Bergisch Panorama Trail: Stage 8

Through rustling forests and small villages, hikers climb almost without noticing to the winter sports area Blockhaus - 490 metres above sea level, high above Eckenhagen climatic spa. Along the way, you can stop for a rest on the edge of one of the last juniper heaths in the Oberbergisch district. Right next to the former ski jump in Blockhaus, hikers are welcomed by a panorama that allows you to see as far as the Siebengebirge on the horizon if visibility is good. 


© Uwe Völkner / Fotoagentur FOX


  • Length: 22,1km
  • Duration: approx. 7 hours 
  • Start point of the stage: Bergneustadt, south of Wiedenest; access route: approx. 2,9 km from city centre Bergneustadt (Graf-Eberhard-Platz
  • End point of the stage: Reichshof Wildbergerhütte-Nespen; access route: approx. 1,7 km to Wildbergerhütte 
  • Arrival by car: BAB/A4 to exit Bergneustadt/Reichshof, then via B55 to Wiedenest; Car park: in Bergneustadt-Centre or Wiedenest 
  • Arrival by public transport: DB Bahn: with RB25 to Dieringhausen train station, then with bus 304 or 310 to Gummersbach Niederseßmar (bus stop Gummersbacher Str), with bus 301 to bus stop Graf-Eberhard-Platz or bus stop Forum Wiedenest in Bergneustadt

Further information

  • Options for returning to the starting point: from Wildbergerhütte/Heidberger Straße with bus 345 to Eckenhagen/Rodener Platz and change to bus 303 to Derschlag bus station, then with bus 301 to Forum Wiedenest or Graf-Eberhard-Platz/Centre or from Reichshof-Nespen, from the "Elbach" stop, take bus 345 to Eckenhagen "Rodener Platz" and then with bus 303 to Derschlag and with bus 301 to Bergneustadt. ( 
  • Other access options: Reichshof-Eckenhagen, Rodener Platz with bus 303 towards Waldbröl and bus 321 towards Wiehl, access route: 2,5 km; Car park in Blockhaus
  • Tourist Information Office 
    Stadtverwaltung Bergneustadt
    Kölner Straße 256
    51702 Bergneustadt
    Tel.: +49 2261 404 0
    E-Mail: tourismus{at}


    Heimatmuseum Bergneustadt
    Wallstraße 1 - historische Altstadt
    51702 Bergneustadt
    Tel.: +49 2261-43184
    E-Mail: info{at}
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