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Gratweg Engelsley

Gratweg Engelsley

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Recommended by 153 out of 161 hikers

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  • Hansi

    To put it in a nutshell: Between Are Are Castle and Engelsloch is absolutely feasible even for people without alpine experience. The path is clearly visible there, sometimes it helps to use your hands, but that's not rocket science. From the Engelsloch south over the ridge, that's another house number. Nothing for me. But you can go down wonderfully from the Engelsloch over the serpentines towards the fire brigade.

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    • June 28, 2020

  • Andibonn

    Only recommended in dry weather, because in wet conditions the steep, narrow paths are likely to be very slippery. Great views of Altenahr, the castle and the Teufelsloch.

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    • July 23, 2020

  • Christoph

    Totally dangerous? It is a clearly recognizable hiking trail, which is somewhat steep on the sides in some places, and which is also rarely exposed. Sometimes you need your hands to reach a few heights. As long as you are not afraid of heights and are relatively fit, this hiking trail is not a problem.

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    • March 9, 2020

  • Care-Bear

    Great ridge crossing with alpine character. Requires absolute sure-footedness. Summit book at the summit cross is of course available

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    • April 20, 2019

  • Christopher

    An adventure.
    The path is not always recognizable at first glance, but at second and then everything is fine. You should be sure-footed and not be afraid of dirty hands. The view is magnificent, oh what I say, the view is fantastic.
    I would not take the path across the Ley when wet.

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Bas Linssen

    Hike for very experienced and fit walkers. No fear of heights and use good walking shoes. Gloves are recommended. There is a lot of climbing and scrambling work.
    Not recommended in wet weather and ice / snow.
    Status August 22, 2020:
    The route is not signposted from the south. The marking is hardly recognizable anymore. By looking carefully and paying attention, you will automatically find the route.

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    • August 23, 2020

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    ATTENTION: This route is no longer maintained, is - at least currently - hardly to be found and officially no longer approved. Apparently there have been many accidents there. Nowhere do signs point to it.
    I might have found it great on my own, but I sweated blood & water with the dogs. So please - especially with dogs - do not run! If you walk towards the Are castle, you end up in front of a wall. The dogs have no jumping surface to get up there. You have to lift them.
     [As of March 2018]

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    • March 24, 2018

  • Jo

    Nice views - but you have to be sure-footed and wear suitable shoes. That goes down deep ...The road between Engelsley (north) and (south) is neglected and difficult.
    From Engelsley (south) it is practically no longer available or walkable!

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    • September 26, 2018

  • Thomas🚶👫👣🚴‍♂️

    Super nice view
    Surefootedness required

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    • October 20, 2018

  • Melanie

    This route is really only for very experienced hikers. There are climbing passages that would be worthy of securing. Absolutely not suitable for children or dogs! Partly difficult to find, we (as experienced via ferrata climbers) had a lot of fun, even if it was often dangerous.

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    • February 7, 2020

  • Kay

    The tour is a great experience. However, fitness, sturdy footwear and good slip resistance are absolutely necessary.

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    • August 28, 2017

  • Kay

    Alpine adventure on the Ahr

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    • November 29, 2017

  • Jo

    Great view of Altenahr, Aare Castle and the entire surrounding area.
    But surefootedness and suitable footwear are a requirement!

    The path between Engelsley (north) and (south) is neglected and difficult.
    From Engelsley (south) it is practically no longer available or accessible!

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    • September 26, 2018

  • Jo

    Exciting way and fantastic views!
    Sure-footedness and suitable footwear are essential.

    The path between Engelsley (north) and (south) is neglected and difficult.
    From Engelsley (south) it is practically no longer available or accessible!

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    • September 26, 2018

  • Thomas🚶👫👣🚴‍♂️

    Not quite the ascent. Sturdy shoes and sure-footedness are recommended

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    • November 3, 2019

  • antares green

    Little adventure with a hint of Alpine feeling

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    • April 16, 2020

  • Jan

    Very demanding for inexperienced users!

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Andibonn

    This route is a pleasure for sure-footed, vertigo-free and physically fit hikers who are not afraid of smaller climbs. It is strongly advised not to do this when it is wet, as the slate dust and scree covered paths become slippery.

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    • July 23, 2020

  • Bas Linssen

    A tough climb and only suitable for experienced hikers without a fear of heights and with sturdy walking shoes. Gloves are also useful. Do not take this walk in wet weather and / or ice / snow.Status August 22, 2020:
    The route from the south is no longer signposted. You have to find the path to the top yourself.

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    • August 23, 2020

  • Sven

    Great rocks, which offer a magnificent view over Altenahr, the Are Castle and surroundings.

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    • February 8, 2017

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    The path is no longer maintained and is considered no longer walkable! We went it because no signs pointed it out. Please do not imitate, the path is washed out, overgrown, hard to find and totally dangerous.

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    • March 24, 2018

  • fraPhi

    Definitely not for hikers! A certain experience should be a prerequisite.

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    • March 30, 2018

  • Jo

    Very interesting and exciting ....
    But surefootedness and suitable footwear are a requirement!

    The path between Engelsley (north) and (south) is neglected and difficult.
    From Engelsley (south) it is practically no longer available or accessible!

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    • September 26, 2018

  • Ben Helsen

    Rather difficult, but very nice view.

    • March 14, 2020


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Location: Altenahr, Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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  • Distance267 yd
  • Uphill50 ft
  • Downhill150 ft

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