Haan inner city route discovery loop



11,60 km long
theme trail
The discovery loop "Haaner Innenstadtroute" is moderately difficult at 11,7 km and shows the green side of the garden city despite the occasional urban environment. The route leads through listed, quiet oases in the city center, through lovely brook valleys, over secluded forest paths and romantic heathland. Nature lovers will also get their money's worth.

The start and end point is at Windhövel, the westernmost end of the historic old town. From here you first head south through the listed Ville d'Eu park, past Karl-August-Jung-Platz through the Musikantenviertel, one of the most sought-after residential areas in Haan. 

The route now leaves the urban part and leads into the secluded Ittertal. The Schaafenkotten, the Bruchermühle and the Brucherkotten, which lie along the way, bear witness to the early industrial use of the Itter for grain processing and knife sharpening. Casparsbroich Castle can also be admired along the way. A wonderful heath landscape, the largest in the district of Mettmann, stretches around the 106 meter high Sandberg, which is already on the Hilden urban area. 

After another loop through the Hilden city forest, the hiking trail leads into the landscape protection area of ​​the Sandbachtal. A variety of paths run upstream, some of which are urban or lead through lovely landscapes, back towards the garden city.

The Schillerpark, an attractive natural experience in the middle of the surrounding buildings, forms the conclusion before you dive back into city life. Listed buildings in the style of typical Bergisch architecture, small owner-managed shops and cozy restaurants invite you to take a stroll through Haan afterwards.

Good to know

Visitor volume

Arrival & Parking

Schillerstraße underground car park and other underground car parks in the city centre

Public transportation

Haan train station, PB 48 - 10 min walk
Bus lines 784, 792, O1 to the Windhövel stop


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0



our recommendation


tour dates
Start: Windhoevel, 42781 Haan
Destination: Windhoevel, 42781 Haan


02:44 p.m

11,60 km





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