Hiking in Essen | © Ralf Schultheiß/EMG
Hiking in Essen | © Ralf Schultheiß/EMG
Leisure time

Hiking in Essen

Leisure time

Hiking in Essen

Rich in contrast, exciting and so green! Walking in Essen is a real experience. Look forward to surprising and above all fascinating views in Germany's third greenest city. From urban to alpine - pure holiday feeling awaits you here!

The four large circular hiking trails are particularly varied and challenging: the BaldeneySteig (approx. 27 km) and the Kettwiger PanoramaSteig (approx. 35 km) in the south of Essen, the ZollvereinSteig (approx. 26 km) in the north of the city, which was inaugurated in 2022, and the new DeilbachSteig (approx. 33 km), which connects the cities of Essen, Velbert and Hattingen.

Do you prefer something shorter? Then take a look at our hiking suggestions. The tours take you past lots of greenery, culture and industrial heritage.

So, get your hiking boots on and discover Essen!


Hiking trails

Hiking in Essen | © Diana Blinkert/EMG

Hiking tour tips

Whether you want to take a break from the stressful workday after work, go on a day hike with your family or show your best friends from abroad the city from a different perspective - we have created a selection of hiking tours for you here.

Here you will find the hiking suggestions (pdf, 1 MB)

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