Bahntrassen Radwege im Ruhrgebiet – Kohlenbahn von Hattingen nach Wuppertal
Road Cycling Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight
komoot planned a road ride.
December 1, 2017
The coal railway leads directly to the Wuppertal Nordbahntrasse on approximately 15 kilometers to the center of Hattingen or on an alternative branch to Gevelsberg-Silschede. The name of this trail suggests what its original purpose was. At the beginning of the coal mining in the Ruhr area, it was an important transport route of the black raw material, which was decommissioned in the early 1980s. Today she enjoys cyclists and walkers with her new purpose.You'll love the Coal Train if you want to experience a little break on your bike, away from everyday stress and city noise. This route, with its compact but not paved surface, fits perfectly into the untouched, hilly landscape between Hattingen and Wuppertal. You will enjoy many beautiful views and experience a constant change between open landscape and forest.The only constructional highlight is the Schulenberg Tunnel in Hattingen, otherwise you can just enjoy the great scenery. Attractions along the route are the winding, historic Hattinger old town, the exciting Westphalian Industrial Museum in the old Hattinger Henrichshütte or the idyllic half-timbered houses of the old Schee. Catering stops are available in Hattingen or Sprockhövel.The coal railway is well connected to the railway network of the Ruhrgebiet. In Hattingen you can continue your journey over the Ruhrtal cycle path. At the other end you have at the station Schee connection to the Nordbahntrasse to Wuppertal or to the coal railway branch to Gevelsberg Silschede, from where you in turn reach the new route to Witten Wengern, which is part of the circular route "from Ruhr to Ruhr".