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Walking through the "Altes Testament"

Every single day is worth it! Enter the forest and recharge your batteries; the recovery effect intensifies every hour. You can reach Mother Nature in just 5 minutes on foot. On the large meadows at the edge of the forest you can look out over the treetops, over the idyllic juniper heath and further over the picturesque village of Altenhellefeld. Feel free in this vastness. Enjoy pure nature here while hiking along the hiking trails. Walk through the forest. Pick your favorite job. And then: just enjoy the pure air.

We have selected the most beautiful hiking routes of the "Altes Testament" for you. All of these hiking routes are also available digitally via the Sauerland app. You can download the map material to your smartphone and navigate with your smartphone via GPS.


All about the "Großes Soonenstück":

Gradient summit tour over the Sonnenstück. A circular walk on the local mountain of Altenhellefeld.

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Linnepe circular walk:

A promising hike over the Dümberg. Interesting on the way: Güllener Ring cultural monument, old mill pond with mill wheel at the "Zur Mühle" inn, bell oak in Linneperhütte

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Hellefeld circular walk:

Around Sauberg and Hardt. The start of this beautiful, leisurely hike is at the Volksbank in Hellefeld. Since the path has only slight differences in altitude, it is easy to hike.

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Westenfeld circular walk:

Via the Hof Broich to the forest sculptures and the 7 footfalls. The forest adventure and sculpture trail is recommended for children.

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Marathon hike - All about the "AltesTestament":

A marathon hike around the "Old Testament" that is 39.5 km long! Interesting on the way: Kreuzweg in Westenfeld, church in Hellefeld, limestone quarry on the Odin, historic half-timbered buildings in Altenhellfeld, cross on the Kahlenberg. Difficult hike as there are many vertical meters to overcome

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All other hiking trails in Sundern can be found here:

Hiking routes

Hiking world Sundern in the Sauerland

Would you like to go on smaller tours with the family, get to know a long-distance hiking trail or do challenging routes while hiking on vacation? Are you planning a day hike or do you want to hike through the Sauerland? From the Gut Funkenhof Hotel in Sundern - Altenhellelfeld you can easily reach the major routes in the region on your holiday, or you can explore the many small and very family-friendly circular routes of our excellently developed and safely signposted network of routes.


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The hotel is located directly at the foot of the "Altes Testament" hiking area. These are the 12 parishes that belong to the parish of Hellefeld.

One of the most beautiful ways "Rund um das große Sonnenstück" starts directly from the hotel. We would be happy to provide you with hiking maps or the hiking booklet of the city of Sundern. You can have a packed lunch put together for your hiking meals. After your hike you can relax in the swimming pool and sauna at Gut Funkenhof or linger on the terrace by the park