Hoch über Cochem thront die Reichsburg der Stadt

Lovely hiking trail stages to castles in Rhineland‑Palatinate

They are proud watchmen towering above the valleys carved deep into the Rhenish Massif by the Rhine, Moselle, Ahr, Lahn and Nahe rivers and their tributaries. They stand steadfastly in the mystic forests of the Eifel, Hunsrück and Palatinate, or gaze proudly over the vastness of the Eifel, Rhine-Hesse and the Westerwald. Along with the unspoilt nature, they form an impressive backdrop to our 13 premium long-distance hiking trails, offering excellent quality walks along selected routes. There is nowhere else in Rhineland‑Palatinate where the castles line up together like a string of pearls as they do on the Rheinsteig Trail and the Rhine Castle Trail in the romantic Rhine valley. But there are various trails, including the Ahrsteig, Saar-Hunsrück Trail, Lahn Trail, Moselle Trail, Soonwald Trail, Palatinate High Forest Trail, Palatinate Wine Trial and Westerwald Trail, where you can discover and conquer the stone remains of cultural history over the course of a half-day or whole-day walk.

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Graded long-distance hiking trail · Palatinate

Pfälzer Weinsteig Stage 9: Annweiler am Trifels - Klingenmünster

September 29, 2010
difficult Stage 9
17.4 km
5:30 h
686 m
699 m
2
by Tobias Kauf,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Romantic Rhine

Rheinsteig 12. Etappe Braubach - Kamp-Bornhofen (Nord-Süd)

March 19, 2012
difficult Stage 12 open
16.7 km
6:00 h
740 m
604 m
5
by Frank Gallas,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Moseltal

Moselsteig Trail Stage 18: Beilstein – Cochem

April 03, 2014
moderate Stage 18
13.8 km
4:00 h
610 m
610 m
7
by Thomas Kalff,   Mosellandtouristik GmbH
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Nahe

Soonwaldsteig Stage 1: Kirn - Bundenbach

January 19, 2011
moderate Stage 1
14.8 km
5:00 h
630 m
500 m
2
by Marco Rohr,   Trägerverein Naturpark Soonwald-Nahe e.V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Palatinate

Pfälzer Waldpfad Stage 8: Dahn - Erlenbach

September 29, 2010
moderate Stage 8
17 km
5:10 h
468 m
464 m
1
by Tobias Kauf,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Eifel

Eifelsteig Etappe 12: Manderscheid - Kloster Himmerod

March 17, 2011
difficult Stage 12
18.2 km
5:30 h
416 m
497 m
7
by Wolfgang Reh / Eifel Tourismus GmbH,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Romantic Rhine

RheinBurgenWeg 09. Etappe Bad Salzig - St. Goar (Nord-Süd)

March 19, 2012
difficult Stage 9
19.1 km
6:00 h
640 m
649 m
2
by Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Lahntal

Lahnwanderweg 18. Etappe Obernhof– Bad Ems

June 10, 2013
difficult Stage 18 closed
19.4 km
7:15 h
710 m
723 m
1
by Joachim Lutz,   Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Westerwald

Westerwald-Steig Stage 9: Hachenburg - Limbach (East - West)

August 27, 2010
moderate Stage 9
10.8 km
3:05 h
181 m
293 m
3
by Michael Sterr,   Westerwald Touristik-Service
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Hunsrueck

Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 20th Leg: Mörsdorf - Bell – Kastellaun

March 18, 2015
moderate Stage 20
14.7 km
5:00 h
435 m
290 m
4
by Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Ahrtal

AhrSteig Section 5: Kreuzberg to Walporzheim (17.2 km)

January 05, 2016
difficult Stage 5 open
17.1 km
7:20 h
682 m
741 m
10
by Hans-Joachim Schneider,   Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Palatinate

Pfälzer Höhenweg Stage 2: Dannenfels - Bastenhaus

September 29, 2010
moderate Stage 2
15.2 km
4:05 h
474 m
431 m
2
by Tobias Kauf,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.