Eggeweg – E1 Path | Germany

Eggeweg – E1 Path | Germany

Eggeweg – E1 Path | Germany 800 450 Hiking Blog

  3 Days

  74 km


  1323 m

  1194 m

The Eggeweg Trail, E1

A 3 day hike from the mystical Externsteine to Marsberg. On the E1 long-distance hiking trail over the Hermannshöhen through the Teuteburg Forest.

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Eggeweg Trail – Our Hiking Experience

White X and E1 hiking signs. This hiking trail is well marked and most of the trail ground is natural.
It is possible to travel to the Externsteine by bus from Detmold. There is a train station in Marsberg with regular train connections.
The Eggeweg is a relatively easy hiking trail. You can cover the 72 km in 3-4 days without any problems.
You should also take cash with you on this tour. You won’t need a lot of money – we only spent EUR 30 in four days.
Along the way there are some restaurants and cafes where you can stop. Refill water supplies or recharge the batteries. There isn´t drinkable water from streams or rivers available.
Camping is possible, along the way there are many user-friendly shelters and some inns. It is important to us: We leave the bivouac as we found it!
Most of the trail ground is natural. This path has been used historically for war and trade purposes, there are significant sections along the hike. Due to the drought there is unfortunately heavy forest damage. This is common for many sections.
There are no special safety instructions for the Eggeweg Trail.

Stages we hiked

1. Externsteine to Eggeturm/Velmerstot, 8km
2. Eggeturm to shelter „Alte Eisenbahn“, 29km
3. “Alte Eisenbahn“ to Essentho „Eggehütte“, 30km
4. „Eggehütte“ to Marsberg, 5km


We hiked a total of 74 km. As part of the European long-distance hiking trail E1, the Eggeweg leads you through the landscape of the Eggegebirge nature park. The course over the Eggegrat offers attractive views and sights. Hiking on the Eggeweg also means walking on cultural and historical paths. Large parts of it used to be trade routes. This top trail is natural in most sections. Unfortunately, the many views of the cleared spruce stands are a bit unsightly.

European long-distance hiking trail E1

In Germany, the E1 route mainly runs on regional or overland hiking trails. The total length of the route in Germany is 1830 km. The Eggeweg leads from the Horn Bad Meinberg (FFH protected area Externsteine) in the Teutoburg Forest over the ridge of the Egge Mountains to Marsberg in the Sauerland.

For more information about the hiking trip Eggeweg on the european long-distance trail E1 path don´t hesitate to contact us. Feel free to watch our videos on YouTube and explore our other trails we´ve experienced for you!
Take care and go out and make it happen!

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