Hiking & Nordic walking

Your perfect hiking holiday in the Sauerland

642 meters, 1,000 possibilities...

Hiking connects all generations: Put on hiking shoes, open the door and off you go: the fresh air and the intense experience of nature while hiking or Nordic walking clears your head and is good for your health. 

The Rothaarsteig, which leads directly over the terrace of our holiday hotel, paved the way for the "new hiking". The network of trails in the Schmallenberger Sauerland is - also off the popular main hiking trail - perfectly signposted with a modern hiking guidance system. Comfortable “forest sofas” have replaced the old park benches in many places and narrow paths and climbs are being rediscovered as natural hiking trails. 

Jagdhaus itself is part of the fillet of the Rothaarsteig and is therefore the perfect starting point for a hiking holiday in the Sauerland. Located at an altitude of 642 meters on a high plateau of the Rothaarkamm, numerous hiking opportunities open up directly from the hotel: Starting with excellent circular hikes between 4 and 26 km in length, sometimes completely without any significant inclines, to target hikes, for example to Schanze, Latrop or in the center of Schmallenberg. To get back, use the Schmallenberger Sauerland hiking bus - in conjunction with your Schmallenberger SauerlandCard for only 2 euros per person!

Hiking highlights and premium hiking trails such as the "Wald-Skulpturen-Weg" or the "Wittgensteiner Schieferpfad" are easily accessible from our hotel. Nothing stands in the way of a varied hiking holiday in Schmallenberg in the Sauerland. The best conditions for a varied hiking holiday in Schmallenberg in the Sauerland.

Hiking tour database


Plan your individual hiking tour directly on the screen...

Guided walks


...with the Wiese-Gerlach family usually take place on Monday afternoons. Discover "insider tips", e.g. places where the numerous game of our forests can be easily observed.

Hiking bus


Information and the current timetable are available here.

Our hiking arrangements

Mountain bike, e-bike and Co.

The Sauerland is a cycling paradise for the whole family

The Sauerland can be easily explored by mountain bike. There are a number of beautiful tours with different requirement profiles right from the hotel's doorstep. 

We provide modern and well-maintained mountain bikes and bicycle helmets for adults and children free of charge. In addition, the tourist office in Schmallenberg rents out high-quality e-bikes which, with their special tires and robust construction, are suitable both for off-road use and for a tour on the well-developed bike paths.

Sauerland Radring

Sauerland Radring

Following the rivers, past many sights - that is the "SauerlandRadring", the family-friendly circular route from Schmallenberg via Lennestadt and Finnentrop, through the "Fledermaustunnel" (Bat tunnel) to Eslohe and from there back to Schmallenberg.

Bike Arena Sauerland

Mit dem Mountainbike auf dem Rothaarsteig

Fresh, clear air, wide views over the hills and mountains, roads with little traffic and lonely paths: racing cyclists and mountain bikers get their money's worth in the Sauerland. Regardless of whether you are riding on studded tires or narrow tires: In both cases you can fall back on a huge network of tours.

Tour database


Simply plan the most beautiful tours online. In the tour portal you will find a lot of beautiful routes, sortable according to requirement, length and degree of difficulty. With the option to download the GPS tracks, print function and lots of information.

Cycling in the Schmallenberger Sauerland

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Alpine skiing, Nordic & Sledding

Winter sports in the Sauerland

Winter sports in the Sauerland have a long tradition: cross-country skiing and alpine skiing are just as much at home in the Sauerland as sledding, ski jumping and bobsleigh. 

A small winter sports paradise opens up around the Jagdhaus Wiese for winter vacationers: 

The Rothaarloipe runs only 100 m from the hotel and offers a total of 52 km of machine-tracked cross-country skiing fun. If the weather can´t guarantee snow, cross-country skiers will get their money's worth in the nearby Westfeld cross-country skiing center, where part of the slopes are covered with machine-made snow. 

For hikers, we are clearing a number of different circular and destination trails so that there is no boredom even in deep winter. During this time, the little ones can build a snowman or have fun with the hotel's own sledges on the sledge hill. 

For those who prefer to go faster, the Schmallenberger Sauerland offers numerous downhill slopes with a lift. The nearest downhill slope is approx. 8 km away in Schmallenberg. A more extensive and snow-sure ski area can be found in Altastenberg and Winterberg approx. 20 km from Jagdhaus. 

In Winterberg you will also find a bobsleigh and sledding run on which you have the opportunity in winter to experience a real top sport feeling in a taxi bob. The bobsleigh run in Winterberg is also the venue for national and international bobsleigh competitions. 

Special highlights in the annual winter sports calendar are the international ski jumping on the Mühlenkopfschanze in Willingen, approx. 45 km away.

Winterberg ski lift

Skilift-Karussell Winterberg - Übersichtskarte

34 runs on 7 mountains in a total length of 27.5 kilometers, ski slopes for all demands: 14 km easy (blue), 12 km medium-difficult (red), 1.5 km difficult (black).

Nordicsport-Arena Sauerland

Nordicsport-Arena Sauerland

A dense network of high-quality cross-country trails extends over the ridges of the Rothaarkamm.

Altastenberg ski lift


Altastenberg is an attractive ski area for the whole family. The ski area is about 30 minutes away from Jagdhaus and is easier and faster to reach than Winterberg.

Rothaar Arena Westfeld


The cross-country arena in Schmallenberger Sauerland with artificially snowed trails.

Winter sports around Schmallenberg



Golf in the Schmallenberger Sauerland

Golf... it´s not a matter of life or death - it´s more important than that.

- Scottish proverb -

One of the most beautiful 27-hole golf courses in Germany is only 20 minutes away by car in Schmallenberg-Winkhausen. 

Located on a mountain plateau at an altitude of between 420 m and 470 m, the well-tended course of the Schmallenberg Golf Club offers fantastic views of the Hunau and Rothaar Mountains.

The golf course is open every day. As a guest of our house, you receive a 25% discount on the green fee.

Schmallenberg Golf Club

Golfclub Schmallenberg

27 holes - 25% green fee discount as a guest of our hotel
Über dem Ohle 25 - 57392 Schmallenberg-Winkhausen 
Tel. 02975-8745 - www.golfclub-schmallenberg.de 
by car: 12.3 km / 17 minutes

Golf Club Wittgensteiner Land

Golfclub Wittgensteiner Land

12 holes 
Kapellenstrasse 10 - 57319 Bad Berleburg-Sassenhausen 
Tel. 02751-920 22 78 - www.golfclub-wittgensteiner-land.com 
by car: 23.4 km / 27 minutes


Hartplatz Jagdhaus

The hotel's tennis court is located under shady beech trees 200 meters from the hotel. As a hard court with asphalt, it dries quickly and can be played on in almost any weather. The tennis court is available free of charge.

Climbing - indoors or on the natural rock

Sauerland climbing hall

Kletterhalle Sauerland in Schmallenberg

reduced entrance fee with the "SauerlandCard"
Auf dem Loh 12, 57392 Schmallenberg, Tel. 02972-978557 
by car: 9.3 km, approx. 10 min. / on foot: 9 km, approx. 2 hours

Kapplerstein climbing area near Bad Berleburg

Naturfels Klapperstein

Kappelstrasse 10 - 57319 Bad Berleburg-Aue 
by car: 7.7 km / 10 minutes

As a guest of our house enjoy many free services in the region ...

More for your vacation!

Swimming for a reduced price, visit museums for free and drive comfortably and for only 2 euros to the mountains of Rothaarsteig and Sauerland-Höhenflug and to popular excursion destinations. The "Schmallenberger Sauerland Card" offers all this and much more for our guests.

Sauerland Card (only in german)