The beginning of the path is opposite Altena castle and it leads to the circular Altenaer Höhen route. The first part of the educational trail will inform you about the Altena castle, the German Youth Hotel Association that was set up in Altena as well as about the development of Altena with its wire and metal industry.
The further you walk into the wood, the information will focus on that wood. Plaques on the side of the road introduce the forest inhabitants and if you're lucky you will actually see one or more of them.
You will also pass a forest tipi and a mythical well. You might even forget about the Steinsbörnchen, about which you will have learned more during the exciting ride with the adventure elevator to the Altena castle. The end of the circular route is at the green classroom where you can sit down, enjoy the beautiful view of hilly Altena and that provides interesting information regarding flora, fauna and environmental protection on various plaques and signs.