The Bergisch Trail: Stage 8

From Rösrath-Forsbach, the trail leads through the Hoffnungsthal valley along the banks of the Sülz to Lüderich, where the last mine in the Bensberg ore mining district ceased operations in 1978. In the Aggertal valley, the stage finally leads along dreamy paths and through the Gut Eichthal landscape park to the quirky little town of Overath. 


© Uwe Völkner / Fotoagentur FOX


  • Length:  20,2 km
  • Duration: approx. 6-7 hours 
  • Start point of the stage: Rösrath-Forsbach; access route: approx. 1,1 km from Bensberger Straße / Hoffnungsthaler Straße 
  • End point of the stage: Overath-Broich; access route: approx. 2,5 km to Overath train station 
  • Arrival by car: A4 to exit Moitzfeld, via L136 and L288 to Forsbach; Car park: Hiking car park along the road L 288 (Brück-Forsbacher Weg), Car park Bensberger Straße 
  • Arrival by public transport: DB Bahn: with RB 25 to Rösrath train station, then with bus 423 to bus stop "Halfenhof"; Bus: with bus 423 to bis stop "Halfenhof" 


Further information

  • Options for returning to the starting point: from Overath train station with RB25 to Rösrath train station, then with bus 423 to "Halfenhof" 
  • Other access options: Rösrath-Hoffnungsthal train station (RB25, TaxiBus 441), access route: 0,9 km; Lohmar-Honrath train station (RB25, Bus 546, 554), access route: 0,5 km 
  • Tourist Information Office 
    Stadt Rösrath
    Hauptstraße 229
    51503 Rösrath
    Tel.: +49 2205 802 111
    Fax: +49 2205 802 88 111
© Maren Pussak / Das Bergische

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