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Arrive relaxed, travel locally and depart

Many roads lead to our beautiful vacation region. Less than two hours' drive from the major conurbations on the Rhine and Ruhr, we are an ideal local recreation destination. On this page, we have put together a list of ways in which you can get around the region and how you can arrive and depart in a relaxed manner. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and wish you a pleasant journey!

On site

Arrival & departure

Mobility on site

Public transport, hiking bus, call & Wandertaxi, boat trips and e-bike rental

Hiking bus

Relaxed to the most beautiful hiking destinations

The hiking bus takes you up to the most beautiful hiking destinations, romantic valleys and idyllic mountain villages. For example, take the bus from your vacation resort to the starting point of your hike and hike back. Alternatively, you can also drive to the destination of your hike and take the hiking bus to the starting point and then hike back to your car at your leisure.

The hiking bus runs from Tuesdays to Sundays along the Rothaar ridge and through the Lenne valley to the most beautiful hiking destinations and is free of charge for you with the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card free of charge.

Public transportation

You can use the local public transport services free of charge with your Schmallenberger Sauerland Card free of charge.

Public transport timetable

Schwammklöpper-Linie 474.

A brilliant idea!

Bad Fredeburg - Schmiedinghausen - Holthausen - Schmallenberg and back

The Schwammklöpper-Linie 474 runs from Bad Fredeburg, via Schmiedinghausen and Holthausen to the center of Schmallenberg. From June 5, there will even be weekend services. The new line, which is operated by a minibus, complements the public transport service for passengers from the northern part of Bad Fredeburg.

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Call cab

Daily service

With the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card you have the opportunity to use the "Ruf-Taxi" daily for a fee of €2 for adults and €1 for children. Three times a day at fixed departure times it drives a fixed route in the Sorpetal as well as in Westfeld and Ohlenbach along the stops listed below.
The call cab must be requested at least one hour before the desired departure time by calling 02972 921092.

Bus stops:

  • Winkhausen - Bus stop "Zum Wilzenberg"
  • Niedersorpe - Hiking portal
  • Waldemai - Bus stop "Waldemai"
  • Rellmecke - Bus stop "Rellmecke"
  • Mittelsorpe - Bus stop "Mittelsorpe"
  • Obersorpe - Bus stop "Kirche"
  • Rehsiepen - Bus stop "Rehsiepen"
  • Großes Bildchen - Hikers' parking lot
  • Altastenberg - Bus stop "Astenstraße"

Departure times from Winkhausen:

  • 09.45 a.m.
  • 15.00 hrs
  • 17.00 hrs

Departure times from Altastenberg:

  • 10.10 a.m.
  • 3.25 p.m.
  • 5.25 p.m.

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Bus stops

  • Westfeld - Bus stop "Kirche"
  • Hoher Knochen - Hotel
  • Ohlenbach - Town center / inn
  • Waldhaus Ohlenbach - Hotel
  • Sahnehang - Parking lot ski lift
  • Kahler Asten - Parking lot Astenturm

Departure times from Westfeld:

  • 10.00 a.m.
  • 11.30 a.m.
  • 2.30 p.m.

Departure times from Astenturm:

  • 10.30 a.m.
  • 12.00 p.m.
  • 3.00 p.m.

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Relaxed to the most beautiful stages on the Sauerland-Höhenflug and at Waldskulpturenweg.

The hiking cabs in the Schmallenberg Sauerland take you to the most beautiful stages and routes. Plan your day tour or relaxed circular hike through the beautiful landscape of the Schmallenberger Sauerland and the vacation region Eslohe. Holders of the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card pay a fare of €2 for adults and €1 for children.


Boating on the Sauerland lakes

Ship ahoy and lots of vacation fun included!

Take the whole family to one of the beautiful reservoirs in the Sauerland. With the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card you can travel at half price on the excursion boats of your choice on Hennesee*, Sorpesee, Möhnesee or Biggesee cruise.

(*The Hennesee-Schifffahrt is modernizing its fleet and will only start operating in the course of the season. Please check the opening times online:

Over all mountains by e-bike

Hire stations for e-bikes and e-mountain bikes

When headwinds and inclines dampen your mood, the push of a button can change everything. It switches on a quiet, environmentally friendly electric motor that intervenes to provide support, depending on how steep the incline is and how much assistance you have set. E-bikes have conquered cycle tourism in the land of a thousand mountains. Joint cycling excursions for people with different levels of fitness have become a fun, nature-oriented vacation experience for everyone. Try it out for yourself. E-biking is really easy and great fun!

Book your e-bike directly online here!

Arrival & Departure

by car, bus & train

Arrival by car

Over all the mountains into the land of a thousand mountains...

The best way to reach us by car is via the:

  • BAB 45 "Sauerlandlinie" from the direction of Dortmund, highway exit Olpe
  • BAB 45 from the direction of Frankfurt/Stuttgart, highway exit Olpe
  • BAB 4 Köln/Olpe, to highway junction Wenden, continue on the BAB 45 in the direction of Dortmund to the highway exit Olpe (approx. 5 km)
  • BAB 44 from the direction of Dortmund to the interchange Werl, continue on the BAB 445 in the direction of Arnsberg to highway exit Meschede/Enste (B55) or Wennemen
  • BAB 44 from the direction of Kassel to the highway exit Erwitte/Anröchte
  • BAB 2 Hannover-Dortmund to highway exit Paderborn continue on BAB 33

Arrival by train

The surrounding train stations are on average 25 minutes away from us by car. You can continue your journey by bus to the Schmallenberg Sauerland and the vacation region Eslohe organize:

  • From the train station Lennestadt-Altenhundem with the SB9 bus line
  • From the station Meschede with the S90 bus line
  • From the station Winterberg with bus line S40.

Public transport timetable

Arrival by long-distance bus

An inexpensive and convenient alternative is to travel by long-distance bus. The green large-capacity cabs run regularly between cities in the Ruhgebiet, the Netherlands, Lower Saxony, Hessen or Berlin - more than 20 cities are suitable as starting points for your vacation in the Schmallenberger Sauerland and the vacation region Eslohe.

Flixbus-Connections to Bödefeld

Journey to the villages

Cab company

Some villages can only be reached by public transport at certain times. It is easier to travel the last stage by cab. You can find all cabs in the region here:

Taxi und mehr - Edgar Spieler
02972 921092

Taxi Habbel
02972 5555

Meditax - Taxi 5000
02972 5000

Taxi Fabri
02973 81414

Taxi Star
02973 9756555

Dear guests!
We are happy to answer your questions about the Schmallenberger Sauerland and the vacation region Eslohe during our opening hours also via Whatsapp. With a click on the icon below right you are already one step closer to your relaxing vacation.