Bergischer Weg: Stage 2

Cultural treats like the Baroque Schloss Hardenberg and Nevigeser Wallfahrtsdom, a pilgrimage cathedral built by Gottfried Böhm, line the route to the source of the river that gave Düsseldorf its name. Wülfrath not only boasts the Zeittunnel (time tunnel) but also Europe's largest limestone quarry. Niederbergische Museum entices not only with historical treats - you can also pre-book the region’s culinary speciality: the Bergische Kaffeetafel (coffee and snacks). 


© Maren Pussak / Das Bergische


  • Length:  22,6km
  • Duration: approx. 6-7 hours 
  • Start point of the stage: Velbert-Langenhorst; access route: approx. 4,4 km from Velbert-Mitte 
  • End point of the stage: Wülfrath, Düssel; access route: approx. 1,4 km to Wülfrath-Aprath train station or access route to S-Bahn-Haltepunkt S 28 Hahnenfurth/Düssel approx. 1 km
  • Arrival by car: A44 or A 535 to exit Velbert-Nord, Car park: am Fasanenweg, Hiking car park Heidhausen (access route: 1,1 km), Car parks in Velbert 
  • Arrival by public transport: with bus 746, 747, 770, 771, OV1-OV8 to bus stop "Christuskirche" 


Further information

  • Options for returning to the starting point: from bus stop "Düssel" with bus 641 to "Wülfrath Centre", then with bus 746 to "Christuskirche" ( 
  • Other access options: Velbert-Langenberg train station (S9, bus 637, 647, OV6, OV7, OV8), access route: 4,0 km; Velbert-Centre, access route in eastern direction: 2,4 km; Velbert-Neviges train station (S9, bus 627, 647, 649), access route: 1,2 km 
  • Connection to other long-distance hiking trails: In places, this stage of the trail runs parallel to the Neanderland STEIG. 
  • Connection with circular hiking trails: In Wülfrath-Koxhof, the Entdeckerschleife Steinbruch Schlupkothen (Schlupkothen Quarry Discovery Loop) joins the Bergischer Weg. 
  • Tourist Information Office​​​​
    Stadtmarketing / Touristinformation
    Heinz-Schemken-Platz 1
    42551 Velbert
    Tel.: +49 (0)2051-60550
    Fax: +49 (0)2051-605518
    Mo-Fr: 10-18 Uhr, Sa 10-14 Uhr
© Maren Pussak / Das Bergische

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