Walk along the Traumpfad trails along the Mosel
Walk the hiking trails along the Mosel
Lined by sun-drenched vineyard terraces and steep slate covered slopes, the river Mosel meanders in many loops through pristine countryside.
The traditional Riesling grows here and can be tasted during a break in one of the many small wineries and vintners’ cottages selling the wine. Numerous locks invite the hiker to watch the shipping on the river, picturesque chapels and proud castles tell of bygone times. Particularly attractive for hikers along the Mosel is the wild romantic Ehrenburg in the middle of dense forests, carrying the visitor deep into the Middle Ages. The following trails invite the hiker:
Hike in the glorious colourful Maifeld
Not far from the Mosel lies the Maifeld, a multifaceted, largely agricultural landscape. In springtime, wide fields of rapeseed and phacelia (scorpion weed) turn the Maifeld into a brilliant yellow and blue patchwork carpet. In summer and autumn the fields are golden with wheat and barley.
Wide plateaus offer magnificent views over narrow side valleys. In one of these side valleys enthroned above the river Elz is “the” German medieval knight’s castle − Eltz Castle.
Traumpfad: Bergschluchtenpfad Ehrenburg
Through overwhelming landscapes ...
... along the steep slopes of the Mosel, deep gorges or canyons, along lively brooks, plunge into the Middle Ages in the wildly romantic Ehrenburg Castle, crowned by spectacular views of the Mosel and the Mosel valley.
Traumpfad: Bleidenberger Ausblicke
The translated name says it all: a dream path!
Stunning panorama views over the Mosel valley, mighty cliffs with a deep canyon, on the tracks of an old vineyard path up to the medieval Thurant Castle and the Bleidenberg pilgrimage church.
Traumpfad: Eltzer Burgpanorama
Splendid views ...
... of the plains on the Mosel plateau and tranquil meadowlands along the bubbling Elz brook combine with a unique cultural monument: the castle per se – Eltz Castle!
Traumpfad: Hatzenporter Laysteig
Along unspoilt paths ...
... on the steep slopes of the Mosel directly through the vineyards. Via ferrata create thrills, the distinctive Rabenlay and Kreuzlay mountains allow wonderful views before the path plunges into the magical and serene "Schrumpftal" (Schrumpf valley).
Traumpfad: Koberner Burgpfad
Fabulous passages ...
... through unspoilt forests, on wooden footbridges over bubbling brooks, the Oberburg and Niederburg Castles majestically overlook picturesque vineyards. Cultural highlights are the late Roman St. Matthew’s Chapel and a celtic place of worship.
Traumpfad: Pyrmonter Felsensteig
Adventurous paths and steep cliffs ...
... alternate with wide fields and beautiful views, the medieval Pyrmont castle invites the hiker to a visit, and the crowning finish is the idyllic waterfall at the Pyrmont Mill.
... peaceful sections of forests and passages with magnificent views over the Mosel plateau are the attraction of this hike. Jungle-like paths pass through brook valleys to exposed viewpoints on Hitzlay mountain and at "Mönch-Felix-Hütte" (Friar Felix’s Cabin).