Far too beautiful and impressive to miss – the detour to the Karmelenberg mountain is definitely worthwhile. The approach is particularly impressive. Shortly after turning off the RheinBurgenWeg trail a fantastic avenue of ancient, giant trees begins. In 1662, Baron Johann Lothar Waldbott von Bassenheim planted 150 trees to create an avenue on the open space between Bassenheim Forest and the Karmelenberg, which today leads to the Chapel of Our Lady. Today, more than 106 gnarled, sometimes strange looking giant trees are still standing. Alongside beeches and oaks, lime and horse chestnut trees and a gigantic large-leaved lime have braved the weather here for hundreds of years. The lime tree's trunk has a circumference of more than 8m and will render you speechless. This unique avenue has been protected since 1939. In the meantime, younger ash, willow and birch trees have also grown along the avenue, giving it a more youthful look. However, the leafy lime tree is the focal point of the 1km long avenue. It may look its age, but emphasises that transience is part of the cycle of nature. Old trees and dead branches belong here just as much as the young saplings. The way of the cross, which begins at the end of the avenue and was also built by Johann Waldbott, leads to the Chapel of Our Lady. The carefully restored chapel is the oldest sacral Baroque building in the Koblenz region.
The B416 follows the Rhine to Winningen. From Koblenz and Mayen you can reach Bassenheim on the B258.