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.
arrival and further information
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:
Tel.: 0049 (0)2205 802 111
Fax: 0049 (0)2205 802 88 111
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.