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Burgberg-Rundweg (city walk)

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  • Burg Landshut
    / Burg Landshut
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  • / Beschilderung entlang der Strecke
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  • / Spitzhäuschen am Marktplatz
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  • / Westflanke des Burgberges
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  • / View of Bernkastel-Kues
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  • / tower of the castle
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  • / Berggrat des Burgberges
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  • / Beschilderung der Strecke
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  • / Herbst - Ausblick von der Burg aufs Moseltal und die Stadt
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  • / Herbst - Aussicht von der Burg auf Kues und die Mosel
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This city walk to the castle ruins of Landshut offers impressive insights and views of the magnificent landscape.
open
difficult
2 km
1:00 h
129 m
125 m

Up to now, 19 late Roman mountain fortifications above the Moselle can be proven. Landshut Castle was probably the first of its kind, namely handed down by the geographer of Ravenna as "Princastellum" and giving its name to the later Bernkastel. The castle in Bernkastel was partly overbuilt by the medieval core castle - whose ruins we can still see today.
Insights into the walk:
The castle ruins of Landshut are enthroned majestically above the old town of Bernkastel-Kues. It can be reached on foot from the historic market place in Bernkastel in about 30 minutes. The ascent over a serpentine path in the vineyards is pithy, but offers great views! Once you have arrived at the castle there is a lot to discover. Because in 2012, during routine work, spectacular discoveries were made, which suggest that in these remains of the ruins the "Princastellum", handed down by the geographer of Ravenna, can be seen. It would thus be the first mountain fortification of the Moselle valley. On the way back we pass the Schützenhaus.

Author’s recommendation

Refreshments are available in the castle restaurant and on the descent in the Schützenhaus.
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Author
Lisa Willems 
Updated: November 04, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
229 m
Lowest point
111 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Rifle House
Burgruine Landshut in Bernkastel-Kues an der Mosel

Safety information

No special safety instructions

Tips, hints and links

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

Gestade 6

54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Phone: (0049) 6531/50019-0

info@bernkastel.de

https://en.bernkastel.de/

Start

Medieval market place, Bernkastel (110 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.915492, 7.075746
DMS
49°54'55.8"N 7°04'32.7"E
UTM
32U 361857 5531009
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Destination

Medieval market place, Bernkastel

Turn-by-turn directions

A crisp ascent to Landshut Castle, which is almost unavoidable if you want to conquer the castle on foot. From the medieval market place in Bernkastel, the Burgberg-Rundweg leads you past the little sharpened house built in 1416. From there it is signposted clockwise and counterclockwise.  We recommend walking it in an anti-clockwise direction. The markings then lead you into Karlstraße, onto the Schlossweg, into the vineyards and up the narrow and very steep serpentine path to Landshut Castle. The trail continues once around the castle. The descent is via the castle entrance, the asphalt road to the Schützenhaus and the mountain spur. Then on the footpath back to the market place. The signposting is anti-clockwise because the serpentine path is better uphill than downhill.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

Bernkastel-Kues: Taxi Edringer: (0049) 6531 - 8149, Taxi Priwitzer: (0049) 6531 - 96970, Taxi Reitz: (0049) 6531 - 6455

Getting there

Journey to Bernkastel-Kues

Parking

Parking is available on the large Moselle car park on the Bernkasteler and Kueser side, directly on the Moselle. During the winter months parking here is free of charge, from April 1st to December 31st parking is charged. Gestade 18, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Coordinates

DD
49.915492, 7.075746
DMS
49°54'55.8"N 7°04'32.7"E
UTM
32U 361857 5531009
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Wanderguide - the hiking guide in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region. With description and map. (only in german)

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderguide - the hiking guide in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region. With description and map. (only in german)

Equipment

Sturdy shoes are recommended.

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Status
open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
2 km
Duration
1:00h
Ascent
129 m
Descent
125 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value

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