Foto: Stadt Overath

stage 8: Rösrath-Forsbach - Overath (19.6 km, 6-7 hours)


From Rösrath-Forsbach, the trail leads through the Hoffnungsthal valley along the banks of the Sülz to Lüderich, where the last mine in the Bensberg ore mining district ceased operations in 1978. In the Aggertal valley, the stage finally leads along dreamy paths and through the Gut Eichthal landscape park to the quirky little town of Overath.


way-marker Bergischer Weg

length: 19,6 km

duration: 6-7 hours

Access route: approx. 1,1 km von Bensberger Straße / Hoffnungsthaler Straße

end point:
Access route: approx. 2,5 km to station Overath


map of stage 8

gpx-track of stage 8


height profile Bergischer Weg stage 8

arrival and further information

by car:

A4 to AS Moitzfeld, L136 und L288 to Forsbach
car park: hiking car park next to L 288 (Brück-Forsbacher Weg), car park Bensberger Straße

with public transport:
DB Bahn: with RB 25 to Station "Rösrath", with bus 423 to stop "Halfenhof"
bus: bus 423 to station "Halfenhof"

options for returning to the starting point:
from Train station "Overath" with RB25 to train station Rösrath, with bus 423 to "Halfenhof"

other access options:
- train station Rösrath-Hoffnungsthal (RB25, TaxiBus 441), Access route: 0,9 km
- train Station Lohmar-Honrath (RB25, Bus 546, 554), Access route: 0,5 km

Tourist Information office:
Stadt Rösrath
Hauptstraße 229
51503 Rösrath
Tel.: 0049 (0)2205 802 111
Fax: 0049 (0)2205 802 88 111

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.