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Bahntrassen-Radwege im Ruhrgebiet – PanoramaRadweg niederbergbahn

Bahntrassen-Radwege im Ruhrgebiet – PanoramaRadweg niederbergbahn

27.8 mi
13.9 mph
1,425 ft
1,975 ft
Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

Tour Overview


Startpunkt der Korkenziehertrasse

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7.45 mi

NSG Steinbruch Schlupkothen

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8.28 mi

Zeittunnel Wülfrath

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12.2 mi

Arbeitersiedlung Rohdenhaus

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13.8 mi

Ehemaliger Bahnhof Wülfrath

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18.9 mi

Imbissbude am Obi Baumarkt

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20.6 mi

Eulenbachbrücke (Saubrücke)

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23.4 mi


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26.4 mi

Viadukt übers Tal

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27.8 mi

Kettwiger Altstadt

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Tour Profile


Singletrack: 2.47 mi
Path: 149 yd
Access Road: 320 yd
Cycleway: 15.3 mi
Street: 2.43 mi
Road: 5.31 mi
State Road: 1.98 mi


Unpaved: < 109 yd
Cobblestones: 0.41 mi
Paved: 3.08 mi
Asphalt: 24.2 mi
Unknown: < 109 yd
  • Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden

    You will have to dismount and push your bike.

Weather Forecast

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December 1, 2017


  • komoot

    The panorama bike path niederbergbahn goes back to a quiet railway line from the twenties of the last century. It leads from Oberdüssel to Essen Kettwig, where it is connected to the Ruhrtal cycle path. From Oberdüssel there is a connection to the Korkenziehertrasse in Wuppertal and thus to further routes to the Bergische Land and even to the Sauerland.The actual Panorama Radweg is around 25 kilometers long, but with a branch in Wülfrath and the connection to Wuppertal you can drive about 40 kilometers on one of the most beautiful route cycle paths in the Ruhrgebiet. It offers something for everyone: awesome views of the landscape, interesting cities that invite you to stop and interesting industrial-historical sights, such as the view of an old quarry or an old railway station at the edge of the line. The absolute highlight is the wagon bridge in Heiligenhaus, which was built from an old railway wagon and is the only one of its kind.A culinary specialty of the Bergisches Land awaits you in the old towns along the route. You must treat yourself to the Bergisches Kaffeetafel if you blab this panoramic cycle path. And apart from that you do not need to be hungry, because from local to international cuisine, the offer along the way is rich.At about halfway you can make a detour to Wülfrath on the route of a former siding. The historic old town is worth as much as a view of an old signal box of the railway at the old Wülfrather station.Essen Kettwig is a nice destination and offers a good old town good entertainment and accommodation. Maybe you would like to continue your ride the next day on the Ruhrtal cycle path?Lots of information on the panorama bike path niederbergbahn and the nearby Neandertal you get here: neanderland.de/radfahren and panoramaradweg-niederbergbahn.de

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    • November 30, 2017

  • anamae

    A beautiful bike path that I would like to drive. One offer a good description of the way. What I miss as non-locals, however, is the description of how I get to the starting point and the final destination back there. 😊

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    • February 28, 2018

  • Martin Donat

    This route is very easy to reach. Best by S-Bahn. To get started, you drive by Wuppertal-Vohwinkel or Gruiten. Of course you can also park your car there. From there it is not far, best you can navigate directly from Komoot to the starting point.
    In Essen Kettwig you then take the S-Bahn to Dusseldorf (S 6), there once change to the S8, which goes back to Vohwinkel or Gruiten.

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    • March 1, 2018

  • DiDo Schropa

    Noteworthy yet:
    - The Bahntrassenradweg is only at its northernmost end for about 2 km in the Ruhr area (Essen). Otherwise in Bergisches Land, Mettmann County, hence the name "Niederbergbahn"
    - It has one of the longest undamaged car-free downhill sections of all railway tracks in Germany: From the former railway station Velbert West (today restaurant "Zur Dampflok" on approx. 250 m above sea level until shortly before Essen-Kettwig on approx. 60 mm NN - scarcely 200 m gradient finely distributed on 8 km route
    - Tip for driving: always from south to north (Wuppertal-Vohwinkel or better Wülfrath-Aprath) for the following reasons: a) Sun in the back b) Mostly wind in the back c) The southern starting point is almost 160 m higher than the north in Esse-Kettwiig, you save against the converted Richutng thus 300 m increase
    - if mna returns to Wuppertal-Vohwinkel with S6 and S8, you still have to cycle back to the beginning (on the border with the corkscrew line). This point can only be reached unfavorably with public sales materials.
    - The here shown connection of Niederbergtrasse from Bf. Vohwinkel on moderate bike path antsrak busy main road with two opposite slopes can be erstzen by the signposted connection between Korkenzeher- and Niederberg-route via Schöller and Düssel on quiet commercial roads with a view of the lime mining to Wülfrath-Aprath ,

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    • December 9, 2019


Bahntrassen-Radwege im Ruhrgebiet – PanoramaRadweg niederbergbahn