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.
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.
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