The route leads through the enchanting landscape between the medieval farming town of Lügde and the Köterberg, the highest elevation in Lippe. The demanding elevation profile along the approximately 45 km long route challenges both cyclists and hikers. You will be rewarded with fascinating views and a fantastic panorama. The route opens the gates to the past in many places. At twelve adventure stations (far shores, the last sheep judge, nobility & arrogance, battle & wars, Friedrich Spee von Langenfeld-a courageous poet, border crosser, guardian & guard, distant view & treasure hunt, the mill system, travel & rest, arduous school routes) you can immerse yourself in the history of this region.
The tour connects the districts of Lügde with each other. Learn about the past as a border region, about the flourishing and decline of craftsmanship and the battles for power and supremacy in the districts of Harzberg and Rischenau. Let us take you back to the troublesome times of the stagecoaches, when a long-distance line connected the cities of Kassel and Bremen via Rischenau.
Stories tell of the hopes for wealth and mineral resources at the Silbersieksteich, but also of the departure for the “New World” when many emigrants from Lippe set off for America. The experience station at the Falkenhagen Monastery tells about courageous action against dark superstitions. Here the well-known Jesuit Friedrich Spee von Langenfeld wrote a part of his “Cautio Criminalis”, a work against the witch hunt. Further along the route, an ancient tree witnesses how Lipper cleverly solved their border disputes with Pyrmont. At the end it gets creepy with a gallows and the last executioner of Lügde.
Back in picturesque Lügde, you can relax from the demanding tour with an ice cream or cold beer and enjoy the medieval town scenery in the here and now.