The Bergisch Trail: Stage 12

This stage offers great prospects, with ever-changing views of the Bröl and Sieg valleys and, if long-distance visibility is good, the Siebengebirge and Eifel on the horizon. But in order to reach these, there are also a few climbs to overcome along the comfortable forest trails and fantastic cliff paths. The school where the idea for the first youth hostel was born, the timber-framed village of Auel and the small medieval town of Blankenberg ensure that your hike is neither culturally nor visually monotonous. 


© Maren Pussak / Das Bergische


  • Length:  14,4 km
  • Duration: approx. 4-5 hours 
  • Start point of the stage: Hennef-Bröl; access route: approx. 3,3 km from Hennef (Sieg) train station 
  • End point of the stage: Stadt Blankenberg, Katharinentor 
  • Arrival by car: A560 to exit Hennef-Ost, then B478 to Waldbröl 
  • Arrival by public transport: DB Bahn: with RE9, S12, S13 to Hennef (Sieg); Bus: with bus 531 to bus stop "Bröl Schule" 


Further information

  • Options for returning to the starting point: from Blankenberg train station (approx. 2,0 km from Blankenberg) with S12 to Hennef train station, then with bus 530, 531 to "Bröl Schule"; or from bus stop "Süchterscheid Auf der Sandkaule" (approx. 3,7 km to Blankenberg) with bus 570 to Eitorf Bahnhof, then with RE9 to Hennef train station, then with bus 530, 531 to "Bröl Schule" 
  • Connection to other long-distance hiking trails: For most of this leg, the Bergischer Weg runs parallel to the Natursteig Sieg. 
  • Tourist Information Office 
    Historisches Rathaus der Stadt Hennef
    Frankfurter Straße 97
    53773 Hennef
    Telefon: +49 2242-19433
    E-Mail: tourismus(at)
© Maren Pussak / Das Bergische

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