Hærvejen - Ochsenweg
- Name Hærvejen - Ochsenweg
- Length of trail 250 km, 155 miles
- Length in days 13 days
- Start of trail Viborg (Dk)
- End of trail Flensburg (D)
- Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail
Haervejen or Army Trail or Ochsenweg, Pilgrims Path. Viborg (Dk) to Padborg to Rendsburg (D), 250 km
This trail is on Jutland, Denmark, and Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Haervejen starts in Flensburg, Germany and ends in Viborg. This trail is the Danish contribution to the European Long Distance Trail E1. The Danish are fond of cycling, more than hiking, and you will find that this trail consists of a blue (hiking) and red (cycling) variety. Most times, the red and blue trail run seperately, often far apart. In other instances, you will share your way with cyclists.
The trail is historic in character. In the old days it was used as a drove road, by traders, soldiers and by pilgrims. Other folks stayed at home. Apart from history, you get the opportunity to get acquinted with the landscape of moors, hills and small rivers.
Every year in july, the Haervesvandring is organised. Some 300 hikers will join to cover the trail between Slesvig and Viborg in a weeks time.
Ochsenweg starts in Rendsburg and ends in Flensburg. Ochsenweg / Haervejen is a joint German / Danish project to establish a cross border Pilgrimage trail. It is part of the network of pilgrimage trails to Santiago de Compostela.
Guides and maps
- Pilgern nach Norden
- Auf Jakobswegen, Ochsenweg, Heerweg und Olavsweg von der Haustur bis nach Trondheim Read more
- Dagbog fra Haervejen
- vores made at vandre Read more