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Moselsteig Side Trail Mehringer Schweiz

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  • Gipelkreuz am Kumer Küppchen
    / Gipelkreuz am Kumer Küppchen
    Photo: Sweco GmbH/Michael Teusch, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Blick auf Mehring und Riol
    Photo: Sweco GmbH/Michael Teusch, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Seilsicherung im Klettersteig der Mehringer Schweiz
    Photo: Sweco GmbH/Michael Teusch, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Herbstwald am Molesbach
    Photo: Sweco GmbH/Michael Teusch, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Panorama am Aussichtspunkt Kumer Küppchen
    Photo: Sweco GmbH/Michael Teusch, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Waldrandpfad an der Mehringer Höhe
    Photo: Sweco GmbH/Michael Teusch, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Panorama vom Fünfseenblick
    Photo: Sweco GmbH/Michael Teusch, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Blick vom Aussichtsturm am Fünfseenblick
    Photo: Sweco GmbH/Michael Teusch, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Pfad über einen Felsgrat
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  • / Wegelogo Seitensprung Mehringer Schweiz
    Photo: Sweco GmbH/Michael Teusch, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / In der Weinbergslage Pölicher Held
    Photo: Sweco GmbH/Michael Teusch, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Eisenleiter im ehemaligen Steinbruch
    Photo: Sweco GmbH/Michael Teusch, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Schieferbrocken im ehemaligen Steinbruch
    Photo: Sweco GmbH/Michael Teusch, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Rekonstruierte Römische Villa Mehring
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If you are planning a bigger mountain tour, then the Side Trail Mehringer Schweiz is just right for you. On about 14 km (which, if required, can be divided into two smaller rounds), the challenging round trip with lots of altitude metres (alternatively an ascent can be hiked via a section with passages secured by ropes) leads past impressive viewing points, an establishment offering refreshments and through natural forest sections.In the cultural landscape characterised by viticulture since Roman times, the Roman villa of Mehring is the cultural highlight, which lies directly on the path.
moderate
14.1 km
5:00 h
600 m
600 m

The Side Trail Extratour Mehringer Schweiz can be seen as a sporty training session.However, if you allow yourself a little more time while hiking, you will experience the natural course of the path and the magnificent viewing points more intensively. Not only the view from the tower at the Fünfseenblick (view of five lakes) is unique. Also, while hiking, views of the Moselle Valley keep opening up.

The entire round of around 14 km is not particularly long, but the ascent and descent on the nature paths require physical fitness and concentration.

Author’s recommendation

The Side Trail mostly leads through forest and the shade of the steep Moselle hills. Therefore, the hike is also suitable for a hike on warm summer days, despite the great differences in altitude that needs to be overcome. Then one should consider a hike in a clockwise direction. At the end of the tour a stop at Triolago is ideal. The climbing passage at the Kumer Knüppchen, however, is recommended in the opposite direction (ascent). From the summit cross, simply follow the Moselsteig Trail signposting.
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Thomas Kalff
Updated: November 27, 2020
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Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
425 m
Lowest point
125 m
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Safety information

In wet weather the climbing trail variant should not be taken.

Tips, hints and links

Mosellandtouristik GmbH

Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330

www.moselsteig.de

 

Tourist information office Römische Weinstraße

Brückenstr. 46, 54338 Schweich; Phone: +49 (6502) / 93380

www.roemische-weinstrasse.de

Start

Parking area at the sports facilities Mehring (159 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.793975, 6.830986
DMS
49°47'38.3"N 6°49'51.5"E
UTM
32U 343895 5517981
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Destination

Parking area at the sports facilities Mehring

Turn-by-turn directions

At the starting point of the Side Trail Mehringer Schweiz at the sports field Mehring, you need to decide in which direction you want to tackle this challenging round tour. Hikers who want to experience the climbing passages should hike counter-clockwise as this description suggests.

Through the sports field and the sports hall you reach the slope edge covered with dense hedges. From here, the Moselsteig Trail accompanies the Side Trail for a majority of the round up to the Fünfseenblick. Continue uphill on grass paths, at the edge of the housing development.Passing a first viewing point you reach the edge of the forest. In the forest the Side Trail leads steeply uphill for a short section, before it continues on a former forest path through a slope of slate rocks down to the level of the Moselle.

The following section along the edge of the forest is less challenging, even though the path continues uphill. Just a short distance away from the path it the Triolago leisure complex, which in addition to a hotel and restaurant, also offers a summer toboggan run, mini golf and many water sports activities.

Now the Side Trail becomes challenging! Along the Molesbach, which has impressively dug a channel into the slate rocks, the path leads steeply uphill. After a short stretch you can decide on the climbing variant (sections secured with steel rope) or the "normal" ascent to the summit. The variant without climbing sections (also used by the Moselsteig Trail) is not for the faint of heart. After all, 150 altitude metres need to be overcome over a short stretch. At the summit on the Kumer Knüppchen, both variants meet up again. The ascent was certainly worthwhile! Seating and a lounger invite you to enjoy the grandiose Moselle panorama a little longer. 

The following section leads over narrow paths, stairs and steps steeply downhill into the steep slope of the Mehringer Schweiz. When reaching the forest path, the Side Trail remains at the same height for a short stretch. The path crosses the MTP trail park track. After a short climb through the coniferous forest, you reach a higher forest path which guides Side Trail and Moselsteig Trail hikers through the wooded steep slope. That this path leads steadily uphill, is hardly noticeable on this varied route. After crossing the county road (the parking area can also be used as the start/end point for the Side Trail) you follow the forest path. The subsequent path at the edge of the forest with its ancient trees is even more beautiful. Here you reach the highest point of the Side Trail Mehringer Schweiz. The path leads through the high forest dominated by large beech trees to a forest path, which reaches the Fünfseenblick viewing tower after a short ascent.

The view from the approximately 20 m high tower should not be missed, even if you need to climb up 105 stairs. In addition to the Moselle "lakes" the view across the vineyards and forested areas right to the mountain tops of the Eifel is impressive.

From now on the path only follows the Side Trail markings, as the Moselsteig Trail remains on the same height, whereas the Side Trail leads steeply downhill on a path directly at the foot of the tower. In the forest, you continue to hike steeply downhill. Only after crossing a steep gully, does the path remain at a constant height. Over a rocky path you finally reach the vineyards. The Side Trail uses the path between the forest and the vineyards. This allows you to enjoy the view of the Moselle over a longer stretch.

The narrow paths in a former quarry are again somewhat more challenging (in parts also secured with ropes and an iron ladder), but also not less impressive. Here again, some altitude needs to be overcome. The last section back to Mehring leads through the vineyards (past the water treading pool and rest stops). A loop at the outskirts of the village leads to the reconstructed Roman villa (Villa rustica), which is the cultural highlight and wonderful end to an exciting hike.

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Getting there

The Mehring sports facilities can be reached from the B53. When you arrive in Mehring switch to the other side of the Moselle. Opposite the signposting of the Roman Villa is the starting point at the sports facilities.

From the motorway A1 take the exit Mehring, then follow the K 85 to Mehring. The parking lot at the sports complex is located just behind the entrance to the village.

Parking

The parking lot at the sports complex offers large parking areas.

Coordinates

DD
49.793975, 6.830986
DMS
49°47'38.3"N 6°49'51.5"E
UTM
32U 343895 5517981
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Leisure Map „Moselsteig Seitensprünge. Die besten Premium-Rundwege an der Mosel”

Authors: Ulrike Poller und Wolfgang Todt, Publisher: ideemedia, 160 pages, format: 11 x 16,4 cm, ISBN 978-3-942779-34-0, € 12.95.

Author’s map recommendations

Leisure Map Moselsteig Trail – Map 2: Trier - Zell (Moselle) (Stages 5 - 14), ISBN: 978-3-89637-420-2

Equipment

The Side Trail should only be hiked on with suitable (sturdy) shoes/hiking boots. For the steel cables in the rope secured sections gloves can be useful.

Questions & Answers

Question about Markus Mendel · September 27, 2020 · Community
Ist die Strecke mit Hund machbar?
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Answer by Markus Meyers · September 27, 2020 · Community
Kommt auf den Hund drauf an 😉 aber geht schon, vielleicht nicht alle schwierigen Strecken machen, aber es gibt super alternative direkt daneben
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Delleré René 
September 30, 2020 · Community
Parkplatz am Fußballplatz leicht zu finden, der eingeschlagene Weg dann die empfohlene Wanderrichtung gegen den Uhrzeigersinn (also nicht sofort Richtung Römervilla) sondern Richtung Freizeitanlage Triolago-see, weil wir die 2 Klettersteigen ja hinaufwandern möchten. Nach etwa 800 m verlässt man Mehring, es folgt immerhin eine fast durchgängige Waldetappe von etwa 9 Km! Es folgt dann eine Etappe beim „Pölicher Held“ ohne Wald, dafür aber vorbei an Weinbergen, aber dann folgt ja ab Km 11 der zweite kleinere Klettersteig, der uns wiederum 1,5 Km durch den Wald führt. Nicht nur die Aufstiege sind sportlich, auch die Abstiege nach den Klettersteigen sind nicht so ohne. Zurück zum Dorf geht es ja noch an der Römervilla vorbei, effektiv eine abwechslungsreiche und sehr schöne Wanderung! Der Weg hat auf manchen Teil-Etappen wenige Rast- und Sitzgelegenheiten, aber die vorhandenen sind an der richtigen Stelle. Keine KM-Angaben, nur einige Positionsschilder, vor allem bei den Ausweichrouten der Klettersteige. Am ersten Klettersteig mussten wir den Weg etwas knobeln, geht aber halt immer hinauf. Sehr schöne Aussichten auf das Moseltal, vor allem bei dem „Felsenkreuz Kammerwald“ sowie auf dem 20,5 m hohen Aussichtsturm Fünf-Seen-Blick. Eine traumhafte Wanderung mit etlichen visuellen sowie sportlichen Höhepunkten, die wir auf jeden Fall im Spätherbst noch einmal machen.
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Completed this Route on September 16, 2020
Parkplatz direkt vor dem Fußballplatz längst der K85
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Kletterpassagen sind machbar, aber man soll schon seine Grenzen kennen
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Sicherer Aufstieg durch Stahlseile an beiden Klettersteigen
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Na, das nennt man mal eine Aussicht auf das Moseltal, Blick über den Freizeitsee TRIOLAGOO
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Das am 10.01.2008 erneuerte Felsenkreuz Kammerwald
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Auch die Abstiege müssen mit Vorsicht angegangen werden
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Wie (leider) so oft, auch auf dieser Wanderung eine Teilsperrung
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Der Aussichtsturm „Fünf-Seen-Blick“ der Gemeinde Detzem mit etwa 20,5 m Höhe
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Einfach eine Aussicht zum Genießen !
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Flotte Waldwege führen uns über etwa 10 Km über diesen Wanderweg.
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Man sieht, auch hier ist der Schiefer das dominante Gestein.
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Flottes Teilstück vor dem zweiten kleinerem Klettersteig beim „Pölicher Held“
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Nicht so extrem dieser zweiter „Klettersteig“
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Ehemaliges oder noch benutztes Wassertretbecken kurz vor Mehring ?
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So, noch die Römervilla in Mehring bewundern, dann ist es gleich geschafft.
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Martin De la Roij
June 21, 2020 · Community
Wir haben heute diese Wanderung gemacht, eine Empfehlung wehte Wanderung mit sehr schöne Aussichten und Schattenreich mit vielen auf und ab Passagen. Diese Passagen haben es in sich. Ein mahl gehst steil hoch andermal gehst runter, aber jedes mal eine schöne Erfahrung. Diese Wanderung ist sicher zu empfehlen.
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zondag 21 juni 2020 17:19:23
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.1 km
Duration
5:00h
Ascent
600 m
Descent
600 m
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