In the footsteps of the Romans.
This stage is dedicated to the ancient Romans: the starting point in Konz is the former gateway to the city of Trier and also seat of the summer residence of Emperor Valentinian. After crossing the Moselle, you have the opportunity to make a short detour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Igel Column, a richly decorated Roman burial monument, which, at 23 metres high, is the highest Roman pillar tomb north of the Alps. Despite its proximity to the Moselle city of Trier, this next section of the trail is sure to excite you with its abundance of Nature. A short but steep section of the trail finally leads downhill into the Busental Valley. A link road leads into Germany's oldest city – and to its world-famous and well-preserved Roman buildings and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Porta Nigra. This is a university city with a lively and very attractive Old Town.
This is a stage for warmer days, as large sections of it lead through shady woodland or along lofty heights.
Tips, hints and links
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) /97330
Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e. V.
Saarstraße 1, 54329 Konz; Phone: +49 (6501) / 6018040
Tourist information office Trier
An der Porta Nigra, 54290 Trier; Phone: +49 (651) / 97808-0
Getting thereStarting point: Konz via the B 419 and the B 51
Destination: Trier via the A 602 or the B 51/B 49
ParkingKonz: There are parking spaces near Konz main railway station and at the Konz-Mitte rail halt.
Trier: There is no free parking at the railway station or in the city centre, although you can use the Weisshauswald hikers' car park
close to the university.
Book recommendation by the author
Author’s map recommendations
- Sturdy hiking footwear
- Appropriate weatherproof hiking gear
- Picnic lunch