Journey to the Sauerland

As the No. 1 recreational region in NRW, the Sauerland is easy to reach from almost anywhere thanks to its good connections to the bus and rail network and numerous highways. So that you don't lose a minute of your precious vacation time, we have described the shortest routes here:

Arriving by car:

  • from the north: highway A1/A45 Hamburg >> direction Frankfurt
  • from the south: Autobahn 5 Frankfurt/Stuttgart or Autobahn 45 Frankfurt/Würzburg >> direction Gießen
  • from the east: highway 44 Kassel/Dortmund
  • from the west: Autobahn 44 Dortmund/Kassel, then take the Autobahn A46
    Note: Autobahn 45 (Sauerlandlinie) remains closed near Lüdenscheid until further notice due to bridge damage

Arrival by train:

  • the "Ruhrtal-Bahn", Hagen-Kassel line
  • the "Ruhr-Sieg-Bahn" line Hagen - Altena - Werdohl - Finnentrop - Altenhundem - Siegen
  • ICE and IC/EC connecting stations for the Sauerland region are Dortmund and Hagen in the west, Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe in the east and Frankfurt in the south.

For information on rail connections, please contact:
Regionalverkehr Ruhr-Lippe GMBH:
Zweckverband Personennahverkehr Westfalen-Süd:
Märkische Verkehrsgesellschaft GmbH:

Onward travel by bus is of course possible - you can get information on this by calling 01806 504030 (20 cents/connection from landlines and a maximum of 60 cents/connection from mobile networks).

With the FlixBus to the Sauerland:
Travel cheaply and relaxed with the green FlixBus to the Sauerland, e.g. from Berlin, Göttingen or Kassel. Tickets from Berlin are available from as little as 22 euros! From Kassel from as little as 5 euros! Your bike is also very welcome on board: it costs just 9 euros per bike. But please note: e-bikes, pedelecs, tandems and tricycles cannot be transported on a bike rack. In the Sauerland, the FlixBus stops at numerous vacation resorts.

Timetable and travel times:
On the new Berlin - Sauerland connection, the FlixBus runs 2x daily. To Braunschweig and Göttingen there are up to 3 daily services. The journey time from Berlin to Braunschweig is 2 ½ hours, Göttingen can be reached in around 4 hours. To Kassel, the green FlixBus takes 5 ¾ hours, Marsberg and thus the first stop in Sauerland is reached in 6 ¾ hours. The total journey time to the last stop in Neheim is around 8 ¼ hours. All information about the timetable for line 035 Berlin - Sauerland can be found at:

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