The hike begins at the “Alte Schule (old school)” on Jakob Kneip Strasse.
The local poet Jakob Kneip, born in Morshausen in 1881, is the best-known son of the community. In his texts you can see the love for the landscape of the Hunsrück and its people.
You leave Morshausen at the edge of the village and enjoy views far into the Eifel. The carved wooden figure "Jupp" stands at the beginning of the mine path. The lower part of the path leads to the spoil dump and the entrance to the Theresia ore mine. In the Baybach valley you pass some fish ponds, the historic coal mine of the Theresia ore mine, the Mohrenmühle, the Franzenmühle. Then the path turns to the "Perdskimbel". The path - past "Hampit, der Jäger" and "Haacks Köppsche" - leads to the start of a steep serpentine path. The path leads directly to the rock formation of the Murscher Eselche.
The rock offers impressive views of the Baybach Valley. On the way to Morshausen you hike through the so-called "Hinterwald" and come to three wonderful viewpoints. On a small loop through the village, we admire the lovingly restored half-timbered houses, the Schwengelbrunnen, the St. Lambertus Church and the Backes, which is also home to the Jakob-Kneip-Museum.
The hiking trail was rated 88 points by the German Hiking Institute.
Safety informationThe dream loops have partly steep, difficult and in rainy or winter weather slippery passages. Therefore, surefootedness and good physical condition are essential requirements for hiking these premium circular hiking trails.
Tips and hintshttps://www.murscher-eselsche.de
Arrival Morshausen: A 61 exit Emmelshausen. From Emmelshausen 10 km to Morshausen via the L 206 towards Brodenbach Navigation: Jakob-Kneip-Str. 8, 56283 Morshausen, Germany
Arrival Macken: From Burgen / Mosel 4 km via the L 205 towards Macken
ParkingBürgerhalle, Jakob-Kneip-Str. 8, 56283 MorshausenJakob-Kneip-Eiche, Jakob-Kneip-Str. 32, 56283 MorshausenoderHotel Forellenzucht, Im Baybachtal, 56332 Burgen / Macken
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EquipmentSturdy shoes (hiking boots) are strongly recommended.
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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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.