The start is north of Haus Wildenrath, in the German municipality of Wassenberg, just across the border at Roerdalen. The route follows the natural path to the edge of the forest and crosses the still young Schaagbach. Then through the Birgel forest to the "Birgelener Pützchen", a small pilgrimage chapel. It continues along the Way of the Cross, which is surrounded by statues of saints. Afterwards we go uphill, where you can observe the relics of the west wall.
Over the old railway embankment of the dilapidated Jülich - Dalheim route, the path continues to the highest point of the hiking trail. Unspoilt mixed and beech forests alternate. The roads and paths are often surrounded by almost man-high ferns. Then the hikers reach the romantic valley of the Schaagbach. The quiet path invites you to enjoy nature. Finally, the trail leads back to the marsh landscape around Haus Wildenrath.
This hiking trail fascinates every nature lover in every season with its great diversity. Good walking shoes and clothing are recommended for this natural, unadulterated route. The biological station "Haus Wildenrath" offers interesting facts about the fascinating animal and plant world.
The pilgrimage chapel "Birgelener Pützchen" also includes the Willibrordus spring, the silicon-containing water seems to have a healing effect. Silent witnesses of history are the remains of the Westwall: remains of bunkers and trenches from the World Wars.
The leaflet is available at the tourist offices in Midden-Limburg and can be ordered in the webshop.