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Graded long-distance hiking trail Stage

Moselsteig Trail Stage 05: Trier – Schweich

· 8 reviews · Graded long-distance hiking trail · Moseltal
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  • View from the Ehranger Kanzel over the wide valley floor around Trier with Ehrang (in the foreground) and Schweich (in the background)
    / View from the Ehranger Kanzel over the wide valley floor around Trier with Ehrang (in the foreground) and Schweich (in the background)
    Photo: Thomas Kalff, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Red sandstone cliffs as you head downhill between the Ehranger Kanzel and Ehrang
    Photo: Thomas Kalff, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / View from the cliff path over to Trier old town with its cathedral and basilica
    Photo: Thomas Kalff, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
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From the Roman city to the Roman Wine Route

Hiking accompanied by incredible views: the fifth stage of the Moselsteig Trail will blow you away with its wealth of panoramic vistas deep down into the Moselle Valley. The trail initially follows a cliff path along the edge of the slope, revealing incredible views of the Roman city of Trier. It then continues through splendid woodland, passing flowering meadows, until your destination appears far away on the horizon. The trail passes through fields and orchard meadows to Schweich on the Roman Wine Route. Be sure to stop off at one of the many inns for a perfect end to the day.

moderate
19.2 km
5:00 h
650 m
650 m

Author’s recommendation

Be sure to take binoculars with you: The cliff path between Weisshaus and Biewer affords splendid views of the sights and attractions of Trier, such as the Porta Nigra and the Basilica of Constantine.

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Author
Thomas Kalff
Updated: October 11, 2019

Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Auf der Bausch, Rastplatz, 260 m
Lowest point
125 m
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Tips, hints and links

Mosellandtouristik GmbH

Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330

www.moselsteig.de

 

Tourist information office Trier

An der Porta Nigra, 54290 Trier; Phone: +49 (651) / 97808-0

www.trier-info.de

 

Tourist information office Römische Weinstraße

Brückenstraße 46, 54338 Schweich; Phone: +49 (6502) / 9338-0

www.roemische-weinstrasse.de

Start

Trier: Central railway station (132 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.757108, 6.651736
DMS
49°45'25.6"N 6°39'06.2"E
UTM
32U 330868 5514271
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Destination

Schweich: Stefan-Andres fountain on Bernhard-Becker-Straße

Turn-by-turn directions

This tour starts at the Trier central railway station. From here, the leg first takes you to the Moselsteig Trail on an access route. Not far from the railway station you will pass the most famous monument in Trier: the Porta Nigra. Continue through the Nordallee, cross the Kaiser-Wilhelm bridge towards Weisshauswald, where the access route joins the main trail. The first section of this day trip takes you along the Eifel Tail, on the same route as the Moselsteig Trail. The Cliff Trail starts right behind the Weisshaus inn and continue close to the slope edge along the steep sandstone cliffs. Discover lots of viewing points with divine views of the city and the Moselle Valley. After crossing the ridge, the trail continues steeply downhill to Biewer and passes the edge of the small city district. The Moselsteig Trail leaves the Biewerer road at some steps and continues, together with the Eifel Trail up steep steps which change into an equally steep path with sandstone rock steps. At the end of the path you still have to continue a little further, again uphill - but now on a wider path to a small chapel where you can take a rest. The ascent continues through the forest and ends at the edge of the forest. The trail takes you through meadows and fields and gets very close to the Auf der Bausch city district. At the edge of the forest there is an ancient, huge oak which offers shade and is a beautiful place to rest. This is where the Moselsteig Trail and the Eifelsteig Trail separate again.

A well-developed forest path takes you to the Wallenbach Valley at a steady decline. Cross the B 52 through an underpass, and the Moselsteig Trail continues on the other side of the valley uphill into the forest. Hike through a varied forest and arrive at the Ehranger Kanzel. This upstream viewing point, which also has a mountain hut, boasts beautiful views of the northern part of the Trier Moselle Valley! In the distance you can already see the destination of Schweich, with its large vineyards. You will leave the Ehranger Kanzel on a steep downhill path. The trail takes you past huge sandstone rock towers to the valley. The Moselsteig Trail crosses the railway line and the Kyll, and you will find yourself in the centre of the city district of Ehrang.

Continue along the Kyllstraße road, through a restricted traffic area towards the church. The next ascent awaits you - it’s short but very steep. Accompanied by stations of the Way of the Cross, and over many steps you ascend to the Heide Chapel, which is also the endpoint of the Way of the Cross. There is a stunning viewing point just behind the chapel, on the red sandstone cliff. Sit on benches at the Friedenskreuz (Peace Cross) and enjoy a beautiful view of the very wide Moselle Valley and the Trier city districts of Kenn and Ehrang. Also, take a good look of the Ruwer Valley and beyond to the Hunsrück. To the East, the view is clear right to the end of the leg at Schweich.

The trail continues on the nearby slope edge, passes a few houses, and finally takes you to the edge of the Auf der Heide village back into the high forest. Here, the wide path is an easy walk, and a little later the tail continues steeply downhill. The trail reaches the edge of the forest which offers you a view of the Quint city district. Passing the cemetery you continue towards the Quint stopping point, where the Moselsteig Trail crosses the railway line and the road. Walk through the new residential area and along the railway line and then cross the country road towards Schweich. On the opposite side of the road, the Moselsteig Trail continues on a path into the forest. Where the path meets the forest path, an access route takes you to the forester’s lodge in Quint: Discover the modern nature trail here, which lots of things to learn! The Moselsteig Trail, however, continues through the forest, passes a hiking parking area and the Haardthof residential area. Finally, you leave the forest. The next section boasts fields and meadows with lots of fruit trees and takes you to the outskirts of Schweich. After the railway underpass, an access route takes you to the railway station or through the new residential area to the city centre of Schweich. This stage ends near the Stefan-Andres fountain.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Trier: Central railway station (Moselle line and Eifel line);There is a very good bus connection between Trier central railway station/city centre and Trier University (Bitburger Straße stop).

Schweich: Railway station on the Moselle line (RE and RB); The railway station is about 0.2 km from the Moselsteig Trail (link road) and approx. 2.0 km from the town centre.

Getting there

Starting point: Trier via the A 602 or the B 51/B 49

Destination: Schweich via the A 1 (Schweich exit) or via the B 53

Parking

Trier: There is no free parking at the railway station or in the city centre, although the Weisshauswald hikers' car park (directly on the Moselsteig Trail) close to the university can be used.

Schweich: There are parking spaces close to the Stefan-Andres fountain and on Bernhard-Becker-Straße. There is also parking available at Schweich railway station.

Coordinates

DD
49.757108, 6.651736
DMS
49°45'25.6"N 6°39'06.2"E
UTM
32U 330868 5514271
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

"Moselsteig" - Offzieller Moselsteig-Wanderführer von ideemedia, 14,95 €

Authors: Ulrike Poller, Wolfgang Todt, publisher: ideemedia, 300 pages with around 300 images, altitude profiles, QR codes and GPS Tracks (in German), Format 11,5 x 23 cm, ISBN: 978-3-942779-21-0, 14,95 €

 

"Official Moselsteig Trail hiking maps" in pocket format:

The entire route is divided into 3 maps:

Leisure Map Moselsteig - Map 1: Perl - Trier (Stages 1 - 4), ISBN: 978-3-89637-419-6

Leisure Map Moselsteig - Map 2: Trier – Zell (Moselle) (Stages 5 -14), ISBN: 978-3-89637-420-2 Leisure Map Moselsteig - Map 3: Zell (Moselle) – Koblenz (Stages 15 -24) ISBN: 978-3-89637-421-9

Individual maps: €5.90

Set of 3 maps: € 14.50 (ISBN: 978-3-89637422-6)

 

"Premium-Set"

Premium set consisting of the official hiking guide including set of 3 hiking maps. Publisher: ideemedia, ISBN: 978-3-942779-24-1, 26,95 €

 

In addition, other hiking guides are also available:

"Moselsteig" Pocket guide (excerpt of the official hiking guide in pocket format), Ulrike Poller, Wolfgang Todt, publisher: ideemedia, 194 pages, format: 11.0 x 16.4 cm, ISBN 978-3-942779-25-8, € 12.95

"Abenteuer Moselsteig", (German) Heidrun Braun, publisher: publicpress, 192 pages, format: 11.8 x 19.3 cm, ISBN: 978-3-89920-831-3, € 11.99

"Moselsteig", Thorsten Lensing, Rother Wanderführer, (German) format: 11.5 x 16.5 cm, ISBN: 978-3-7633-4433-8, € 14.90

Hikeline "Moselsteig - Auf traumhaften Pfaden von Perl nach Koblenz", (German), publisher: Esterbauer, format 16 x 22.5 cm, ISBN: 978-3-8500-0611-8, € 11.90

 

The hiking guides and the maps are available in bookstores or on the website www.moselsteig.de under the heading "Brochures & information material".

Author’s map recommendations

Leisure Map Moselsteig Trail – Map 2: Trier - Zell (Mosel) (Stages 5 - 14), ISBN: 978-3-89637-420-2

Equipment

  • Sturdy hiking footwear
  • Appropriate weatherproof hiking gear
  • Picnic lunch

Questions & Answers

Question about Gudrun Rose · February 17, 2020 · Community
Guten Morgen, ich möchte die 5. Etappe des Moselsteigs von Trier nach Schweich im Februar laufen. Ist das zu dieser Jahreszeit möglich? Kann ich mit der DB zurück nach Trier fahren? Herzliche Grüße Gudrun Rose
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Answer by Ulrike Tenzer  · February 17, 2020 · Community
Hallo Frau Rose, zu dieser Jahreszeit muß man damit rechnen, dass bei Frost eventuell die steileren Passagen entsprechend rutschig sein können. Das gilt auch nach längerem Regen. Ich denke bei Temperaturen über Null ist die Etappe aber machbar. Mit der Bahn kann man gut von Schweich nach Trier zurückfahren. Der Bahnhof liegt am Ortsrand von Schweich und über die Zuwegmarkierung gelangt man dort hin. Viel Spaß auf dem Moselsteig Ulrike Tenzer

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Sabrina Priester
June 01, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour, allerdings würde ich sie definitiv schwerer einstufen als Mittel. Die Stiche sind kurz aber prägnant. Es gibt unterwegs offenbar keine Einkehrmöglichkeiten an der Strecke und somit auch keine Gelegenheit die Wasserflaschen aufzufüllen. Die Strecke ist sehr Abwechslungsreich und verfügt über schöne Weitsicht Punkte. Aktuell gibt es eine kleine Umleitung die allerdings hervorragend beschildert ist!
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R & T wayfarer
October 12, 2018 · Community
Tatsächlich bleibt diese Etappe immer nah am städtischen oder dörflichen Lebensraum, nur gelegentlich verläuft sie vollständig in der Natur. Weite und schöne Ausblicke ins Tal sind trotzdem möglich. Die Wege sind überwiegend breit und gut ausgebaut, die Beschilderung ist intakt. Wirklich anspruchsvoll sind lediglich die beiden Aufstiege bei Biewer bzw. Ehrang.
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Blick nach Trier
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Talpanorama bei Ehrang
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Inter Frnc
July 16, 2018 · Community
Done at July 15, 2018
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.2 km
Duration
5:00h
Ascent
650 m
Descent
650 m
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