Day hikes in Bad Salzuflen

With our day hikes in Bad Salzuflen you can discover the historic old town, enjoy the splendor of the flowers in the spa gardens and explore the landscape garden and the

nearby forest areas. Experience relaxation and nature embedded in the charming forest and hilly landscape of the Teutoburg Forest. Experience Bad Salzuflen.

Viel Spaß beim Wandern!

Path with mainly gentle gradients with well developed road surfaces, but also trails and uneven steep sections.

Legends and tales entwine themselves around the old trade route at the Stump Tower. In former times, carters were afraid to drive on the road after dark. Then the black dog, which jumped into the neck of every user of the road, who had somehow loaded himself with guilt, was supposed to go around here.

In addition, a “white woman on a white horse” is said to have appeared at the Blunt Tower, which frightened the people. She is said to have been very quiet and elf-like and was just waiting for a knight to release her from her spell.

On hot days the long ascent from the Salzetal to Vierenberg should be covered in cool morning hours.

The path is mainly well developed. It is suitable for an extensive walk in all seasons. In the last third of the path a part is in the sun, otherwise it leads mostly through deciduous forest

In large bunkers ammunition was stored here. After the war the bunkers were blown up, a part of the ammunition was thrown into the adjacent woods as unexploded ordnance. To this day, the explosive ordnance disposal service is still on the move to track down this ammunition.

The route is shaded except for short sections and is pleasant to walk in summer. In winter, a section of about 1000 meters is exposed to the wind without protection.

Fish Heron: The Heron or Grey Heron (Ardea cenerea) is frequently seen in Germany. With a size of about 90 cm, a wingspan of up to 170 cm and a weight of up to 2 kg, it is one of the most impressive of the large birds living in Germany. When it flies, its loud call “kraik” can be heard well. Grey Herons rarely breed individually, they are mainly colony breeders. Herons like to use the same breeding places over and over again, there are colonies that are over 100 years old. They especially like to feed on fish, but do not spurn mice and other small animals (insects). A heron needs about 500 g of food per day, a large colony of herons is therefore rightly feared by fish breeders.
At the end of March the females lay three to five eggs. After about 26 days the young hatch, they stay in the nest for six to seven weeks.

Schwaghof legend: Old stories are spun around the old Schwaghof and the Schwaghofbach Valley. It is said that the wife of Meyers zu Schwabedissen once lived here and killed her brother-in-law. She is said to have sunk her body in one of the Schwaghof ponds. At a court hearing (which actually took place) she was acquitted and died shortly afterwards. And since then she is said to have been condemned on stormy nights to scoop out the ponds with a jug without bottom as atonement for her deed. She is driven by a rider on a white horse, the “old Hans von Seligenwörden”, it is said. Her moaning and groaning is said to have even kept wood thieves away from this area.