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Ruwer-Riesling-Erlebnisweg

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  • Lebensturm am Ruwer-Riesling-Erlebnisweg
    Lebensturm am Ruwer-Riesling-Erlebnisweg
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The Ruwer-Riesling Experience Trail, created in 2021, offers nature and wine lovers alike 8.2 km of multifaceted insights into the wine culture landscape & multi-faceted views.  Ruwer Riesling Experience Trail
moderate
Distance 8.2 km
2:30 h
228 m
229 m
252 m
133 m
The Ruwer Riesling Experience Trail offers nature and wine lovers a variety of insights and multi-faceted views. At a total of 10 stations you can expect entertaining background information on viticulture, flora and fauna, history, geology, culture and much more. The circular route is signposted in both directions. Depending on time, fitness, weather or mood, it can be shortened in Kasel (shortcut is signposted). The trail is designed to be barrier-free, contains only a few climbs and is therefore suitable for visitors of almost all ages. There are numerous places to sit and rest and enjoy the various views of the Ruwer valley.

The trail is also suitable for families with children, as it runs almost exclusively on paved paths and there is a lot for children to discover along the way. The children's playground in Kasel offers a perfect place to take a break.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the view at the Hitzlay hut between Mertesdorf and Kasel and plan a short rest here. 
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Update: October 12, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
252 m
Lowest point
133 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 66.20%Dirt road 7.89%Forested/wild trail 1.80%Road 24.10%
Asphalt
5.4 km
Dirt road
0.6 km
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
Road
2 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Weingut Weis
Hotel Restaurant Rasthof Kasel
Hotel Weingut Weis
Hotel Landgasthof Simon
Hotel Weingut Restaurant Karlsmühle
Weinhaus Restaurant Neuerburg
Restaurant Grünhäuser Mühle

Safety information

The path is mostly asphalted. Please note in case of ice & slippery conditions, there is no winter service available.

Tips and hints

Combine the hike of the trail with a wine tasting at one of the numerous winegrowers in the wine-growing communities along the way or explore the trail in a guided hike with a cultural and wine ambassador. For more information, please contact the Ruwer tourist information office at https://www.ruwer-hochwald.de/weingenuss/ruwer-riesling-erleben/.

Start

Mertesdorf Grünhaus (137 m)
Coordinates:
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49.771701, 6.719887
DMS
49°46'18.1"N 6°43'11.6"E
UTM
32U 335825 5515742
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Destination

Mertesdorf Grünhaus

Turn-by-turn directions

The start of the trail is at the entrance to Mertesdorf. Sufficient parking spaces can be found about 100 m further on the left side at the outdoor swimming pool Ruwertal. Alternatively, the circular route can be started in Waldrach or in Kasel. In Waldrach, it is best to park at the family center / Kegelbungert in the center of town and then follow the signs. In Kasel you can park opposite the village square / main street and also here the way to the village center is signposted.

In all variants it is possible to walk the path in both directions.

If we decide to start in Mertesdorf, we will find here the starting board with all useful information about the trail, a vineyard map and information about the nearby Grünhaus Castle. If we then follow the trail clockwise, we have our first and almost only crisp climb right in front of us. We follow the main road, then the Gartenstraße into the street "Auf Krein" and arrive at the Lorenzberg into the vineyard "Mertesdorfer Herrenberg". At the first resting place you will find information boards on the topics "Origin of the Ruwer Valley" and "Terroir - Influences between Heaven & Earth". The route continues in the direction of the "Kaseler Nies'chen" vineyard, past the rest area with information on biodiversity in the wine-growing landscape and the Hitzlay hut with interesting facts about the Ruwer Riesling.

Once you have arrived in Kasel, you can continue on the path in the direction of the sports field or decide to take the short route. In any case, it is worthwhile to continue along the path, because after a few meters you will reach a station along the Lebensturm (life tower), where you can see the different types of vineyards. Through the village we follow the signs to the vineyard "Kaseler Kehrnagel". Here the path leads in the direction of Waldrach, past the stations with information on habitat aids and the land consolidation that made this path possible. In Waldrach above the cemetery, the topic of "Wine & Religion" is examined in more detail and at Dr. Hammes-Platz the connection between wine & health is discussed.

The route continues in the direction of Kasel back to the village of Kasel. From here the path continues on the lowest vineyard path in the direction of Lorenzhof/Karlsmühle. Information about the waters of the Ruwer and the Roman times can be found on this section. On the last stretch, the trail continues for about 100 m along the Ruwer-Hochwald cycle path back to the starting point in Mertesdorf.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

www.vrt-info.de

Stadtwerke Trier Verkehrs GmbH Linie 30 und 86

Getting there

Coming from Trier, into the Ruwer valley via the L149 to Mertesdorf. Coming from the BAB 602, exit Kenn to Trier-Ruwer and then via the L149 to Mertesdorf. 

Parking

Free parking at the parking lot of the outdoor pool Ruwertal (49°46'21.0 "N 6°43'15.4 "E). Alternatively at the entrance in Waldrach, parking lot at the family center/Kegelbungert (49°44'58.5 "N 6°44'32.7 "E) or at the entrance in Kasel parking lot Hauptstraße/Dorfplatz (49°45'45.3 "N 6°43'37.2 "E)

Coordinates

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49.771701, 6.719887
DMS
49°46'18.1"N 6°43'11.6"E
UTM
32U 335825 5515742
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Equipment

 

No special equipment needed.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
228 m
Descent
229 m
Highest point
252 m
Lowest point
133 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Dog-friendly Suitable for strollers

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