Traumhafte Wanderungen im Moseltal
Hikes in the Moselle Valley
Wine lovers and hikers alike appreciate the region in south-west Germany, parts of Luxembourg and France. The Moselle valley is scenic and offers plenty of variety. Discover the area while hiking along the Moselle, whether alone, as a couple, with family or friends. Along the river you can experience a lot of culture and nature on both sides. Enjoy wonderful views, whether from the banks or with a panoramic view over forests and vineyards, water and space!
The 10 most beautiful hikes in Moseltal
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Some like it more leisurely, others love challenges. Depending on your physical condition and interests, you can choose hiking tours and accommodation that suit you. Hospitality is very important on the Moselle, whether you stay in a guesthouse or a hotel, in a holiday home, camper or tent.
Where is the best place to go hiking in the Moselle valley?.
Answering this question is easy: üeverywhere. Whether you are looking for an easy themed hike or a city walk, want to try your hand at the challenging Bremmer Calmont via ferrata or prefer to offer one or more stages of the popular Moselsteig trail with fantastic views of the region's vineyards and river landscape,.
The Moselsteig is an absolute classic in the Mosel Valley and perfect for hiking. The popular long-distance hiking trail runs from Perl, in the three-country corner between Germany, France and Luxembourg, to the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, where the Moselle flows into the Rhine. The route is 365 kilometres long and divided into 24 stages. And what about a fling? More than 30 Moselsteig partner trails offer incentives. The circular trails are certified „Seitensprünge“ or „Traumpfade“ around the Moselsteig. Of course, you can also walk individual stages of the Moselsteig if you are not looking for a multi-day tour.
Far-sightedness and interesting facts about hiking
Some hiking trails are dedicated to topics such as viticulture, boxwood, archaeological finds or historical epochs.
The old Romans in particular felt at home here and left many traces in the Moselle valley.
The ancient Romans in particular felt at home here and left many traces in the Moselle valley, for example on the Martberg near Pomerania, in Neumagen or near Luxembourg, at Konz and Igel. Architectural achievements can still be marvelled at today, even from the early days of the railway. From the observation tower on the Prinzenkopf, you can look down on an interesting path with slope viaducts. From there it is not far to Marienburg Castle, from where you can see an impressive loop of the Moselle. The river with its many meanders is also at your fingertips from the old fortress Mont Royal.
Hiking trail with a high climb or heavenly tranquillity
Do you like it steep? The Calmont via ferrata offers you challenging hiking adventures: the slope at the Bremmer Calmont is around 65 degrees, in the steepest vineyard in Europe. Those who dare to climb passages with ladders and steel ropes should be in top condition and sure-footed. As you breathe deeply, you look down into the valley to the ruins of the Stuben Monastery.
Do you prefer to relax while walking? How about the Moselle Camino, from Koblenz-Stolzenfels to the Benedictine Abbey of St. Matthias in Trier. It is marked with the scallop shell and is part of the famous pilgrimage route that leads to Santiago de Compostela.
Explore culture and history on the road
Generally, towns on the Moselle are good starting points or destinations for your hiking tours. There you will encounter culture at every turn, with traces of over 2000 years of history. Trier is considered Germany's oldest city, with its Porta Nigra, imperial baths, amphitheatre and Roman bridge - and is therefore an absolute highlight of a visit to the Moselle valley.
Not far away is the town of Grevenmacher, a metropolis on the Luxembourg Moselle. Small but well-known is the village of Schengen: An important European treaty was signed here. Other hiking tours in Luxembourg also provide boundless experiences in the truest sense of the word.
„Pearl on the Moselle“ is called Beilstein, an idyllic old town. Other tourist magnets are Traben-Trarbach with its pretty buildings from the Art Nouveau period and Bernkastel-Kues, with its medieval town centre and the ruins of Landshut Castle. Eltz Castle near Moselkern is one of the most popular excursion destinations in the region.
From the panorama path there is a magnificent view of the picturesque complex built on rocks. Less crowds can be expected at nice alternatives, such as Thurant Castle, to which you can hike above Alken.
The castle is located on the edge of the Alken valley.
The town. The castle. And the best views.
You can also explore the sights mentioned above with your children. In some places there are special circular routes for families and playgrounds. Many children are also fascinated by castles. One such striking structure towers over the wine town of Cochem. Here you can embark on the Knights' Round Tour, which leads in two loops around the Reichsburg and to the ruins of Winneburg Castle. The Endert Valley, through which one of the most beautiful German hiking trails runs, offers nature experiences close by. You can enjoy a wonderful view of Cochem from the Pinnerkreuz cross.
Hiking with children on the Moselle
You can also reach the Pinnerkreuz comfortably by chairlift. The cable car ride can be an experience for children. If you are travelling with the family, it is worth going to the Klotten Wildlife and Leisure Park on the mountain. Here you can see many species of wild animals and birds of prey. You're sure to have a lot of fun on the merry-go-rounds. The Leiwener Sonnenberg with its climbing forest and animal enclosure is also worth a trip.
Learn about the flora and fauna in the vineyard together: The „InsektenArtWeg“ near Wehlen, for example, offers exciting information. A short family hike along the Chestnut Trail near Kesten is worthwhile, and not only in autumn.
Paw tracks mark a themed hiking trail in Zell, where young and old alike can learn a lot about flora and fauna. Here, hours pass like minutes. There is one animal you will meet everywhere: the Black Cat, the town's mascot. Do you remember Alf, the alien from the TV series? There is a little town called Alf, where an idyllic footpath leads along the Alfbach stream. The „Kröver Nacktarsch“ is also one of the curiosities – a type of wine that is the subject of amusing stories.
After your hikes on the Moselle, you can enjoy a good drop in your glass – a piece of joie de vivre. Or you can try a „Wingertspesch“, which is the name given to vineyard peaches. If you like, you can stroll through the alleys in the evening or let your legs and soul dangle on the shore.