In the footsteps of the vintners who cultivate the steeper slopes.
Once you have completed this section with its many steep slopes, you will appreciate the difficulties associated with wine-making on the Moselle. The rocky paths along the steep slopes require a good degree of sure-footedness, but in other places offer unforgettable views over the River Moselle. Finally the trail leads under the vertical "Brauselay" rock wall, from where you can catch a glimpse of the end of this leg in Cochem, above which towers the enchantingly beautiful Reichsburg Castle. With this lovely finish ahead of you, the Moselsteig Trail continues down into this very hospitable and friendly town.
Consider taking the boat one way if you are planning this section of the trail as a day hike.
Starting point: Beilstein via the L 98 between Senheim and Cochem
Destination: Cochem via the B 49
Beilstein: The few parking spaces close to the ferry landing stage are often occupied. There is a larger car park a little way upstream on the L 98.
Cochem: There is a charge for most of the parking spaces in Cochem. There is a large car park behind the railway station.
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- Sturdy hiking footwear
- Appropriate weatherproof hiking gear
- Picnic lunch