Opening hike of the neanderland HIKING WEEK 2022



9,56 km long
theme trail

Did you miss the neanderland HIKING WEEK 2022? Here you have the opportunity to follow the route of the opening hike!

The varied route around Heiligenhaus leads past the forest and water museum and through the picturesque nature reserves of Rinderbachtal and Vogelsangbachtal back to the starting point.

Even the first few meters are really impressive: The varied route for young and old leads through a landscape that is not called "In Paradise" for nothing. Enjoy the paradisiacal surroundings and let nature work its magic on you. After a short distance we reach the former waterworks, which today houses the Forest and Water Museum. The Mühlenberg with its wonderful view is slightly uphill, easy to do for experienced walkers and hiking professionals. The further path runs through the picturesque nature reserves of Rinderbachtal and Vogelsangbachtal to just before the Essen city limits. Here you can enjoy impressive views of the Ruhr area. Between fields and meadows, past old estates and farms, it's a relaxed return to the starting point. 

Good to know

safety instructions

Accessibility: Please note that the route leads over natural hiking trails and some inclines and is therefore not barrier-free (unsuitable for wheelchairs and prams).


Sturdy shoes recommended.

Arrival & Parking

Arriving by public transport is recommended.
Limited parking on Abtskuecker Strasse. 

Public transportation

Arrival with bus lines 772 and 774 at the Abtsküche stop.

Contact person: in

neanderland / District of Mettmann


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0


our recommendation

tour dates
Start: Hofcafé Abtskueche, Abtskuecker Str. 40, 42579 Heiligenhaus
Destination: Hofcafé Abtskueche, Abtskuecker Str. 40, 42579 Heiligenhaus


02:44:00 h

9,56 km

200 m

199 m

107 m

195 m

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