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Dhrontalweg on the Moselle in Neumagen-Dhron

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  • Brigde in Neumagen-Dhron
    / Brigde in Neumagen-Dhron
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / View on the vineyards
    Photo: Igelstudios, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / District Dhron
    Photo: Eiben, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Course of the river Dhron
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Reflection of the river
    Photo: Comcept, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Glider airfield in Neumagen-Dhron
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / View at Neumagen-Dhron
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Above Neumagen-Dhron
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / das Dhrontal mit Ortsteil Papiermühle im Hintergrund
    Photo: Claus Dürrmann, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
m 300 250 200 150 100 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Ruhebank mit Blick auf Dhron Ruhebank am Eisernen Wegweiser
Circular tour with slight incline from one part of the Moselle village of Neumagen-Dhron to the next. Ideal for those who want to get to know the place better.
Distance 12.1 km
3:20 h
239 m
239 m
270 m
117 m
Many animals such as goats, donkeys, cattle and horses graze on the lush meadows of the Dhorntal. In enclosures you can also see fallow deer and wild boars. With a bit of luck you can also watch an ice model on the Dhornbach. In the gentle Dhorn Valley, large gradients cannot be overcome at first. But to the glider airfield on the Neumagener Berg it goes a short distance steeply uphill.Insights into the hiking tour:The hike starts in the district of Dhorn and leads along the small river of the same name from the bridge to the district of Papiermühle, gently ascending through woods and meadows. On the Neumagen plateau, the hike initially continues straight ahead along field paths. This takes you past the glider airfield, from where you can watch the planes in good weather. In the further course of the route one reaches the edge of the valley again. At the edge of the vineyards you can enjoy wonderful views of the Moselle valley as well as nice places to rest. A perfect finish is provided by the numerous rest stops in Neumagen-Dhorn.

Author’s recommendation

Backpack catering in Neumagen-Dhron (various possibilities) and take a short break at the rest area at the "Eisernen Wegweiser".
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Lisa Willems 
Update: December 23, 2021
Highest point
270 m
Lowest point
117 m
Best time of year

Safety information

No special safety instructions.

Tips and hints

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
Gestade 6
54470 Bernkastel-Kues 
Phone (0049) 6531/50019-0

Tourist information Neumagen-Dhron
Römerstrasse 137
54347 Neumagen-Dhron
Phone (0049) 6507 6555
E mail:


At the parking space in Neumagen-Dhron, close to the bridge (120 m)
49.863040, 6.906430
49°51'46.9"N 6°54'23.1"E
32U 349539 5525505


At the parking space in Neumagen-Dhron, close to the bridge

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot at the "Domfreihof" in the district of Dhron you cross the bridge and walk directly behind the large slate house (passage as a footpath) to a mill stream. Passing the kindergarten, the Dhrontalweg runs through the street "Metschert". Cross another Dhron bridge to the Papiermühle junction. You leave the village and hike through the meadows of the Dhron valley.  When the farm path meets asphalt after about 5 kilometres, prepare for the return journey (or make a detour of about 500 metres to the district Papiermühle with refreshment facilities at the weekend). From the Papiermühle cemetery, you hike above (orchard) meadows to a crossroads, where you climb steeply up into the forest. You reach the so-called "Neumagener Plateau". Straight ahead you walk along the gliding field. At an intersection with an iron signpost there is a change of direction. Continue straight on along a dirt road, the last stretch to the edge of the forest on asphalt. Along the edge of the forest, a farm track leads to a beautiful view of the slate roofs of Dhron and further into the vineyards. Along the Talkante at the edge of the vineyards you descend again towards Dhron with a magnificent view of the Moselle. The road "In Folz" takes you back to the starting point at the Domfreihof in Dhron.Translated with


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Public transport


Public Bus-transfer on a regular basis:

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

Neumagen-Dhron: Taxi Kreusch 0049 6507 - 2493

Getting there

Start from Bernkastel-Kues, the village of Neumagen-Dhron ist upriver. Stay on the B53, through the villages of Brauneberg, Mülheim, Wintrich and Piesport. Continue on L156 until you reach Dhron. App. 20 minutes.


Parking lot next to the "Dhronbridge".


49.863040, 6.906430
49°51'46.9"N 6°54'23.1"E
32U 349539 5525505
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

WanderGuide - the hiking brochure for the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues. With description and map (only in German)

Author’s map recommendations

WanderGuide - the hiking brochure for the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues. With description and map (only in German)


Sturdy hiking boots and, if necessary, backpack rations.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Sandra N
December 05, 2021 · Community
Schöner Weg, der auch im Dezember gut zu laufen ist.
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When did you do this route? December 05, 2021
Lydia W
September 04, 2020 · Community
viel Kontakt mit der Dhron gibt es hier nicht, relativ viel über Asphalt zu gehen
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When did you do this route? July 28, 2020
Sonja Ewertz
March 22, 2020 · Community
Blick auf Dhron 21.03.2020
Photo: Sonja Ewertz, Community
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Blick auf Dhron 21.03.2020
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12.1 km
3:20 h
239 m
239 m
Highest point
270 m
Lowest point
117 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Insider tip


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