Combine the tour with the other marked trails in the Wurmtal
Hiking trail A2
Hiking trail A3
Hiking trail A4
Hiking trail A5
Those who would like to explore the Wurmtal on foot can do so on six hiking trails marked by the association " Linker Niederrhein e.V.". The main axis is the approx. 16 km long hiking trail E 8, also shown in our route planner, which leads from Herzogenrath to the historic old town of Aachen. This axis is supplemented by a system of 5 marked trails (A1 to A5) which can be combined with each other as desired and thus also allow exploration of the Worm Valley on attractive marked trails. The A 2 circular trail shown here, about 3 kilometres long, opens up the area of the Wurmtal valley around Wilhelmstein Castle. In combination with the circular trail A2, the hike can be extended to about 8.5 km, in combination with circular trail A3 to about 7.5 km or, in combination with both tours, to about 13 km.
the summer months, cultural events from classical music to rock, from theatre and cabaret to open air cinema take place in the shadow of the castle, which are well-known and popular far beyond the borders of Würselen and the Aachen region. Information on the events is available from StadtentwicklungWürselen GmbH und Co KG ( Klosterstraße 33,52146 Würselen, Tel. +49 (0) 24 05 / 42949-0, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.burg-wilhelmstein.com) Also a restaurant Restaurant Burg Wilhelmstein (An Wilhelmstein, 52146 Würselen, Tel. 02405 85201, www.burgwilhelmstein.de) with 18-hole miniature golf course can be found there, so that the castle is especially suitable for families with children also for a short break.
Safety informationIn bad weather conditions, some paths may be slippery or difficult to walk on.
Tips and hints
Getting thereUse our route planner for the individual planning of your journey by car and enter "Kohlscheider Straße, Würselen" as your destination.
ParkingYou can park your car in the car park Wurmbrücke/Kohlscheider Straße, which is also the starting point of the tour.
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EquipmentWith waterproof hiking boots, clothes adapted to the weather, enough water and a little food you are well equipped for the tour.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.