This hike not only opens up a part of the Mont Royal peninsula mountain - it simply offers everything the Moselle has to offer: Water, vineyards, forest, panoramic views and cultural monuments.
This hike begins under the Moselle bridge in Traben. First you pass the Art Nouveau buildings on the banks of the Moselle to the Rissbach campsite and then continue slightly uphill through the vineyards towards the town until you reach the Roman road. Now the "Alte Römerstraße" leads us uphill to Mont Royal - the royal mountain. At the refuge "Trabener Eck" with a great view of the city, we now continue through a beautiful pine forest. Along the glider airfield and the climbing park we reach the fortress ruins of Mont Royal. This was built for Louis XIV according to the plans of the fortress master builder Vauban and is today only a fortress grave with some galleries and ramparts. Again and again we are rewarded with a wonderful panorama of the Moselle and the surrounding mountains and villages before we reach the holiday village Mont Royal. Through this we reach the other side of the mountain and the Moselle and start the descent to the Moselle. Now the view falls on castle and Enkirch. From the small village of Kövenig we walk along the river and can watch ships at the Moselle lock while they are passing through. Continuing past the shelter harbour, we return to Traben through the Litzig district with its old half-timbered houses (formerly a fishing village).
On the Mont Royal there is the possibility of a gliding and motorised flight. In the climbing forest you can test your fitness or overcome your own fears.
Updated: November 20, 2020
Rest StopFerienpark Landal Mont Royal
Tips, hints and linksTourist-Information Traben-Trarbach
Am Bahnhof 5
+49 - (0) 6541-83980
Getting thereby car to Traben-Trarbach
ParkingIn the car park in front of the Tourist Information
32U 365042 5534904
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentHiking or sports shoes
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.