Stage 02: Wülfrath-Düssel - Velbert



11,47 km long
Difficulty: medium
Condition: medium
Great panorama
regional hiking trail
  • 03: 10 h
  • 238 m
  • 233 m
  • 144 m
  • 258 m
  • 114 m
  • 11,47 km
  • Start: Dorfstrasse in Wülfrath-Düssel
  • Destination: Neviges S-Bahn station in Velbert-Neviges

Easy to moderate stage with some steep climbs. It goes up and down through the region, which is characterized by limestone construction, past the source of the Düssel, to the former Hardenberg Castle and to the impressive Mariendom.

Wülfrath-Düssel to Velbert-Neviges

We begin the stage in Düssel and quickly reach the highly romantic valley of the Holzer Bach. A true pearl of the neanderland This section of the path is STEIG. We quickly reached the heights near Wülfrath and the Alte Kölnische Landstrasse.

We pass under the Autobahn 535 and walk through a beautiful forest up to the Düssel source. From there we have to cross two more valleys, then we stand on a mountain spur next to the ruins of Hardenberg Castle - only earth walls can be seen.

It goes down to the pilgrimage town of Velbert-Neviges with many places to stop for refreshments, the pilgrims' dome made of concrete, Hardenberg Castle and, above all, the legendary minigolf course of the "Hardenberg Pötter", the multiple German minigolf champions.


Dorfstrasse in Wülfrath-Dussel
Miniature golf binder
Miniature golf course
Climbing in the Bochumer Bruch quarry
Climbing hall/climbing park/high ropes course

Good to know

Best Season

depending on the weather

Tour features

  • refreshment possibility


Good hiking shoes should already be. Depending on the season and the weather, a jacket is a must along the many cool streams and in the deep forests, as well as on the often windy heights.

Arrival & Parking

Use the app's arrival navigator or your navigation device
P+R S-Bahn car park Aprath
Parking spaces in Wülfrath-Düssel


P+R car park in Velbert-Neviges
Parking in Velbert Neviges
S-Bahn Aprath: S 9 via marked access route 1,5 km
Bus: Düsseldorf with line 641

S-Bahn station Neviges: S 9
Bus: Neviges Markt / Train Station with lines 627, 647 and 649

Back to the start:
S-Bahn S 9 to Wülfrath-Aprath, from there over 1,5 km to Düssel or S-Bahn S 9 to Wuppertal-Vohwinkel, then bus line 641 to Düssel


Office for Culture and Tourism
Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann


safety instructions

Please stay on the paths. The narrow paths can be slippery in places, especially in wet weather. Be careful with embankments or cliff edges, keep your distance.

our recommendation

Düssel honey
(art) crafts


Stage 02: Wülfrath-Düssel - Velbert
42489 Wuelfrath