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Himmelsleiterweg Brohl-Lützing

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  • Aussichtspunkt
    / Aussichtspunkt
    Photo: Kathrin Döhrn, Tourist-Information Bad Breisig
  • / Dorfbrunnen
    Photo: Helmut Rosenbaum, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
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    Photo: Kathrin Döhrn, Tourist-Information Bad Breisig
  • / Mühlenbach
    Photo: Paul Delfs, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Himmelsleiterweg
    Photo: Helmut Rosenbaum, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Lavagrube
    Photo: Kathrin Döhrn, Tourist-Information Bad Breisig
  • / Dicktberg Foto
    Photo: Helmut Rosenbaum, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Gebäude aus Vulkangestein
    Photo: Helmut Rosenbaum, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Reutersley
    Photo: Kathrin Döhrn, Tourist-Information Bad Breisig
  • / Burg Rheineck
    Photo: Helmut Rosenbaum, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Panorama
    Photo: Kathrin Döhrn, Tourist-Information Bad Breisig
  • / Hafen Brohl
    Photo: Helmut Rosenbaum, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Hinweistafel
    Photo: Helmut Rosenbaum, Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Jakobshütte
    Photo: Kathrin Döhrn, Tourist-Information Bad Breisig
  • / Aussicht
    Photo: Kathrin Döhrn, Tourist-Information Bad Breisig
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Circular hiking trail in Brohl-Lützing: wonderful panoramic trail from the banks of the Rhine to the Steinbergskopf vantage point above Niederlützingen with magnificent vantage points. Starting on the banks of the Rhine, the trail leads through the Brohl miller's meadow and then along a steep rocky path (Himmelsleiter) to the Lützinger Höhe. From there, the path leads to the highest point of the village on the Steinberg Kopf. Following a variety of forest and meadow paths and finally a section of the Rhine-Castles Trail, you return to the Rhine. There are several wonderful vantage points with views of the Rhine valley, the Brohl valley and the Eifel. You cross a mined volcano and on Sundays you can stop for refreshments in Niederlützingen as well as in the beer garden at the start and finish in the Brohl Rhine complexes.
moderate
13.4 km
4:00 h
350 m
350 m

Author’s recommendation

Brohl-Lützing is also the starting point of the historic narrow-gauge railway "Vulkanexpreß". In the surrounding area there are other tourist highlights such as the Andernach cold water geyser, the Laacher Lake with the Maria-Laach Monastery, the spring town of Bad Breisig with the Roman thermal baths, Olbrück Castle in the Brohl Valley and much more.
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Author
Frank Srol
Updated: November 24, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
271 m
Lowest point
55 m
Best time of year
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Start

Rheinanlagen Brohl-Lützing (57 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.487559, 7.327377
DMS
50°29'15.2"N 7°19'38.6"E
UTM
32U 381347 5594178
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Destination

Rheinanlagen Brohl-Lützing

Turn-by-turn directions

The start and finish of this circular route are the Rhine complexes in Brohl-Lützing with plenty of parking facilities. The path initially leads a short distance along the banks of the Rhine in a southerly direction. After crossing the Brohlbach stream at its confluence with the Rhine, the trail continues left through the subway of the Bundestraße 9, along the Koblenzer Straße and Rheinstraße through the railway subway to the centre of the village with a beautifully designed basalt fountain. To the left of the Bürgerhaus and Volksbank, the path then leads through Mühlengasse to Büngertchen and from there towards Schützenplatz and Müllerwiese. A path between the Mühlenbach stream and several allotment gardens takes you out of the village and into the lower Brohl valley. About 1 km further on, you cross the small mill stream and begin the ascent to the "Lützinger Höhe" along a rocky ridge, the so-called "Himmelsleiter". There are always views of the Brohl valley. In places you can still see old vineyard walls, which testify to the former use of the vineyards. At the top, you reach the plateau of the Rheinhauptterrasse. The path now turns right until you reach a bench, where you have a wonderful view of Brohl and the Rhine valley. After about 2 km, the path now rises gently towards the Niederlützingen district, leaving it to the left in a sharp bend and entering a large abandoned quarry after a few metres. The hiking trail leads through the quarry in the volcano "Leilenkopf". Basaltic cinders, lapilli and large lava bombs line the path. They are evidence of the - by geological standards - still young volcanism in the Eastern Eifel. The Leilenkopf was - so we assume - active in 2 phases about 400.000 years ago and then again about 220.000 years ago. The slag material of the largely exploited volcano was much sought-after as a foundation for roads and paths. In the past, a part of it was extracted from sections of somewhat firmer tuff, building blocks for the local church and several houses in the village. After another short ascent you reach the village of Niederlützingen. On weekends there are opportunities to stop for refreshments in the local gastronomy, but there is also a bakery and butcher's shop. After crossing the village in a southerly direction, the trail continues over the "Steinbergs Kopf" lookout point. If you don't know that under this elevation there is a former quarry for column basalt, which later served as a district waste dump for the district of Ahrweiler, you might think you are on a natural mountain. After a short descent from the 360° panoramic view of Steinbergkopf, you reach the idyllically situated Jakobshütte, a barbecue hut belonging to the local hiking club. From here the trail heads north again to the village where the trail turns off to the north and, after about 3 km along a forest and field path, reaches a viewing platform located on a rock platform directly above the Rhine valley. From the vantage point called "Reutersley" you have a good view of nearby Rheineck Castle, as well as of large parts of the lower Middle Rhine Valley. From here, a narrow path leads down to Brohl (signposted Rheinburgenweg). After crossing the railway line and passing the village harbour, you reach the starting point of the hike. The beer garden, which is open in the summer months, or the restaurant "Zum Anker" at the harbour, as well as a pizzeria on Koblenzer Straße, offer welcome refreshments after the exertions of the hike.

Note


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Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train: Brohl/Rhein station

Getting there

Federal road 9, Brohl-Lützing Rhine complexes

Parking

free parking

Coordinates

DD
50.487559, 7.327377
DMS
50°29'15.2"N 7°19'38.6"E
UTM
32U 381347 5594178
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy footwear

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4.7
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Kerstin Masfelder
September 25, 2020 · Community
Ein wundervoller Wanderweg vom Anfang bis zum Ende. Sehr gut Beschildert, traumhafte Aussichten, tolle Landschaft, einfach schön.
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Wander Verliebt
September 02, 2020 · Community
Eine sehr schöne, panoramenreiche Tour mit dem Highlight der Himmelsleiter. Auch der Gang durch die Lavegrube oder der Blick von der Reutersley hat uns gut gefallen. Absolut empfehlenswert! :-)
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Completed this Route on August 29, 2020
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Axel L.
June 10, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne Runde. Danke für`s teilen.
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Completed this Route on May 31, 2020
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Der Weg ist das Ziel.
Die Burg Rheineck.
In der Mühlenwiese.
Der Brohlbach.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.4 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
350 m
Descent
350 m
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