Einsiedlertal, Siebengebirge, Bad Honnef
Walking through the 'Hermit Valley'

In English, it would be “Hermits’ Valley”, and if you like wild romantic sceneries, you will enjoy this trail. You can start your hike at the parking lot “Einsiedlertal” at the road “Schmelzstraße”, about halfway between the city of Bad Honnef and its district Aegidienberg in the hills. The hiking trail takes you up into the Seven Mountains, direction Mount Löwenburg. On the way through the Einsiedlertal, you can Siefen who see deep moist valleys, good.

Also this Southern part of the Seven Mountains has gone through an eventful history. The road name “Schmelztalstraße” refers to the name of the area, “Schmelztal”, which would be “Melting Valley” in English. Here, lead, zinc and copper were mined and melted since 1753, there were more than 70 ore mines in the area of Bad Honnef. In mine “Theresa” in the Einsiedlertal, later called “Happy Elise” was one of the oldest; along the trail you can see some remnants.

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