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Die Haard ( Haard aber herzlich)

Die Haard ( Haard aber herzlich)

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Recommended by 748 out of 779 cyclists


  • Günther

    The Haard is the largest contiguous forest area in (or am) Ruhrgebiet. The Haard is ideal for hiking and cycling.
    It should already be a MTB or trekking bike. (The floor in the Haard is soft and sandy)
    You should also know that the Haard is relatively hilly.
    There is the Haard Walking Park, there are seven routes and about 50km
    There is a great forest trail past St. John's Cross, the Roman fountain and a gallery mouth.
    In Flaesheim there is a great forest playground and the Kohlenmeiler from 1 May.
    There are several lookout towers (fire watch tower)
    My destination was the Waldgaststätte Mutter Wehner (There is a Wanderparkplatz)
    There is still a nice location of mother Wehner ca 5.0 Km by bike across the forest
    The Waldhaus Halter gate
    I hope you enjoy exploring the Haard, it's worth it.

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    • May 10, 2018

  • Marcel

    The largest and most beautiful forest area in the region.

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    • May 26, 2018

  • Sandra & Yuma (Dogtrekkingfreunde NRW)

    So it's not worth digging here 🤣

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    • September 15, 2018

  • Wolfgang

    Wonderful route with heavenly calm. You can take a break at the Köhlerhütte.

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    • April 28, 2020

  • Bogi

    55 km² of forest the "Green Hell" of the northern lights of the Ruhr area. Ideal for hiking and cycling.

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    • May 28, 2020

  • Henne

    Very nice forest; gravel road.

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    • July 5, 2020

  • Martin Donat

    Really nice! If you don't - like me - drive here on Sunday lunchtimes, when the runaway horde of affluent citizens completes the five kilometer journey by car, parks up the poor forest, and then, despite the pandemic, attacks the actually cozy forest restaurant by the hundreds. Fortunately, these accumulations are concentrated in a radius of 500 meters around the parking lots here, everything else is too exhausting. Then you can enjoy the calm mood of the Haard again.

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    • October 18, 2020

  • Joerg

    Always beautiful and especially now in autumn.

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    • November 1, 2020

  • Olaf

    With persistent rain more of a mud fight, so pay attention to the weather.

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    • October 24, 2021

  • Doro Ney

    St. John

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    • May 27, 2020

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Location: Oer-Erkenschwick, Recklinghausen, Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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