Easy, almost 7 kilometres long round trip. Suitable for families and children. The highlight is the acidulous water fountain, which Julius Caesar is said to have drunk from.
Distance 7.2 km
Historical hiking trail on the tracks of Napoleon and Caesar.The Napoleon Trail in Kesten offers beautiful views of the Moselle valley alternating with shady sections of forest. Legend has it that Napoleon on his many journeys gladly stopped in Kesten for a stopover and spent the night in a house next to the Himmeroder Klosterhof. No wonder: historical buildings and ornamented half-timbered houses give the wine village of Kesten its special character.Insights into the hiking tour:From the wine village of Kesten, the trail first runs uphill through the vineyards. From the top of the hill you have a beautiful view of the valley between Osann-Monzel, Maring-Novind and Kesten. Through the woods the trail leads to the Roman acidulous spring and from there back towards Kesten.There are no stops along the way, but there are nice places to rest, such as the barbecue area with benches at the Sauerbrunnen.
Next to the Himmeroder Hof in Kesten there is still the house where Napoleon is said to have stayed. Kesten has beautiful ostrich farms (run by winegrowers).
Update: November 05, 2020
Safety informationEasy tour on good paths (asphalt at the beginning).
Tips and hints
Phone: (0049) 6531/50019-0
Getting thereIn Bernkastel over the bridge to Kues, in the roundabout to the left. Straight ahead, follow the L47 along the Moselle. Kesten is reached in about 5 kilometres.
ParkingFree parking is available in the centre of Kesten. Moselle road 2, 54518 Kesten
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Equipmentsturdy shoes and hiking food (to rest on the way)
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