The Bergische Weg (The Bergisch Trail)
Hiking in historic footsteps
On the trail of a 100 year old hiking trail, the 260 kilometre Bergische Weg (Bergisch Trail) runs from the Ruhr District through the Bergisches Land and Siebengebirge nature parks to Königswinter on the Rhine. The trails awarded the title of "Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland" (Hiking Germany Quality Trail) runs from Baldeneysee in Essen through the "neanderland", through the Bergisch cities of Wuppertal, Remscheid and Solingen and the Rheinisch-Bergischen district to the famous Drachenfels.
A variety of experiences await you along the route. The trail as a lot to offer, in terms of both landscape and cultural history: idyllic landscapes and historic villages as well as local and industrial history museums, castles, manor houses, monuments and churches bring the culture of the region to life. The Neanderthal Museum, Brückenpark Müngsten, Altenberg Cathedral and Drachenfels are just a few examples of the many different sights.