Hærvejen - Ochsenweg


  1. Name Hærvejen - Ochsenweg
  2. Length of trail 250 km, 155 miles
  3. Length in days 13 days
  4. Start of trail Viborg (Dk)
  5. End of trail Flensburg (D)
  6. 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.

Select some tracks
Hærvejen, 281km
Hærvejen, nord, 60km
Hærvejen, nordøst, 136km
Hærvejen, nordvest, 160km
Wanderroute 14: Ochsenweg - Sorgwohlder Binnendünen, 15km
Historischer Westlicher Ochsenweg und Langenberger Forst, 1.8km
Historischer Westlicher Ochsenweg und Langenberger Forst, 7km
Historischer Westlicher Ochsenweg und Langenberger Forst, 9.2km
Ochsenweg, Deutschland, östliche Routenabschnitte, 151km


Rate 5.0 | 2 votes | No 5. in Denmark
  • Sonny B. Andersen July 2015
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  • Negative 1. There is no trail !!! - The two small pices in Germany are local, historical trails 2. "Haervejen or Army...". NO, NO. Hærvejen (Army Trail) runs from Viborg to Padborg. 3. "This trail is the Danish contribution to the European Long Distance Trail E1." - NO, only parrtly: The E1 runs on Hærvejen from Kruså to Nørre Snede - see OSM 4. Ochsenweg starts in Rendsburg ... NO. NO. This is marketing!!
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  • finelykkelarsen 2014-10-28 14:29:08
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