Foto: Uwe Völkner / Fotoagentur FOX

stage 8: Bergneustadt - Wildbergerhütte (22.1 km, 7 hours)


Through rustling forests and small villages, hikers climb almost without noticing to the winter sports area at Blockhaus - 490 metres above sea level, high above Eckenhagen climatic spa. Along the way, you can stop for a rest on the edge of one of the last juniper heaths in the Oberbergisch district. Right next to the former ski jump in Blockhaus, hikers are welcomed by a panorama that allows you to see as far as the Siebengebirge on the horizon if visibility is good.


way-marker Bergischer Panoramasteig

length: 22,1 km

duration: 7 hours

south of Wiedenest
access route: approx. 2,9 km from City centre Bergneustadt (City hall)

end point:
Reichshof Wildbergerhütte-Nespen
 acess route: approx. 1,7 km to Wildbergerhütte


map of stage 8

gpx-track of stage 8


height profile

arrival and further information

by car:

A4 to AS Bergneustadt/Reichshof, B256 and B55 to Wiedenest
car park: in Bergneustadt-City centre or Wiedenest

with public transport:
DB Bahn: with RB25 to Train station Marienheide, bus 301 to Forum Wiedenest
bus: with bus 301 to Forum Wiedenest; or with bus 301, 313, 314, 315 Graf-Eberhard-Platz/City centre

options for returning to the starting point:
from Wildbergerhütte/Heidberger Straße with bus 303 to Derschlag bus station, with bus 301 to Forum Wiedenest bzw. Graf-Eberhard-Platz/City centre

other access options:
- Reichshof-Eckenhagen, Rodener Platz (bus 303, 321, 322), access route: 2,5 km
- car park in Blockhaus

Tourist Information office:
Stadtverwaltung Bergneustadt
Kölner Straße 256
51702 Bergneustadt
Tel.: 0049 (0) 2261 404 0
E-Mail: tourismus{at}

Heimatmuseum Bergneustadt
Wallstraße 1 - historische Altstadt
51702 Bergneustadt
Tel.: 0049 (0) 2261-43184
E-Mail: info{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.