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Altenberg Cathedral in the region Bergisches Land, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Bergisches Land


A paradise for walkers and romantics

Whether on foot or by bicycle – visitors can experience nature in the Bergisches Land in many different ways. One-day and multi-day tours run throughout the entire region and reward hikers with breathtaking, far-reaching views. The Bergischen Streifzüge (Bergisch Scout Trails) are 24 shorter routes where hikers can delve deep into Bergisch traditions and history.

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Panarbora nature discovery park, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Experiences of Nature

One very special highlight is Panarbora Nature Discovery Park. Here, nature lovers can take a walk through the treetops along the 1,636 metre long treetop path at a height of 34 metres.

It’s hard to believe, but anyone cycling through the Bergisches Land region can do so quite comfortably without having to climb any big hills. This is made possible by the railway line routes such as the Bergische Panorama-Radweg (Bergisch Panorama Cycle Trail) and the Balkantrasse. As the region with the most valley reservoirs in Europe, the many valley reservoirs are also wonderful to cycle by - and are also open to watersport enthusiasts.

Like the valley reservoirs, the timber-framed and slate houses are just as typical of the region and are still to be found in many villages and small towns.

And anyone who wishes to try typical Bergisch cuisine simply has to try the Bergische Kaffeetafel (coffee and snacks). It is served at numerous cafés and restaurants in the region.

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    Museum in Lindlar in the region the Bergisches Land, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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    Detailaufnahme Fachwerkhaus in Hückeswagen, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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    Altenberg Cathedral in the region Bergisches Land, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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    Panarbora Nature Experience Park, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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    Castle Blankenberg in Hennef in the region Bergisches Land, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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    Museum in Lindlar in the region Bergisches Land, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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Discoveries in the region Bergisches Land


Water Quintet in the land of dams, © Volker Barthel
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Water Quintet Cycle Path

Ausblick auf das alte Dorf, © Foto Sabine König
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Bergisch Open-Air Museum Lindlar

Kartenlesen bei der Wanderung, © Uwe Völkner - Fotoagentur FOX
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Bergisch Panorama Trail

Bergisch Trail, © Das Bergische gGmbH
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Bergisch Trail

Der Landweg ist einer der Bergischen Streifzüge, © Das Bergische GmbH
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Bergisch Wanderings

Ausblick auf den Wupperlauf, © Gunnar Bäldle
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The Wupper

Der Altenberger Dom von weitem, © Klaus Stange, www.avttention.de
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Altenberg Cathedral

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