Of vineyards, forests and rare fruit.
This section of the trail passes along the edge of the slope and through tranquil woodland, offering stunning glimpses of the picturesque Old Town in Bernkastel-Kues as far as the idyllic wine-making village of Ürzig . Along the route the village of Zeltingen-Rachtig and the former Cistercian monastery in Machern provide attractive places to stop off and refuel. Just before Zeltingen-Rachtig, you can also visit the experimental orchard and garden in Zeltingen, in which exotic and long-forgotten native vegetables and fruit are grown. A number of short detours through shaded woodland passages and on grassy paths along the edge of the slope offer variety as well as magnificent views down into the Moselle Valley.
The atmosphere in Zeltingen Orchard is particularly lovely in the evening when the autumnal tints of the vineyards bathe the slopes in a golden light.
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330
Tourist information office Bernkastel-Kues
Gestade 6, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 500190
Starting point: Bernkastel-Kues via the B 53
Destination – Ürzig: A 1, Wittlich-Mitte (Centre) exit, follow the B 50 towards Zentrum (Centre), B 49 to Cochem, continue along the L 55 to Ürzig
Bernkastel-Kues: Large car park on the bank of the Moselle (pay car park at certain times)
Ürzig: small car park directly at the start at the junction of Bergstraße and Römerstraße, large car park on the B 53 on the bank of the Moselle, from where there is a 0.8 km walk to the starting point
Zeltingen-Rachtig: Car park on the bank of the Moselle (0.2 km walk to the Moselle Bridge)