The fascinating hike around Thomasberg

The fascinating hike around Thomasberg

The mountains are calling! And for those who love the sound of the wind, the chirping of the birds and the feeling of freedom, there is nothing better than a hike in nature. Such a hike leads through the picturesque Siebengebirge and around the Thomasberg.

Starting point: Heisterbach Monastery

Right in the heart of the Siebengebirge, the hike begins at the historic Heisterbach Monastery. But soon wide forest paths lead out of the Siebengebirge. The rustling of the leaves, the crunch of the ground and the fresh mountain air accompany every step.

The route: A mix of nature and culture

The hike stretches over an impressive 14.2 kilometers and climbs 341 meters in altitude. But not only nature, but also culture is not neglected. The route leads through several picturesque towns that invite you to linger and discover.

The middle of the road: an interim conclusion

About halfway it's worth stopping and reflecting on what you've experienced so far. The wide field paths and the crossing of the towns offer a welcome change from the forest paths. But even if the hike is solid, there are sections that will not delight every hiker.

Tips for a successful hike

In order to fully enjoy the hike around Thomasberg, there are a few tips that should be followed:

  • The signage may be ambiguous in some places. It is therefore recommended to download the GPX track to your cell phone.
  • Shortly before the finish, the “Waidmanns Ruh” offers a welcome opportunity to stop off. Here you can fortify yourself and reflect on the hike.

The conclusion: A hike with ups and downs

The hike around Thomasberg offers many impressive moments. The section on Stenzelberg with its breathtaking view is particularly a highlight. But the possible detour to Weilberg is also a real highlight. However, there are sections that cannot convince every hiker. The road noise from the A3 can spoil the natural experience in places. Overall, however, the hike is an experience that you don't want to miss.

The rating: 6 out of 10 points

All in all, the hike around Thomasberg deserves a rating of 6 out of 10 points. The impressive nature, the cultural highlights and the breathtaking views make the hike an unforgettable experience. But there are also points that could be improved to make the hiking experience even more intense.

So if you are looking for an adventure in nature and love the mountains, you shouldn't miss the hike around Thomasberg. It is a journey that invigorates both the body and the mind and creates unforgettable moments.