Stage 09: Ratingen - Ratingen-Homberg



14,17 km long
regional hiking trail
Easy stage with a few moderate climbs. On both sides of the Schwarzbach, it repeatedly leads over heights and opens up great far-reaching views. Riding stables, farm cafés and a mill line the path.

Please note the current warnings for stage 9:
Temporary closure of Kauhausweg and Kleinkauhaus in Ratingen. A detour has already been set up and also taken into account in the route guidance.

The local recreation area Grüner See with fitness trail and water sports facilities is the starting point of this section of the trail. The Schwarzbach is our companion, and it will stay that way until the end of the stage.

We hike on the southern edge of Ratingen and can enjoy views of the Ruhr area from the heights. It goes past riding stables, farmer's cafes, even a beauty mill. But we keep coming back to the Schwarzbach valley, crossing under the A3 with this brook full of fish at our side and finally reaching Homberg. The end of this stage with numerous rustic rest stops awaits us at the Grevenmühle Golf Club.

Good to know

safety instructions

Warning: Temporary closure of the Kauhausweg and Kleinkauhaus section. A route detour will be made shortly.

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.


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 Volkardeyer recreation park


Parking spaces on Steinhauserstrasse and Kirchfeldstrasse

Public transportation

Bus: Nösenberg with lines 752 and 754


Bus: Grever Mühle with line 748

Back to the start:
Bus Kirchfeldstraße line 761 to Ratingen Ost, then bus lines DL1 and 759 to Ratingen Eckkampstraße, then bus lines 752 and 754 to Ratingen Nösenberg


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0


our recommendation

Doll and toy museum in the Trinsenturm


tour dates
Start: Volkardeyer recreation park in Ratingen
Destination: Metzkauser Strasse in Ratingen-Homberg


03:30 p.m

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181 m

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