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E5 - Two Valleys hike throuhg the Ahringstal and Großbachtal valleys

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  • Fernsicht bis Starkenburg
    Fernsicht bis Starkenburg
    Photo: Birgit Immich, Moselregion Traben-Trarbach Kröv
m 500 400 300 200 100 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Moselparkplatz Enkirch Abzweig "Im Alten Tal" Hütte (H) Stadt- und Ortsbild Enkirch Alte Kloster-Kirche
A scenic day hike through the side valleys of Enkirch that extend far into the Hunsrück.
Distance 20.9 km
5:58 h
334 m
334 m
432 m
99 m
A hike through the Ahringstal valley is scenically very varied and charming. Numerous mills adorn the path, forests and meadows alternate, so that the path is pleasantly walkable even in summer. Far into the valley there is a very idyllic resting place at the "Rauschkümpel", a small waterfall that invites you to linger. Another resting place is located further on at the "Feuerwehrhütte" (fire station), not far from the road between Enkirch and Raverbeuren. From there, the trail leads through woods, meadows and fields to the Großbachtal valley, which is also lined with woods and meadows. From there you return to the starting point in Enkirch.

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The many idyllic resting and relaxing places invite you to linger.
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Update: October 01, 2021
Highest point
432 m
Lowest point
99 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 15.59%Dirt road 2.75%Nature trail 81.26%Unknown 0.39%
3.3 km
Dirt road
0.6 km
Nature trail
17 km
0.1 km
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Tourist-Info Enkirch (100 m)
49.984139, 7.122281
49°59'02.9"N 7°07'20.2"E
32U 365389 5538556
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Tourist-Info Enkirch

Turn-by-turn directions

From the tourist information office in Enkirch in the direction of "Hotel Steffensberg", cross the road there over the bridge, then turn left "Im Alten Tal". Follow this road until you reach "Mühlweg". Turn left until you reach the road "Am Steffensberg". Follow this road to the right until you reach the crossroads at the Catholic church after approx. 300 m. Straight ahead into the Ahringstal valley. This valley and its numerous mills will accompany you for the next 10 km. Ahead on the heights you will see the village of Starkenburg. After about 2 km you will come to a fork in the road, please keep to the left. (On the right you will come to the mills: Ahringsmühle, untere- and obere Starkenburger Mühle further on to Starkenburg. ) approx. 3.0 km.After 700 m a fork in the road, stay right. In 300 m you will see a single house on the left, the "Goldhäuschen".In 2.7 km you reach a bridge. The valley that joins here leads to the Hunsrückhöhenstraße. (Long-distance hiking trail Mosel-Nahe with destination in Kirn ). Change sides of the stream and follow the signs to the left. In 0.7 km you will come to the "Rauschkümpel", a rest area with a small waterfall. Continue along the stream to the "Silbersteige". Please keep to the left, over the bridge in the direction of Berghof. After 1 km you will come to a large fork, please keep left. Continue to follow the signs around several large bends for approx. 1.0 km. At the crossroads keep right, after approx. 300 m at the large fir tree (fork in the road) turn right. Follow the main path for approx. 900 m. Cross the Enkirch - Raversbeuren country road to the fire station. Continue straight ahead along the main path for approx. 250 m. At the crossroads turn right towards "Zweibäche" until the end of the forest. Follow the path half-left across the open space. At the next fork, turn left again and follow this path downhill. Keep right twice at the next forks. At the 2nd big left turn, continue to follow the path downhill and straight ahead at the next junction for approx. 200m.After approx. 600m you will come to the hiking trail E 3. turn left towards Enkirch. You will see the holiday homes of Enkirch and the upper retention basin. (In very wet weather, it is recommended to cross the dam and continue back via an asphalt road). Continue along the path, always keeping to the right. Later you will see the tennis courts and come to the asphalt road at the former open-air swimming pool, which you continue to follow on the left, past the "Hotel Neumühle". The next possibility on the left brings you back to the road "Am Steffensberg", after 1.0 km you're back to starting point.


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Public transport


By train (Easter to October): with Mosel-Wein-Bahn to the Kövenig stop, then by ferry to Enkirch. To the starting point approx. 150m from the ferry.

By bus with line 333 (Moselbahn, Trier-Bullay) or line 720 (Bullay-Traben-Trabach) to the Enkirch stop. Approx. 150m to the starting point

Getting there

By car via the B53, L192 or L193 federal road to Enkirch on the Moselle


 Enkirch on the Moselle


49.984139, 7.122281
49°59'02.9"N 7°07'20.2"E
32U 365389 5538556
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Panorama-Wanderkarte Enkirch

Author’s map recommendations

Topographische Wanderkarte 1:25.000

Wandergebiet Moselregion Traben-Trarbach Kröv

ISBN: 978-3-944-620-24-4


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20.9 km
5:58 h
334 m
334 m
Highest point
432 m
Lowest point
99 m
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