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E6 - Through the Ahring Valley and Moselle Heights

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The hike leads from Enkirch through the idyllic Ahringstal valley to Starkenburg and from there over the Mosel heights to Enkirch.
moderate
Distance 11.4 km
3:17 h
247 m
247 m
344 m
99 m

Author’s recommendation

The landscape of the Ahring Valley and the Moselle Heights is at its most beautiful in spring and autumn.
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Birgit Immich
Update: December 14, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
344 m
Lowest point
99 m
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Start

Tourist-Info Enkirch (100 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.984217, 7.122241
DMS
49°59'03.2"N 7°07'20.1"E
UTM
32U 365386 5538565
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Destination

Tourist-Info Enkirch

Turn-by-turn directions

From the tourist information office in Enkirch, the route leads along the "Hotel Steffensberg", then turn right over the bridge and immediately left into the street "Im alten Tal". We follow the signpost E 6. The hiking trail leads us along gardens and the Großbach stream until we reach the road (L 192) "Am Steffensberg". We now follow this road to the right. We pass the "Hotel Dampfmühle" and walk straight ahead over the bridge into the Ahringstal valley. Walk along the former monastery mill, Herrenmühle, fish ponds and Roter Mühle to the Ahringsmühle. Going downhill to the right, we cross the Ahringsbach stream and turn left. The hiking trail leads us further through the valley until we reach the former Starkenburg mill. Here we leave the valley and hike sharply right uphill to Starkenburg. The hike takes us through Starkenburg on the right. 200 m after the end of the village, we turn left from the main road and walk on the hiking trail E 6 downhill through the vineyards or over the heights (Kirst) on the Moselhöhenweg ( M ) with a magnificent view of the Moselle back to Enkirch.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train (Easter to October): with Mosel-Wein-Bahn to the Kövenig stop, then by ferry to Enkirch - find out the current ferry times at the following link: https://www.enkirch.de/gemeinde-enkirch/buerger-info/personenfaehre/.To the starting point approx. 150m from the ferry.

By bus with line 333 (Moselbahn, Trier-Bullay) or line 720 (Bullay-Traben-Trabach) to the Enkirch stop. Approx. 150m to the starting point

Getting there

by car to Enkirch

Parking

free of charge, near Tourist office

Coordinates

DD
49.984217, 7.122241
DMS
49°59'03.2"N 7°07'20.1"E
UTM
32U 365386 5538565
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Panorama-Wanderkarte Enkirch

Author’s map recommendations

Topographische Wanderkarte 1:25.000
Wandergebiet Moselregion Traben-Trarbach Kröv
ISBN: 978-3-944-620-24-4

Equipment

sturdy shoes

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
3:17 h
Ascent
247 m
Descent
247 m
Highest point
344 m
Lowest point
99 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Botanical highlights Flora and fauna

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