The Moselsteig trail – 24 stages along the sunny Moselle Valley

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On its journey from the French border to its confluence with the Rhine at the German Corner in Koblenz, the Moselle has created a fantastic valley. The Moselsteig trail takes you through one of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Germany in 24 daily stages. In the Saarland and in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, it flows calmly through open hilly landscapes, passes countless contemplative villages and towns and has cut a deep valley between the Eifel and Hunsrück into the mountain landscape. The Moselsteig leads you along the side of the Moselle through quiet forests, over open fields and meadows, along rocky slopes and, of course, through picturesque, seemingly endless vineyards. Between the stages, small half-timbered towns with centuries-old winegrowing traditions and correspondingly first-class wines await you from the sun-drenched slopes of the Moselle valley.

On the 24 stages of the Moselsteig trail, you will cover a total of around 250 miles (400 kilometers) and climb the mountain ranges along the valley to an altitude of 32,000 feet (10,000 meters). As the elevation is evenly distributed over the stages, however, it's less challenging than it sounds: only a few Tours make you ascend more than 1,300 feet (400 meters). The perfectly signposted hiking trail usually runs high above the river and spoils you with countless magnificent views of the deep Moselle valley — a perfect reward for your ascents.

In the villages and towns along the Mosellesteig trail, you will find numerous accommodations, cozy inns and restaurants and, of course, first-class wineries. If you'd like to take a few bottles of your favorite wines with you as a souvenir, it's best to have the wine bottles sent straight home by the winegrowers. That way, your backpack stays pleasantly light and you still don't have to miss out on your souvenirs.

Since all stage locations can also be easily reached by bus and train, you can also plan the individual stages as day hikes. Alternatively, you can choose your favorite section and put together your own personal hike on the Moselsteig trail. We have given you all of the suitable bus and train lines for all Tours so that you don't have to search long for a fitting connection.

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The 24 stages of the Moselsteig trail

  • Difficult
    06:36
    23.7 km
    3.6 km/h
    440 m
    440 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The starting point of your first leg on the Moselsteig is the village of Perl in the border triangle Germany-France-Luxembourg. From the station, the signposted hiking trail leads you out of the village.After a last look at France and Luxembourg, the Moselsteig leads you through small woodland and across meadows to the north. After crossing the federal motorway A8 you pass the tranquil village of Wochern. With a beautiful view over the hilly fields of the Saarland you continue your hike.It goes through small woodland and in fields right on the edge of the forest along to today's stage destination Palzem. Surrounded by vineyards, the destination is located on a sun-drenched, gentle slope of the Mosel valley.There is no refreshments along today's stage. It's best to plan enough provisions for the tour.Both Perl and Palzem are approached from Trier directly from the Moselle Valley Railway RB82.Timetables can be found at moseltalbahn.de.

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  • Intermediate
    04:31
    16.1 km
    3.6 km/h
    320 m
    330 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The second stage of the Moselsteig starts in Palzem. Leave behind the village and the banks of the Moselle and wander north through a small forest area.The path only rises gently and as soon as you leave the forest you can see in front of you a large church building. This is the impressive Helfanter Dom, which you can visit in Helfant shortly afterwards.After a short break in the shadow of the impressive church, head north. The path continues through a forest and then you wander on the edge of Wincheringen leisurely downhill towards the Moselle.From here, the Moselsteig takes you up to your destination, Nittel, with a wonderful view of the Mosel and the surrounding vineyards.It is also worthwhile to pack provisions for today's hike. The only stop on the way is the hotel restaurant Moselblick in Rehlingen. Alternatively, make a short detour to Wincheringen, where you can find various restaurants and inns.The starting point Palzem and the destination Nittel are both on the route of the Moselle Valley Railway.Timetables can be found at moseltalbahn.de.

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  • Difficult
    06:17
    22.4 km
    3.6 km/h
    450 m
    460 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the third stage the landscape becomes a bit more dramatic right from the start. From the starting point you hike directly below the Nitteler rocks and then climb up to Kammweg above the rock walls. From the top you have a great view of the Mosel valley and of course on Nittel.Over wide fields you wander in the constant up and down in the direction of Konz. The Moselsteig leads you off the shore through a peaceful hilly landscape, which spoils you again and again with beautiful views.At the rest area in Fellerich you can take a long break and admire the wooded hills and vast meadow valleys. Afterwards it goes over a wooded ridge up to the Löschemer chapel.From the small church you have a wonderful view down to the Mosel valley. In some hairpin bends it goes steeply downhill to the banks of the Moselle and on to the stage destination Konz. On the Konzer bridge you now cross the Saar, which flows into the Mosel at this point.The third stage is mostly quiet and secluded, so you will not find inns or restaurants. Best to pack a good package in the morning.The Nittel train station and the Konz train station are both served by the Moselle Valley Railway.More information and timetables can be found at moseltalbahn.de.

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  • Difficult
    06:00
    21.4 km
    3.6 km/h
    350 m
    350 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The fourth stage of the Moselsteig leads you at the beginning of the tour over the Moselle and then up the other bank to a steep and wooded ridge. Through the forest Zewener it goes quite steeply uphill.Soon it comes out of the forest and on wide meadows and fields you wander around the village Herresthal. Here you have almost made the entire ascent of today's stage. Now it goes gently up and down over meadows and through extensive woodland.After about 15 kilometers you reach the Café & Restaurant Mohrenkopf, which is perfect for a well-deserved rest. On forest roads, the Moselsteig leads you further in the direction of Trier. Here it goes over the campus of the University of Trier and down to the banks of the Mosel.On the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke you cross the river and follow the Moselsteig to the famous Porta Nigra, today's stage destination.The Moseltalbahn connects the starting point Konz with the destination Trier. The journey between the two stations takes about ten minutes.

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  • Difficult
    05:40
    19.6 km
    3.5 km/h
    460 m
    470 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the fifth Moselsteig stage it gets more and more hilly. First, you cross the Moselle again and climb up the left bank to the rock path. High above the river you can enjoy a magnificent view over the valley and the city of Trier.After about six kilometers you cross the Trier district Biewer. If you are already in the mood for a break here, then you will find various rest stops.Afterwards it goes steeply up to the bee mountain, where also a small Marienkapelle stands. Through an extensive forest you hike on to the Ehranger balcony. From this vantage point you have a fantastic view of Ehrang and the Mosel valley.In some serpentines it goes through the forest downhill to Ehrang. Here, too, hungry hikers will find various snacks and restaurants. After a break the Moselsteig leads you uphill to the small settlement Hintere Heide. On the eponymous heath you hike downhill to near the banks of the Mosel and on to the final destination Schweich.Between Trier and Schweich drives the Moselle Valley Railway RB81.Timetables can be found at moseltalbahn.de.

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  • Intermediate
    03:39
    12.5 km
    3.4 km/h
    330 m
    340 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Around Schweich rises on the left bank of the Moselle, a steep and vineyard-covered valley slope. The Moselsteig leads you from the starting point directly through the vineyards up to the Mehringer mountain, the highest point of today's stage. Here is a viewing platform, which offers you a beautiful Mosel valley panorama.Afterwards, you hike leisurely downhill. You cross wide meadows, enjoy the view over vineyards and the shade in small wooded areas. Above the stage destination Mehring you will find a particularly unusual resting place. In keeping with the endless vineyards of the Mosel valley, here stands a huge wooden barrel where you can sit down for your break.Freshly rested, it goes over the Huxlay plateau and the Himmelstreppe downhill to Mehring.From Mehring you can also take the 333 bus back to Schweich or directly to Trier.Timetable information is available at vrt-info.de.

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  • Difficult
    04:22
    14.5 km
    3.3 km/h
    380 m
    390 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    From Mehring, the Moselle meanders in narrow loops through the mountainous landscape of the Eifel and Hunsrück. At the beginning of your today's tour you cross the Mosel and follow the Moselsteig on the right river bank over a steep, wooded slope uphill. At the end of the ascent you will find a summit cross and a wonderful view of the Moselle valley below you.After a short breather it continues. From now on, the trail only rises slightly. You wander through a dense forest, but between the trunks you can always see the Moselle deep below you. At the highest point of today's stage, which you reach after about seven kilometers, you will find the Lookout Tower Five Lakes View. High above the treetops, from the tower, you have a fantastic view of the Mosel loops.Through dense forest area, it goes downhill towards the riverbank. You hike leisurely downhill until the forest opens and reveals the view of a vast wine-growing region and the Mosel valley. You follow the Moselsteig through the vineyards until you reach Leiwen in your stage destination.From the stage destination Leiwen you can also take the bus 333 back to Mehring or Trier station if you want to finish your hike after this stage.Timetables can be found at vrt-info.de.

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  • Intermediate
    04:02
    14.1 km
    3.5 km/h
    340 m
    340 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the eighth day of hiking you start in Leiwen and hike directly up to the ridge on the right bank of the Moselle. Once at the top you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Moselle loop at Trittenheim, which lies deep below you in the valley.With a beautiful view you follow the Moselsteig over the ridge. Sometimes it goes through hillside forests, sometimes you wander across open meadow landscapes. After eight kilometers, the Moselsteig leads you on the edge of the Leiwener district Zummeterhof over. From the hiking trail it is only a few minutes walk to two hotel restaurants, which offer a cozy break and refreshment.Freshly rested it then goes on the trail in the direction of Neumagen. While hiking high above the river, you can enjoy the great panorama in peace and quiet. Slowly, the path leads you downhill to the Mosel shore, which you finally follow for a few kilometers to the stage destination Neumagen.The towns of Leiwen and Neumagen are regularly approached by the bus line 333, which also takes you further to Trier.Timetable information is available at vrt-info.de.

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  • Difficult
    05:29
    18.9 km
    3.4 km/h
    490 m
    500 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The starting point of your ninth stage is Neumagen. Since from here the right bank of the Moselle runs quite flat, the Moselsteig leads across the river and on the other bank up to a steep ridge. In some hairpin bends you walk uphill to the lookout point Drachenfliegerplatz.If the weather is fine and the wind is right, you can actually watch kite flyers start up here. But even without the daredevils, the view down into the valley is absolutely worth seeing.Above the vineyards you follow the Moselsteig. Between the two observation rocks Rotlay and Burglay, the Moselsteig slopes a bit, because south of the two rocks, the Moselle makes a very narrow loop. The headland between the loop is only about 600 meters wide and you cross it at the narrowest point.From the viewpoint Burglay you have a great view of the Moselle. Along extensive vineyards you walk above the steep slope to the final destination Kesten.From the stage destination Kesten the bus line 301 will take you to Bernkastel-Kues. Here you can change to the bus line 333, which goes on to Neumagen, Trier main station or Traben-Trarbach station.Timetable information can be found at vrt-info.de.

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  • Intermediate
    04:40
    15.9 km
    3.4 km/h
    450 m
    430 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Your tenth leg begins in the tranquil village of Kesten. From here you hike leisurely up through vineyards and enjoy the great view of the Mosel valley. The Moselsteig leads you over a flat ridge along the valley and then down to the bridge at Mülheim on the Moselle.Here you cross the river and reach Mülheim. In the small town you will find many different cafes, restaurants and food stalls. Strengthened it goes on. First, you follow the Moselsteig through some picturesque vineyards until it leads you on forest trails up to the prospect at Wilhelmshöhe.From the highest point of today's hike, you have a wonderful view down to the Mosel valley and the small towns of Andel and Kues. From here you hike through the forest downhill towards Bernkastel-Kues.Shortly before you reach the city, the castle ruin Landshut awaits you with a magnificent view and a cozy castle restaurant. From the castle wall, you can already see your milestone Bernkastel-Kues under you.After the castle visit it is only 30 minutes walk to the end of today's stage.The starting point and destination of today's hike are both approached by the bus line 301. Alternatively, you can continue from the final destination by bus 333 to Trier or Traben-Trarbach station.Timetable information is available at vrt-info.de.

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  • Difficult
    05:10
    17.1 km
    3.3 km/h
    570 m
    500 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In Bernkastel-Kues your eleventh day's stage starts on the Moselsteig. At the beginning of today's tour you wander through the valley of the Kallenfelsbach. As in the last few days, the Moselsteig leads you back up to the sun-kissed cliffs above the Mosel valley. High above the river you will be spoiled with a magnificent panoramic view at the first vantage point, the refuge Maria Zill.Here you have already made the majority of today's ascent and now you can look forward to a relatively flat section and many beautiful viewpoints. First you walk through a quiet forest, but soon the Moselsteig runs directly above the vineyards.With a great view you walk comfortably and follow the Moselsteig down to Zeltingen-Rachtig. In the small town you will find some refreshments on the waterfront.Then it goes over the Moselle and through wide vineyards to the stage destination Ürzig.Both Bernkastel-Kues and Ürzig are approached by bus line 333, which will take you from the final destination to the Traben-Trarbach train station.Timetable information is available at vrt-info.de.

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  • Intermediate
    04:25
    15.3 km
    3.5 km/h
    360 m
    450 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The starting point of the twelfth stage is already a bit higher above the Mosel and so today, the ascent of the beginning of your hike is canceled. In the constant ups and downs you walk from Ürzig above the steep slopes covered with vines and enjoy the view of the Mosel valley.On the current section, the valley slopes are far away from the riverbank and below you a wide landscape spreads. In this plain on the left bank of the river, surrounded by vineyards, lies the small village Kröv.From Kröv, the Moselle makes two successive, narrow loops, which you can admire from the trail. High above the river, the Moselsteig leads you past the former fortress Mont-Royal and finally down to the stage destination Traben-Trarbach.Unfortunately, there are no stops along the route today. But if you fancy a break in an inn or a restaurant, you can make a detour to Kröv.From Traben-Trarbach you can take the bus 333 back to the starting point Ürzig or take the Moselweinbahn on the way home.Timetables can be found at vrt-info.de and moselwein-bahn.de.

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  • Intermediate
    04:39
    15.3 km
    3.3 km/h
    500 m
    480 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Traben-Trarbach, starting point of the 13th stage, is a traditional wine village. Here you cross the Moselle to ascend on the right bank of the river to the mountain trail above the river. On a steep serpentine path, it goes up to the ruins of Grevenburg, where a great view of Traben-Trarbach and the Mosel valley awaits you.From here, the Moselsteig leads you in some hairpin bends and over forest trails up to the Bismarck Hut, the highest point of the 13th stage. Here you can catch a breathtaking view on a bench or a wooden deck chair before you continue your hike.On forest paths, it continues afterwards. You wander on the outskirts of the village Starkenburg and are spoiled in various places with beautiful views of the Mosel valley.After about seven kilometers, the Moselsteig leads you downhill to the small town of Enkirch, which is perfect for a break with its numerous rest stops. Then you walk through picturesque vineyards in the direction of Reil. There you cross the Moselle and then reach your destination on the left bank of the river.The Moselbahn RB85 connects Traben-Trarbach and Reil and continues to the Bullay train station. From there you can continue with the Moselle Valley Railway to Koblenz.Timetable information is available at moselwein-bahn.de.

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  • Intermediate
    03:36
    12.4 km
    3.5 km/h
    300 m
    320 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 14th stage of the Moselsteig starts in Reil. From here, the Moselsteig leads you past the two beautiful river loops near Pünderich and Zell. First, it goes first through vineyards up to the mountain trail. Here, the trail winds through a vast forest area, until you reach the rest area Drieschhütte.With a wonderful view you can enjoy a drink here and then continue to the Prinzenkopf tower. It stands high on a narrow promontory, which is encircled by the Moselle on both sides: On the southern side of the headland, the Mosel continues to Zell, where it makes a tight loop and then flows along the northern slope past you again. So you can see the Moselle twice from here up here.From the observation tower, the trail leads you to vineyards and along the Marienburg down to the banks of the Mosel. Once there, you cross the river on a pedestrian bridge and then reach your milestone Zell.From Zell you can take bus 333 back to Reil or continue to Bullay train station.Timetables are available at vrt-info.de.

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  • Difficult
    06:09
    20.3 km
    3.3 km/h
    600 m
    610 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    From Zell, the hometown of the "Schwarze Katz" wine, the 15th stage takes you along the steep vineyards towards Neef. Right at the beginning of the hike, it's steep and exciting. On the Collis steep path, there are two options for climbing the observation tower of the same name: Either you climb on wire ropes on the fixed rope route and climb up ladders and steps or you choose the footpath that leads you up steep stone steps.Once at the top, you can enjoy the great view of Zell, the Mosel valley and the opposite Marienburg. Along the vineyards, you will hike in the connection with a beautiful view of the Moselle steadily downhill to Merl. From here, the trail climbs a bit again.Soon the Moselsteig leads you from the vineyards into a quiet forest. After about twelve kilometers, you will reach the Gasthaus Uncle Tom's Hut, where you can take a leisurely break. From here we continue through the forest. After a while, the forest opens and the Moselsteig runs again through the sun-drenched vineyards of the Mosel valley.From the vineyards, you can already see the town of Neef, your destination today, below you on the riverbank. After you have visited a last vantage point, the Moselsteig leads you down to Neef.With the Moselle Valley Railway you can then drive from here to Bullay and change to the bus line 333, which brings you back to the starting point Zell. Alternatively you can continue to Koblenz and start your journey home from there.Timetables can be found at vrt-info.de.

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  • Difficult
    03:41
    11.3 km
    3.1 km/h
    430 m
    460 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The small town of Neef is the starting point of the 16th stage. You leave the village and change to the other side of the Mosel. From here the Moselsteig leads you across meadows, along vineyards and through quiet forests up to the Calmont summit.The Calmont summit offers you a magnificent panorama. Deep below you, the Moselle makes a wide loop and inside this loop is a hilly promontory. Take a little time here to enjoy this wonderful view.Afterwards, the hiking trail continues along the ridge on the edge of the Mosel valley. On this section you mainly walk on peaceful forest paths, but in several places the trees give you a view of the Mosel valley.From the rest area "Feuerwehrhütte" your descent to the lookout rock Galgenlay begins. The rocky outcrop lies exactly on the Ellerbachtal, a side valley of the Mosel valley, and therefore you have here a great panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.After a final stretch of sun-drenched vineyards, you'll reach your destination, Ediger-Eller.For this day hike, you should pack your morning provisions because there is no refreshments along the way.If you have planned this stage as a day hike or would like to end your hike on the Moselsteig, then you can take the Moseltalbahn back to Neef or on to Koblenz. Ediger-Eller Train Station is just minutes away from Galgenlay Lookout.Timetables can be found at moseltalbahn.de or vrt-info.de.

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  • Difficult
    05:08
    18.1 km
    3.5 km/h
    400 m
    390 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Your 17th day's stage on the Moselsteig begins in Ediger-Eller. Above the banks of the Moselle, the hiking trail first runs through promising vineyards and along the edge of peaceful mixed forests. With every step you enjoy the views of the Mosel valley and the surrounding mountain landscape.The trail snakes slowly downhill and leads you at Senheim over a bridge on the other side of the river. If you like, you can take a break here in an inn or café. In Senheim you follow the Moselsteig through wide vineyards to Mesenich.If you have not yet taken a break in Senheim, you will find alternative inns in Mesenich. In Mesenich, the Moselle makes a wide right loop and with a beautiful view of the valley of the trail follows the course of the river. First, it goes through open vineyards leisurely uphill until the Moselsteig leads you into a steep slope forest.This hillside forest is also known as the Briedeler Switzerland. The very steep and rocky slope is densely overgrown, but again and again you can see the water of the Moselle between the trees deep below you. At the end of the narrow hiking trail through the Briedeler Switzerland awaits you the impressive castle ruins Metternich, which is located directly above Beilstein, today's stage stop.Here you can not only enjoy the great view, but also excellent dining in the castle restaurant. From the castle you follow the Moselsteig in some hairpin bends down to Beilstein.As a day hiker, you can take the 716 bus to Senhals from the stage destination Beilstein and then take the 711 bus back to Ediger-Eller. Alternatively, the 716 bus will also take you directly to the Cochem train station if you would like to end your Moselsteig hike here.Timetables are available at vrt-info.de and moseltalbahn.de.

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  • Intermediate
    04:34
    14.6 km
    3.2 km/h
    420 m
    430 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From Beilstein, the 18th stage of the Moselsteig takes you along vineyards in a steep slope along the banks of the Moselle. Even if you have enjoyed countless views of the Moselle Valley in recent days, each panorama still has a unique view of the picturesque river valley.Around Bruttig-Fankel the slope becomes noticeably flatter and without significant differences in altitude, you can wander through the vast vineyards. Only after you have passed the northern outskirts, it goes steeply uphill again. Through the enchanted valley of Kapinder Bach, the Moselsteig leads you up to the magnificent view on the "Iron Mast". Here you can also take a seat on one of the wooden loungers and take a short break.With fresh energy, you then hike on forest trails to the Landgasthaus Kaster, which is perfect for a midday retreat. After your well-deserved break you follow the Moselsteig through forests and open meadows. Shortly before the final destination, the trail runs under the huge rock wall of the Brauselay, which rises high above the Moselle. After passing through the cliff, one of the most famous views of the entire Moselle valley opens up to you: on the opposite bank, on a hilltop high above the Mosel, sits the imperial castle Cochem.Now only a short stretch of road separates you from vineyards along your current destination Cochem. As the 18th stage with 14 kilometers turns out to be relatively short, you can also visit the Reichsburg afterwards.Cochem is located directly on the railway tracks of the Moselle Valley Railway, which brings you comfortably to Trier or Koblenz. Alternatively, you can also take bus 716 back to the starting point Beilstein.

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  • Difficult
    07:19
    24.1 km
    3.3 km/h
    750 m
    760 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    With 750 meters in the climb, the 19th stage is a real mountain stage. Luckily you can save some altitude right at the beginning of the tour. Just take the chairlift from Cochem up to the mountain station - this will save you about 250 meters in ascent.Then you hike from the mountain station on the wooded ridge, which offers you always beautiful views of the deeply cut Mosel valley. From the viewpoint Kaiserbäumchen, the Moselsteig takes you leisurely down through vineyards to Klotten, where you can take a first break. From here, the trail climbs through the wildly romantic Dortebachtal valley to a high plateau above the Mosel valley.After a round on the high plateau you wander through the Schilzergraben, a narrow Bachtal valley, down to the Moselle and on to Pommem, where you will also find various rest stops. Here begins the last ascent of the day, which leads you over the Martberg and finally back down to the stage destination Treis-Karden.Treis-Karden is approached directly from the Moseltalbahn, so you can plan this stage as a day hike or end your hike on the Moselsteig.The timetable of the Moseltalbahn can be found at moseltalbahn.de.

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  • Difficult
    04:17
    13.7 km
    3.2 km/h
    390 m
    390 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The 20th stage starts in the Moselle village Treis-Karden and holds a very special highlight for you. First it goes on the Moselsteig steeply uphill to the viewing platform Kompuskopf. After you have enjoyed the fantastic view into the deep Moselle valley, you wander on winding forest paths down to the tired on the Moselle shore.Through a small forest, the Moselsteig leads you up to a spacious and open plateau. Soon it goes back into a forest and a little later you meet the Elzbach. It leads you to one of the most famous castles in Germany: Eltz Castle is enthroned here in the middle of a dense forest on a mountain spur high above the stream.After a visit to the picturesque castle, the Elzbach continues through the forest. On your way towards the Moselle, you will also pass the Gasthof Ringelsteiner Mühle, which is perfect for a break. You continue hiking through the Elztal until you reach your today's destination Moselkern.At Moselkern station, the Moselle Valley Railway will stop you either from the starting point Treis-Karden or continue to Koblenz.You can find more about the Moselle Valley Railway at moseltalbahn.de.

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  • Intermediate
    04:01
    13.7 km
    3.4 km/h
    370 m
    370 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Your 21st stage on the Moselsteig begins in Moselkern directly on the banks of the Moselle. From here, the trail meanders in bends and serpentines on the wooded hillside above the riverbank. Both sides of the Mosel valley are quite steep and densely forested here, so there is hardly any wine-growing areas here for a change.Above the slope you will find a spacious and almost flat plateau with wide fields and meadows. The trail runs along the edge of the forest and so you can enjoy a beautiful view of the vast landscape. After crossing the village of Lasserg, the Moselsteig leads you down the hillside forest to Hatzenport, where you can take a break in one of the restaurants or cafes.Above Hatzenport is a small vineyard, which you cross on your next hike. The path leads steeply up a few steps and spoils you with great views of the Mosel valley. Especially at the viewpoint Rabenlay you have a magnificent view of the river and the surrounding countryside.Through a large wooded area, we continue to the stage goal Löf.From Löf train station the Moselle Valley Railway will take you to Koblenz train station or back to Moselkern, the starting point of the hike.The timetable of the Moseltalbahn can be found at moseltalbahn.de.

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  • Intermediate
    04:51
    15.3 km
    3.2 km/h
    560 m
    550 m
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the 22nd stage on the Moselsteig, the end of your long hike slowly approaches. But you will be rewarded here again with special views of the impressive landscape of the Mosel valley. At the beginning of the tour, you cross the Mosel in Löf and walk up the other bank to the ruins of Thurant Castle.If your heart beats for old walls, you should definitely visit the well-preserved castle and pay a visit to the castle café. The path leads you up to a plateau. From up here you have a great view of the ruins and the Mosel valley.From here, the Moselsteig winds its way across plateaus and wooded valleys on the edge of the Mosel valley. Smaller ascents and descents alternate and in several places you can enjoy beautiful views of the deeply cut Mosel valley.From the observation tower at the Mönch-Felix-Hütte, the last vantage point of today's stage, you hike downhill and over the Moselle to the stage destination Kobern-Gondorf.Also Kobern-Gondorf is approached by the Moselle Valley Railway, which can easily bring you back to the starting point of the hike.All information about the Moselle Valley Railway can be found at moseltalbahn.de.

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  • Difficult
    04:11
    14.0 km
    3.3 km/h
    410 m
    410 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The 23rd stage of the Moselsteig starts in Kobern-Gondorf. First, you stroll a little through the tranquil city, until the Moselsteig leads you to the two ruins of the Niederburg and the upper castle. Both castle ruins are freely accessible and worthwhile for a small visit.From the upper castle, the Moselsteig meanders on quiet forest paths through a narrow valley up to a hilly plateau above the Mosel valley. A little later, the Moselsteig meets the Rheinburgenweg. From here, the two paths run along the steep valley slope to Winningen.Immediately after the intersection, you first hike steeply downhill to the Langental and on the other side in serpentines back uphill. Here the Moselsteig runs in lofty heights and you can already throw a first look at the dramatic Moseltalbrücke, which crosses the deep valley here. The trail leads directly below the bridge.After crossing the bridge you follow the Moselsteig slowly downhill to the finish line Winningen.Directly next to the Mosel Valley Bridge is a motorway service area accessible from the hiking trail, where you can take a break. Alternatively, just pack your own food in your backpack in the morning.The railway station Winningen is located on the route of the Moselle Valley Railway, which can bring you back to Kobern-Gondorf. Alternatively, the Moselle Valley Railway continues to Trier or Koblenz.Timetable information is available at moseltalbahn.de.

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  • Difficult
    04:07
    15.4 km
    3.7 km/h
    160 m
    170 m
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The 24th and last stage of the Moselsteig will be the culmination of your hike. With about 15 kilometers of track and only 160 meters of altitude ascent and descent, it is the perfect tour to recover from the last days' efforts.From Winningen the Moselsteig leads you in a loop one last time up to the ridge on the edge of the Mosel valley. Even from up here you can see that the landscape around Koblenz is more densely populated than the rest of the Mosel valley.You will hike leisurely downhill and enjoy the last views of the Mosel, which has accompanied you faithfully for the last 24 days. At the Güls district of Koblenz, cross the river and follow the waterfront from there to the Deutsches Eck. Here you say goodbye to your companion. The Moselle now flows into the Rhine and continues with him the journey to the North Sea.The Koblenz train station is perfectly connected to the regional and long-distance network of Deutsche Bahn. So you can comfortably start your journey home from here.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    24
  • Distance
    400 km
  • Duration
    117:21 h
  • Elevation
    10,230 m

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