Foto: Maren Pussak / Das Bergische

stage 11: Neunkirchen - Hennef (20.2 km, 6 hours)


The longest part of this stage runs by the Wahnbach valley reservoir. Initially on broad agricultural roads, then increasingly on natural paths, the trail is impressively close to the drinking water reservoir. The route offers exciting views of a landscape whose flair is reminiscent of the Scandinavian Fjords. Past the medieval Happerschoß and on to the former Seligenthal Monastery in to the valley of the Sieg, where the stage destination, Hennef, the “city of 100 villages”, awaits.


way-marker Bergischer Weg

length: 20,2 km

duration: 6 hours

access route: approx. 0,4 km from the City center (stop "Neunkirchen Kirche")

end point:
 Access route: approx. 3,3 km to train station Hennef (Sieg)


map of stage 11

gpx-track of stage 11


height profile Bergischer Weg stage 11

arrival and further information

by car:

A3 to AS Lohmar-Nord, B507 to Neunkirchen (bzw. bis AS Rösrath, dann L288 und B507)
car park: in Neunkirchen

with public transport:
with bus 577, 578 to stop "Neunkirchen Kirche"

options for returning to the starting point:
 from stop "Bröl Schule" with bus 530 to Neunkirchen Ingersau, with TaxiBus 534 to "Neunkirchen Kirche";
 or with bus 530 to Hennef Weldergroven Abzw., with bus 578 bis "Neunkirchen Kirche"

other access options:
- Wolperath, hiking car park (with bus 578 to stop "Wolperath Mitte"), Access route: approx. 0,5 km
- Wolperath-Remschoss, hiking car park Schöneshof-Pinn (with bus 578 to stop "Wolperath Remschoss"), Access route: approx. 0,5 km
- Hennef-Heisterschoss (with bus 578 to stop "Wiesenstraße"), Access route: 1,3 km
- Hennef-Happerschoss (with bus 578 to stop "Friedhofstraße"), Access route: approx. 0,4 km

connection to other long-distance hiking trails:
In Hennef-Seligenthal the Bergische Weg and the Natursteig Sieg meet. Until Süchterscheid both way run in the same path.

Tourist Information office:
Gemeinde Neunkichen-Seelscheid
Hauptstrasse 78
53819 Neunkirchen-Seelscheid
Telefon: 0049 (0)2247-303 334
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.