#12 - Langenberg

Mountain #12 - Langenberg

Fritzlar - Highlights

  • Fritzlar Cathedral: Fritzlar's St. Peter's Cathedral is an impressive Romanesque church built in the 11th century. It is known for its ornate decorations and impressive architecture. The cathedral also houses the tomb of St. Boniface, an important missionary of the 8th century.
  • Historic Old Town: The old town of Fritzlar is well preserved and offers charming half-timbered houses and narrow alleys. Here you can take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the medieval atmosphere. The market square with the Gothic town hall is particularly worth seeing.
  • Eulenturm: The Eulenturm is a striking defence tower that was part of the medieval town fortifications. Today the tower houses a museum that presents the history of the town and the region. From the top of the tower you also have a beautiful view over Fritzlar.
  • Grey Tower: The Grey Tower is another historic fortified tower in Fritzlar and also offers a view over the town. It was built in the 12th century and once served as a watchtower.
  • Town fortifications: A walk along the preserved town wall and town gates offers an insight into Fritzlar's medieval defensive structure.
  • Bonifatiusstift: The Bonifatiusstift is a former monastery founded in the 12th century. Today it houses a museum that presents the history of the monastery and its inhabitants.

Korbach - Highlights

  • Old Town: The old town of Korbach is well preserved and invites you to stroll and explore. It is characterised by half-timbered houses from different eras and has a charming historical character.
  • Kilianskirche: The Kilianskirche is an imposing Gothic church from the 14th century. It impresses with its architecture and houses valuable works of art.
  • Korbach Museum: The Korbach Museum is located in the historic town hall and presents the history and culture of the town. There are interesting exhibitions on topics such as the Hanseatic League, the Korbacher Spalte and regional craftsmanship.
  • Korbacher Spalte: The Korbacher Spalte is a geological phenomenon created by a plate tectonic shift. It is an impressive rock formation and a popular destination for hikers and nature lovers.
  • Hessian Brewery Museum: The Hessian Brewery Museum in Korbach is dedicated to the art of brewing beer and the history of beer in Hessen. Visitors can learn more about the traditional brewery culture and sample different types of beer.

Mountain #12 - Langenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia

NRW, or North Rhine-Westphalia, is a state in Western Germany. It is the most populous state in the country, with over 18 million people, and also the most densely populated. Spanning 34,084 square kilometers, it ranks as the fourth-largest German state. Within NRW, there are 30 municipalities with populations exceeding 100,000, including Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, and Essen, all situated primarily in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area. This metropolitan area is the largest in Germany and the fourth-largest in Europe. Due to its strategic location in the European Blue Banana, the Rhine-Ruhr area enjoys excellent connectivity to other major European cities and metropolitan regions such as the Randstad, Flemish Diamond, and Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region.

At 843.2 metres, the Langenberg is the highest mountain in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Via Fritzlar and on an old train route turned to a cycle way to Korbach. Annoying uphill in the heat to Willingen. Through some forest and quite steep to mountain #12 Langenberg. 10km or a bit more to a camp site in famous Winterberg.