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Graded short tour/Graded circular tour

Seitensprung Graf Georg Johannes

· 7 reviews · Graded short tour/Graded circular tour · Mosel-Saar
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  • Starting point next to the "Villa Romana"
    / Starting point next to the "Villa Romana"
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • Villa Romana
    / Villa Romana
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • "Veldenzer Bach" (stream in Veldenz)
    / "Veldenzer Bach" (stream in Veldenz)
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • Veldenz castle
    / Veldenz castle
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • Sign at the Veldenz castle
    / Sign at the Veldenz castle
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • "Josephinenhöhe" (View point)
    / "Josephinenhöhe" (View point)
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / "Hinterbachtal" (valley)
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Veldenz
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / View along the route
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Rest along the route
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Flowers along the way
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Village centre of Veldenz
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / View from the "Josephinenhöhe"
    Video: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
0 150 300 450 600 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 Schloß Veldenz

An interesting round tour with a striking elevation profile. You hike mainly on forest paths, but also along two brooks.
moderate
13.9 km
4:38 h
554 m
553 m
The hike starts in the village of Veldenz, which lies in a beautiful side valley of the Moselle.

The hike leads through a part of the former county of Veldenz. Originally, the county comprised the villages of Veldenz, Andel, Brauneberg, Burgen, Gornhausen and Mülheim.

The eponym of this premium hiking trail is the most famous offspring of the Veldenz counts, who married a daughter of King Gustav I of Sweden in 1563. The tribal history of the counts of Veldenz is very interesting, especially since they were also related to the famous Wittelsbach nobility. Their history is thematized on this 14 km long fling. The seat of the former counts, Veldenz Castle, can be admired from many vantage points. The tour starts and ends in the village of Veldenz.

On the way there are places to stop and rest.

Author’s recommendation

In the cellar of the "Villa Romana", the starting and finishing point of the hike, the remains of a Roman bathing complex can be visited.
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Author
Lisa Gerber
Updated: October 08, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
423 m
Lowest point
169 m
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Safety information

No specific safety instructions

Equipment

Solid shoes are recommended

Tips, hints and links

 Mosel-Gäste-Zentrum (tourist information)

Gestade 6

54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Phone 06531 500190

https://en.bernkastel.de/

 

Verkehrsamt Veldenz (tourist information)

Hauptstraße 2

554472 Veldenz

Phone 06534 1203

www.veldenz-mosel.de

Start

Veldenz, Münzbrunnen (well) next to the Villa Romana (172 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
49.889300, 7.022703
UTM
32U 357972 5528197

Destination

Veldenz, Münzbrunnen (well) next to the Villa Romana

Turn-by-turn directions

A special hiking experience awaits you in the former county of Veldenz and in one of the most beautiful side valleys of the Moselle. The "Graf Georg Johannes Weg" is about 14 kilometres long - named after the most famous offspring of the Veldenz family.Start and finish is the Villa Romana in the village centre of Veldenz. At first the path winds along a mountain flank of the "Veldenzer Bach" or "Hinterbach" (streams). Along the way you can admire the view on the seat of the former counts, castle Veldenz with its ruins. Then the stream is crossed three times. At the "Thielenmühle" (mill) you climb up to the "Heidenmauer", an approx. 90 metre long stone wall - testimony of a former Celtic refuge. On the mountain spur you continue to the chapel of Thalveldenz and the ascent to the castle.Veldenz Castle was originally a fief of the Verdun High Monastery. The ancestors of the later counts can be traced back to the 11th century. Since 1107, the counts resided in the castle, which Sun King Louis XIV had dragged 1681. Today it is privately owned and only opens its doors on special occasions.The path leads you to the "Rittersturz", a rock spur where the legend says that the devil plunged down with a knight. Then follows the last ascent to the "Pionierfelsen" and "Josephinenhöhe" (view point). From here you can enjoy a fantastic view.

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) on the federal road B50 to Bernkastel-Kues (approx. 20 minutes), then up the Moselle towards Trier to Veldenz (approx. 16 minutes).

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Veldenz.
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

5.0
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Nina Gosejacob 
June 01, 2019 · Community
Für uns heute (28 Grad knallende Sonne) genau richtig, weil größtenteils schattig im Wald! Sehr abwechslungsreich! Wunderschön! Die schönste Stelle war das Wassertreten am erfrischenden Bach (Handtuch mitnehmen!)
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Siegfried Dreis
April 16, 2018 · Community
Sehr abwechslungsreiche Tour mit tollen Aussichtspunkten. Überwiegend auf Pfaden durch Wald und entlang von Bachläufen. Sehr empfehlenswert!!!
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Peter Schäfer 
November 04, 2017 · Community
Wunderschöne Tour. Sehr schöne Aussichten. Sehr gut beschildert. Viele Tafeln mit Beschreibungen.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.9 km
Duration
4:38 h
Ascent
554 m
Descent
553 m
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