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The Best Hiking Trails in Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)

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Photo of Aachen - Drielandenpunkt (English/Spanish) Photo of Nideggen-Engelsblick-Burgberg-Nideggen 24 km Photo of Reichenstein-Botrange-Reichenstein 29 km
  • near Burtscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    9.14mi
    Elevation +
    945f
    TrailRank
    77| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofAachen - Drielandenpunkt (English/Spanish) Photo ofAachen - Drielandenpunkt (English/Spanish) Photo ofAachen - Drielandenpunkt (English/Spanish)

    ENGLISH I start in Aachen, 5 minutes from the train station. Once you pass most of the civilization you start crossing Von-Halfern park. From here, you will get into the forest, passing by Aussichtspunkt (a seesight poi...

    Molto utile...grazie per l'idea!
    Demonizer
  • near Nideggen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    15.05mi
    Elevation +
    2566f
    TrailRank
    74| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofNideggen-Engelsblick-Burgberg-Nideggen 24 km Photo ofNideggen-Engelsblick-Burgberg-Nideggen 24 km Photo ofNideggen-Engelsblick-Burgberg-Nideggen 24 km

    Excellent hike on both sides of the Rur valley between Nideggen, Bergstein, and Obermaubach. You will have great views from sandstone ledges across the valley, walk below sandstone pillars and beautiful woods, hike throu...

    Vandaag deze wandeling gevolgd op een prachtig februari dag. In omgekeerde wandelrichting om zo maximaal in de zon te wa...
    pghd1963
    Really nice views. Easy to follow. Beautiful hike!
    Erobin76
    Vandaag deze route gedaan met schitterend weer. Eerste deel Was super tweede deel erg veel asfalt naar ons zin als Trail...
    Stievvv
  • near Ruitzhof, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    18.29mi
    Elevation +
    1499f
    TrailRank
    74| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofReichenstein-Botrange-Reichenstein 29 km Photo ofReichenstein-Botrange-Reichenstein 29 km Photo ofReichenstein-Botrange-Reichenstein 29 km

    This beautiful hike through the Hautes Fagnes/Hohes Venn nature reserve takes you from the Vennbahn station of Reichenstein to the highest point of Belgium (Botrange) and back. The hike is on trails, forest roads, and bo...

    Tjaart, wat een mooie omgeving om te wandelen. Bij mij ook goed bekend. Sfeervolle weergave van de tocht door de vele fo...
    elce2106
  • near Schwingsborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    12.76mi
    Elevation +
    1696f
    TrailRank
    71| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofPerlenbach-Kreuz im Venn-Rur-Monschau-Perlenbach 20.6 km Photo ofPerlenbach-Kreuz im Venn-Rur-Monschau-Perlenbach 20.6 km Photo ofPerlenbach-Kreuz im Venn-Rur-Monschau-Perlenbach 20.6 km

    Beautiful hike in the Eifel in and around the valleys of Rur and Perlenbach, with among others the picturesque town of Monschau, the rock formation and Holy Mary cave at the ‘Kreuz im Venn’, the Reichenstein convent, the...

    Ik heb deze route gewandeld eind juni 2023. Prachtig mooie route en ook heel goed uitgebalanceerd! In het begin meerdere...
    JohanDries
    Stunning trail!
    Kenny Deckers
    Really nice route, beautiful scenery, some sections quite steep
    Ynnad Nyref
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  • near Eicherscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    13.15mi
    Elevation +
    1998f
    TrailRank
    68| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofEicherscheid-Grünental-Dedenborn-Eicherscheid 21 km Photo ofEicherscheid-Grünental-Dedenborn-Eicherscheid 21 km Photo ofEicherscheid-Grünental-Dedenborn-Eicherscheid 21 km

    This great trip takes you from Eicherscheid, surrounded by a beautiful landscape of Flurbuchenhecken (hornbeam hedges), down into the Rur valley. Highlights are the Belgenbacher Mühle, viewpoints at the Alsdorfer Bergman...

    schitterende uitgezeten route. gewoon perfect
    johan1980
    Dag Tjaart, Ik heb al meerdere routes van jou gelopen, maar deze is bijzonder mooi in de omgeving. Gisteren liep ik de ...
    Theunair49
  • Sophienhöhe 16 km

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    near Hambach, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    9.94mi
    Elevation +
    955f
    TrailRank
    68| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofSophienhöhe 16 km Photo ofSophienhöhe 16 km Photo ofSophienhöhe 16 km

    This walk takes you onto the Sophienhöhe, the largest man-made hill in the world. The hill was created by surface mining the open cast lignite (Braunkohle) mine Tagebau Hambach. The mine is still being exploited and the ...

    Mooi gebied
    Carlo Giudici
  • near Steinfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    6.46mi
    Elevation +
    735f
    TrailRank
    67| Rating 4.5
    Photo ofFields, Forests and Meadows near Steinfeld Photo ofFields, Forests and Meadows near Steinfeld Photo ofFields, Forests and Meadows near Steinfeld

    'Feld, Wald and Wiesen' in German is synonymous to being rather average or common. This hike is indeed missing something grandious or spectacular, but it is a solid, rather short and pleasant hike through a very rural pa...

    Très belle balade, variée. Beaux panoramas! Calme…
    Hurardlaurence@gmail.com
    Nice pictures and track
    DXMARIUS
  • Rur Valley to the Steling Loop

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    near Burgau, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    8.84mi
    Elevation +
    1283f
    TrailRank
    67| Rating 4.56
    Photo ofRur Valley to the Steling Loop Photo ofRur Valley to the Steling Loop Photo ofRur Valley to the Steling Loop

    The Steling (or Stehling) is the highest point in the Aachen district and a desirable destination on its own. The Steling sits on the edge of the Hohe Venn (a moorland), near the village of Mützenich. It is difficult to ...

    Mooie wandeling. De bomen hadden prachtig verkleurde bladeren. Het stuk langs het water was erg mooi, net als Monschau. ...
    Gerben Soepenberg
    Excellent parcours! Je l'ai commencé à Mützenich. L’arrivée à Monschau par un petit sentier qui passe au pied d'une tour...
    kwistax
    Very nice route. It was snowing in the hills, which made the environment very beautiful.
    Eerriikk
  • near Schwingsborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    18.76mi
    Elevation +
    2123f
    TrailRank
    65| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofPerlenbach valley and wild daffodils - Narzissen 30 km Photo ofPerlenbach valley and wild daffodils - Narzissen 30 km Photo ofPerlenbach valley and wild daffodils - Narzissen 30 km

    This great hike through the Perlenbach and Schwalmbach valleys takes you along beautiful wild stream valleys, forests, pasture, Eifel views including the Matterhorn of the Eifel, and if you go in the first half of April,...

    In mijn Top 5...aanrader! Voor de narcissen was het nog wat te vroeg. Het is een mooie en gevarieerde wandeltocht met n...
    Bart Ploum
  • Wurmtal 10 km

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    near Hühnernest, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    6.35mi
    Elevation +
    627f
    TrailRank
    65| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofWurmtal 10 km Photo ofWurmtal 10 km Photo ofWurmtal 10 km

    Pleasant hike through the beautiful valley of the Wurm river, a gem hidden between various towns north of Aachen. The edges of the valley are covered with woods and meadows cover the valley bottom around the meandering W...

    mooie route met redelijke schaduw ,dit is zeker met het warme weer een aanrader .
    rudie.spronck
  • near Berensberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    6.39mi
    Elevation +
    617f
    TrailRank
    63| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofWurmtal between Paulinensäule and Grube Gouley 10 km Photo ofWurmtal between Paulinensäule and Grube Gouley 10 km Photo ofWurmtal between Paulinensäule and Grube Gouley 10 km

    Pleasant hike through the beautiful valley of the Wurm river, a gem hidden between various towns north of Aachen. The edges of the valley are covered with woods and meadows cover the valley bottom around the meandering W...

    Zeer mooie wandeling, bedankt Tjaart!
    honings
  • Einruhr-Weisses Kreuz 5.9 km

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    near Einruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    3.69mi
    Elevation +
    630f
    TrailRank
    63| Rating 4.55
    Photo ofEinruhr-Weisses Kreuz 5.9 km Photo ofEinruhr-Weisses Kreuz 5.9 km Photo ofEinruhr-Weisses Kreuz 5.9 km

    Short and easy walk from Einruhr to the white cross (weisses Kreuz) above Dedenborn and back. You walk along the Rur valley. You start out at the bridge across the reservoir at Einruhr. Along the road are free parking s...

    langzaam klimmend langs het water.
    ariella Claeys
    Nice walk. Our startingpoint was a bit more south. Walked with a 5 year old. Total time was 2,5 hours. Great views.
    Siem Vaessen
    Very nice walk along the river and trough the woods with magnificent views.
    Simone Huygens
  • Apple Trees in Daffodil Country

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    near Alzen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    7.73mi
    Elevation +
    745f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofApple Trees in Daffodil Country Photo ofApple Trees in Daffodil Country Photo ofApple Trees in Daffodil Country

    The hikes starting at the Höfener Mühle are rightly known for the access to the Daffodil fields - when in season. But the area is beautiful during all times of the year. In this case, we even found Apple and Plum trees a...

    Great nature and pictures. Thank you for share your tracking
    DXMARIUS
  • near Gemünd, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    12.69mi
    Elevation +
    2070f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo ofGemünd-Vogelsang-Wolfhagen-Gemünd 20 km Photo ofGemünd-Vogelsang-Wolfhagen-Gemünd 20 km Photo ofGemünd-Vogelsang-Wolfhagen-Gemünd 20 km

    Nice hike in the Eifel with the former Nazi estate Ordensburg Vogelsang, the Urftsee and the Urft valley, woods, and wide Eifel views. You can find something to eat and drink in Gemünd and in Vogelsang. At the start is f...

  • near Linde, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    8.26mi
    Elevation +
    889f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo ofLinde-Kurtenbach-Delling-Linde 13 km Photo ofLinde-Kurtenbach-Delling-Linde 13 km Photo ofLinde-Kurtenbach-Delling-Linde 13 km

    Great hike in the Bergisches Land with great views, river valleys of the Ommerbach and the Olpebach, meandering streams, forests, timber-framed houses, and quietude. Hike on quiet asphalt roads, field tracks, and smaller...

  • Gipfelweg Reichswald West

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    near Grafwegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    12.91mi
    Elevation +
    1119f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 3.34
    Photo ofGipfelweg Reichswald West Photo ofGipfelweg Reichswald West Photo ofGipfelweg Reichswald West

    Discovering all the 12 basalt peak-stones in the western part of the Reichwald Kleve. The basaltstones are placed in 1980 by Pastor Siebers from Nütterden. Two original stones are missing. You can start the track from se...

    Goed te doen, prachtig stuk bos. Laatste stuk rechtdoor is wel wat saai. Ook leuk om de stenen te zoeken. Sommige paden ...
    Bram Steenbrink
    Goed te doen. Enkele klimmetjes.
    p lemmen
  • near Kalterherberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    11.92mi
    Elevation +
    1171f
    TrailRank
    59| Rating 4.92
    Photo ofThe Leytour – Highlights of the Monschauer Land Photo ofThe Leytour – Highlights of the Monschauer Land Photo ofThe Leytour – Highlights of the Monschauer Land

    It would be impossible to visit all highlights of the Monschau area in a single hiking day. This tour focuses on the western part, and captures the Upper Rur valley, the Monastery Reichenstein, several Leys (outcroppings...

    Great walk. We did it in winter in the snow. The viewpoints were shrouded by mist, but parts around Kalterherberg were s...
    botkop
    Very nice trail, with some lovely landmarks to stop and admire along the way. I must compliment the author on how detail...
    duncan.jb.casey
    Super tour mit vielen interessanten Points of Interest und Aussichten
    Gams
  • near Burgau, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    4.18mi
    Elevation +
    922f
    TrailRank
    58| Rating 3.84
    Photo ofMonschau-Engelsley-Ehrensteinsley-Monschau 6.7 km Photo ofMonschau-Engelsley-Ehrensteinsley-Monschau 6.7 km Photo ofMonschau-Engelsley-Ehrensteinsley-Monschau 6.7 km

    Nice hike in and around the picturesque town of Monschau full with typical timber-framed houses, with woods, hills, the Rur and Perlenbach River, and rocky outcrops serving as viewpoints points (leys). The hike includes ...

    Leuke wandeling door Monschau en omgeving. Mooi uitzicht over de stad bij de klim. Eerste stuk buiten Monschau beetje ve...
    herman_78
    mooie Route
    Hans.Willems
  • near Marienberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    17.47mi
    Elevation +
    1296f
    TrailRank
    58
    Photo ofÜbach Palenberg - Aachen along the Wurm valley 28 km Photo ofÜbach Palenberg - Aachen along the Wurm valley 28 km Photo ofÜbach Palenberg - Aachen along the Wurm valley 28 km

    Hike through the beautiful Worm (Dutch)/Wurm (German) valley from Übach-Palenberg station to Aachen. To get back you take the train from the Hauptbahnhof, a convenient connection about twice an hour, for about 6 € one-wa...

  • near Einruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    3.69mi
    Elevation +
    768f
    TrailRank
    57
    Photo ofEinruhr-Ruhrsee-Dreiborner Hochfläche-Einruhr 6 km Photo ofEinruhr-Ruhrsee-Dreiborner Hochfläche-Einruhr 6 km Photo ofEinruhr-Ruhrsee-Dreiborner Hochfläche-Einruhr 6 km

    Nice hike around Einruhr, taking in the Rursee, forests, timber-framed houses, the Dreiborner Hochfläche, and fields above the village. There are a few steep sections on this trip. There are few places to eat and drink s...

  • Rursee

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    near Rurberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    16.29mi
    Elevation +
    1726f
    TrailRank
    57
    Photo ofRursee Photo ofRursee Photo ofRursee

    Hike around the Rursee in the Nationalpark Eifel starting and finishing in Rurberg. Passing through Rurberg, Woffelsbach, and Hasenfeld.

  • Kranenburg and Reichswald

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    near Kranenburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    9.17mi
    Elevation +
    440f
    TrailRank
    56| Rating 4.34
    Photo ofKranenburg and Reichswald Photo ofKranenburg and Reichswald Photo ofKranenburg and Reichswald

    Starting from a large parking area on the edge of Kranenburg you walk around the town on your way to the wide fields and a bird watching hut. Next you gradually go uphill to get some views towards Kranenburg, across the ...

    Very nice route. We started at a different place such that we could have a break/lunch in Kranenburg. This was at end ...
    bert59NL
    Nice walk. Some this on the trail. Make sure you always go through a gate. You can have some drinks in the village.
    RaRoos
  • Monschau 6.3 km

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    near Burgau, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    3.92mi
    Elevation +
    837f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 4.34
    Photo ofMonschau 6.3 km Photo ofMonschau 6.3 km Photo ofMonschau 6.3 km

    This easy hike with a few short and steep climbs takes you through the picturesque town of Monschau and the Rur valley east of town. Walk starts at the Burgau parking lot, and then takes you along the Rur river into the...

    Great hike to view Monschau from different points of view. Very few parts on the road so you quickly feel in the wild th...
    Jérome Gillain22
    Mooie wandeling, niet te lang maar wel enkele pittige klimmetjes. Aanrader als je een niet te lange wandeling in Monscha...
    pieterdegeneffe
    The walk is easy and the scenery is beautiful. Monschau is a very typical and picturesque village. Still, the forests ar...
    pagaimo
  • near Glüder, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    7.27mi
    Elevation +
    994f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo ofGlüder-Wiesenkotten-Burg-Sengbachtalsperre-Glüder 12 km Photo ofGlüder-Wiesenkotten-Burg-Sengbachtalsperre-Glüder 12 km Photo ofGlüder-Wiesenkotten-Burg-Sengbachtalsperre-Glüder 12 km

    Great hike with the Wupper valley, woods, the Sengbachtalsperre, the picturesque town of Burg, timber-framed houses and great views. You will find something to eat and drink primarily in Burg and Underburg, and a bit in ...

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