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T 9 long - Hike around a royal mountain

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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.
15.8 km
4:30 h
210 m
210 m
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).


Author’s recommendation

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.
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Hubertus Schulze-Neuhoff
Updated: November 20, 2020
Highest point
303 m
Lowest point
97 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Ferienpark Landal Mont Royal

Tips, hints and links

Tourist-Information Traben-Trarbach

Am Bahnhof 5

56841 Traben-Trarbach

+49 - (0) 6541-83980


Tourist-Information Traben-Trarbach (109 m)
49.951227, 7.118725
49°57'04.4"N 7°07'07.4"E
32U 365042 5534904


Tourist-Information Traben-Trarbach

Turn-by-turn directions

At the tourist information "Alter Bahnhof" through the street "Im Trehl" down to the Moselle. Through the Moselle, past the art nouveau hotel Bellevue to the hotel ANKER, where the first T9 sign is located. Follow the pedestrian path along the Moselle to Rißbach past the sports field, camper van site and camping site. In Rißbach, turn left for a short distance (approx. 100 mtr.) and then turn right into Weinbergsweg am Rosenhof. Continue straight on, slightly uphill, past the green waste area to the elevated tank. On this vineyard path above Traben you will have a beautiful view of the Trarbach district and the Grevenburg.

There up the Königs-Berg, between pine forest and vineyards turn left to the "Trabener Eck". A shelter with a beautiful view of the town and the Schott-, Kautenbachtal, Grevenburg, Starkenburg . The view is also called the panoramic view ""Fünftälerstern". A T9 sign on the left side of the television converter shows us the way further up to the airfield and restaurant. On the left hand side you will see the first view of Wolf and further up the slope on footpath to the next view of Wolf, monastery ruins and Kröv. Passing the restaurant, we walk straight ahead on the road, which bends to the right after a few metres. Here we go straight ahead again on a footpath which leads us through mixed and pine forest, past the "Wolfer Kanzel" (great view). Follow the marked path on the left until you reach an entrance to the Mont Royal holiday village. Here we keep to the right and cross the road to take the path to the holiday village on the right. After about 50 metres, turn left between two trees along houses 1 + 2 and go straight on. Follow the signs for the exit. Opposite the house no. 4 we take the left path towards the tunnel. After about 80 metres, you will find the bungalows 145 - 170 at right angles to each other and thus on the other side of the Mont Royal peninsula with a view of the village of Burg. We keep to the right and follow the signs for Bungalow 145 - 156 and continue through the small car park towards Kövenig. We follow this footpath, always following the signs, and soon enjoy the view of Enkirch, Starkenburg, Kövenig and the barrage. When you reach the asphalt road, keep left and after a few metres turn right again and you will reach Kövenig downhill. From here you can either take the Moselle wine train back to Traben or walk left underneath the level crossing towards the ferry and turn sharp right again at the last house on the right onto the Moselle riverside path. Here we soon reach the barrage and keep right for 50 metres onto the cycle path. Here we turn left towards Traben and continue along the Moselle (about 2.5 km).


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Public transport

Public transport friendly

with the Moselbahn bus no. 333

with the Moselle wine train from Bullay

Getting there

by car to Traben-Trarbach


In the car park in front of the Tourist Information


49.951227, 7.118725
49°57'04.4"N 7°07'07.4"E
32U 365042 5534904
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Topographic map of trails 1:25.000

Hiking area Moselle region Traben-Trarbach Kröv

ISBN: 978-3-944-620-24-4


Traben-Trarbach hiking map 1:25.000

available at the Traben-Trarbach Tourist Information


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Christian Baumann 
May 28, 2020 · Community
Der erste Teil ist im Aufstieg durch die Weinberge recht schön, allerdings auf breiten Wirtschaftswegen verlaufend. Der letzte Teil an der Mosel entlang zieht sich etwas und verläuft mitunter parallel der Bundesstraße. Wir sind früh von der Route abgewichen und direkt an der Mosel gelaufen. Wir benötigten knappe 4h mit einer kurzen Pause.
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15.8 km
210 m
210 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value Family friendly


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