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Health Service Centre

Get an overview of competences and capacities in the field of health in the Schmallenberger Sauerland and the holiday region Eslohe

Your contact person:

Astrid Völlmecke
Phone: 02974 / 900227

Healing world of herbs...

Guided herb hikes

From spring to autumn, nature in the Sauerland offers a wide variety of wild plants in constant change. Experience the most diverse herbs and wild fruits during a herb hike through the Schmallenberger Sauerland. From a spring cure to detoxify to strengthen our immune system for the winter - our native medicinal herbs can be used in many ways to support our health.

Learn more about the healing power of wild herbs and their use in the kitchen and medicine chest on guided herbal walks. Get to know the appearance and the most important characteristics for correct determination. We will show you the natural locations and explain what you need to pay attention to when collecting. You will be surprised what culinary delights can be made from wild herbs.

Discover the herbs of the Sauerland with Astrid Völlmecke, a trained wild herb and medicinal plant educator. A linen bag or basket, kitchen knife and wet kitchen paper are to be brought along if necessary.

The hike takes about 2 hours and costs 7,00 Euro per person with SauerlandCARD and 10,00 Euro per person without SauerlandCARD. The meeting point is at the tourist information in Bad Fredeburg, Am Kurhaus 4. As the minimum number of participants is 3 persons, prior registration with Bad Fredeburg g.u.t. Gewerbe und Touristik (02974 / 7037) is required up to one day before the event at 4 p.m.


Spas and specialist clinics

Bad Fredeburg

Kneipp Spa


Climatic health resort


Climatic health resort


Healing-climatic health resort


Climatic health resort


Climatic health resort


Climatic health resort

Holidays from allergy

Schmallenberg and Eslohe are certified as allergy-friendly communities according to ECARF criteria

Allergy friendly holidays

Take a holiday from allergy

The Schmallenberger Sauerland and the holiday region Eslohe are allergy-friendly communities. Especially for allergy sufferers, who now make up almost a third of the European population, we have optimal offers and accommodation. This service is guaranteed by the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF). Our guests can rely on excellent holiday conditions, as numerous measures on site lead to significantly reduced contact with the most common allergens. These measures include, for example, smooth floors, encasings, smoke-free and pet-free rooms, and a kitchen that is adapted to food intolerances. A healthy low mountain range climate, the specialist hospital Kloster Grafschaft on site and the possibility to visit the healing gallery are also noteworthy factors for an allergy-friendly holiday.

Healing gallery in Nordenau

The small mountain village Nordenau with the healing gallery is only 14 km away from Schmallenberg. At the end of the village is the Heilstollen, which today stands for health and well-being far beyond the borders of the Sauerland and is now visited by thousands of sick people who expect relief from their illnesses and complaints.
often astonishing improvements in health under the influence of the so-called "Nordenau phenomenon" have in the meantime been scientifically substantiated by the results of investigations carried out by a research group from Kyushu University in Fukuoka (Japan) and the participating Centre for Holistic Medicine and Naturopathy in Nordenau.
The spring that rises
in the energy field of the Heilstollen carries high-quality so-called "reduced water", which, as a highly potent free radical scavenger, provides general relief for the body cells from metabolic waste products (so-called free radicals)

To the Heilstollen in Nordenau...

Vacation despite dialysis

Despite illness, let the soul dangle

Locations for holiday dialysis

Dialysis patients also want to spend a relaxing holiday. In the Schmallenberger Sauerland and the holiday region Eslohe, you don't have to do without safe care. The supra-local group practice "Nephrologisches Zentrum Sauerland" offers holiday dialysis at two dialysis locations nearby.

Holiday dialysis

Movement in nature

Conscious or fast? Which speed do you prefer?

Walking & Nordic-Walking

Fans of the fast pace will find plenty of room to indulge in their favourite sport in the forests of the Schmallenberger Sauerland and the Eslohe holiday region. Whether with or without poles, the well signposted and well-maintained forest paths of our region are simply fun.

Feel like increasing the pace? Then try speedhiking. Here ambitious crossers with poles run through the terrain about 30% faster than normal. Uphills and descents alternate constantly, so that pulse and breathing are alternately stressed.


Real relaxation in the fresh air. The trend sport Breath-Walk combines yoga elements, mindful walking, dynamic breathing and conscious movement. Each BreathWalk provides effective exercises and improves stamina. The effectiveness of the BreathWalk is constantly proven by studies. BreathWalk improves breathing and posture, strengthens the immune system, activates the acid-base balance and strengthens the circulatory system. This is how your walk becomes a fitness event

Fit & Active

Rundwanderweg für Gäste mit Atemwegserkrankungen


Ab Bad Fredeburg Kirchplatz dem Wanderweg X13 Richtung Holthausen folgen. Durch den Rudolf-Becker Park steigen wir an und gehen, immer dem X13 folgend, nach Huxel, weiter bis Holthausen zum Westfälischen Schieferbergbau- und Heimatmuseum.

Auf dem Rückweg folgen wir dem Wanderweg BF5 an der Holthauser Mühle vorbei nach Bad Fredeburg.

Tipp des Autors

Ein Besuch des Schieferbergbau - und Heimatmuseum ist  sehr zu empfehlen.


 Ab Bad Fredeburg Kirchplatz dem Wanderweg X13 Richtung Holthausen folgen. Durch den Rudolf-Becker Park steigen wir an und gehen, immer dem X13 folgend, nach Huxel, weiter bis Holthausen zum Westfälischen Schieferbergbau- und Heimatmuseum.

Auf dem Rückweg folgen wir dem Wanderweg BF5 an der Holthauser Mühle vorbei nach Bad Fredeburg.

Festes Schuhwerk und ausreichend Getränke sind empfehlenswert.

Wanderkarte Bad Fredeburg 1:20.000

Schwierigkeit leicht
Länge 7.2 km
Aufstieg 226 m
Abstieg 226 m
Dauer 2:30 h
Niedrigster Punkt 440 m
Höchster Punkt 567 m


  • aussichtsreich
  • Heilklima
  • Rundtour
  • Einkehrmöglichkeit

Startpunkt der Tour:

Kirchplatz Bad Fredeburg

Zielpunkt der Tour:

Kirchplatz Bad Fredeburg


Dear guests!
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