The Wasserweg in Hückeswagen 

© Das Bergische / Maren Pussak

How the wild Wupper was tamed

The Hückeswagener "Wasserweg” (Water Trail) goes around the auxiliary dam of the 25.6 million cubic metre valley reservoir. Along the 4.3 kilometre loop trail, the illustrated information boards explain how the valley reservoir works and the history of water power in the region. Along the way, exciting information is to be discovered about a treatment plant and the auxiliary dam.  
And it’s not just the adults who learn interesting facts on the topic of water; primary school children can also learn a lot from the information boards. 




  • Theme: The wealth of water in the Bergisch region 
  • Length: 4,3 km 
  • Duration: approx. 1,5 hours 
  • Stations: 5 
  • Loop trail 
  • Start/End point: Car park am Mühlenweg, 42499 Hückeswagen 

Trail for families / children: On this trail, the famous mouse from the German TV series “Sendung mit der Maus” explains the “water” theme via information boards targeted at children of primary school age. 


© Das Bergische / Maren Pussak

voluntary trail steward

© Naturpark Bergisches Land

Joachim Kutzner


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