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Recommended by 727 out of 766 hikers


  • Jojo

    Nice place by a lake. A path up the stairs leads to a charming landscape.

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    • April 1, 2019

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    An old monastery surrounded by half-timbered houses, a quiet lake and sparse deciduous forests on the hills - who comes to Beyenburg in the east Wuppertal, the city is suddenly quite far away.
    The small town with its winding roads lies between forests and fields in a loop of the Wupper. Its romantic silhouette with the monastery church is reflected in the calm waters of the reservoir. The imposing yet graceful Church of St. Mary Magdalene, the "Beyenburg Cathedral", is one of the finest examples of Late Gothic architecture in the region. It was built in the 14th century together with the monastery stone house on the Beyenberg. The atmospheric Klosterhof leaves hardly any idea how changeable the history was - with devastating fires, but also times when monastic life flourished. The lush baroque high altar and the organ (1693) still bear witness to its heyday.
    Since the Middle Ages Beyenburg was an important roadside station: The place was right in the middle between Cologne and Dortmund, one day's journey away from both cities, right on an old military route and a trade route, which continued to Magdeburg and into the Baltic Sea area. The hospitality industry flourished. Pilgrims on the Way of St. James found safe accommodation in the Steinhaus monastery.
    At the end of the 18th century, Beyenburg lost its importance: the path was neglected and bumpy, travelers now preferred to use more comfortable alternative routes, which had arisen on the Rhine and Ruhr.
    Whoever crosses the Wupper via the small bridge on the Beyenburg ford and walks along the Beyenburg reservoir will be rewarded with a wonderful view of the village, monastery and church on the Beyenberg.

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    • April 1, 2019

  • Miodrag Knežević

    Beautiful hiking trails around the Wuppertal village Beyenburg always invite you to beautiful walks and bike rides.

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    • August 25, 2019

  • Bernd Busch

    The pearl of the Bergisches Land

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    • July 30, 2021

  • Moin Weite Welt (Markus)

    Very nice Wuppertal district located directly on the river with a typical Bergisch old town, which invites you to stroll and drink coffee. If you are in the area, you should stroll through the small streets.

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    • October 28, 2021

  • Bernd Busch

    A great place here👍👍👍

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    • November 1, 2021

  • Veronika

    beautiful old half-timbered town with the slate typical of the Bergisches Land. It's fun to stroll through the alleys and have a wonderful view of the reservoir and the surrounding area

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    • March 17, 2022

  • DJRainer

    Very nice view of Beyenburg.

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    • May 9, 2022

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Location: Ennepetal, Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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