Source Route

Water for health

Numerous rivers and "rivulets" such as the Henne and Leisse, the Ilpe and Gleier have their source here, and this water is the source of life and health and is also used for treatments in the Kneipp spa in Bad Fredeburg. A "healthy" route, so to speak, which you can discover here.

The surrounding villages and the adjoining Rimberg have a decisive influence on the image of the spring route. Each of these villages is worth a look, one hidden in a small side valley, another raised on a hill - but always with many beautiful, inviting half-timbered houses.

Special features along the Quellen route

Coffee roastery and farm café at the Birkenhof in Holthausen | © Foto: Sabrinity, Birkenhof

Coffee roasting on the Birkenhof

Coffee is his passion. And this is exactly what you can feel during the explanations and tastings with barista Christian Hessmann at the Birkenhof. Enjoy exquisite coffee specialties and delicious homemade cakes and tarts.

Swimming at the SauerlandBad in Bad Fredeburg


This leisure pool offers everything that makes the swimmer's heart happy. A large adventure pool with counter-current channel, massage jets and neck showers, whirlpools and rain grotto invite you to relax. For the health-conscious there is a Kneipp pool with extra cold water.

Hiking at the Sauerland high-altitude flight near Bad Fredeburg

Sauerland high-altitude flight

Panorama, mountain peaks and towers: The Sauerland Höhenflug is 250 km long and offers all this pure. It lets you experience the Sauerland "from above" and offers first-class quality hiking. Only flying is more beautiful.

Hospitality along the Quellen-Route

Tourist offices

Guests and locals alike benefit from the voluntary work of the local tourist offices. They organise celebrations and festivals, keep customs alive and look after the tourist infrastructure.


Tourist office Bad Fredeburg

For the health resort Bad Fredeburg


Tourist office Dorlar

With the villages of Altenilpe, Dorlar, Kirchilpe and Sellinghausen


Tourist office Holthausen-Huxel

For the towns Holthausen and Huxel

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