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Trupbacher Heide – Trupbach Heath southwest of Siegen-Geisweid

· 7 reviews · Hiking Trail · Siegerland-Wittgenstein
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  • Trupbacher Heide
    / Trupbacher Heide
    Photo: Ursula Siebel
  • / Karte Trupbacher Heide
    Photo: Natalia Jaworski, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biologischer Umweltschutz im Kreis Soest e.V
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From a military training area to a nature reserve – where tanks were still driving around a few years ago, there is today a nature reserve with special habitats and rare animal and plant species.
easy
Distance 8.7 km
2:25 h
187 m
187 m
In the Trupbach Heath military training area that was operated from 1936 to 1993, the military use and simultaneous environment-friendly grazing with sheep allowed the development of a species-rich, partially open landscape with Heather and Gorse heaths, rough pastures, nutrient-poor meadows and areas of Mat Grass.

The special attraction of the area lies in the small-scale mosaic of widely different, partly rare habitats and the largely forest-free ridge. In this area a variety of animal and plant species has been preserved that has already disappeared in the adjacent, intensively farmed landscape. Here the Centaury, Sheep's Bit Scabious and the rare Moonwort can still be found. The very rare Woodlark inhabits the warm and dry nutrient-poor meadows and heathland. Numerous endangered butterflies, such as the Swallowtail, Heath Fritillary, Silver-washed Fritillary, Silver-studded Blue and Scarce Copper also occur in the area.

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Author
Ursula Siebel
Update: August 29, 2016
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
394 m
Lowest point
294 m
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Safety information

Please note that ground-nesting birds such as the Woodlark are particularly sensitive to disturbance and may even abandon their eggs. Dogs may only be taken into the area if they are kept on a lead.

Start

Car park between Trupbach and Birlenbach (326 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.900876, 7.985495
DMS
50°54'03.2"N 7°59'07.8"E
UTM
32U 428661 5639292
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Destination

Car park between Trupbach and Birlenbach

Turn-by-turn directions

The area is accessed by numerous agricultural roads that lead through the diverse and attractive landscape. You can enjoy beautiful panoramic views, especially from the open plateau on the Kirrberg. The two trails A 2 and A 4 lead into the area from the car park on the Birlenbacher Höhe. The circular trail A 2 is 9 kilometres long. Starting from that trail, you can also choose the shorter variant, A 4, which is five kilometres long. The circular trail A 3, also five kilometres long, starts at the water tank on the hill between Alchen and Niederholzklau.

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Public transport

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Getting there

If arriving via Siegen-Trupbach, drive north on the Trupbacher Straße or if coming via Siegen-Birlenbach, drive south on the Abendröthe road. On the hill there is a small parking lot.

Another means of access is located at the western end of the area, on the hill between Alchen and Niederholzklau, but there is no car park here.

Address for satnavs: Abendröthe, 57078 Siegen

GPS (UTM): 32 U 428654, 5639315

Google coordinates: 50.901049, 7.985400

Parking

Car park on "Abendröthe" between Trupbach and Birlenbach

Coordinates

DD
50.900876, 7.985495
DMS
50°54'03.2"N 7°59'07.8"E
UTM
32U 428661 5639292
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Buch „Naturschätze Südwestfalens entdecken“ (ISBN: 9783000481215)

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Rating

4.3
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Marion Jacob
November 18, 2018 · Community
Abwechslungsreiche Tour mit Aussichten auf das Siegerland und stellenweise sehr schönen Heidelandeschaften. Vielen Dank für die schöne Tour
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Marion Jacob
November 18, 2018 · Community
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Christian Wendt
July 27, 2018 · Community
Wow, ein richtig toller Weg. Sehr naturnah geführt. Schattige Wälder wechseln sich mit der offenen Heide ab. Bin bei blauem Himmel und 30+ Grad gelaufen. Entspannt machbar. Auch bin ich ständig für ein Foto stehen geblieben. Die Pflanzen- und Tierwelt entlang des Weges ist einfach wunderschön. Ein ganz besonderes Stück Siegen! Die Wegführung ist teils uneindeutig oder fehlt. Musste mich in diesen Fällen mit der GPS Map anfreunden, deshalb der kleine Abzug. Absolut empfehlenswert, auch bei kleiner Anreise.
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.7 km
Duration
2:25 h
Ascent
187 m
Descent
187 m
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