The Bergisch Trail: Stage 14

As a finale, the Bergische Weg (Bergisch Trail) offers another view of large parts of the Bergisches Land. From Löwenburg in the Siebengebirge, a fantastic view of the Rhine valley also opens up. The hustle and bustle sets the ambience at the final destination of the long-distance hike on Drachenfels near Königswinter. Before the finale, there is one last challenge: the ascent from Rhöndorf, home of the first German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, to the most striking Siebengebirge summit. The view from Drachenfels makes it all worthwhile. 


© Maren Pussak / Das Bergische


  • Length:  12,7 km
  • Duration: approx. 4 hours 
  • Start point of the stage: Königswinter-Nonnenberg; access route: approx. 2,5 km from Königswinter-Oberpleis 
  • End point of the stage: Drachenfels, Königswinter; access route: approx. 2,6 km to Königswinter train station 
  • Arrival by car: A3 to exit Siebengebirge, then L331 to Oberpleis (then via L268 and L143 to Oberpleis-Nonnenberg); Car park: in Oberpleis 
  • Arrival by public transport: with bus 560 to bus stop "Nonnenberg"; or with bus 513, 520, 521, 525, 535, 536, 537, 539, 541, 560 to Oberpleis bus station 

Further information

  • Options for returning to the starting point: from Königswinter train station with bus 521 to Oberpleis bus station, then with bus 560 to Nonnenberg 
  • Other access options: Ittenbach (bus 512, 521, 526 bis Ittenbach bus station), access route: 1,1 km; car park Margarethenhöhe or car park Am Oelberg, access route: 2,2 km 
  • Connection to other long-distance hiking trails: In the Siebengebirge mountains, the Bergischer Weg runs parallel to the Rheinsteig. 
  • Tourist Information Office 
    Tourismus Siebengebirge GmbH
    Drachenfelsstraße 51
    53639 Königswinter
    Tel.: +49 2223-9177 11
    E-Mail: info[a]
© Maren Pussak / Das Bergische

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