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The Best Hiking Trails in Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)

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Photo of Nideggen-Engelsblick-Burgberg-Nideggen 24 km Photo of Reichenstein-Botrange-Reichenstein 29 km Photo of Aachen - Drielandenpunkt (English/Spanish)
  • near Nideggen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    15.05mi
    Elevation +
    2566f
    TrailRank
    74| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Nideggen-Engelsblick-Burgberg-Nideggen 24 km Photo of Nideggen-Engelsblick-Burgberg-Nideggen 24 km Photo of Nideggen-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
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  • near Ruitzhof, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    18.29mi
    Elevation +
    1499f
    TrailRank
    74| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Reichenstein-Botrange-Reichenstein 29 km Photo of Reichenstein-Botrange-Reichenstein 29 km Photo of Reichenstein-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
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  • near Burtscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    9.14mi
    Elevation +
    945f
    TrailRank
    71| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Aachen - Drielandenpunkt (English/Spanish) Photo of Aachen - Drielandenpunkt (English/Spanish) Photo of Aachen - 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
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  • near Eicherscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    13.15mi
    Elevation +
    1998f
    TrailRank
    68| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Eicherscheid-Grünental-Dedenborn-Eicherscheid 21 km Photo of Eicherscheid-Grünental-Dedenborn-Eicherscheid 21 km Photo of Eicherscheid-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
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  • Sophienhöhe 16 km

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    near Hambach, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    9.94mi
    Elevation +
    955f
    TrailRank
    67| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Sophienhöhe 16 km Photo of Sophienhöhe 16 km Photo of Sophienhöhe 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
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  • near Schwingsborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    12.76mi
    Elevation +
    1696f
    TrailRank
    67| Rating 4.5
    Photo of Perlenbach-Kreuz im Venn-Rur-Monschau-Perlenbach 20.6 km Photo of Perlenbach-Kreuz im Venn-Rur-Monschau-Perlenbach 20.6 km Photo of Perlenbach-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...

    Stunning trail!
    Kenny Deckers
    Really nice route, beautiful scenery, some sections quite steep
    Ynnad Nyref
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  • Rur Valley to the Steling Loop

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    near Burgau, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    8.84mi
    Elevation +
    1283f
    TrailRank
    66| Rating 4.56
    Photo of Rur Valley to the Steling Loop Photo of Rur Valley to the Steling Loop Photo of Rur 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
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  • near Schwingsborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    18.76mi
    Elevation +
    2123f
    TrailRank
    65| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Perlenbach valley and wild daffodils - Narzissen 30 km Photo of Perlenbach valley and wild daffodils - Narzissen 30 km Photo of Perlenbach 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
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  • Wurmtal 10 km

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    near Hühnernest, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    6.35mi
    Elevation +
    627f
    TrailRank
    65| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Wurmtal 10 km Photo of Wurmtal 10 km Photo of Wurmtal 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
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  • Einruhr-Weisses Kreuz 5.9 km

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    near Einruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    3.69mi
    Elevation +
    630f
    TrailRank
    62| Rating 4.55
    Photo of Einruhr-Weisses Kreuz 5.9 km Photo of Einruhr-Weisses Kreuz 5.9 km Photo of Einruhr-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
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  • near Berensberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    6.39mi
    Elevation +
    617f
    TrailRank
    62| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Wurmtal between Paulinensäule and Grube Gouley 10 km Photo of Wurmtal between Paulinensäule and Grube Gouley 10 km Photo of Wurmtal 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
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  • near Steinfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    6.46mi
    Elevation +
    735f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Fields, Forests and Meadows near Steinfeld Photo of Fields, Forests and Meadows near Steinfeld Photo of Fields, 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...

    Nice pictures and track
    DXMARIUS
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  • 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 of Apple Trees in Daffodil Country Photo of Apple Trees in Daffodil Country Photo of Apple 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
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  • Gipfelweg Reichswald West

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    near Grafwegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    12.91mi
    Elevation +
    1119f
    TrailRank
    59| Rating 3.0
    Photo of Gipfelweg Reichswald West Photo of Gipfelweg Reichswald West Photo of Gipfelweg 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. Enkele klimmetjes.
    p lemmen
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  • near Linde, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    8.26mi
    Elevation +
    889f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo of Linde-Kurtenbach-Delling-Linde 13 km Photo of Linde-Kurtenbach-Delling-Linde 13 km Photo of Linde-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...

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  • near Gemünd, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    12.69mi
    Elevation +
    2070f
    TrailRank
    58
    Photo of Gemünd-Vogelsang-Wolfhagen-Gemünd 20 km Photo of Gemünd-Vogelsang-Wolfhagen-Gemünd 20 km Photo of Gemünd-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...

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  • near Marienberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    17.47mi
    Elevation +
    1296f
    TrailRank
    58
    Photo of Übach Palenberg - Aachen along the Wurm valley 28 km Photo of Übach Palenberg - Aachen along the Wurm valley 28 km Photo of Übach 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...

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  • near Kalterherberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    11.92mi
    Elevation +
    1171f
    TrailRank
    57| Rating 4.89
    Photo of The Leytour – Highlights of the Monschauer Land Photo of The Leytour – Highlights of the Monschauer Land Photo of The 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...

    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
    Great daytrip, thanks alot! Beautiful scenery, paths are good to follow.
    laurensdew
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  • Rursee

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

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

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  • near Eckenhagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    6.13mi
    Elevation +
    984f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of Eckenhagen-Blockhaus-Eckenhagen 10 km Photo of Eckenhagen-Blockhaus-Eckenhagen 10 km Photo of Eckenhagen-Blockhaus-Eckenhagen 10 km

    Walk from Eckenhagen to the ski area Blockhaus and back, largely through forests. You can find something to eat and drink in Eckenhagen and at Blockhaus, although the ‘Panoramahütte’ in Blockhaus was temporarily closed d...

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  • Walheim-Aachen 24 km back by bus

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    near Walheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    14.58mi
    Elevation +
    735f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of Walheim-Aachen 24 km back by bus Photo of Walheim-Aachen 24 km back by bus Photo of Walheim-Aachen 24 km back by bus

    This varied hike takes you from the bus stop in Walheim to the center of Aachen, where you can take a direct bus back from Aachen Elisenbrunnen to the starting point (buses go several times an hour, and take a bit more t...

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  • Monschau 6.3 km

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    near Burgau, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    3.92mi
    Elevation +
    837f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 4.22
    Photo of Monschau 6.3 km Photo of Monschau 6.3 km Photo of Monschau 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...

    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
    Mooie wandeling rond en in een mooie stad. BIj regenachtig weer goed schoeisel voorzien. Boswegen worden soms gekruist d...
    Frank DB
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  • near Hennef, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    6.60mi
    Elevation +
    653f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo of Germany: A walk through the country side around Hennef Photo of Germany: A walk through the country side around Hennef Photo of Germany: A walk through the country side around Hennef

    Anyone having a weakness for cultivated land and the smell of cow shit is invited for this roundtrip through the an area that has been used for farming and mining for many centuries. The trail leads you through forest, c...

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  • Heckenweg und Kluckbachtal

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    near Höfen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
    Distance
    7.50mi
    Elevation +
    928f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Heckenweg und Kluckbachtal Photo of Heckenweg und Kluckbachtal Photo of Heckenweg und Kluckbachtal

    A varied hike that combines trails along the huge beech hedges that are so typical for the area, farmland, the secluded Kluckbach valley, and many interesting sites along the way. The hike starts in Höfen. After a few...

    Belle balade! Schöner Spaziergang. Der Höhenunterschied ist manchmal ganz stark und sellt seriöse Ansprüche an den Atem...
    kwistax
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