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Moselsteig Seitensprung trail Moseltalschanzen

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    Photo: Wiebke Pfitzmann, Moselregion Traben-Trarbach Kröv
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This premium hiking trail is ideal for all Moselle hikers looking to experience the most diverse landscapes over the course of one day.
difficult
Distance 16 km
5:29 h
672 m
670 m
431 m
101 m
Elves by the wayside, hot springs, a bishop's mitre, the mysterious Wildstein and the Graach entrenchments give this Seitensprung trail its mystical character. The paths that lead from the town of Traben-Trarbach to these striking natural and cultural monuments between the Moselle and Kautenbach are usually rather narrow. There are stunning views wherever you look. Whether you're looking down from Maria Zill or the Taubenhaus, you will enjoy magnificent views over the rooftops of Kues, Trarbach and Wildstein. The views are your reward for the often strenuous climbs and challenging altitude difference.

The Graach entrenchments are another highlight for hikers. It is a fortification built in 1794 by the Prussian army above Graach to fight off the French revolutionary armies.

Author’s recommendation

And if your feet are tired at the end of a long day, you can relax in the Moseltherme, the only thermal bath on the Moselle
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Author
Wiebke Pfitzmann 
Update: September 16, 2020
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
431 m
Lowest point
101 m
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Track types

Asphalt 2.09%Dirt road 7.11%Forested/wild trail 53.09%Path 31.35%Road 2.81%Unknown 3.53%
Asphalt
0.3 km
Dirt road
1.1 km
Forested/wild trail
8.5 km
Path
5 km
Road
0.5 km
Unknown
0.6 km
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Rest stops

Gutsausschank Weingut Caspari

Safety information

no particular safety information

Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Traben-Trarbach
Am Bahnhof 5
56841 Traben-Trarbach
06541-83980
info@traben-trarbach.de
www.traben-trarbach.de

Start

Car park on the Moselle in Trarbach (100 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.949476, 7.113169
DMS
49°56'58.1"N 7°06'47.4"E
UTM
32U 364638 5534719
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Destination

Car park on the Moselle in Trarbach

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the Moselle car park, you walk above the roofs of the old town of Trarbach to the "Taubenhaus" vineyards. From here you can enjoy the view over Traben-Trarbach and the Moselle. You will have to climb up even higher to get to the Graach entrenchments.

You cross the B50 again via the Graach entrenchments and from there you continue for a while along a path that's parallel to the Moselsteig. You can enjoy sweeping views all the way to the Hunsrück range from one side, and catch the occasional glimpse of the Moselle river from the other side. Once you have arrived at the "Maria Zill" rest area, you are rewarded with magnificent views of Bernkastel-Kues and the surrounding villages.

Now you walk downhill along a farm road. There is a shelter by the Alter Sportplatz (old sports ground) in Kautenbach, where you can take a break and relax. The "Bischofsmütze" viewing platform is not far from the shelter. From here you continue at a leisurely pace along forest paths to the Traben-Trarbach Moselle thermal baths past the Red Springs and the Elfenpfad path. Be careful crossing the road because visibility is poor here. Now you have to muster your strength one more time for the last ascent up Ungsberg mountain. Once there, you are rewarded with a view of Traben-Trarbach before continuing your hike along the mountain ridge to the Protestant Church. You then walk along the cobbled pavements of the alleyways of Trarbach's old town and return to the Moselle car park where you started out.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

by train to Traben railway station, and from there you follow the signs to "Zuweg"

Getting there

by car to the Moselle car park in Trarbach

Parking

free parking on the Moselle car park in Trarbach

Coordinates

DD
49.949476, 7.113169
DMS
49°56'58.1"N 7°06'47.4"E
UTM
32U 364638 5534719
w3w 
///tailor.juniors.shouts
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

"Moselsteig Partnerwege" (Moselsteig partner trails); order or download at https://www.moselsteig.de/ 

Author’s map recommendations

"Moselsteig Seitensprünge Wandern" (Moselsteig Seitensprünge hiking trails), order at  https://www.moselsteig.de/ 

Equipment

depending on weather conditions hiking boots are recommended.

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Rating

4.5
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Bart De Cleyn
June 19, 2022 · Community
Nach dem Tunnel unter dem B50 wirst du links verwiesen durch Schild. Etwas weiter und dann links durch dem Wald wäre wahrscheinlich besser gewesen. (sie Bild) Den Abstieg am Ende geht schön langsam :-)
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When did you do this route? June 17, 2022
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Andreas Schmitt
February 20, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? February 19, 2022

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16 km
Duration
5:29 h
Ascent
672 m
Descent
670 m
Highest point
431 m
Lowest point
101 m
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