Foto: © Klaus Stange,

stage 7: Bensberg - Rösrath-Forsbach (14.1 km, 4-5 hours)


This stage is densely forested and runs through the 8,200 hectare nature conservation area of Königsforst and Wahner Heide. From the former small mining town of Bensberg with its Baroque castle complex, it’s on to Monte Troodelöh, the highest point in the Cologne city district. From there, the trail carries on to Rösrath-Forsbach.


way-marker Bergischer Weg

length: 14,1 km

duration: 4-5 hours

Bergisch Gladbach-Bensberg
Access route: approx. 1,3 km vom U-Bahnhof Bensberg

end point:
Access route: approx. 1,1 km to Bensberger Straße / Hoffnungsthaler Straße


map of stage 7

gpx-track of stage 7


height profile Bergischer Weg stage 7

arrival and further information

by car:

A4 to AS Bensberg, take L136 to Bensberg
car parks: open air bath Milchborntal or  city hall Bensberg

with public transport:
DB Bahn: S11 to S Bergisch Gladbach, bus 227, 420, 421, 423, 455 to U Bensberg
tram: take Linie 1 to U Bensberg
bus: bus 101, 227, 267, 420, 421, 423, 454, 455, SB40 to U Bensberg

options for returning to the starting point:
from station "Halfenhof" with bus 423 to Bensberg

Tourist Information office:
Stadtentwicklungsbetrieb Bergisch Gladbach - AöR
Wirtschaftsförderung und Tourismus
Rathaus Bensberg
51429 Bergisch Gladbach-Bensberg
Tel.: 0049 (0)2202 141359
E-Mail: tourismus{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.