© Heinrich Kowalski, Edersee | Deine Region: wild, bunt, gesund.

Urwaldsteig Edersee - hiking in wild nature

At a glance

  • Start: National park entrance and hiking car park “Kirchweg” Edertal-Bringhausen
  • Goal: National park entrance and hiking car park “Kirchweg” Edertal-Bringhausen
  • difficult
  • 66,12 km
  • 21 hrs 50 mins
  • 1904 m
  • 525 m
  • 204 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

Best Season

The wilderness adventure begins on the Urwaldsteig. On the 66 km you walk along narrow paths and pass old beech and oak trees with gnarled, bizarre growth forms.

Around the Edersee there are deep insights into the history of the earth and the landscape as well as wonderful views of the unique forest and lake landscape. You hike through the last virgin forests, which are among the most extraordinary forests in Germany and Western Europe. Old beech and oak trees with gnarled, bizarre growth forms are reminiscent of goblins and strange mythical creatures and inspire the imagination.

Above the slate and graywacke of the Edersee steep slopes, pure beech forests alternate with oak-beech forests, oak-bush forests, block and ravine forests. The extensive, typical old beech forests in the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park offer a contrasting program: 7688 hectares are protected. UNESCO declared selected areas of the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park a world natural heritage site in summer 2011! The area represents, among other things, one of the most valuable relics of large-scale natural beech forests in Germany.

path coverings

  • Unknown (2%)
  • Street (1%)
  • Asphalt (2%)
  • gravel (23%)
  • hiking trail (39%)
  • Path (32%)

Weather

route

National Park Center Kellerwald

Vohl

© Klaus Peter Kappest, Edersee | Deine Region: wild, bunt, gesund.

Hiking car park at Herzhausen National Park Station

Vohl

© Karuna Eckel, Edersee | Deine Region: wild, bunt, gesund.

Restaurant Waldhotel Wiesemann

Waldeck

© Waldhotel Wiesemann, Edersee | Deine Region: wild, bunt, gesund.

Hotel Seeblick Edersee

Waldeck

© Restaurant Seeblick, Edersee | Deine Region: wild, bunt, gesund.

Citizens and Tourism Office National Park City Waldeck

Waldeck

© Edersee | Deine Region: wild, bunt, gesund.

The Edersee dam – a giant from the imperial era

Edertal

© Johanna Langer, Edersee | Deine Region: wild, bunt, gesund.

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