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Moselsteig Side Trail Wehrer Rosenberg

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  • Hütte und Aussichtspunkt auf dem Seitensprung Wehrer Rosenberg
    / Hütte und Aussichtspunkt auf dem Seitensprung Wehrer Rosenberg
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  • / Eindruck vom Pfad am Moselufer
    Photo: Michael Teusch, Sweco GmbH
  • / ...von einem Blätterdach umgeben (in der Nähe der Helfanter Mühle)
    Photo: Michael Teusch, Sweco GmbH
  • / Trittsteinpassage entlang des Helterbaches an der Helfanter Mühle
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  • / Helterbachtal an der Helfanter Mühle
    Photo: Michael Teusch, Sweco GmbH
  • / Moose und Flechten im Helterbachtal
    Photo: Michael Teusch, Sweco GmbH
  • / Unter dem Blätterdach im Helterbachtal
    Photo: Michael Teusch, Sweco GmbH
  • / Leiter im Wehrer Rosenberg
    Photo: Michael Teusch, Sweco GmbH
  • / Entlang der Weinberge im Wehrer Rosenberg
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  • / Trauben im Wehrer Rosenberg
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  • / Aussicht aus dem Rosenberg auf den Moselbogen
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  • / Blick aus den Weinbergen des Wehrer Rosenbergs auf die Mosel
    Photo: Michael Teusch, Sweco GmbH
  • / Liege mit Aussicht auf die luxemburger Moselseite
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    Photo: Markus Paule, Community
  • / Helterbachmündung
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  • / Impression
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  • / Klettersteig (1)
    Photo: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik / Foto: HP Merten
  • / Wehrer Rosenberg (1)
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  • / Wehrer Rosenberg (2)
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  • / Wehrer Rosenberg (3)
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m 250 200 150 4 3 2 1 km Wehrer Rosenberg Helterbachmündung Klettersteig Rosenberg Knotenpunkt
Across streams and mountains.
moderate
Distance 4.8 km
2:00 h
120 m
125 m
225 m
140 m
Hike with wonderful views of the Moselle and Luxembourg. This climbing route is a special experience, leading over steep limestone rocks and narrow vineyard terraces. From the car park at the railway station Wehr, the trail first runs along the banks of the Moselle up to the mouth of the Helterbach. After a railway crossing and crossing over the Helterbach, the trail runs steeply uphill to the lock at Wehr and the remains of an Early Medieval stronghold. At the Helfanter Mühle (Mill), you cross the Spirzinger river bed over stepping stones. The trail continues through the wild and romantic Helterbach Valley to the Wehrer Rosenberg vineyard. The steep climb on step ladders and rope backups is rewarded with a magnificent view at the Pavilion. The descent offers a comfortable hike with beautiful views of the Moselle Valley and finally ends at the car park at the Wehr railway station. 

Author’s recommendation

Due to its course, this Side Trail can also be divided up into two mini hikes.

On hot summer's days it is recommended to hike in the late evening hours. On the round in the Helterbachtal it is cool at the stream and in the forest and the vineyard round at sunset at the viewing pavilion is an absolute highlight.

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Thomas Kalff
Update: December 06, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
225 m
Lowest point
140 m
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Rest Stop

Straußwirtschaft Neusius

Safety information

There are several sections with rope guards along the route. At the Helterbach you walk on stepping stones directly in the stream bed and through a tunnel.

The climbing passage through the Wehrer Rosenberg vineyard requires sure-footedness. The Side Trail leads over narrow steps, steep, stony paths and over two ladders. This passage cannot be bypassed.

Tips and hints

Mosellandtouristik GmbH

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

www.moselsteig.de

 

Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e. V.

Graf-Siegfried-Straße 32, 54439 Saarburg; Phone: +49 (6581) / 995980

Saarstraße 1, 54329 Konz; Phone: +49 (6501) / 6018040

www.saar-obermosel.de

Start

Parking area at the railway station Wehr (140 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.585977, 6.376966
DMS
49°35'09.5"N 6°22'37.1"E
UTM
32U 310415 5495904
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Destination

Parking area at the railway station Wehr

Turn-by-turn directions

The very short, but very varied Side Trail starts at the parking area close to the railway stop Wehr. On a meadow path you hike directly along the banks of the Moselle, upstream. From here, you get a great view of the Wehrer Rosenberg vineyard, through which the path will lead through. At the mouth of the Helterbach, you no longer follow the Moselle, and the path crosses the railway line directly next to the stream. The Side Trail crosses the stream on an old bridge. As the circular route is in the shape of an 8, the two partial circular routes meet here. After the "Helterbachrunde" the path will return here. The path now leads steeply uphill in the forest.You pass the remains of an early medieval fortification and finally reach the road. Be careful when crossing the B 419. After crossing, you will soon reach the forest again and the path ascends moderately. The beautiful path section finally ends in a forest path. Here, you have reached the Moselsteig Trail, which accompanies the Side Trail up to the Helfanter Mühle (Helfant Mill). Here, at the highest point of the entire circular route, you can take a rest on a bench at the edge of the forest. You have a view of the Helfant Mill towards Helfant. In the distance you can see the two towers of the "Helfant Cathedral".

The path now continues along the edge of the forest to the road. The Side Trail and Moselsteig Trail separate here. The Side Trail leads to a pasture fence downhill to the road crossing. This is a truly amazing experience. On large stepping stones you walk through a tunnel under the road, directly in the stream bed of the Spirzinger stream. The stepping stones also allow for crossing the stream. Over a meadow, you continue slightly downhill. Now the section through the wild and romantic Helterbach Valley follows. The path winds through the dense greenery. The trees are overgrown with mosses and lichens and arm-sized creepers hang from the trees. A rest area directly at the water side invites you to take a cool break on hot days.

The lower section in the Helterbach Valley takes you back onto a forest path that reaches the bridge, which you already know. This is where the alpine part of the Side Trail starts. Over ladders, steps and stony paths (partially secured with ropes) the path takes you directly through the vineyards. You quickly gain height and the view of the vineyards and the Moselle Valley becomes even better with every step. The highlight is the viewing pavilion at the highest point, which makes the decision of taking a break very easy.

The rest of the Side Trail is a comfortable hike. It continues gently downhill through the vineyards. Always with a view of the Moselle Valley and the vineyards on the other side of the Moselle towards Luxembourg. If you would like to put up your feet again, you can make use of the provided loungers. Via steps and an adjoining path you quickly reach the railway station stop and the parking area.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Moselle Valley railway, the train stops every hour at the Wehr railway station.

Getting there

B 419 between Nittel and Palzem

Parking

Parking area directly below the railway stop. There is a larger parking area available.

Coordinates

DD
49.585977, 6.376966
DMS
49°35'09.5"N 6°22'37.1"E
UTM
32U 310415 5495904
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

A free brochure on the Moselsteig Wehr Rosenberg trail is available at the tourist information offices in Konz and Saarburg.

 

Literature (only available in German):

"Seitensprünge" Band 1 - 10 Premium-Rundwanderungen von Trier bis Bernkastel-Kues von ideemedia

Authors: Ulrike Poller, Wolfgang Todt, Publisher: ideemedia, 114 pages, Format: 11,0 x 16,4 cm, ISBN: 978-3-942779-59-3, 12,95 €

Author’s map recommendations

Leisure Map Moselsteig Trail – Map 1: Perl - Trier (Stages 1 - 4), ISBN: 978-3-89637-419-6

Equipment

Please ensure you are wearing sturdy shoes. The Helterbachtal valley in particular can be slippery in wet weather.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

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Delleré René 
August 03, 2020 · Community
Schöne Wanderung, zum Schluss sogar sportliche Bergetappe. Nach 1 Km kommt eine etwas „langweiligere Etappe den Auerberg hinauf, aber ab der „Helfantermühle“ geht es richtig flott in einer wunderschönen Natur längs der Helterbach hinab. Dann folgt der sportliche Teil, bevor man bergab durch die Weinberge zum Startpunkt zurückkommt. Bänke und Rastmöglichkeiten genügen, Weg gut gekennzeichnet, durch seine leichte 8-Form natürlich am Knotenpunkt aufpassen, da ist man nur etwa 20 m vom anderen Wegeteil entfernt. Schöne Aussicht auf das Moseltal natürlich inklusive. Der Parkplatz ist eigentlich leicht zu finden, da der Bahnhof ja in unmittelbarer Nähe liegt. Vielleicht könnte man noch einige Infotafeln hinzufügen, man erkennt alte Mauerreste sowie Gruben, leider sind keine weiteren Infos da zu finden.
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When did you do this route? July 09, 2020
Startpunkt an der Mosel
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Ab jetzt geht’s los mit dem sichtlich schönsten Teil
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Romantik pur
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Moosüberwucherte Äste
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Grube einer vergangenen Zeit ?
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Jetzt zum sportlichen Teil
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Nicht mehr gebrauchte Bewässerungsanlage der Weinberge
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Und weiter mittels allerlei Hilfsmitteln
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Das ist mal ein Ausblick !
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Sitzgelegenheiten im Pavillon kommen da echt gut
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Flott bergab, entlang an verschiedenen Rebsorten
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Markus Paule 
April 30, 2020 · Community
Es fehlt ein Bild ohne "Wein"
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When did you do this route? March 28, 2020
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Al Friede
August 16, 2018 · Community
Das Helfanter Bachtal ist eines der schönsten der Region.
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Startpunkt an der Mosel
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
120 m
Descent
125 m
Highest point
225 m
Lowest point
140 m
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