NRW, or North Rhine-Westphalia, is a state in Western Germany. It is the most populous state in the country, with over 18 million people, and also the most densely populated. Spanning 34,084 square kilometers, it ranks as the fourth-largest German state. Within NRW, there are 30 municipalities with populations exceeding 100,000, including Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, and Essen, all situated primarily in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area. This metropolitan area is the largest in Germany and the fourth-largest in Europe. Due to its strategic location in the European Blue Banana, the Rhine-Ruhr area enjoys excellent connectivity to other major European cities and metropolitan regions such as the Randstad, Flemish Diamond, and Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region.
At 843.2 metres, the Langenberg is the highest mountain in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Via Fritzlar and on an old train route turned to a cycle way to Korbach. Annoying uphill in the heat to Willingen. Through some forest and quite steep to mountain #12 Langenberg. 10km or a bit more to a camp site in famous Winterberg.