Bike Touring Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 275 out of 290 cyclists


  • the circumstantial cyclist

    Honschaft Balkhausen
    The Honschaft Balkhausen was in the Middle Ages and modern times a Honschaft in the parish and jurisdiction Solingen within the Bergisch Solingen. It included today's Solingen urban area in the district Höhscheid. After the end of the French occupation at the beginning of the 19th century and dissolution of the Grand Duchy of Berg in 1815, the Honschaft Balkhausen - while maintaining the municipal reorganization of the Duchy carried out by the French - eventually as a rural community of the mayor Dorp in the district of Solingen of the administrative district of Dusseldorf within the Prussian Rhine Province and was thus until the 19th century one of the lowest Bergisch administrative units.
    According to the topographical-statistical description of the Royal Prussian Rhine Province belonged to the Honschaft 1830 the following towns and places of residence (original spelling):
    Villages: second Balkhausen, to Busche and Dornsiepen
    Hamlet: first Balkhausen, third Balkhausen, Breidbach, Bünkenberg, Glüder, first Heesten, Königsmühle, Odendahl, Pfaffenberg, Scharfhausen, Schellberg, part of Schlicken, Unnersberg and Wüstenhof.
    Estates: Hohnscheid
    Individual houses: Kempen, Eichholz and Lohmühle Brühl
    Schleifkotten: Balkhausen, Billstein, on the Hail, Strohnerkotten and on the Wupperau
    With the collection of the mayor Wald in 1856 to the city, the Honschaften accounted as an administrative unit.
    (Source Wikipedia)

    translated byView Original
    • June 11, 2017

  • Sebastian

    Balkhausen is like the gateway to the Bergisches Land. If you come from the south, then you will enter the world of slate houses with green ornaments. The ropeway towards Müngstener bridge is highly recommended - and there you take Balkhausen.

    translated byView Original
    • September 5, 2018

  • Reini

    a beautiful, typical mountain town

    translated byView Original
    • September 6, 2019

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Top Touring Cycling Routes to Balkhausen

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Location: Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation90 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Bergisches Land