Rhenequelle - Diemeltalsperre (35km)
The Diemelsteig is a 63 km long premium hiking trail in the Sauerland hiking region.
Trail marker of the Diemelsteig
Past historical border stones of the Principality of Waldeck, the trail steadily ascends until we reach the hidden highlight of the Diemelsteig: the St-Muffert-Klippe with its shelter and a beautiful legal trekking site, offering an unparalleled panoramic view at an altitude of 592 meters. The trail then continues to the summit of Eisenberg, the highest mountain in the town of Marsberg. Here, the NST is rewarded with splendid viewpoints such as Gipfelblick, Diemeltalsperre, and Staumauer, showcasing the many mountains of the Sauerland and Upland. Descending from here to the small weir and along the Diemel, we approach the colossal dam and the village of Helminghausen. The North-South Trail now transitions to the Sauerlandwaldroute.
Conclusion: Unlike the Waldecker Weg, the Diemelsteig serves not as a transit route but rather as a high-quality hiking path with impressive views of the Sauerland. Tip: For those planning a longer tour, combining the Diemelsteig with the Uplandsteig is an option. An advantage is that both trails have legal trekking sites.