Stage 06: Velbert - Essen-Kettwig



14,12 km long
regional hiking trail

Moderately difficult stage, which starts very moderately, but later comes up with some demanding climbs. Hike between great creek valley experiences and high views. You hike through the valleys on dreamy, narrow paths.

Velbert to Essen-Kettwig

After starting near the large railway bridge in Velbert, the so-called Saubrücke, the route heads towards Rinderbach. This little river dominates the first half of this stage. Impressive flood retention basins bear witness to the now tamed elemental power of the Rinderbach. It continues past the abbot's kitchen pond into a beautiful valley section north of Heiligenhaus, into paradise.

In the second half of the stage we hike north in the direction of the Ruhr, which we reach near Isenbügel. A gigantic view of the Ruhr and Kettwig gets you in the mood for the finale of the stage, which ends just before the S-Bahn station Kettwig-Stausee at the Rindersberger Mühle. A stage of the great rivers of the region: Ruhr and Rinderbach.

Good to know

Visitor volume

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
Parking spaces in Velbert


P+R S-Bahn car park Kettwig-Stausee
Parking lots along Heiligenhauser Strasse

Public transportation

Bus: Velbert-Mitte, Parkstraße with lines 169, OV 1, OV 6 and SB 19 or
Bus: Post office with lines 169, 649, 746, 747, 770, 771, OV 1, OV 2, OV 3, OV 4, OV 6, OV 7, OV 8 and SB 19


S-Bahn: Essen-Kettwig-Stausee S 6 and bus line 772
Bus: On the strand with line 774

Back to the start:

Essen-Kettwig-Stausee S-Bahn S 6 to Essen-Werden, then bus line SB 19 to Velbert ZOB or line 169 to Velbert Bergische Straße


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0



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tour dates
Start: von-Böttinger-Strasse in Velbert
Destination: Rindersberger mill in Essen-Kettwig


04:00 p.m

14,12 km





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