© Cora Berndt-Stühmer

Where the cradle of the Bergisches Land once stood

This 11.4 kilometre loop trail follows the traces left by the later Count of Berg and the Cistercian monks in the Dhünntal valley. Along the trail, hikers embark on a journey through time. 

Find out how the monks built the cathedral, why the people of the early middle ages had to secure the boundaries of their properties or discover the remains of an old refuge castle. 





  • Theme: Of counts and monks 
  • Length: 11,4km 
  • Duration: approx. 3-4 hours 
  • Stations: 8 
  • Loop trail 
  • Start/End point: Car park am Rösberg, 51519 Odenthal 




© Das Bergische / Imke Imhorst

voluntary trail steward

© Naturpark Bergisches Land

Elke Nagelschmidt


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