres long, lead through partly flat and partly hilly landscapes. And they offer plenty of enjoyment for everyone.
Make your way to castles and churches, climb up lookout towers, take a break at one of the special places and experience unspoiled nature. There are many surprises just waiting to be discovered along the way.