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The Rösrather Bergbauweg (Rösrath Mining Trail) on Berg Lüderich

Where the Romans already mined for ore

Streifzugsymbol Rösrath Bergbauwagen

Lüderich has 2,000 years of mining history under its belt. Roman legionnaires already dug for ore on the mountain. The last mine shut down in 1978. The "Bergbauweg" (Mining Trail) invites you to look for exciting traces of this past.
The information boards along this approx. 12 kilometre trail offer plenty of information on the history of and technology used in ore mining as well as the many legends surrounding Berg Lüderich. Along the way, you can accompany a miner based on recorded recollections of a shift underground and find out about the religious beliefs of the miners.


At an audio station, you can listen to the “ Steigerlied”, a traditional miner’s song, and a legend pertaining to the castle below the Lüderich.


way-marker Bergbauweg

theme: mining
length:12,2 km
duration: approx. 3 - 4 hours
stations: 10

train station Hoffnungsthal, 51503 Rösrath

Gastgeber Bergisches Wanderland

On the Rösrather Bergbauweg (Rösrath Mining Trail), there are various refreshment and accommodation options. The following establishments cater specifically to the requirements of hikers and have been granted the "Gastgeber Bergisches Wanderland” (Bergisch Hiking Country Host) certification:


height profile Bergbauweg

map of the route

GPX-track of the route

flyer for download

guided hikes

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