Naturschutzgebiet Buntsandstein

Naturschutzgebiet Buntsandstein

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Recommended by 496 out of 513 hikers


  • Jo

    Beautiful sandstone rocks, great hiking trails and the whole in the Eifel.
    It is not without reason that the Eifel is said to be versatile!

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    • October 4, 2018

  • Oliver🌍

    The Buntsandstein route begins at Kreuzau station, leaves the local area and runs through the Ruraue to Üdingen. There the path gradually rises, so that the impressive panorama of the Obermaubach reservoir can be enjoyed on the Mausauel. Over the Eugenienstein and above the Rather rocks, the route finally reaches Nideggen on winding, near-natural paths through the Hindenburg gate and the rock group of Christinenley and will more than live up to your name Castle, then along the Effelsfelsen and through the cooling bush after evenings. Between evenings and Hausen, the edge of the Eifel National Park is touched for the first time and for the last 5 kilometers to Heimbach, only the Hausener bush stands in the way of the hikers. However, this was quickly climbed and the smallest city in NRW lures with gastronomic offers. From Heimbach the now increasing Buntsandstein route leads through the national park to the "Black Cross" on the Kermeter, from there to descend to the Urft dam and finally meet the Eifelsteig after a little more than 40 km. The Buntsandstein route is "accompanied" by the Rurtalbahn between Kreuzau and Heimbach. So hikers have the perfect opportunity to hike by train: You can start and end your individual hike at one of the 11 stops or interrupt it with a short train ride to get to your next stage on the Buntsandstein route.

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    • April 21, 2020

  • HeJi

    Views, beautiful trails and not crowded during the week

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    • December 13, 2016

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    A little Saxon Switzerland in the Eifel!

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    • September 14, 2017

  • Karl-Heinz

    Beautiful Buntsandsteinfelsen and great views from the wayside

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    • October 5, 2019

  • R.Bungartz

    Beautiful rock formations made of red sandstone. The red sandstone cliffs in the Rur Valley have been under nature protection since 1999. Eagle owls have been breeding here again for some time. Every year the eagle owls are counted in the rocks of the Rur valley and the young are ringed. In 2017, five uhu pairs were able to raise ten cubs in the Rur Valley. Source:

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    • September 12, 2020

  • Gss

    Really a worthwhile tour - impressive rock formations

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    • April 11, 2020

  • Gisela MoMa

    Fascinating rock formations, as if hidden in dense forest.

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    • May 19, 2020

  • Karin 🐾

    Beautiful red sandstone rocks hidden in the dense green deciduous tree forest. In places nice view from the roadside.

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    • October 25, 2020

  • Wolfgang

    It's beautiful ❤️

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    • November 28, 2020

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Location: Nideggen, Düren, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation340 m

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