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Piesporter Moselbogen, Light spot on the Moselle

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  • Blick auf Alt Piesport
    / Blick auf Alt Piesport
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  • / Piesporter Moselbogen mit Moselloreley
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  • / Kelteranlage in Piesport
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  • / Ausblick auf Piesport
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  • / Blick über die Weinberge oberhalb von Piesport
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  • / Piesporter Moselbogen
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  • / Eidechse
    Photo: Claus Dürrmann, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
m 200 150 100 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Römische Kelteranlage Piesport
The circular walk runs through the vineyard landscape of Piesport, where a rich flora and fauna has developed on the steep slopes surrounded by rocks and walls.
Distance 8 km
2:15 h
105 m
105 m
205 m
114 m
Like a huge amphitheatre, the Piesport Moselle arch opens to the south and already impressed the Roman scholar Ausonius. In the interplay between the natural diversity of the sites and a winegrowing culture that has lasted for thousands of years, many hundreds of plant and animal species have found a habitat here, some of which are considered rare and endangered. Thus the Moselle meander, like no other, creates a "record-breaking suspect" link between man and nature. A shining example of an intact wine culture landscape. Within the framework of the "Living Moselle Vineyards Initiative", this area has been awarded the title of "Lighthouse of Biodiversity" in 2018.Insights into the hiking tour:This hike leads along vineyard and farm paths through the famous "Piesporter Goltröpfchen" vineyard and offers not only wonderful views but also a special flora and cultural sights along the banks of the Moselle.

Author’s recommendation

Backpacking in Piesport and taking a short break in the vineyards: the view of the rocky "Moselloreley" is worth a break!
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Lisa Willems 
Update: January 19, 2022
Highest point
205 m
Lowest point
114 m
Best time of year

Safety information

The way back is on the Moselle cycle path: watch out for cyclists.

Tips and hints

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

Gestade 6

54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Phone: (0049) 6531/50019-0

Tourist information Piesport

Heinrich-Schmitt-Platz 1

54498 Piesport

Phone: (0049) 6507/2027


Community centre in Piesport (116 m)
49.885998, 6.914639
49°53'09.6"N 6°54'52.7"E
32U 350200 5528040


Community centre in Piesport

Turn-by-turn directions

From the community centre on the Ausonius bank in Piesport you walk past the parish church of St. Michael, along the banks of the Moselle to the bridgehead of the former Müsterter Bridge. Here the path leads you into the vineyards and soon onto an unpaved farm track. This path crosses the asphalt L 50, which winds its way up the Piesporter Berg in serpentines. Continue parallel to the slope through the vineyard landscape - always with a view of Piesport and the Moselle. Finally the vineyard path ends. A path takes you to the farm track below and you follow this path for a few metres. You then descend to the banks of the Moselle via an old vineyard staircase. The way back is on the cycle path or driveway via the district of Ferres. The approximately 7-kilometre-long hike runs in an arc through the famous "Piesporter Goldtröpfchen" vineyard and along the banks of the Moselle. On the wayside in the vineyards you will meet a unique flora, which has developed here. Among them are many early blossoming plants like the vineyard hyacinth, the gold varnish and hawthorn. Especially drought-resistant plants such as the writing fern, stonecrop and vineyard garlic grow here. On the Moselle bank, on the other hand, there are cultural sights to visit, the rococo parish church of St. Michael, the chapel in Ferres with the representation of "Christ in the wine press" and the Roman wine press. While you walk through the vineyards mainly on an unpaved farm track, on the banks of the Moselle you walk mostly on asphalt.


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Public transport,,

Bernkastel-Kues: Taxi Edringer: (0049) 6531 - 8149, Taxi Priwitzer: (0049) 6531 - 96970, Taxi Reitz: (0049) 6531 - 6455

Piesport: Taxi Reitz (0049) 6507 - 2402

Getting there

The approach is via the B 53 (Moselle wine route) to Piesport.


Parkplatz am Bürgerhaus, Ausoniusufer Piesport


49.885998, 6.914639
49°53'09.6"N 6°54'52.7"E
32U 350200 5528040
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Wanderguide - der Wanderführer im Ferieland Bernkastel-Kues. Mit Beschreibung und Karte.

Author’s map recommendations

WanderGuide - der Wanderführer im Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues. Mit Beschreibung und Karte.


Hiking or trekking shoes recommended, rucksack food if necessary.

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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Montana Simon
April 03, 2021 · Community
War eine schöne Strecke mit Blick auf die Mosel
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Photo: Montana Simon, Community
Photo: Montana Simon, Community
Monika Schäfer-Egner
January 20, 2021 · Community
sehr schöner kleiner Rundweg ,abwechslungsreich .Wir haben den Weg im Herbst gemacht , ein wunderschönes Farbenspiel .
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When did you do this route? November 01, 2020
Photo: Monika Schäfer-Egner, Community
Photo: Monika Schäfer-Egner, Community
Photo: Monika Schäfer-Egner, Community
Photo: Monika Schäfer-Egner, Community
Günther Petersen
November 10, 2020 · Community
schöner Rundweg in herbstlichen Pracht
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8 km
2:15 h
105 m
105 m
Highest point
205 m
Lowest point
114 m
Circular route Scenic Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights


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