Tempo  3 horas 32 minutos

Coordenadas 873

Fecha de subida 19 de noviembre de 2014

Fecha de realización noviembre 2014

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473 m
387 m
6,32 km

Vista 3101 veces, descargada 191 veces

preto de Burgau, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)

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 center of Monschau. Here you cross the Rur twice and then climb towards the viewpoint beneath the ruins of the castle. From here you walk/climb to a viewpoint (see waypoint) across town. You then descend to the asphalt road from Monschau towards Imgenbroich, and descend a bit further along the road towards Monschau. You then take a smaller steeper climb up the valley slope and then continue east. The broader forest track then descends towards the municipal waste water treatment plant next to the Rur river. You continue past the plant and cross the bridge (see waypoint). You ascend along a broad forest track back in the direction of Monschau. When you join the asphalt road Schleidener Strasse there is a final climb on a grassy path before you descend into town, and cross the Rur twice. From the market place you ascend via the Eifelsteig on some stairs towards another viewpoint above the town center (see waypoint). From here you continue further to the Kierberg viewpoint and then on to another viewpoint near a small waterfall on the south side of town. Finally, you descend to the starting point.
The maximum parking fee in november 2014 was 7 euros. There are plenty of restaurants and bars in Monschau, but no catering on other parts of the route. It can be very busy in Monschau with tourists. The hike is also suited for children if they do not mind a few climbs. Especially between the bridge east of the waste water treatment plant and the Schleidener Strasse, the forest road and tracks were quite muddy, and waterproof shoes are recommended.

Kierberg viewpoint

One of the many viewpoints along this route, on the Eifelsteig route on the south-eastern part of town. There is a small chapel and a graveyard near the viewpoint.

Monschau center

Picturesque historic town on the Rur with small streets, timber framed houses and slated roofs. Many tourists crowd the small streets, and there are plenty of restaurants. In Monschau center you will find a few bridges across the Ruhr, several churches, a lot of restaurants and shops, and a lot of tourists...

Monschau viewpoint

Viewpoint directly above the town center on a rampart next to the Eifelsteig climb out of town.

Rur bridge

This is the first bridge across the Rur east of town, near the municipal waste water treatment plant.

Viewpoint 1

There is a small house at this viewpoint on the north-east side of town.

Viewpoint 2

This viewpoint on the south side of town gives a good overview of the town of Monschau. There is a little waterfall nearby.

4 comentarios

  • Frank DB 20-jun-2016

    He realizado esta ruta  ver detalle

    Mooie wandeling rond en in een mooie stad. BIj regenachtig weer goed schoeisel voorzien. Boswegen worden soms gekruist door kleine beekjes regenwater. Toch wat klimwerk, dus niet voor hartpatiënten, m.a.w. niet zo easy.

  • Foto de Tjaart Molenkamp

    Tjaart Molenkamp 20-jun-2016

    Bedankt Frank voor je review. Zitten inderdaad wat klimstukjes in. Heb de classificatie aangepast naar 'middelmatig'.

  • pagaimo 11-oct-2017

    He realizado esta ruta  ver detalle

    The walk is easy and the scenery is beautiful. Monschau is a very typical and picturesque village. Still, the forests around the village are not virgin nature.

  • Foto de Tjaart Molenkamp

    Tjaart Molenkamp 11-oct-2017

    Thanks for your review, pagaimo! Unfortunately, hardly any forests in this region are virgin any more.... Luckily, the scenery and nature are still worth visiting!

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