The Bergisch Trail: Stage 10

From Much, where the young writer Heinrich Böll found refuge with his family during the Second World War, the stage leads through the sparsely populated Wahnbachtal valley. Sometimes over hills, sometimes through the valley, the trail mostly runs in the shadows of the extensive forests and past the picturesque Herrenteich - the "Mucher Meer” (Much Sea). The final third of the stage offers views down onto of the broad floodplains and picturesque views over the Bergisches Land hills. 


© Dominik Ketz


  • Length:  15,2 km
  • Duration: approx. 4-5 hours 
  • Start point of the stage: Much, Centre 
  • End point of the stage: Neunkirchen; access route: approx. 0,4 km to city centre (bus stop "Neunkirchen Kirche") 
  • Arrival by car: A4 to exit Overath, then via B55 and L312 to Much; Car park: Hiking car park Much (Marienfelder Straße) 
  • Arrival by public transport: with bus 576 to bus stop "Much Schwimmbad" or with bus 578 to "Wahnbachtalstraße" or with bus SB54, SB56 or 319 to "Much Rathaus" 


Further information

  • Options for returning to the starting point: from bus stop "Neunkirchen Kirche" with bus 578 to "Much Rathaus" or "Wahnbachtalstraße"
  • Other access options: Seelscheid, Hiking car park Am Ehrenmal (bus 578 to "Seelscheid Schule" or "Seelscheid Sportplatz"), access route: 3,4 km; Seelscheid-Gutmühle (Bus SB56 to bus stop "Gutmühle"); Seelscheid-Hausermühle (Bus SB56 to bus stop "Hausermühle"), access route: 0,2 km 
  • Connection to other long-distance hiking trails: The south connecting route to the Bergisch Panorama Trail runs for approx. 24.3 km from Much via Ruppichteroth to Waldbröl-Geilenkausen. 
  • Tourist Information Office 
    Tourist-Information Much
    Hauptstr. 33
    53804 Much
    Tel. +49 2245 610 888
    E-Mail: tourismus[a]
© Dominik Ketz

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