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Klingenpfad stage 1: Gräfrath-Burg

Short facts

  • start: Klingenmuseum Solingen Gräfrath
  • destination: Solingen Oberburg
  • medium
  • 21,57 km
  • 6 hours 53 minutes
  • 773 m
  • 278 m
  • 111 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

From the old town of Gräfrath along the Wupper to Schloss Burg

On this hike, always follow the white in a circle on a black background:
The first stage of the Klingenpfad trail takes you from Solingen Gräfrath across Gräfrather Heide, past the Fauna wildlife park and the Solingen Lichtturm down to Friedenstal on the river Wupper. Following the course of the river, the path then meanders through Kohlfurth towards Müngsten. Here the Klingenpfad leads over the Brückenpark in the direction of Burg. But before it reaches Unterburg, it winds its way up towards Rheinshagen and then trails off into the Eschbach valley. After crossing the valley floor, the Klingenpfad runs along Sellschaider Bach to Oberburg. This is where the first stage ends at the Talsperrenstraße car park. 

Tip: In Oberburg, you can visit Schloss Burg or enjoy a stop in one of the local restaurants or cafés. We can also recommend an overnight stay here. 


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