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Schmallenberg Sauerland Card

Simply more from your vacation!

The Schmallenberger Sauerland Card is your practical companion and is easy on your vacation budget! Free travel on public transport and free admission to the region's attractive museums are included, as are leisure destinations and visits to swimming pools at unbeatably low admission prices. The hiking bus and cab will also take you to the region's most beautiful hiking destinations for little money. Go on vacation and find out here about the services included with the card.

Discovery made easy!

Our digital travel guide

All relevant information on your cell phone in one place - our digital travel guide is your indispensable companion for your next vacation in our region.

Whether you are looking for current events, interesting excursion destinations, cycling and hiking trails or accommodation - the travel guide offers you all the information you need to get the most out of your stay. It also gives you all the important information and benefits of the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card at a glance.

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Hiking bus, public transport, call and hiking cabs

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.


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!

Leisure destinations & museums

A wide range of offers - free & discounted experience...

Simply more swimming fun

Big discounts at SauerlandBad and Co.

The benefits of the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card include a discounted visit to one of the swimming pools in our region. In concrete terms, this means that you have one entry to one of our pools per stay on weekdays (Mon. to Fri.) at a price of €2 for adults and €1 for children. [At SauerlandBad in Bad Fredeburg the discount applies for a maximum of 4 hours and not for the sauna].

Karl-May Festival in Elspe

"Winnetou and the half-breed"

With the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card you receive a heavily discounted admission to the 1st tier of the Karl May Festival in Elspe (only available at the box office on the day of the event). Adults pay €25 (instead of €35.90) and children €19 (instead of €28.90).

To the Karl May Festival


Pit-Pat combines mini golf with billiards. The game is played with a billiard cue on tables with various obstacles and hurdles built in. This means that people in wheelchairs can also take part in the game. With the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card you can play a round on the new facility free of charge.

The course is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 - 12.00 & from 14.00 - 18.00 and is located Auf dem Eibel above the Schützenhalle in Wenholthausen.

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:

Heilstollen Nordenau

With the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card you receive a one-time free 30-minute admission to the Heilstollen Nordenau. There you can regenerate and take a deep breath, as the tunnel is virtually free of dust particles, pathogens and allergy-causing pollen.

The Heilstollen is open daily from 8:00 to 17:30. Admission is every half hour, for example at 8:00 am, 8:30 am or 9:00 am, and so on.

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Fun in the snow for everyone

And with the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card especially favorable!

Our ski resorts are just right for anyone who loves fun in the snow on the slopes and likes it a little quieter. With the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card you can also make real savings: In the ski area Hunau in Bödefeld or at the Höhenlift in Schmallenberg you receive a 50% discount on a half-day ticket with the Guest Card. At the cross-country skiing center in Westfeld you can also get a free day ticket.

To the ski areas

Simply more leisure fun

Free & discounted admission to museums and attractions

This is also included in your vacation: one or more visits to the most beautiful leisure facilities in the Schmallenberger Sauerland and the vacation region Eslohe. For example, you can enjoy a one-off discount on admission to the Wisent-Wildnis am Rothaarsteig (2,-€ for adults, 1,-€ for children) and to the indoor play paradise "THIKOS Kinderland" (weekdays, Mon. - Fri., 2,-€ for adults, 1,-€ for children). You can visit the DampfLandLeute museums free of charge and as often as you like. Eslohe, Slate Mining and Local History Museum Eslohe, Museum in the monastery Grafschaft, Court Museum Bad Fredeburg, the Stertschultenhof Cobbenrode, Museum in the monastery Grafschaft, Forestry Museum Latropand the model railroad layout in Grafschaft and the model railway. We hope you enjoy exploring the region and gain exciting insights into the country and its people.

Significant discounts

Your Schmallenberger Sauerland Card contains much more!

Further services

Save big

You can also benefit from the other services of your Schmallenberger Sauerland Card. For example, you can expect great discounts when renting e-bikes and buying hiking maps. Entrance fees to the region's two 18-hole and 27-hole golf courses, cultural events and ski passes in winter are reduced.

You also save on bookable experiences and in the tourist information store Schmallenberg.

The Schmallenberger Sauerland Card is automatically presented to you by your host when you arrive.


As an overnight guest in the Schmallenberg Sauerland and the vacation region Eslohe you will receive the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card in all accommodations affiliated with the tourism industry. The Schmallenberger Sauerland Card is valid from the day of arrival to the day of departure, but may not be used for arrival or departure (public transport). The Card is only accepted during the regular opening hours of the participating leisure facilities and on their separately designated event days. The card cannot be accepted during individually agreed opening hours. Children are defined as persons up to and including the age of 13. All timetables and services are subject to change or postponement. Status: 02/2023

Dear guests!
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