This Moselsteig Side Trail is also named after the bear, the animal on the municipal coat of arms. The trail starts above the roofs of the old town and runs in an approx. 6.5 kilometre loop back to Bernkastel-Kues. This Side Trail offers hikers wonderful views of the Moselle town and the Landshut castle, e.g. from the “Jodlerplatz”, the outcrops of the “Goldenen Kreuz” or the “Bresgenrugh”. On mainly narrow, natural trails, you will hike uphill along these rocks above the Tiefenbach Valley or through the shady Kallenfels creek valley at an altitude of over 400 m above sea level. Passing an old burial mound, you will marble at fantastic views of the Hunsrück and Eifel mountain range from the vast grassy areas.
Although hiking on the Moselsteig Side Trail Bernkasteler Bärensteig involves higher altitudes, this path is recommended for hot and sunny days. The ascents are mainly in shady forests or in the shady Kallenfelstal. The many restaurants in Bernkastel offer refreshments after your hike.
In winter, the forest slope above Bernkastel offers surprising views, which remain hidden under the leafy canopy in summer.
Tips and hints
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330
Tourist information office Bernkastel-Kues
Gestade 6, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 500190
Getting thereBernkastel-Kues: via B 53
Parkinglarge parking lot at the banks of the Moselle (partially subject to charge), additional parking in the city district Kues
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- Sturdy hiking footwear
- Appropriate weatherproof hiking gear
- Picnic lunch
- 4 Waypoints
- 4 Waypoints