© Uwe Völkner / Fotoagentur FOX

Where the Romans already mined for ore

Lüderich has 2,000 years of mining history under its belt. Roman legionnaires already dug for ore on the mountain. The last mine shut down in 1978. The "Bergbauweg" (Mining Trail) invites you to look for exciting traces of this past. 

The information boards along this approx. 12 kilometre trail offer plenty of information on the history of and technology used in ore mining as well as the many legends surrounding Berg Lüderich. Along the way, you can accompany a miner based on recorded recollections of a shift underground and find out about the religious beliefs of the miners. 

At an audio station, you can listen to the “ Steigerlied”, a traditional miner’s song, and a legend pertaining to the castle below the Lüderich. 





  • Theme: Mining 
  • Length: 12.2km 
  • Duration: approx. 3-4 hours 
  • Stations: 10 
  • Loop trail 
  • Start/End point: Bahnhof Hoffnungsthal, 51503 Rösrath 




© Holger Hage für "Das Bergische"

voluntary trail steward

© Naturpark Bergisches Land

Werner Löffelsender


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