Varied, moderately difficult stage with noticeable but manageable gradients.
Haan-Hülsberg to Haan-GruitenThe stage, which is characterized by the Ittertal, runs over many beautiful paths and leads through a long valley with a high adventure value. Along the route there are Kotten, whose water wheels once powered hammer mills, grindstones and bellows of the forge for the production of metal goods. We start in Haan and quickly follow the course of the neanderland STEIG in the Ittertal.
We pass under a gigantic earth wall, over which the railway line Cologne - Wuppertal runs and then past the Caspersbroich moated castle. We continue in the Ittertal and again and again we see the Kotten, old water mills for metal processing; here in the Ittertal, the blade path accompanies us along almost the entire length of the valley.
We continue hiking along the Itter until we go north through a side valley. Near the Naturfreundehaus Solingen we meet the Bergischer Weg, which accompanies the neanderland STEIG for a good stretch. At the end of the stage we arrive at the Gruiten train station, where our hike for today ends.
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Arrival & Parking
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Parking spaces on the street Hülsberger Busch
P+R parking spaces at the Haan train station and at the Solingen-Vogelpark S-Bahn station
P+P parking lot S-Bahn Haan-Gruiten
Bus: Haan, Pütt with line 792
Bf Haan RB 48 and the bus lines 01, 784, 786, 792 and DL 5, marked access route 1,8 km
S-Bahn station Solingen Vogelpark S 7 and bus lines 782, 783 and 792, marked access route 1,7 km
S-Bahn Gruiten: S8, S68, RB48
Bus: Haan-Gruiten with lines 01, 641 and 742
Back to the start: Train station Gruiten RE 48 to Solingen main station, then bus line 792 to Haan Pütt
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