Sauerland-Waldroute by bus and train: From Warstein to Rüthen (Westfalenbus)

Rüthen tourism / Outdooractive Touren / Sauerland-Waldroute by bus and train: From Warstein to Rüthen (Westfalenbus)
Nature and industry on one path - history made tangible

Ranger im Hohlen Stein Kallenhardt

Hohler Stein

Pfad durch die Wälder

schmaler Pfad am Hohen Stein

Tour starting point:

Rüthen center

Tour destination point:

Warstein market


  • From A to B
  • promising
  • Fauna
  • Refreshment stop
  • cultural / historical
  • Flora




16.9 km


4:43 Std.

Elevation ascent

312 m

Elevation descent

387 m

Altitude (Minimum)

290 m

Altitude (Maximum)

438 m





Recommended seasons


On this tour you can expect natural and industrial history and all sorts of legends and myths from the Arnsberg forest. In Rüthen, first follow the access road in the direction of the Waldroute through the Möhne valley with the destination Bibertal.

Here you pass the gate to the Waldroute. A detour into the valley offers the opportunity to visit the environmental education station "Waldschiff" or the forest experience beaver trail. The trail continues through the Arnsberg forest to Kallenhardt, where you can take a short break at the Romantikhotel Knippschild.

From the village the path leads over wide areas, which in many places still show the lime mining, to the Hoher Stein. Via an access road it now goes towards the destination, passing Suttrop. Here, too, there are traces of Suttrop's lime history, such as the lime kiln or the diamond path.

Past Suttrop, the route now leads in the direction of Warstein Markt with some nice places to stop for refreshments.

Historic artisan village

Alte Seilerei mit Grünsandstein

The craftsmen's village at the Hexenturm in Rüthen was founded in 2007 by the Rüthener Förderverein Heimatpflege u.

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Biberbad Rüthen

Strandlandschaft mit Palmen und Strandkörben von d

It is impossible to imagine a more beautiful place for an outdoor pool than the Bibertal for the Biberbad in Rüthen.

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Forest ship in the beaver valley

Waldimpressionen Abendstimmung

Forest ship of the Sauerland-Waldroute. Experience point and ranger station.

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Sauerland noble distillery

Innenraum mit den "Machern&am

Since 2000, the finest brandies, spirits and liqueurs have been produced by the Sauerland Distillery in the village of Kallenhardt.

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Hoher Stein

Hoher Stein im NSG Lörmecketal

The "Hoher Stein" is a limestone rock with a scree slope below.

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Geopark Suttrop


Auf einer Anhöhe bei Suttrop öffnet sich die Landschaft in eine überraschende Weite und gibt den Blick über tausend Hügel frei.

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Rüthen - Bibertal - Kallenhardt - Suttrop - Warstein

Safty guidelines

Information about the rescue boards on the Sauerland-WaldrouteMostly hiking trails run away from villages and settlements and every hiker has already thought about what would happen if there was an emergency. How can I be found here? Where am I at all? Can the rescue service reach me?But in an emergency, things have to happen quickly! That's why the Sauerland-Waldroute is equipped with so-called rescue signs throughout. On the green and white plaques, which are attached to the posts of the signposts, there is a number that you have to give when you make your emergency call. This way, the emergency services know exactly where you are and valuable time can be saved.

Public transiot

Starting point Rüthen: The R77 line runs daily from Warstein at frequent intervals.Destination Warstein: From Warstein Markt, the bus line R76 is very easy to reach Meschede station.

Getting there

You can reach Warstein via the A46. After the exit Meschede follow B55 to Warstein. From here you can also reach the surrounding villages.


Parking in Warstein is possible in various parking lots, some with costs.In the town center of Rüthen there are several parking spaces available, some of which may be subject to a fee.

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