stage 9: Wildberger Hütte - Morsbach (16.9 km, 5-6 hours)
The Wiehltalsperre reservoir shows that the Oberbergisch valley reservoirs have more to offer than just water. Discover the island that became famous when it was used to advertise a brand of beer, right at the beginning of the stage. Christmas tree plantations line the trail upwards to the highest point of the tour near Erdingen, where there are far-reaching views over the Bergisches Land. Even Rome isn’t far from here: in addition to a chapel, the Oberbergisch equivalent of the Holy City even has a helicopter pad and offers a worthwhile detour before the trail leads down to the main village of the municipality of Morsbach.
arrival and further information
A4 to AS Eckenhagen/Wildbergerhütte, L351 to Wildbergerhütte
car park: hiking car park near the access route Krombacherinsel (near L324)
with public transport:
with bus 303 to Wildbergerhütte/Heidberger Straße
options for returning to the starting point:
from Morsbach bus Station with bus 341 to Stippe, Morsbach-Lichtenberg, with bus 303 to Wildbergerhütte/Heidberger Straße
other access options:
- Reichshof-Odenspiel (bus 303), access route: 0,6 km
- Reichshof-Erdingen (bus 303), access route: 0,8 km
- Morsbach-Lichtenberg (bus 303, 341 to Asbach/Springe), access route: 1,5 km
Tourist Information office:
Rodener Platz 3
Tel.: 0049 (0) 2265/470 or 0049 (0) 2265/9070
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.