The Wiehltalsperre shows that the Upper Bergisch reservoirs have more to offer than their water. Right at the beginning of this stage, you can discover an island in it that has become famous as an advertising medium for a beer brand. Christmas tree plantations line the path up to the highest point of the tour near Erdingen, from where large parts of the Bergisches Land can be seen. Rome is also not far from here: the Oberbergische equivalent of the Holy City has a chapel and a helicopter landing pad and offers a worthwhile detour before the path leads down to the main town of Morsbach.
CharacteristicsLength: 16.9 kmDuration: 5-6 hoursStarting point of the stage:
Access: approx. 1.7 km from WildbergerhütteEnd point of the stage:
Morsbach, town hall / bus stationSource: bergisches-wanderland.de
August 31, 2020
Through rushing forests and small towns, the hiker imperceptibly climbs up to the winter sports area at the log cabin - 490 meters above sea level, high above the climatic health resort of Eckenhagen. On the way you can take a break at the edge of one of the last juniper heaths in Oberberg. Right next to the former ski jump on the log cabin, the hiker is finally greeted by a panorama that lets the view roam up to the Siebengebirge on the horizon when visibility is good.
Length: 22.1 km
Duration: 7 hours
Starting point of the stage:
south of Wiedenest
Access: approx. 2.9 km from the city center of Bergneustadt (town hall)
End point of the stage:
Access: approx. 1.7 km to Wildbergerhütte
Unfortunately, only wide and paved forest and farm roads, that was disappointing. In addition, it is not a pretty sight to look at the countless dead spruces. Very sad.
If you are good on foot, you can take a small detour and visit the Krombacher Insel in the Wiehltalsperre.
July 22, 2020