Worum es bei uns geht

Hello altogether! This group aims to bring together all hiking enthusiasts from Düsseldorf and its region. Our hikes lead us across Düsseldorf as well as all the beautiful places surrounding our city. By the way: Every member is more than welcome to suggest his and her own hiking ideas. Simply write a message to one of our organizers and we'll figure out a great tour! On another note, this group is proud to be a very international communtity with great folks from all around the world. What defines the meetup culture is the mutual respect towards each other regardless of one's ethnicity, sexuality or political views. All that matters is the willingness to having a great time together! :)

Mit wanderfreudigem Gruß

Lemmy & Neal

Bevorstehende Events (5+)

Hike Along the Düssel … Hochdahl – Aprath (#2019-14)

This is one of my favorite hikes. We will be crossing the river “Düssel” more than a dozen times. Challenge to you: How many times exactly will we have crossed the river? We will start our hike at the S-Bahn station “Hochdahl” (S8) (https://goo.gl/maps/kr6iypT7zHRtdixK8) in Erkrath and finish the hike at the S-Bahn station in Wülfrath-Aprath (https://goo.gl/maps/6WnC7Bcqf662). After a short … approximately 15 minutes hike … we will pass by the Neanderthal Museum. Here we will cross the Düssel for the first time … start counting ;). The name “Düssel” (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%BCssel) goes back to the Germanic name: “Thusila”, meaning “Die Wilde” (The Wild One). Most of the hike will be along and through the beautiful Düssel valley. On the way we will pass several smaller towns / villages until we finally reach … after approximately 16 km … the village of Düssel where we stop for drinks and lunch. The restaurant is called: “Kutscher Stuben” (http://www.kutscherstuben-wuelfrath.de/). From there it is about 30 minutes to the S-Bahn station Wülfrath, Aprath (https://goo.gl/maps/6WnC7Bcqf662) from where we can catch the S9 to Wuppertal Vohwinkel, changing into the S8 to Düsseldorf. Note: This is a rain or shine hike. So, please wear the appropriate cloth and good hiking shoes … it might be slippery at certain places. If you have hiking poles it might be a good idea to bring them … whatever you feel comfortable with. We will also hike in light rain. If the forecast should call for heavy rain, we will cancel the hike. As always, you participate and hike at your own risk. ***WHAT: Difficulty rating: moderate, approximately 18 km … depending on the group and the breaks we take ... around 4 – 5 hours (plus about 1 hour for lunch). ***WHEN: Sunday, July 21 at 10:15 am. Note: Not later, otherwise you will miss the hike. ***WHERE: S-Bahn station “Hochdahl ” (S8) (https://goo.gl/maps/kr6iypT7zHRtdixK8) in Erkrath. ***DIRECTIONS (example): S8 from Düsseldorf Hbf (platform 13) at 10:00 am to Hochdahl S, arriving at 10:11 am. ***PARTICIPANTS: Maximum of 18 Wandervögel. ***REQUIRED: Some hiking experience, 1-liter water or energy drinks, weather appropriate outfit, good hiking shoes. See you guys soon. And … please … once you have signed up and for whatever reason you cannot participate after all … cancel your participation as soon as possible. It’s only fair to the other Wandervögel on the wait list. Thanks, Lemmy

Hike Urdenbacher Kämpe und Zons (#2019-15)

Strassenbahn Haltestelle Schloss Benrath

We will start and finish our hike at the Strassenbahn-Haltestelle: Schloss Benrath (https://goo.gl/maps/LrhcdD7ymqx) First, we will walk into the Schlosspark around Schloss Benrath, leave the park at the southside and walk through the small village Urdenbach where we then hike first in Southeastern direction through the Urdenbacher Kämpe (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urdenbacher_K%C3%A4mpe) along the old, old riverbed of the Rhein; it’s called the Altrhein. The Urdenbacher Kämpe is one of the last, non-dyked river-plain landscapes along the upper Lower Rhine. More than 70 species of bird nest here, including the kingfisher, oriole, black kite and the corncrake. After around 2 hours of hiking we will take the Rhein-ferry (2 x 1€) and cross the river over to Zons where we take a lunch break. Zons (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadt_Zons), formerly known as Feste Zons, dating back to the 14th century, is still in its original state. It is an old town on the west bank of the Lower Rhine between Cologne and Düsseldorf. Note: This is a rain or shine hike. So, please wear the appropriate cloth and good hiking shoes … it might be slippery at certain places. If you have hiking poles it might be a good idea to bring them … whatever you feel comfortable with. We will also hike in light rain. If the forecast should call for heavy rain, we will cancel the hike. As always, you participate and hike at your own risk. ***WHAT: Easy (flat terrain) to medium (distance) hike, approximately 18 km … depending on the group and on the weather ... around 4 – 4,5 hours (plus approximately 60 min lunch break, plus possible wait time at the ferry). ***WHEN: Sunday, August 4 at 10:30 am. Note: not later, otherwise you will miss the hike. ***WHERE: Strassenbahn-Haltestelle: Schloss Benrath (https://goo.gl/maps/xYBtEAGRt1P2). ***DIRECTIONS (example): S6 from Düsseldorf Hbf, platform 11 at 10:20 am, arriving at Benrath S at 10:14 am, changing into U-Bahn (tram) #71 from Bahnsteig 1 arriving at 10:26 am. ***PARTICIPANTS: Maximum of 18 Wandervögel. ***REQUIRED: Some hiking experience, 1-liter water or energy drinks, weather appropriate outfit, good hiking shoes. ***LUNCH: We plan to stop for lunch and/or drinks … most probably … at the Restaurant Torschenke (http://www.torschenke.de/) in Zons for an hour or so. See you guys soon. And … please … once you have signed up and for whatever reason you cannot participate after all … cancel your participation as soon as possible. It’s only fair to the other Wandervögel on the wait list. Thanks, Lemmy

Hike Angerbach Valley (#2019-16)

Ratingen Ost

We will start and finish our hike at the S-Bahn station “Ratingen Ost” (https://goo.gl/maps/jp522d14Qkz). This is a rather easy hike … a few upwards slopes, but nothing too difficult. Part of this circular hike is the so called "Industriepfad und Kunstweg" (Industrial and Art Path) which runs from the eastern to the western edge of Ratingen. We will hike along the natural meadows of the Angertal, through historic parks … partially on dirt and forest paths … but also on smaller paved roads, encountering numerous works of art such as a “Grazing Horse", a "Man with Deer Antlers" or the "Heaven on Earth. Towards the end of our hike we will stop at the restaurant “Auermühle” (http://www.liebevoll.de/) for some drinks and lunch. Once we have finished our break it is about a half-hour hike back to the S-Bahn station “Ratingen Ost”. Note: This is a rain or shine hike. So, please wear the appropriate cloth and good hiking shoes … it might be slippery at certain places. If you have hiking poles it might be a good idea to bring them … whatever you feel comfortable with. We will also hike in light rain. If the forecast should call for heavy rain, we will cancel the hike. As always, you participate and hike at your own risk. ***WHAT: Easy hike, approximately 16,5 km … depending on the group and on the weather ... around 4 – 4,5 hours (plus approximately 60 min lunch break. ***WHEN: Sunday, August 18 at 10:45 am. Note: not later, otherwise you will miss the hike. ***WHERE: S-Bahn station: Ratingen Ost (https://goo.gl/maps/jp522d14Qkz). ***DIRECTIONS (example): S6 from Düsseldorf Hbf, platform 14 at 10:30 am, arriving at Ratingen-Ost, platform 2 at 10:45 am. ***PARTICIPANTS: Maximum of 18 Wandervögel. ***REQUIRED: Some hiking experience, 1-liter water or energy drinks, weather appropriate outfit, good hiking shoes. ***LUNCH: We plan to stop for lunch and/or drinks at the restaurant “Auermühle” (http://www.liebevoll.de/) in Ratingen for an hour or so. See you guys soon. And … please … once you have signed up and for whatever reason you cannot participate after all … cancel your participation as soon as possible. It’s only fair to the other Wandervögel on the wait list. Thanks, Lemmy

This hike might be for you ….

Alt-Himmelgeist

… if you are one of the more than 1,300 members of this Meet-up group who has never attended even one hike. This is your opportunity because Sunday’s hike in Düsseldorf-Himmelgeist is very suitable for hike beginners (of course also for all our “regulars” :). *** Hike Himmelgeister Bogen (#[masked]) *** We will start and finish our hike at the bus station (bus #835) “Alt Himmelgeist” (https://goo.gl/maps/7TNdYuMfRnH1yvfp9). This is an easy-peasy hike … sweet and short, flat and fun. Only about 10 km, meaning 2 ½ to 3 hours at a leisurely to moderate pace. We begin our hike by walking through the park of “Schloss Mickeln” (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Mickeln) which serves today as the guest house and a conference center of the Heinrich Heine University. Hiking counter-clockwise we’ll reach pretty soon the former landing place of the Himmelgeister Rhine Ferry. From there we continue along the Rhine, partially on sandy, partially on grassy surface, until we come to a camp ground from where we will start our way back. At the end of our hike we will stop at the restaurant “Messina Due” (http://www.messina-due.de/index2.php) for some drinks and lunch. Note: This is a rain or shine hike. So, please wear the appropriate cloth and good hiking shoes … it might be slippery at certain places. We will also hike in light rain. If the forecast should call for heavy rain, we will cancel the hike. As always, you participate and hike at your own risk. ***WHAT: Very easy hike, approximately 10 km … depending on the group and on the weather ... around 2,5 – 3 hours (plus approximately 60 min lunch break). ***WHEN: Sunday, August 25 at 11:00 am. Note: not later, otherwise you will miss the hike. ***WHERE: Bus station (#835): Alt Himmelgeist (https://goo.gl/maps/7TNdYuMfRnH1yvfp9). ***DIRECTIONS (example): S11 from Düsseldorf Hbf, platform 12 at 10:38 am, arriving at Bilk S-Bahn, platform 2 at 10:42 am, changing into Bus 835, Bahnsteig 3 at 10:46 and arriving at “Alt Himmelgeist”, Bahnsteig 1 at 11:02 am ***PARTICIPANTS: Maximum of 18 Wandervögel. ***REQUIRED: Some hiking experience, 1-liter water or energy drinks, weather appropriate outfit, good hiking shoes. ***LUNCH: We plan to stop for lunch and/or drinks at the restaurant “Messina Due” (http://www.messina-due.de/index2.php) in Himmelgeist for an hour or so. See you guys soon. And … please … once you have signed up and for whatever reason you cannot participate after all … cancel your participation as soon as possible. It’s only fair to the other Wandervögel on the wait list. Thanks, Lemmy

Vergangene Events (65)

Hike Around Lake Unterbach (#2019-13)

Bus stop "Stammesberg", Bus #737

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