The Bergisch Trail

Covering a distance of approximately 260 kilometres, divided into 14 stages, the Bergischer Weg runs from the Ruhr area, through the nature parks Bergisches Land and Siebengebirge, to Königswinter on the Rhine. For some years now, the trail has held the quality seal “Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland” awarded by the German Hiking Association. Along its entire length, the trail not only takes in beautiful scenery and spectacular views, but is also very well signposted in both directions. 

A variety of experiences await you along the route. The trail as a lot to offer, in terms of both landscape and cultural history: idyllic landscapes and historic villages as well as local and industrial history museums, castles, manor houses, monuments and churches bring the culture of the region to life. The Neanderthal Museum, Brückenpark Müngsten, Altenberg Cathedral and Drachenfels are just a few examples of the many different sights.

Facts & figures about the Bergischer Weg



  • The Bergischer Weg is 260 kilometres long.

  • It is divided into 14 stages, each covering a distance of between 11.4 and 27.6 kilometres.

  • It starts in Essen on Baldeneysee (Lake Baldeney) and finishes at Drachenfels (Dragon’s Rock) in Königswinter.

  • The Bergischer Weg has been awarded the quality seal “Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland” by the German Hiking Association. 

  • The Bergischer Weg is marked in both directions.

  • There are access paths leading to town centres, railway stations, eating places and overnight accommodation.

Overview of the Bergischer Weg

including overview map


Übersichtskarte Bergisches Wanderland

Die Übersichtskarte bietet Ihnen einen Überblick über den Bergischen Weg, den Bergischen Panoramasteig sowie die 24 Bergischen Streifzüge. Zu jedem Streifzug gibt es ein Kurzporträt mit Höhenprofil sowie Kästchen zum Abhaken. Daneben finden Sie viele weitere spannende und nützliche Informationen rund um das Bergische Wanderland.


In diesem Tourenguide werden die einzelnen Etappen der Fernwege beschrieben und die Gastgeber aufgelistet, die in der Nähe der Wanderwege liegen.

This is your selection
Please select the desired brochures from the list you would like to order.

Further info about the Bergischer Weg

It appears that you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser to access our site.

For practical and security reasons, we recommend that you use a current web browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, or Edge. Internet Explorer does not always display the complete content of our website and does not offer all the necessary functions.