The Liewerfrauenweg in Solingen

© Liane Rapp

In the footsteps of the Liewerfrauen

Until the 1920s, the "Liëwerfrauen" carried half-finished or finished steel goods in a basket on their heads from the cottage by the stream or along the Wupper uphill to the Solingen merchants' offices. They transported 15 to 25 kilograms of weight for up to 10 kilometres.

The 15.5 kilometre Liewerfrauenweg symbolically traces the paths of these women and leads hikers to several historical sites. As a circular route, it connects the former steel goods factory Friedr. Herder Abr. Sohn, today's business incubator and technology centre, with the over 400-year-old Wipperkotten on the Wupper.


  • Theme: In the footsteps of the Liewerfrauen

  • Length: 15.5 km

  • Duration: approx. 5 hours

  • Stations: 10

  • Loop trail 

  • Start/End point: Gründer- und Technologiezentrum, Lieferkontor, Grünewalder Straße 29-31, 42657 Solingen

  • Shortcut: from the bus stop "Haasenmühle" take bus line SB25 to "Technologiezentrum".

© Stephanie Kröber / Das Bergische



© Manfred Kirchner

Manfred Kirchner


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