Foto: Klaus Stange,

stage 3: Biesfeld - Dhünn (18.4 km, 6 hours)

A fascinating panorama of the Rhine valley and Cologne Cathedral entice right from the very beginning of this stage, which leads through Eselsort Bechen to the Große Dhünn valley reservoir. At the drinking water reservoir, which is secured by a broad protected zone, you can see many different animals, including endangered species such as kingfishers, little grebes and black storks. The stage runs past the two auxiliary dams of the second largest drinking water reservoir in Germany at 81 million cubic metres to the remote village of Dhünn on the inflow to the Kleine Dhünn river.


way-marker Bergischer Panoramasteig

length: 18,4 km

duration: 6 hours

Kürten, near Biesfeld
Access route: approx. 1,0 km from Biesfeld centre

end point:
Hauptstraße / L409 (southern village entrance)
Access route: approx. 0,4 km near Dhünn centre (marked as "connecting route")

map of stage 3

gpx-track of stage 3


Große Dhünntalsperre, Wermelskirchen
height profile Panoramasteig stage 3

arrival and further information

by car:

A4 to AS Moitzfeld, L195, L289, L286 via Herkenrath, Spitze and Dürscheid to Biesfeld
 car park: Am Sportplatz (sports ground)  in Biesfeld

with public transport:
with bus 335, 426 to Biesfeld

options for returning to the starting point:
with several buses from "Dhünn Ortsmitte" to "Biesfeld"

other access options:
- Kürten-Bechen (bus 427)
- Kürten-Hutsherweg (bus 427)

connection to other long-distance hiking trails:
Wermelskirchen-Dhünn is the start of a connecting route, which connects the Bergischer Panoramasteig with Bergischer Weg (approx. 14,5 km through the Eifgenbachtal).

Tourist Information office:
"Kürten Touristik e.V."
Rathaus Kürten
Karlheinz-Stockhausen-Platz 1
51515 Kürten
Tel.: 0049 (0)2268/93 90
E-Mail: gemeinde{at}

General information:
Some areas may be muddy in inclement weather.
Please bring appropriate equipment (rucksack provisions, rain wear, sturdy footwear)!
If you wish to use public transport, please find out about the available connections beforehand.