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Take on path sponsorship and become a marker

Support us with a trail sponsorship or become a trail marker

Do you like being outside in nature, having your favorite ride and doing things for your local community and the community? Then sponsoring a trail or working as a trail marker could be just the thing for you. One Trail sponsorship is a voluntary activity that involves being a contact person in the area for one or more ways.

Your tasks as a path sponsor:

  • You walk your route at least 2-4 times a year and check whether everything is OK.

  • You check whether all the markings are in the right place and remark if necessary.

  • You take on small maintenance tasks such as cutting a few branches out of the way with secateurs so that the path remains accessible. If larger, more complex work is necessary, let us know so that we can take care of it.

  • You are the contact person for the respective route and support us in preparing information, for example for the tour portal.


If you don't want to take on a path permanently but still want to get involved, you can Waymarker and (re-)mark different paths after consultation.

We need active support in the ongoing maintenance of our almost 260 hiking trails covering over 3.000 km. Not every path is covered by a sponsorship. Therefore, we can always use your help in maintaining our paths. Depending on your needs, the nature park will let you know which paths your support is needed and you decide what and how much of it you want to do. Otherwise, the tasks are the same as for a trail sponsorship.

Regardless of whether you are a path sponsor or a path marker, in both cases you will take part in one before your assignment 2-3 hour training on professional path marking according to the criteria of the German Hiking Association. In this way we create uniform quality throughout the nature park.

Without our volunteers we would really be lost. Of course, you will receive one from us for your work Compensation for expenses.

Have we sparked your interest?

Then contact us at the office or write to us here:

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