Between the Moselle varieties Karden and Müden are the largest boxwood stocks north of the Alps. The Buchsbaumwanderweg is part of the Mosel Erlebnis Route and was created with the support of the European Union.
The wild boxwood thrives on slopes and in sparse forests. Its natural range is in southern Europe, North Africa, the Caucasus and the Western Himalayas. In Germany one finds the shrub in the Rhine and Moselle area as well as in parts of the Black Forest.
In the steep slopes of the middle and lower Moselle is due to the mild climate, the northernmost occurrence of wild boxwood in Europe. The wild boxwood covers an area of about 300 ha between card and tired. During a hike through the vineyards, a Mediterranean scent spreads on hot days.
August 23, 2019
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