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Hiking on the Moselle in the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

Hiking on the Moselle in the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues

Hiking Collection by Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

10

Tours

26:03 h

53.9 mi

8,575 ft

Picturesque vineyards, quiet forests and panoramic views of the Moselle valley – welcome to this hikers’ paradise, welcome to the holiday region of Bernkastel-Kues. Here, you will find a variety of routes: winding paths take you past fairy tale castles and romantic towns with half-timbered cottages, through charming villages and to cosy huts. Your constant companion on your hikes is the Moselle as it meanders leisurely through its deep valley.

In this Collection, we have put together the ten most beautiful hikes in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region for you – including a section of the Mosel Climb. It has already been named Germany's most beautiful hiking trail and its partner trails, the side leaps, also offer a unique hiking experience. If you like sports, the almost alpine via ferrata on the steep Moselle slopes is just the thing for you. And, if you're travelling with the whole family, you'll find the child-friendly easy hikes in the region, such as the Napoleon Trail in Kesten or the Lieser Forest Experience Trail with 20 adventure stations.

The holiday country Bernkastel-Kues is predestined for your hiking holiday and thanks to the variety of hiking trails, there is really something for everyone. There are wonderful vantage points, steep vineyards, varied guided tours, culinary experiences and hiker-friendly accommodation. No matter whether you are looking for a sporting challenge with exhilarating climbs, are out with your children or would like to enjoy hiking through the Riesling steep slopes, here in Bernkastel-Kues, you have come to the right place.

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  • Difficult
    05:16
    10.8 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,650 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Bernkastel-Kues is one of the stage towns of the Moselsteig - here begins the eleventh stage of the hiking trail. The stage from Bernkastel-Kues to Ürzig is also wonderful as a day hike.

    

    At the beginning of the tour you will hike through the valley of the Kallenfelsbach. Then the Moselsteig leads you

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  • Intermediate
    02:04
    3.95 mi
    1.9 mph
    925 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Bärensteig is named after Bernkastel-Kues' heraldic animal, the bear. The hiking trail leads you in a loop into the Hunsrück and back to the Moselle.

    

    It starts on the right side of the Moselle at the western tip of Bernkastel-Kues. Right at the beginning you hike uphill. Past vineyards it goes into

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  • Intermediate
    02:27
    4.86 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This circular hike takes you on narrow paths to the most beautiful viewpoints over Bernkastel-Kues, such as the St. Anna chapel, Mount Olympus and of course the impressive Landshut Castle.

    

    It starts in the Bernkastel district at the tourist information office. From here you hike south out of the place

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  • Intermediate
    02:04
    3.89 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Panoramaweg takes you on winding forest paths to one of the most beautiful vantage points of the region, the viewpoint Maria Zill. It then goes back through the picturesque vineyards on the Moselle slopes.

    

    Starting point of the promising round hike is in the district Bernkastel in front of the tourist

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  • Difficult
    01:44
    2.95 mi
    1.7 mph
    700 ft
    675 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The almost alpine seeming via ferrata leads you through the top vineyards on the Moselle "Erdener Treppchen" and "prelate". If some places are too difficult for you, you can bypass them on easier paths, these are signposted.

    

    It starts at the parking lot at the bridge in Lösnich. From here you walk to

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  • Easy
    01:52
    4.38 mi
    2.4 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This easy hike takes you on leisurely walks along the Piesporter Moselbogen and through the famous vineyard "Piesporter Goldtröpfchen". On the way you can enjoy beautiful views of the extensive vineyards and the Moselle.

    

    The starting point of the hike is on the banks of the Moselle in Alt-Piesport. From

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  • Intermediate
    02:03
    4.45 mi
    2.2 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this beautiful hike you will walk through the vineyards on Kesten and walk in the footsteps of Napoleon and Caesar. You will always enjoy fascinating views of the Mosel valley.

    

    It starts in Kesten at the parking lot. From here you walk through the village and past a house next to the Himmeroder Klosterhof

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  • Intermediate
    04:11
    8.63 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The hike is named after Count Georg Johannes, one of the counts of Velden. From many vantage points along the way you can always see Castle Veldenz, the former seat of the count.

    

    The starting point of the circular hike is Veldenz. From here you walk uphill into the forest. On shady paths, the route winds

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  • Intermediate
    03:34
    8.01 mi
    2.2 mph
    750 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The municipality Kleinich, which is composed of several villages, was formerly called Kirchspiel Kleinich. Even today, this name is still in use and therefore eponym for this hike through the hilly landscape of the parish.

    

    It starts in Kleinich at the parking lot of the Protestant church. From here you

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  • Easy
    00:48
    1.91 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On natural trails you wander through the forest on this adventure trail. Along the way you will find artfully carved wooden figures and various stations where you will learn more about the flora and fauna of the forest.

    

    The starting point of the adventure hike is the Waldparkplatz on the panoramic road

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    53.9 mi
  • Duration
    26:03 h
  • Elevation
    8,575 ft

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