Have you ever thought about an Alp-crossing or even did one?! The Moselsteig long distance hiking trail offers 365 award-winning hiking kilometers. Spend your hiking vacation on the Moselle high above the Moselle Valley.
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DAY 1: OWN MANAGED ARRIVAL TO PERL
Do not travel to Perl too late - there is a lot to see here before your hiking trip begins. Perl is known - the only viticulture community in Saarland - located on the triangle of the countries Germany, Luxembourg, France through its versatile setting. Make a short detour to Luxembourg or France, or explore the local sights.
DAY 2: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGE 1 | HIKE FROM PERL TO PALZEM | 24 KM | APPROX. 7 HOURS
The official stage 1 is also one of the most diverse stages of the Moselsteig Trail. Across forests and meadows, you only reach the Moselle again in Palzem. Fabulous views, rustic forest passages and the flower splendor, especially in early summer, in the extensive fields of the Saargau, you tune on a great hiking holiday on the Moselle.
DAY 3: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGE 2 | HIKE FROM PALZEM TO NITTEL | 16 KM | APPROX. 5 HOURS
Even today, on the official stage 2 of the Moselsteig Trail, you can expect a lot of variety again. Through vineyards, meadows and forests, the Moselsteig Trail leads you to numerous path chapels. Also enjoy the fantastic view of the Moselle on this stage.
DAY 4: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGE 3 | HIKE FROM NITTEL TO KONZ | 22 KM | APPROX. 6.5 HOURS
The opening of the official stage 3 is determined by the topic of geology. You meet impressive dolomite and limestone rocks in the Nitteler Fels nature reserve and before you reach your current stage, you pay a visit to the Saar.
DAY 5: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGE 4 | HIKE FROM KONZ TO TRIER | 21 KM | APPROX. 5.5 HOURS
On the official stage 4 of the Moselsteig Trail, you will cross the Moselle for the first time on your hiking trip. On the other side of the river, despite the proximity to Trier, it goes through the most beautiful nature passages and a lot of Roman history. Along the slope edge, you should once again enjoy the beauty and variety of the Moselle and the Moselle valley!
DAY 6: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGES 5 AND 6 | HIKE FROM TRIER TO MEHRING | 31 KM | APPROX. 9 HOURS
The official stage 5 captivates with great panoramic views over the Moselle valley. In addition, the variety of the Moselle - wonderful forests, flowering meadows, wide fields and of course a lot of vineyards can be seen. From the Roman city of Trier to Schweich on the Roman wine road!
The rather short, but all the more demanding official stage 6 of the Moselsteig Trail demands a lot of fitness, but rewards it with fantastic looks across near and far. The highlight of the stage is the Huxlay plateau with the Finnenbahn, the health and movement path and of course great views.
DAY 7: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGES 7 AND 8 | HIKE FROM MEHRING TO NEUMAGEN-DHRON | 29 KM | APPROX. 8 HOURS
Through the forests of Mehringer Switzerland - which lives up to its name - the Moselsteig Trail leads past the stage 7 past the observation tower at the five-sea-view to Leiwen, the idyllically very nicely located wine town on one of the most wonderful Moselle loops between Trier and Bernkastel-Kues.
Stage 8 leads you through the fascinating landscape and nature of the Moselle. The Moselsteig Trail shows itself from its best side and scores with variety and fantastic panoramic views. Through vineyards, past rustic rock cliffs, along hedges, forests and even a wildlife enclosure, you end up in the oldest wine town in Germany - Neumagen-Dhron. Your day will end here at the "Stella Noviomagi" background, the replica of a Roman wine ship.
DAY 8: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGES 9 AND 10 | HIKE FROM NEUMAGEN-DHRON TO BERNKASTEL-KUES | 33 KM | APPROX. 9 HOURS
On stage 9, the Moselsteig Trail presents itself all about wine and vines. Through romantic wine locations, with great views over the vine sea and the Moselle valley it goes to the Roman Sauerbrunnen. You can achieve the stage destinations in Kesten and Osann-Monzel with a relaxed and new strength after granting your feet a little break in the water step basin.
On stage 10, gradually leave the Romans behind and get into the Middle Ages. For the first time you will meet medieval buildings and your next stage destination Bernkastel-Kues awaits you with open arms, because the picturesque place is one of the highlights of your vacation.
DAY 9: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGES 11 AND 12 | HIKE FROM BERNKASTEL-KUES TO TRABEN-TRARBACH | 32 KM | APPROX. 10.5 HOURS
On stage 11, too, it continues varied and with fantastic looks across the Moselle and the Moselle Valley. From the picturesque old town of Bernkastel-Kues to the idyllic wine town of Ürzig you hike along promising slope edges, through quiet forests and past the Zeltinger variety, in which various types of fruit and vegetables are grown.
The 12th stage of the Moselsteig Trail takes you via a typical height path with fantastic views into the famous Art Nouveau city of Traben-Trarbach. Through multifaceted landscape, you reach Mont Royal (the "royal mountain"), on which the sun king Louis XIV once had a gigantic fortress built.
DAY 10: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGES 13 AND 14 | HIKE FROM TRABEN-TRARBACH TO ZELL | 28 KM | APPROX. 8.5 HOURS
The 13th stage leads you over steep serpentines to the romantic ruin of the Grevenburg. There you take a last look at Traben-Trarbach before you meet pure moselle romance in Enkrich. Downstream down the vineyard, the stage destination Reil, where you receive rustic wine cellars and romantic vineyards.
On the 14th stage you leave the half-timbered ensembles from Reil and follow the traces of the famous cannon track. You conquer the prince's head and enjoy the picture book view of the extensive Moselle loop. The next highlight of this stage is not long in coming and you reach the Marienburg. Through entertaining landscape and the Moselle typical vine sea, you arrive in your milestone Zell - the "Black Cat" area.
DAY 11: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGES 15 AND 16 | HIKE FROM ZELL TO EDIGER-ELLER | 31 KM | APPROX. 10 HOURS
The stage 15 offers you 20 varied kilometers, accompanied by vineyards, forests and fantastic panoramas. The first climb to the Collis tower already has it all and prepares you for many more ascents - but also shows you what fantastic view you are mostly rewarded with after the heavy ups. The stage destination Neef then welcomes you with its culinary peculiarity: the red vineyard peach, which you can enjoy in a variety of forms.
Stage 16 is the shortest of the 24 stages of the Moselsteig Trail, but the 11 kilometers are tough. Today it goes up to the steepest vineyard in Europe - the Bremmer Calmont. After the challenging ascent via serpentines, one of the most beautiful views of the Moselle valley awaits you. It continues past the four-sea view and the ruin of the monastery until you reach an idyllic vineyard way to Ediger-Eller.
DAY 12: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGES 17 AND 18 | HIKE FROM EDIGER-ELLER TO COCHEM | 30 KM | APPROX. 9 HOURS
The 17th stage is all about viticulture, because the majority of the path is surrounded by cultivated vineyards. Passing numerous saints, you arrive in Briederner Switzerland, which is in great contrast to the previous vineyards due to its impressive nature. You then climb down to Beilstein via the famous monastery staircase, into the "Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle", which in the past was often used as a location for many folk films due to its small streets and the half-timbered scale.
The 18th stage of the Moselsteig Trail once again captivates with the Moselle-typical rock along the steep slopes and unforgettable views over the Moselle and the Moselle valley. The Moselsteig Trail leads you a varied along the vertical rock wall of the Brauselay, always with a view of the Cochem milestone with its fairytale Reichsburg, through the empire of the Apollofalter, which is particularly comfortable between Beilstein and Cochem. The stage then ends in the hospitable city of Cochem.
DAY 13: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGE 19 | HIKE FROM COCHEM TO TREIS-KARDEN | 24 KM | APPROX. 8.5 HOURS
On the 19th stage, too, the Moselsteig Trail shows itself from one of its most beautiful sides. The variety of nature - between Hochwald, vineyards, rocks and brook valleys - always accompanies you and leads you over the royal stage of the Moselsteig Trail. Several vertical meters up and down, past a chapel, a castle ruin and a Roman temple complex, into the Treis-Karden stage.
DAY 14: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGES 20 AND 21 | HIKE FROM TREIS-KARDEN TO LÖF | 27 KM | APPROX. 8.5 HOURS
Today's stage 20 of the Moselsteig Trail offers culture and history, as well as pure nature in the Elztal. But there are also some demanding passages! Right from the start, the Mossteig Trail leads you past the Moseldom - the St. Castor Abbey in Treis-Karden, then into exotic boxwood forests. Later, in the wild romantic Elztal, Eltz Castle is waiting for your visit. The destination of the Moselsteig Trail stage 20 is the beautiful wine town of Moselkern.
The 21st stage of the Moselsteig Trail starts directly with what makes the Moselsteig Trail: impressive varied and fantastic views. The Hatzenporter Laysteig Trail is also waiting for you, a via ferrata with exciting climbing passages. Down through dense boxwood population and the Kehrbach valley, you will then get to the beautiful resort of recreation.
DAY 15: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGE 22 | HIKE FROM LÖF TO KOBERN-GONDORF | 14 KM | APPROX. 4.5 HOURS
The 22nd Moselsteig Trail stage takes you on a journey through time. From prehistoric times to the Celts, Romans and knights to our time - there is something from everything. But it not only captivates the contemporary history, but also fantastic views and passages. So today you can expect wandering enjoyment at the highest level.
DAY 16: MOSELSTEIG TRAIL STAGES 23 AND 24 | HIKE FROM KOBERN-GONDORF TO KOBLENZ | 29 KM | APPROX. 9.5 HOURS
Today you are on the trail of the secrets of the Tatzelwurm (Paw worm). After passing the Matthias chapel, as well as the Niederburg and the upper castle, you get into the mysterious kingdom of the Tatzelwurm. But even on the third stage, crunchy ascents are waiting for you again, which are naturally rewarded with a fantastic Moselle panorama. After the terraces of the steep slope Winninger Uhlen you can reach the goal of the 23rd Moselsteig Trail stage, the Winningen wine town.
The 24th and thus the last stage of the Moselsteig Trail once again gives you fantastic views and great passages through forests, fields and vineyards. The Moselsteig Trail officially ends in Güls, but you should experience the last few meters of the Moselle up close. Therefore, hike through a way to the Deutsches Eck, where the Moselle flows into the Rhine.
DAY 17: OWN MANAGED DEPARTURE FROM KOBLENZ
No matter how you use your departure day in Koblenz, in your luggage there will be many great memories of an eventful hiking journey.
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