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Unterburg

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Recommended by 2348 out of 2443 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Bergisches Land

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  • Silvia

    In the Middle Ages, "Burg an der Wupper" was the capital of the Bergisches Land. It was from here that the Counts of Berg ruled their little empire. The castle still towers high above the Wupper today, in Unterburg old Bergisch half-timbered houses nestle in narrow winding streets. Cafes and restaurants invite you to stop by.

    As picturesque as the village looks today, there were also a number of typical industrial companies here in the valley, including an iron foundry, a machine factory, a wool spinning mill and various grinding shops.

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    • June 17, 2017

  • Tom Rambler

    Tip for parking: Parking spaces in Unterburg are free of charge, unlike those at the top of the castle.

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    • August 11, 2017

  • Jens-Uwe

    Unterburg is a historic mountain village with beautifully preserved buildings and cozy coffee houses. Absolute must, an Bergisch Kaffetatel :-)

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    • January 5, 2018

  • Roland

    It is worthwhile to stroll through lower castle. In the picturesque village there are many places and houses worth seeing.

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    • May 19, 2018

  • Rob Storm

    Beautiful place, maybe a break before the climb.

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    • May 24, 2018

  • PeterStar

    Very well preserved fortress. Often overcrowded on weekends.

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    • November 10, 2018

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    • March 4, 2020

  • Tanja

    Cute, small district on the Wupper with beautiful Bergisch cafes and restaurants. From here you can take the cable car up to Burg Castle or walk.

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    • November 10, 2020

  • Sandra

    A worthwhile excursion destination in the Bergisches Land. There is also the world famous Bergische Kaffetafel.

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    • February 19, 2019

  • Mika

    Tamy's Pfötchencaffee highly recommended

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    • March 29, 2019

  • Thomas🚶👫👣🚴‍♂️🌞

    Very nice place to take a break.

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    • June 9, 2020

  • Hendrik 🚴‍♂️🏞🍀

    Just walk over a bridge and look at the beautiful houses, gardens and alleys ...

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    • June 15, 2020

  • ⛰🥾 Dominik 🥾⛰

    Right in front of the boy's castle stairs!

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    • July 12, 2020

  • Klingenstadt Solingen

    Burg Castle towers high above the Wupper, in the valley lies the idyllic
    Unterburg: Centuries-old half-timbered houses with typical green shutters
    snuggle up in crooked alleys. Black, green and white
    – that is the Bergisch triad. The picturesque village is framed
    of beautiful nature that invites you to go for walks and hikes.
    Below as above: cafés and restaurants invite you to stop by. specialties
    are the Burger Brezel, the Bergische Kaffeetafel or the Bergische
    Waffle.

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    • August 28, 2020

  • Norb

    A photogenic village with lots of photo opportunities to discover!

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    • November 25, 2020

  • Stephan N

    Very nice little town with many half-timbered houses located on the Wupper.
    From there a cable car takes you up to Oberburg.

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    • April 18, 2021

  • S Puttkammer 🍀

    The ascent from the Eschbach valley to the castle is very pleasant and not very busy, the reward is the view from the castle and nice bars that invite you to linger.

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    • March 28, 2020

  • Alex N

    Beautiful village at the foot of Castle Burg. Nothing going on in Corona times, but that will change again soon.

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    • April 9, 2020

  • Hendrik 🚴‍♂️🏞🍀

    Nice little old town with alleys and gardens

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    • June 15, 2020

  • Hendrik 🚴‍♂️🏞🍀

    Nice little old town, good ascent to the castle via Burgsteige

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    • June 15, 2020

  • hermanspann

    Very picturesque, lots of goodies on offer.

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    • June 24, 2020

  • Naturlich

    Absolutely picturesque and very well preserved. The charm around the castle is still preserved and invites you to dream.

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    • July 23, 2020

  • Sandra

    A beautiful spot in the Bergisches Land.

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    • November 4, 2019

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... Many books tell of Burg Castle, tell of sagas, fairy tales and legends from the Bergisch region. There is also a story about the origin of the burger pretzel. In 1795, a wounded soldier from Napoleon's troops is said to be billeted at a burger bakery and taught him the art of baking pretzels. The product was a hit, from then on many families lived from the pretzel bakery. The burger pretzel became the landmark of Schloss Burg - in Unterburg there is even a memorial for the pretzel baker ... "

    Source: Solinger Tageblatt
    solinger-tageblatt.de/solingen/burger-brezel-bergisches-symbol-11112210.html

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    • April 19, 2020


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

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