Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Only about three kilometers long, this path is over part of the route of the former railway line from Hagen to the coal mine Schlebusch in Gevelsberg-Silschede. The surface is relatively loose, rather dirt road, as a smooth bike path - no problem in the summer, in the winter or when it is wet, you are very nice. But the route is really beautiful and a great bypass of the main road from Wetter-Grundschöttel to Gevelsberg-Silschede. From the western terminus it is only a few hundred meters to the route "Alte Kohlenbahn" to Schee and thus to the northern railway line through Wuppertal.
July 2, 2019
The first section of the Schlebusch-Harkort coal railway was put into operation as a horse-drawn railway with a gauge of 655 mm as early as 1828, as one of the first railways in Germany. The line was lengthened several times, switched to steam operation and the track width increased.You can find information about the history here: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlebusch-Harkorter_Kohlenbahn
January 27, 2021
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