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The Timber-framed Trail in Ruppichteroth

A journey through time into the history of the “wild man” and the Bergisch triad

The 11.5 kilometre loop trail on the timber-framed houses in the region demonstrates how the people around Ruppichteroth have lived for centuries.
Eight information boards along the way explain how the timber-framed walls are built of beams, rods and a mixture of lime and dung. The art of the carpenters to build stable constructions from beams is passed down from generation to generation. The fact that neither screws nor iron nails are used to do so may be as surprising as the ancient tradition of taking to the road with just a small bundle of possessions in the first year as an apprentice.



way-marker Fachwerkweg

theme: house and home
lenght: 11,5 km
duration: 3 hours
stations: 8

start/destination: Burgplatz, car park: school Ruppichteroth, Sankt-Florian-Straße 2, 53809 Ruppichteroth

Gastgeber Bergisches Wanderland

On the Fachwerkweg (Timber-framed 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 Fachwerkweg

map of the route

flyer for download

guided hikes

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