Detours in time and space.
The Moselsteig Trail is extremely varied and changeable along this stretch, yet also offers a number of short detours worth making: for example, one leads to a gushing waterfall in the Dortebach Valley nature reserve with its exotic micro-climate and another to one of the many places offering refreshments in the idyllic wine-producing villages along the trail. The Martberg Archaeological Park, which lies directly on the trail, takes you on a journey back in time to the authentically reconstructed buildings of the former Celtic-Roman Mountain Sanctuary. The countryside along this section of the trail also has a lot to offer hikers: the trail passes through wonderful high-level woodland, through vineyards and along river valleys until finally reaching its destination in Treis-Karden.
Rest StopCafé zur Tanke
Tips, hints and links
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330
Tourist information office Cochem
Endertplatz 1, 56812 Cochem; Phone: +49 (2671) / 60040
Tourist information office Treis-Karden
St.-Castor-Straße 87, 56253 Treis-Karden, OT Karden; Phone: +49 (2672) / 9157700
Starting point: Cochem via the B 49
Destination: Treis-Karden via the B 49 or the B 416
Cochem: There is a charge for most of the parking spaces in Cochem. There is a large car park behind the railway station.
Treis-Karden: There is a car park close to the railway station.
Book recommendation by the author
Author’s map recommendations
- Sturdy hiking footwear
- Appropriate weatherproof hiking gear
- Picnic lunch