Stage 04: Velbert-Nordrath - Velbert-Nierenhof



15,34 km long
regional hiking trail

Moderately difficult stage with varied ups and downs, sometimes with steep climbs and paths on steep slopes. The path leads through the hilly Bergische and Elfringhauser Schweiz and through the more leisurely Felderbachtal.

Velbert-Nordrath to Velbert-Nierenhof

We start in Nordrath and quickly descend into the valley to the Deilbach. This forms the border between the districts of Mettmann and Hattingen, i.e. between Rhineland and Westphalia, between two different mentalities and dialects.

Then it goes over the Deilbach into Westphalia and it becomes alpine in Elfringhauser Switzerland. We see the WDR transmission masts from Langenberg on the next mountain (higher than the Eiffel Tower!) and finally reach the Felderbachtal. The wooded stage ends at the S-Bahn station in Velbert-Nierenhof.

Good to know

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.


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
No public parking spaces in Nordrath, parking spaces at the Windrather Hof for hikers coming in


P+R car park for the S-Bahn train in Nierenhof
Parking spaces in kidney court

Public transportation

Bus: Nordrath with line 637


S-Bahn: Nierenhof S 9
Bus: Nierenhof bus station with lines 176, 331, 637 and OV 8

Back to the start:
Bus station Velbert-Nierenhof line 637 to Velbert-Nordrath

Selected Literature

from September 07th, 2014 the hiking guide published by Droste - Verlag with contributions by Manuel Andrack


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0


our recommendation

forest climbing park
Climbing hall/climbing park/high ropes course
Foundation stone boxes in the Langenberg community center


tour dates
Start: Nordrath bus stop in Velbert-Nordrath
Destination: S-Bahn station Kidney in Velbert-Nierenhof


04:25:00 h

15,34 km

261 m

454 m

79 m

276 m

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