Foto: Cora Berndt-Stühmer

stage 5: Burg-Altenberg (27.6 km, 9 hours)

This stage leads to the "cradle of the Bergisches Land": The castle of the Count of Berg, who gave the region it’s name, once stood in Altenberg. Today, the former Altenberg Cistercian church - the “Bergisch Cathedral” - is particularly impressive. The route there runs through the Wupper valley. One of the oldest drinking water reservoirs in Germany is also by the wayside along with old grinding stones and the enchanted Lambertsmühle (Lambert's Mill) near Burscheid. In addition to this, a detour to Leichlingen beckons. Known as the blossom town, it’s surrounding areas are considered to be the “fruit loft of the Bergisches Land".


way-marker Bergischer Weg

length: 27,6 km

duration: 9 hours

Solingen-Burg, Unterburg
Access route: approx. 0,7 km from Schloss Burg

end point:
Odenthal-Altenberg, Altenberger Dom

map of stage 5


Schloss Burg
Gut Landscheid
Altenberger Dom
height profile Bergischer Weg stage 5

arrival and further information

by car:

Highway A1 to AS Wermelskirchen, L157 to Solingen-Burg
car park: car park in Unterburg (Schlossbergstraße) an next to Schloss Burg

with public transport:
with bus 653, 683, 687, 689 to stop "Solingen-Burg Brücke"; or with bus 266, 687, 689 to "Solingen-Burg Schloss" (then take the Access route or the cable railway)

options for returning to the starting point:
from stop "Altenberg" with several busses to "Solingen-Burg Schloss" (with change)

other access options:
- Leichlingen-Witzhelden Busbahnhof (Bus 252, 255), access route: 3,2 km
- train Station Leichlingen (RB48, Bus 253, 254, 255, 257, 694), access route: 6,3 km
- Burscheid bus station (Bus 229, 239, 240, 252, 430), access route: 2,6 km

Tourist Information office:
Bergische Struktur- und Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH
Tourismusförderung Solingen
Kölner Straße 8
42651 Solingen
Tel.: 0049 (0)212 88 16 06 78
E-Mail: tourist-info[a]

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.