Bergisch Panorama Trail: Stage 9

The Wiehltalsperre reservoir shows that the Oberbergisch valley reservoirs have more to offer than just water. Discover the island that became famous when it was used to advertise a brand of beer, right at the beginning of the stage. Christmas tree plantations line the trail upwards to the highest point of the tour near Erdingen, where there are far-reaching views over the Bergisches Land. Even Rome isn’t far from here: in addition to a chapel, the Oberbergisch equivalent of the Holy City even has a helicopter pad and offers a worthwhile detour before the trail leads down to the main village of the municipality of Morsbach. 


© Wastl Roth-Seefrid


  • Length: 16,8km
  • Duration: approx. 5-6 hours 
  • Start point of the stage: Reichshof-Nespen; access route: approx. 1,7 km from Wildbergerhütte 
  • End point of the stage: Morsbach, city hall / bus station 
  • Arrival by car: A4 to exit Eckenhagen/Wildbergerhütte, L351 to Wildbergerhütte; Car park: Hiking car park near access route Krombacherinsel (along the road L324) 
  • Arrival by public transport: with bus 303 to Wildbergerhütte/Heidberger Straße or with bus 303 to Eckenhagen and then with bus 345 to the "Elbach" stop or with RB25 to Gummersbach and then with bus 303 to Eckenhagen "Rodener Platz" and then with bus 345 to the "Elbach" stop.


Further information

  • Options for returning to the starting point: from Morsbach bus station with bus 304 to Stippe, then with bus 345 to "Elbach" ( 
  • Other access options: Reichshof-Odenspiel (bus 345), access route: 0,6 km; Reichshof-Erdingen (Bus 345), access route: 0,8 km; Morsbach-Lichtenberg (Bus 345 bis Asbach/Springe), access route: 1,5 km 
  • Tourist Information Office 
    Kur- & Touristinfo Reichshof
    Reichshofstraße 30
    51580 Reichshof-Eckenhagen
    Tel.: +49 2265/470 or +49 2265/9070
    E-Mail: kurverwaltung{at}
© Christoph Buchen

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