Cologne, Germany

Ring Around Cologne: Inner Belt & Rhine River Combo

CC 4.0: © Raimond Spekking

This run, submitted by Francesco Giovanardi, combines our Inner Belt (Innerer Grüngürtel) loop with a section of the Rhine River South route for a wonderful 15 km run, nearly all off-road. It’s a great mix of linear park and waterfront path. Starting and ending at Eifelwall U-Bahn station, take the Inner Belt path through several parks for ~9 km, and then make your way to the Rhine River path, headed south for 4 km to Friedenspark.

Add-On: More paths along the Rhine River — see our Rhine River North & South routes.

  • 15.5 km (9.7 miles)
  • 73m (239 feet)
  • Eifelwall U-Bahn station, near the Innerer Grüngürtel
  • Transit: Eifelwall on U-Bahn. Other stops along the way