Bergisch Panorama Trail: Stage 3

A fascinating panorama of the Rhine valley and Cologne Cathedral entice right from the very beginning of this stage, which leads through Eselsort Bechen to the Große Dhünn valley reservoir. At the drinking water reservoir, which is secured by a broad protected zone, you can see many different animals, including endangered species such as kingfishers, little grebes and black storks. The stage runs past the two auxiliary dams of the second largest drinking water reservoir in Germany at 81 million cubic metres to the remote village of Dhünn on the inflow to the Kleine Dhünn river. 


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  • Length: 18,4km
  • Duration: approx. 6 hours 
  • Start point of the stage: Kürten near Biesfeld; access route: approx. 1,0 km to Biesfeld-centre 
  • End point of the stage: Wermelskirchen-Dhünn main road / L409; access route: approx. 0,4 km to Dhünn centre (signposted as “Verbindungsweg” (connecting path) 
  • Arrival by car: A4 to exit Moitzfeld, L195, L289, L286 via Herkenrath, Spitze und Dürscheid to Biesfeld; Car park: Am Sportplatz in Biesfeld 
  • Arrival by public transport: with bus 335, 426 to Biesfeld 


Further information

  • Options for returning to the starting point: with various bus lines from "Dhünn centre" to "Biesfeld" ( 
  • Other access options: Kürten-Bechen (bus 427); Kürten-Hutsherweg (bus 427) 
  • Connection to other long-distance hiking trails: The northerly connecting route to the Bergische Weg (Bergisch Trail) runs for approx. 14.5 km from Wermelskirchen-Dhünn through the Eifgenbachtal valley to Burscheid/Odenthal. 
  • Tourist Information Office 
    Gemeindeverwaltung Kürten
    Rathaus Kürten
    Karlheinz-Stockhausen-Platz 1
    51515 Kürten
    Tel.: +49 (0)2268 / 939338
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