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Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in North Rhine-Westphalia is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 20 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in North Rhine-Westphalia for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 20 peaks in North Rhine-Westphalia

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    From here you have a great view over Königswinter and the Rhine. To rest and recharge your batteries ideally. There are restaurants and also the possibility to have a snack.

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    Drachenfelsplateau

    Hiking Highlight

    The viewing plateau Drachenfels is the attraction of Königswinter . For hikers , the plateau is the interresantse accessible via the village of Röhndorf . Once at the top you …

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    Kahler Asten

    Hiking Highlight

    In good weather, you have in particular from the branch tower a fabulous panoramic view, in bad weather you do not see the hand in front of his eyes, because …

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    Löwenburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Löwenburg is the second highest mountain in the Siebengebirge after the Great Mount of Olives. The ruins of the Löwenburg are on the summit. Like the other striking and …

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    Lippische Velmerstot

    Hiking Highlight

    Once you have reached the top, you will be rewarded with a fantastic view. You can linger nicely, take a picnic and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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    Dreikaiserstuhl

    Hiking Highlight

    Shortly after the Dreikaiserstuhl you can walk down a small trail and look at the rocks up close. From there you can reach the fitness parcour via other small paths and you can continue walking in different directions.

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    Großer Ölberg

    Hiking Highlight

    Arrived on the Mount of Olives is received from a magnificent view, sometimes you can see over the whole foggy Rhine Valley. Sometimes you can see far to Cologne and …

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    Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal

    Hiking Highlight

    The monument consists of Porta sandstone, which was mined from a tunnel in Wittekindsberg. The last 100 years have not left their mark on the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument and an …

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    Stenzelberg

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful views of Stenzelberg from the 11th century until the 1930s were used as a quarry. To discover there are special rock formations and a diverse flora and fauna.

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    Glessener Höhe

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Nice hill from where you have a nice view towards Cologne in nice weather.

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    Olaf
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    Feuerwachturm Farnberg

    Hiking Highlight

    The fire tower is definitely worth a visit! In good weather you have a great view over the Haard, the Ruhr area and the Münsterland.

    However, since the respective platforms …

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    Preußische Velmerstot

    Hiking Highlight

    The Eggeturm is really a real highlight up here. The tower invites you to take a break on the Eggeweg - to linger and let your eyes wander.

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    Monte Troodelöh

    Hiking Highlight

    Climb the summit and not have a head for heights? No problem. You won't find a summit cross here, but you will find a summit marker. At 118.04 meters, Monte Troodelöh is the highest point in the city of Cologne.

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    The Bismarck Tower on the Nonnenstein is not a 'real' tower at all, but a 'Bismarck Fire Column' and is part of the monumental cult after Bismarck's death. Between 1869 …

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    Halde Rheinelbe

    Hiking Highlight

    From here starts the sculpture forest. It's worth a visit. Do not forget geocaching material;)

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    Halde Haniel

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The heap is one of the highest in the Ruhr area and rises 150 meters above the surrounding area. The wildly developed descents and single trails are sometimes tough and …

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    Since the Langenberg is predominantly forested, there are very few viewpoints. Unfortunately, there is no view at all from the summit. Still, it's nice to be at the highest point in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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    Feuerwachturm

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    On the summit region of the Rennberg, there used to be a wooden fire watch tower and lookout tower. The dilapidated building, which was 35 m high, was demolished in …

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    Burg Blankenberg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Blankenberg castle complex is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The facility is closed on Mondays.

    Above the castle ruins is the beautiful medieval …

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    Geisberg

    Hiking Highlight

    For me, the view from the Geisberg is the most beautiful in the Siebengebirge. Watching the sunset from up there was simply indescribably beautiful.

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