Foto: Guido Wagner

Stage 9: Overath - Much (18 km, 5-6 hours)

This stage of the Bergische Weg (Bergisch Trail) runs through wildly romantic, lonely valleys and over soft, rolling hills without presenting too much of a challenge for hikers - as soon as the one steep climb out of the Aggertal valley has been overcome. In addition to lush natural surroundings, traces of mining, interesting milling histories and the secret of the legends around the “Mücher Heufresser" are to be discovered, as the inhabitants of the village that is the stage destination are known.


way-marker Bergischer Weg

length: 18 km

duration: 5-6 hours

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

end point:
Much, Zentrum


map of stage 9

gpx-track of stage 9


Gut Eichthal
height profile Bergischer Weg stage 9

arrival and further information

by car:

A4 to AS Overath, B55 to Train station Overath
car park: train station Overath or School Cyriax

with public transport:
DB Bahn: with RB48 to Overath
bus: bus 310, 420, 425, 557, 575 to train station Overath or bus 420, 575 to "Schulzentrum/Cyriax"

options for returning to the starting point:
from stop "Much Post" with bus 575 to train station Overath

other access options:
- Marialinden (bus 425, 575 to stop "Altenheim"), Access route: 1,8 km
- hiking car park Fischermühle

connection to other long-distance hiking-trails:
There is a connecting route in Much between the Bergische Weg and the Bergische Panoramasteig (approx. 24,3 km near Ruppichteroth to Waldbröl-Geilenkausen).

Tourist Information office:
Stadt Overath
Hauptstr. 25
51491 Overath
Tel. 0049 (0)2206 602-113
E-Mail: post[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.