Because of his height of 535 meters, the Entenberg is a popular take-off point for hang- and paragliding. It also offers a great view of Niederlaasphe and the Lahntal for hikers.
Distance 17.6 km
Uphill to the local mountain of Bad Laasphe! At the summit of the 535 m high Entenberg, you can not only admire the flying skills of hang gliders and paragliders, hikers also enjoy the stunning view of Niederlaasphe and the upper Lahntal. With all the enthusiasm please don't forget to sign the summit book! Further highlights lie ahead. The Perfstausee was built in 1984 after a flood catastrophe and is a popular destination for excursions today. The surrounding nature reserve primarily provides a refuge for water birds. As a finale, the Biedenkopfer Wald (forest) offers beautiful views once again. At the Kolumbustempel, you will be delighted by a very charming perspective towards the old town of Biedenkopf and the Landgrafenschloss.
A stop at Perfstausee with panoramic views over the lake and the wooded hills around the nature reserve - magnificent!
We will start today's stage at the Haus des Gastes in Bad Laasphe. Follow the red LW on a white background from here up to the Kurpark. Even at the first hut you have a beautiful view right back to Bad Laasphe. Through the forest you will reach the Hugo-Kracht-Hütte, where the Lahnwanderweg trail turns off to the left. Continuing your hike through the forest and across a plateau created by storm Kyrill, you will have to manage the ascent to the Entenberg. Having accomplished the climb, you will be rewarded with an impressive view of Niederlaasphe and the Lahn valley. Similar to a model building landscape, the upper Lahntal trains pass by down in the valley. Watch out! Don't forget to leave a message in the summit book because of sheer looking and amazement!
Once another section of forest has been passed, the village of Breidenstein appears in view. Through the village you stroll down to the local recreation area Perfstausee which is a suitable spot to stop for a break. Sitting at the sun terrace, you will have a fabulous view of the lake and the surrounding wooded hills. The break is also meant to prepare you for the uphill passage that is about to come. This first leads through the forest to the "Stehtischler" refuge, where there will be again the opportunity to rest and relax. A little later, we reach the highest point of the trail, which offers a fantastic view into the region.
The markings will guide us through a beautiful deciduous forest which offers a lot of quiet and the chance to unwind. But do not miss the turnoff to the Kolumbustempel. This short detour should definitely be part of today. Its original construction is meant to demonstrate the open-mindedness of the Biedenkopf citizens. It also provides a beautiful view of Biedenkopf castle. The old town view is for free! Passing the Amselborn fountain, you now walk down to Biedenkopf railway station. The little town with its romantic alleys and half-timbered houses, cosy cafés and restaurants and relaxing overnight accommodation offers joy to the hiker’s soul, palate and body.