Hiking in Hellental in the Nature Park Solling-Vogler, © TourismusMarketing Niedersachsen GmbH/ Hannes Becker
© TourismusMarketing Niedersachsen GmbH/ Hannes Becker

Solling-Vo­gler Nature Park in the Weser Up­lands

Spring, summer, autumn or winter: in the Solling-Vogler nature park in the heart of the Weser Uplands, every season has its own particular charm. Extensive forests, gentle hills, lovely meadow valleys, clear streams and unspoilt moors are just some of its treasures.

Experience the nature park with all your senses in the ErlebnisWald in Schönhagen: enjoy the view from the 40-metre high climate tower or observe tree roots from underneath in the burrow. The Solling visitor centre (Solling-Besucherzentrum) has an interesting interactive exhibition devoted to the different habitats in the Solling, while in the adjacent Wildpark Neuhaus wildlife park there’s plenty of local fauna to spot in the form of red deer, wild cats and lynxes.

Traces of the nature park’s eventful cultural history, such as the four significant excavation sites and the former glassworks hidden in the forest, will take you back to another time and spark your imagination. Princes and monks recognised the high quality of life in the Solling-Vogler region and built important secular and sacred buildings here. These include the Amelungsborn and Corvey monasteries and Bevern Castle.

In addition, the Solling-Vogler nature park offers numerous holiday activities. Signposted trails, peaceful paths and clear hiking maps guide you through the charming landscape of the nature park. Stages 4 to 7 of the Weserbergland-Weg trail take you over pastures, meadows and fields from Bad Karlshafen to Bodenwerder to numerous historical and cultural sights. Another adventure is the pilgrim trail between Loccum and Volkenroda. This trail is approx. 300 kilometres long and leads you along the footsteps of Cistercian monks.

The frequent alternation of narrow ridges, steep slopes and deeply carved valleys give the Hochsolling a wild character. The tracks generally have only slight inclines and are ideal for cyclists. The Hochsolling, on the other hand, is demanding terrain and particularly suitable for mountain biking. The track covers a total of 760 kilometres, with 15 individual routes at different levels of difficulty.

You can find more information about the Solling-Vogler nature park on its website. We also recommend visiting the adjacent Weser Uplands nature park or the Münden nature park.