Bergisch Panorama Trail: Stage 7

The area around the source of the Wupper is not just blessed by rain but also wind, through which the Bergische Panoramasteig (Bergisch Panorama Trail) winds its way past wind farms and Unnenberg down to the Genkeltalsperre reservoir. The Aggertalsperre reservoir with its own lido and the dreamy little village of Lieberhausen with its “bunte Kerke” (colourful church) provide further attractive stations along the way via Niederrengse to Bergneustadt. The stage destination is also diverse and awaits with a lively commercial centre and an historical, winding old town including a Heimatmuseum (local museum). 


© Dominik Ketz


  • Length: 24,6km
  • Duration: approx. 8 hours 
  • Start point of the stage: Marienheide, Auf der Alten Fuhr (am Moosberg); access route: approx. 2,5 km from Marienheide train station 
  • End point of the stage: Bergneustadt, south of Wiedenest; access route: approx. 2,9 km to city centre Bergneustadt (city hall)  
  • Arrival by car: A4 to exit Gummersbach, then B256 via Gummersbach to Marienheide; Car park: an der Lingesetalsperre, Campingplatz Lingesee
  • Arrival by public transport: DB Bahn: RB25 to Marienheide


Further information

  • Options for returning to the starting point: from Forum Wiedenest or Graf-Eberhard-Platz/Centre with bus 301 to Gummersbach train station, then with RB25 (or SEV) to Marienheide ( 
  • Other access options: Marienheide Dannenberg, access route: 0,2 km; Meinerzhagen, car park „Am Schützenplatz“ (Hiking car park Heed), access route: 3,5 km or 2,2 km; Hiking car park Lieberhausen, Gummersbach (bus 318 from Gummersbach); Car park Rengser Mühle, Bergneustadt (bus 318 from Gummersbach) 
  • Connection to other long-distance hiking trails: The connecting route to Höhenflug in the Sauerland runs for 4 km from the Genkeltalsperre reservoir to Meinerzhagen. 
  • Tourist Information Office 
    Gemeindeverwaltung Marienheide
    Hauptstr. 20
    51709 Marienheide
    Tel.: +49 2264 4044-0
    E-Mail: info{at}
© Annika Kolken

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