The special attraction of the area lies in the small-scale mosaic of widely different, partly rare habitats and the largely forest-free ridge. In this area a variety of animal and plant species has been preserved that has already disappeared in the adjacent, intensively farmed landscape. Here the Centaury, Sheep's Bit Scabious and the rare Moonwort can still be found. The very rare Woodlark inhabits the warm and dry nutrient-poor meadows and heathland. Numerous endangered butterflies, such as the Swallowtail, Heath Fritillary, Silver-washed Fritillary, Silver-studded Blue and Scarce Copper also occur in the area.
Safety informationPlease note that ground-nesting birds such as the Woodlark are particularly sensitive to disturbance and may even abandon their eggs. Dogs may only be taken into the area if they are kept on a lead.
Getting thereIf arriving via Siegen-Trupbach, drive north on the Trupbacher Straße or if coming via Siegen-Birlenbach, drive south on the Abendröthe road. On the hill there is a small parking lot.
Another means of access is located at the western end of the area, on the hill between Alchen and Niederholzklau, but there is no car park here.
Address for satnavs: Abendröthe, 57078 Siegen
GPS (UTM): 32 U 428654, 5639315
Google coordinates: 50.901049, 7.985400