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For those who prefer an active vacation, there are numerous sights and destinations to discover in Hattingen, with our Travel Guide being a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure. Enjoy browsing!
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Long distance hiking trail · Sauerland
Ruhr Heights Trail
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 236.7 km
Duration 63:00 h
Ascent 3,819 m
Descent 4,456 m

The Ruhr Heights Trail follows the course of the Ruhr from its source near Winterberg to where it flows into the Rhine in Duisburg.

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Hiking trail · Ruhrgebiet
To Blankenstein Castle
Premium content Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.9 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 144 m
Descent 144 m

This varied hike takes us along the idyllic banks of the Ruhr and up to the medieval Blankenstein Castle.

from Katrin Kranz,   ADAC Wanderführer
Bicycle Ride · Ruhrgebiet
On historical paths to Lake Baldeney
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 58.1 km
Duration 3:15 h
Ascent 345 m
Descent 345 m

Following the idyllic loops of the Ruhr, the route leads to the beautiful Baldeneysee - a paradise for recreation seekers and water sports ...

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Bicycle Ride · Ruhrgebiet
Two Lakes Circuit in the Ruhr Valley
Premium content Difficulty moderate
Distance 50.3 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 229 m
Descent 229 m

Two lakes and the Ruhr

from Katrin Kranz,   Outdooractive Premium
Bicycle Ride · Ruhrgebiet
From Ruhr to Ruhr
Premium content Difficulty moderate
Distance 58.4 km
Duration 4:35 h
Ascent 235 m
Descent 235 m

Well signposted, eventful circular tour on the „From Ruhr to Ruhr Cycle Route“. The route takes you through picturesque landscapes along a ...

from Joern Perschbacher,   Outdooractive Premium
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
Distance 21.2 km
Duration 4:40 h
Ascent 433 m
Descent 421 m

Wanderung von Straßenbahn-Endhaltestelle Hattingen Mitte (Linie 308 Bochum-Gerthe - Hattingen Mitte) nach Süden, danach östlich und  weiter östlich ...

from Holger Rüsberg,
Hiking trail · Ruhrgebiet
From Hattingen to Schwelm
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 21.6 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 510 m
Descent 386 m

On this varied tour, we cross beech forests with holly as undergrowth, hike along lonely asphalt roads and enjoy narrow field and forest paths.

from Martin Lässig,   Outdooractive Editors
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2375 - 3. Community Wanderung von Jörg Müller Natur in NRW durch die Elfringhauser Schweiz by WanderBlog
Today · Community
When did you do this route? October 22, 2022
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Panoramarundweg: Höhenzüge Langenberger Sender und Felderbachtal by A
2 days ago · Community
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The neanderland STEIG by Ute
January 20, 2023 · Community
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Einstieg auf dem Neandertal-Steig
Photo: Ute Kautenburger, Community
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