Stage 07: Essen-Kettwig - Mülheim-Selbeck



8,62 km long
regional hiking trail
Moderately difficult stage that begins with several sporty climbs, but runs on the last few kilometers almost on a level above the Ruhr Valley. Narrow paths, great forests and streams alternate constantly.

Essen-Kettwig to Mülheim-Selbeck

We start at the Rindersberger Mühle, which can look back on an impressive 550-year history. Then it goes quickly up into the forest, and we experience: fallen trees, narrow forest paths, rushing streams. Always up and down again.

The neanderland STEIG is wildly romantic around Landsberg Castle. The castle has belonged to the Thyssen family for over a hundred years. The remains of the extensive forest park can still be seen. We continue past fields and paddocks and reach the Mintarder Berg district of Ratingen at the end of a mini-canyon. Then just take the motorway and we are in Selbeck, in the south of Mülheim/Ruhr.

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
P+R S-Bahn car park Essen-Kettwig-Stausee
Parking spaces in Essen-Kettwig


Parking on Karl-Forst-Strasse

Public transportation

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


Bus: Stooter Straße with lines 131, 752 and 753

Back to the start:
Bus Mülheim adRuhr Stooter Straße lines 752 and 753 to Ratingen Krummen Weg, then bus lines O14, DL1 and 751 to Ratingen-Hösel, then S-Bahn S 6 to Essen-Kettwig-Stausee, from there over 900 m to the starting point.


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0



Upper Silesian State Museum

our recommendation


tour dates
Start: Rindersbergermühle in Essen-Kettwig
Destination: Glückaufstrasse in Mülheim-Selbeck


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8,62 km

120 m

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