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Graded short tour/Graded circular tour

Seitensprung Bernkasteler Bärensteig

· 3 reviews · Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Mosel-Saar
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  • Viewpoint along the hiking trail
    / Viewpoint along the hiking trail
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • Glorious view at the Hunsrück
    / Glorious view at the Hunsrück
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • reforestation along the path
    / reforestation along the path
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • Viewpoint "Bresgenruh"
    / Viewpoint "Bresgenruh"
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • forest path
    / forest path
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • Meadow and field landscape
    / Meadow and field landscape
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • Path passage along the B50
    / Path passage along the B50
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / View into the Hunsrück
    Video: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
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    Photo: Mosellandtouristik, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
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Short, but quite crisp tour: first on narrow paths through a steep valley, then on wide, light field paths, back down again through the forest.
moderate
6.4 km
2:50 h
299 m
297 m
On the "Moselsteig Seitensprung" the path goes up and down: into the Hunsrück and back again to the Moselle!

Insights into the hiking tour:

The "Moselsteig Seitensprung" is named after the city's heraldic animal, the bear. It starts over the roofs of the old town and leads back to Bernkastel-Kues in a 6.5 km loop. The hiking trail offers hikers great views of the Moselle town and its castle Landshut. Mostly on narrow, unspoilt paths, you climb up through the shady "Kallenfels"-valley to a height of around 400 metres above sea level. Past an old burial mound, you can admire views of the Hunsrück and Eifel mountain ranges from a spacious meadow area.

There are no places to stop for refreshments along the way, so don't forget to pack your rucksack. At the beginning or end of the tour there are numerous hiker-friendly places to stop in Bernkastel-Kues.

Author’s recommendation

Get some food in Bernkastel-Kues and after the climb through the "Kallenfels"-valley take a - deserved - break!
outdooractive.com User
Author
Lisa Gerber
Updated: October 11, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
419 m
Lowest point
120 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The path through the "Kallenfels"-valley is also used by mountain bikers.

Equipment

sturdy shoes, provisions

Tips, hints and links

Info & tips:

MGZ (Tourist-Information) Bernkastel-Kues

Gestade 6

54470 Bernkastel-KuesFon 06531/500190

info@bernkastel.

www.bernkastel.de

Start

Kallenfelsstraße in Bernkastel-Kues (120 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
49.915264, 7.077888
UTM
32U 362010 5530980

Destination

Bernkastel-Kues, Burgstraße (old town)

Turn-by-turn directions

The best way to start the "Moselsteig Seitensprung" is from the Tourist Information (Mosel Guest Centre) in the Bernkastel district. From here, a access route signage leads you through the old town to the actual start, which is at the "Märchenhotel" (corner Burgstraße/Hinterm Graben). You go into the "Kallenfelsstraße" (it is recommended to walk the tour in the clockwise). From now on you walk steadily uphill, first on cobblestones, then on a narrow path. The "Kallenfelsbach" (small river) is a constant companion along the path. You walk through a wooden bridge over the brook. Then you follow a forest path, which leads further along the brook. Continue uphill to the route and construction site of the new B 50 (bridge). The hiking path bends and leads to reforestation at the edge of the meadow.  You go on to the extensive open meadow area, which constitutes at the same time the highest point of the hiking trail. After crossing the terrain, continue along the edge of the forest in the direction of "Bresgenruh". From here the descent back to Bernkastel follows. On the way there are wonderful views of Landshut Castle and the Moselle valley.

At the cemetery you follow the course of the cemetery wall. Almost at end of the stairs leading down you turn sharp right into a narrow path. Soon after, you walk a few meters uphill. Now over the roofs of the old town you follow the last stage of the hiking trail. A staircase leads you down to the "Kallenfelsstraße" and back to the starting point.

Public transport

www.moselbahn.de  , www.vrt-info.de  , www.bahn.de

Bernkastel-Kues: Taxi Edringer: 06531 - 8149, Taxi Priwitzer: 06531 - 96970, Taxi Reitz: 06531 - 6455

Getting there

From the motorway junction Wittlich (A1, A60) onto the federal road B 50 / E 42, arrival in Bernkastel-Kues in about 20 minutes.

Parking

Parking spaces at the banks of the Moselle in Bernkastel and Kues. At the Tourist Information (MGZ, Gestade 6), there are 3-day parking tickets for 5 euros or monthly parking tickets for 10 euros.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Further information: http://www.bernkastel.de/service/download-prospekte.html.

Author’s map recommendations

WanderGuide - Hiking guide for the Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues (in German).


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Reviews

4.3
(3)
Konrad Friedgen
April 06, 2019 · Community
Der Moselsteig-Seitensprung Bernkasteler Bärensteig ist ein kurzer aber durchaus wandernswerter Rundwanderweg, der mit seiner abwechslungsreichen Routenführung trefflich zu punkten weiß. Eine kleine konditionelle Herausforderung ist ohne Zweifel der lang anhaltende Anstieg durch das Kallenfels-Bachtal gleich zu Beginn der Runde. Ansonsten sind keine weiteren nennenswerten Anstiege zu verzeichnen. Die Strecke ist so gut wie unverlaufbar ausgeschildert und die Wege und Pfade befinden sich in einem ordentlichen Zustand. Bei klarer Witterung fallen die schönen Fernsichten und Ausblicke ins Moseltal ungleich mehr ins Gewicht, als an einem diesigen Märzsonntag. Deshalb empfiehlt es sich, im späten Frühjahr oder im bunten Herbst über den Moselsteig-Seitensprung Bernkasteler Bärensteig zu wandern.
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Done at March 24, 2019
In der historischen Altstadt von Bernkastel-Kues
Photo: Konrad Friedgen, Community
Der Bärensteig läuft auf eine aussichtsreiche Freifläche hinaus
Photo: Konrad Friedgen, Community
Felsbewehrte, wurzelige Steige im Bärensteig
Photo: Konrad Friedgen, Community
Blick hinauf zur Burg Landhut
Photo: Konrad Friedgen, Community
Abstieg durch Weinlagen nach Bernkastel-Kues
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Ute Harrer
July 15, 2018 · Community
Eine wunderschöne Tour - dank der vielen schattigen Teilabschnitte auch super im Sommer zu erwandern
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Schattige Abschnitte😎
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Gerd Drescher
October 30, 2016 · Community
Leider im Nebel, sodass man nicht viel sehen konnte.
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Done at October 24, 2016
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
299 m
Descent
297 m
Loop Scenic Cultural/historical value

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