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Panorama Cycle Route Balkantrasse



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Elevation profile Panorama Cycle Route Balkantrasse

Added on 21 Nov 2013,

on 13 May 2018

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Start location

Leverkusen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE (42 m NHN)

End location

Lennep, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE (336 m NHN)


Aus der Hügellandschaft des Bergischen zur Tiefebene des Rheins auf der Balkantrasse. Der Name erinnert an den »Balkanexpress« – so wurde die ehemalige Bahnlinie zwischen Leverkusen-Opladen und Remscheid-Lennep im Volksmund genannt.

Der Bahnhof Remscheid-Lennep liegt am Rande des historischen Stadtkerns mit seinem nahezu kreisrunden mittelalterlichen Grundriss und denkmalgeschützten Häusern. Für die Wissenshungrigen lohnt sich ein Abstecher in das Deutsche Röntgenmuseum.

Auf der ehemaligen Bahntrasse geht es ohne große Steigungen und verkehrsfrei entspannt durch die Landschaft – städtisches Leben und ländliches Idyll wechseln sich ab. Nur in Wermelskirchen führt die Strecke auf verkehrsarmen Straßen mitten durch den Ortskern.

Unterwegs auf der rund 19 Kilometer langen Strecke erinnern Meilensteine an die Bahn-Vergangenheit, Rastplätze und Gastronomie gibt es an vielen Orten.

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Rechte-Inhaber: Bergische Entwicklungsagentur GmbH, Erlaubnis erhalten am 27.11.2013.

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27 Nov 2013 - 17 Dec 2014

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0 km
2,9 km
33 m


DE-51371 Leverkusen-Hitdorf


Boardinghouse / guest house


3 km
2,7 km
33 m

DE-51373 Leverkusen


Sports equipment

Die BayArena, Heimatstadion von Bayer 04 Leverkusen
BayArena bei Flutlicht
Ulrich-Haberland-Stadion und BayArena

The BayArena (German pronunciation: [beːʔaˈʁeːna]) is a football stadium in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which has been the home ground of Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen since 1958. It is not a UEFA 5-star stadium, however is in the process of becoming one. It is iconic due to a few reason.

As the new stadium design was planned in the 80s, it was based on the design of the then Ruhrstadium in Bochum. A steep single-tier football stadium without a running track with seating for 35,000 spectators. The stadium was intended to be constructed section by section over time in order to save costs and grow with the demands of the club, starting with the east stand in 1986, the west in 1989 and the north in 1991. In the middle of the rebuild, the demands of modern football stadiums changed. Suites and VIP Areas became necessary, a family friendly section as well as design modification to all-seater following the Bundesliga riots of the 1990s and the demands for international matches.

As a lesson from the World Cup 1994 in the USA the north section was redesignated as a so-called "Family Street", the first section of a German stadium aimed at attracting a younger audience. This concept proved to be a rousing success and demanded the moving of the Family Street to the larger east section for the 96-97 season. In the process the BayArena was the first stadium in Germany to turn into an all-seater and to remove part of the fences which had separated the tiers from the pitch, starting again in the east and later expanded to the whole stadium. Due to the demands for larger VIP areas, the original plans for closing the gap in the south with a stand the same layout as the north were dropped in 1995. Instead the south section was built as box suites, making the stadium unique in the Bundesliga with its South American style horseshoe design. With the work finished in 1997 the BayArena was judged as the most comfortable and modern stadium in Germany.

The expansion and renovation of 2007-2009 added a second tier over the east, north and west sections, new VIP suites between the two tiers, a new oval roof covering all seats as well as the complete rebuild of the club's main facilities in the west section. It also saw the reintroduction of pure standing areas for the home supporters in the corner north/east. After Summer 2013 the pure standing area will stretch over the complete first rows in the north of the stadium.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'BayArena', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 December 2013, 15:37 UTC, [accessed 27 December 2013]

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27 Dec 2013

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6 km
0,5 km
0 m

DE-51379 Opladen



ex-Ausbesserungswerk in Opladen; im Hintergrund Stellwerk und Bahnhof.

Ausgangs- bzw. Zielpunkt für Touren auf der Balkantrasse. Evtl. Rückfahr nach Remscheid-Lennep mit RB48 und S7 via Solingen Hbf. In der Nähe das große ehemalige Ausbesserungswerk, zur Zeit Umbau zur "Bahnstadt".

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04 Dec 2015

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8 km
4,0 km
46 m

DE-51377 Leverkusen



Panoramaaufnahme des Schloss Morsbroich in Leverkusen
Schloss Morsbroich in Leverkusen, Fontaine monumentale

The Morsbroich Museum (German: Museum Morsbroich or Morsbroich Castle Municipal Museum (Städtisches Museum Schloss Morsbroich), is a German museum of modern art situated in Leverkusen, 20 km north of Cologne.

Formerly a Baroque castle, it is now a municipal museum for the exhibition of current art. It also provides the setting for theatrical productions and other cultural events under the title "Morsbroich Summer".

In 1948 the castle was leased to the city of Leverkusen. Since 1951 it is used as an exhibition space. In 1974 it was sold to the city of Leverkusen and subsequently renovated in order to permanently function as the city's museum of modern art.

The Museum Morsbroich was the first museum in North Rhine-Westphalia explicitly exhibiting works by famous international post-war painters, sculptors and installation artists. It presented artists such as Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana, Louise Nevelson, Andy Warhol and Robert Motherwell. During the last 50 years it collected 400 paintings and sculptures and 5000 prints by contemporary artists.

In 2009, the Museum Morsbroich was named "museum of the year" by the German section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Morsbroich Museum', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 21 March 2013, 06:13 UTC, [accessed 29 December 2013]

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29 Dec 2013

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Hours of opening

Donnerstag 11 bis 21 Uhr (außer feiertags, dann nur bis 17 Uhr)
Dienstag, Mittwoch, Freitag bis Sonntag 11 bis 17 Uhr
Öffentliche Führung jeden Sonntag 15:00 Uhr


11 km
0,4 km
132 m


DE-51381 Leverkusen-Atzlenbach







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