Hiking parking lot Brudertreue

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The Brudertreue hikers' parking lot is located between Drolshagen and the district of Dirkingen on the Hüsterberg.

The village of Drolshagen was first mentioned in a document in 1214. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Drolshagen benefited from the boom in mining in the area. Products from Drolshagen were exported as far as Cologne and the Baltic region.

In 1838, a fire almost completely destroyed the town. After reconstruction, Drolshagen became the seat of administration for the municipality of Drolshagen-Land and the municipality of Drolshagen-Stadt in 1841. The new town of Drolshagen was not formed until 1969 in the course of the municipal reorganization in North Rhine-Westphalia from the municipalities of Drolshagen-Stadt and Drolshagen-Land.


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The Brudertreue owes its name to a memorial stone with which three brothers from the Schürholz family honored their youngest brother, who died at an early age and with whom they often visited the Drolshagen region. These four 'Schürhölzer' loved Drolshagen and took every opportunity to come often "to the home of their fathers". Here on this ridge they especially liked to hike. Clemens Schürholz often sat and painted at this spot. Here in this rural idyll he relaxed, observed nature and in this way gathered new inspiration. The memorial stone has become the epitome of love for one's homeland in the Drolshagen region.

Idyll, streams and meadows - hiking tip

The 7.4 km long hiking trail A8 leads from the hiking parking lot "Brudertreue" first over the Steupinger mountain ridge, from which you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city of Drolshagen. The varied circular trail continues through Husten and the wide meadows of the Brachtpetal valley. Again and again, magnificent views far beyond the Brachtpetal await you.

In Husten, the A8 can easily be combined with the 7 km long circular trail A7. This leads up to the "Silberkuhle", a mountain ridge that was once a mining area for ores, including silver. Today the slopes of the Silberkuhle are a nature reserve. Rare plant species such as peat mosses, cranberries and bell heather are at home in the moor and marsh forests.


Coordinates for the navigation system (WGS 84):

GPS: N 51° 0' 50 E 7° 46' 12

UTM: 32U 413720 5652114


The site belongs to the Naturpark Sauerland Rothaargebirge e.V. and is maintained and cared for by them.

Should you nevertheless notice soiling or damage, we ask you to inform us via e-mail to info@npsr.de.

(Text: Sauerland-Rothaargebirge Nature Park)

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