Virne-Burgweg

Hike along the Eifel Traumpfad Virne-Burgweg (Virne Castle Trail)

A fabulous mix of forest and open heath landscapes – that is the correct characterisation of this Traumpfad. Explore the ruins of Virne Castle and an overwhelming panoramic view of the Eifel from the Schafberg mountain. The landscape highlight is Blumenrath Heath.

Description of the Traumpfad Virne-Burgweg

The Traumpfad starts at Virneburg’s community centre and goes over the Nitzbach brook up to a small chapel. The narrow field path winds its way up to the mighty ruins of Virne Castle. The descent goes down into the village and to the edge of the forest. Above the Nitzbach it continues through the forest. The trail climbs constantly uphill through a side valley into the high forest and then to the juniper heaths on the Schafberg mountain with a phenomenal panorama of the Eifel.

After passing through more fields and forests and crossing the B 258 the trail comes to Blumenrath Heath. The open heathland contrasts with the surrounding mixed woodlands and has wonderful views as far as Nürburg with its castle.

The trail goes past the Brauberg hill and up to the refuge hut above Virne Castle where there is a great view. A mountain footpath traverses the slope to descend into the Nitzbach valley. Tired feet can be cooled when crossing the brook, before the path climbs upwards to go through lush meadows on slopes. A seat at the edge of the forest with a fantastic view of Virne Castle invites the hiker for the last rest before this circular trail returns to its starting point.

Impressions of the Virne-Burgweg

3D flight of the Virne-Burgweg

Highlights of the Virne-Burgweg

  • Nitzbach valley
  • Ruins of Virne Castle (Middle of the 13th century)
  • Vast juniper heaths (Blumenrath and Schafberg)
  • Mountain path
  • Eifel panorama
  • View of Nürburg Castle

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Virne-Burgweg: Schafberg

Information about the Virne-Burgweg

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Short facts

  • Length: 9,9 km
  • Height gain: 313 m
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Level of difficulty: moderate

How to get there

  • A 48 Exit Mayen/Mendig
  • B 258 towards Nürburgring
  • to Virneburg parish hall(In der Au 6)

Start

  • 56729 Virneburg
    parish hall (In der Au 6)

Parking

  • 56729 Virneburg
    parish hall (in der Au 6)
  • 56729 Virneburg
    Blumenrather Heide (at B258 just before Virneburg)

Public transport

Destination stop:

  • Virneburg Brücke

Lines:

  • 344 (Mon-Sat)
    Mayen Ost Bf. – Herresbach
  • 528 (school days)
    Adenau – Baar (Hst. Mühlenberg)

www.bahn.de/rheinmoselbus

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