The Bergisch Trail: Stage 13

From the historic vineyards by the Sieg to basalt mining in Pleiser Ländchen, the stage holds many surprises along the way. And the course of the stage is varied too: Paths through lonely valleys and forests are interspersed with passages through small villages and along ridgeways offering many fantastic views. Hikers will catch glimpses of the Siebengebirge and their highest elevation, Großen Ölberg, time and time again. 


© Maren Pussak / Das Bergische


  • Length:  18,2 km
  • Duration: approx. 5-6 hours 
  • Start point of the stage: Stadt Blankenberg, Katharinentor 
  • End point of the stage: Königswinter-Nonnenberg; access route: approx. 2,5 km from Königswinter-Oberpleis 
  • Arrival by car: A560 to exit Hennef-Ost, then B8 and L333 to Stadt Blankenberg; Car park: car park Am Katharinentor, car park Steinermühle 
  • Arrival by public transport: DB Bahn: with RE9, S12, S13 to Blankenberg train station 


Further information

  • Options for returning to the starting point: from bus stop "Nonnenberg" with bus 560 to Oberpleis bus station, then with bus 525 to Hennef train station and S12 to Blankenberg train station 
  • Other access options: Süchterscheid (bus 570), access route: approx. 0,8 km; Uckerath (bus 522, 528, 570 to "Uckerath Mitte"); Lichtenberg (bus 522), access route: 1,2 km; Sand (bus 525), access route: 0,5 km 
  • Connection to other long-distance hiking trails: Up until Süchterscheid, the Bergischer Weg runs parallel to the Natursteig Sieg. 
  • Tourist Information Office 
    Tourist-Info der Stadt Hennef
    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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