Wandern im Wurmtal - Rund um die Karbonroute (A1)
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WurmtalPhoto: Dominik Ketz, CC BY-SA, StädteRegion Aachen
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
Public transportThe bus stop "Würselen - Bardenberg Wurmtal" closest to the starting point is served by line HZ2. Your personal connection information with tariff information for travelling by public transport is available at: www.avv.de
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.
Book recommendation by the author
Wandern im Wurmtal-Von der Quelle bis zur Mündung der Wurm, Hrsg. Petra Vanderheiden Berndt, ISBN 978-3-000359651
Author’s map recommendations
Wanderkarte NR1: Aachen, Eschweiler, Stolberg, 1:25.000, Hrsg. Eifelverein e.V., € 10, ISBN 978-3-921805-58-9
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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.
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