Best camping trails in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Explore the most popular camping trails in North Rhine-Westphalia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of camping trails in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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#1 - Hengstey Loop (A2)
Naturschutzgebiet Ruhrsteilhänge Hohensyburg
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
The path leads up to the Kaiser Wilhelm I monument on the western side of the Syberg. Since the coal was lying on the surface in the area of the Ardey Mountains, it was mined early (mid-19th century). Stollen mouth holes or ping are still visible today. There is also an educational trail on the subject of mining in the area of the tunnel entrances and pinging. There are a number of historical buildings on the Syberg, according to Kaiser-Wilhelm-I. Monument, the Vincketurm, the ruins of the Syburg, and a bit off the path, below the casino, St. Peter zu Syburg. The forested slopes above the Ruhr are a nature reserve. In parts, especially the paved path along the Ruhr, the route is heavily used by cyclists. A walk with a dog is not nice. Parking directly at the Ruhr Bridge is limited. Some surefootedness is required because the sections up and down are unpaved. There are roots and loose soil material, sometimes the path is very narrow. The areas of the plateau (monument and co) and the path along the Ruhr are heavily frequented by walkers and day trippers. The area of hard coal mining, the descent to the campsite and its circumnavigation are, however, doable with a dog.Show more
#2 - Kettwiger Panoramasteig (kurz)
Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 12.8 mi • Est. 6 h 9 m
#3 - Rüenberger Venn und Gildehauser Venn
Naturschutzgebiet Gildehauser Venn
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
Wonderful and varied circular hike through the Rueenberger and Gildeberger Venn nature reserves. The route leads through birch forests, along moor ponds and dune ridges. Two viewing platforms invite you to observe rare bird species such as the short-eared owl, the oriole and the curlew.Show more
#4 - Wipperfürth Loop
Wipperfürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 29.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
#5 - Roderkirchner Brücke entlang des Rheins
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
The Kölnpfad begins at the Rodenkirchen motorway bridge (stop Heinrich-Lübke-Ufer, line 16), goes along the Rhine to the Weisser Bogen and then ends at the Siegstraße (line 16).Show more
#6 - Around Münster's northeast
Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 26.3 mi
#7 - Bechen-Altenberg Loop
Naturpark Bergisches Land
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Length: 16.6 mi
#8 - Through the northern Haard
Olfen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
#9 - Dreiländersee
Gronau, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 50 m
#10 - Kölnpfad-Schnupperrunde
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Length: 21 mi
The Cologne Path is a hiking trail created in 2007 around Cologne. It leads past many beautiful and worth seeing places and invites you to linger and enjoy in many places. This round gives a little insight into the northern part of the Cologne Path. In order to make the route passable for road bikes, some particularly difficult to drive sections were replaced by less bumpy paths. Except for a few short sections (but one of which are still acceptable) the route is quite easy to drive. You will be amazed how green Cologne is! The Kölnpfad is signposted (white circle on a black background).Show more
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