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Trier base camp (up high: Porta Nigra to the Weisshauswald - W2)

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Moselle valley: scenic circular hiking trail
moderate
Distance 11.5 km
3:22 h
222 m
222 m
275 m
123 m
From the Porta Nigra you walk in the direction of the Moselle. Here the path leads you over the Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge to the other side of the Moselle. There you follow Bitburger Straße in the direction of "Hochschule" until you see a small path along the sandstone rock at the first curve. Follow this to the Weisshauswald hiking car park. The paths through the Weisshauswald lead through what is probably the most popular local recreation area for the people of Trier. Hikers can choose from among other things three designated walking routes or hiking trails (W 1, W 2 and W 3), which all start at the parking lot of the game reserve. The 4 to 9 km long routes lead up and down through the forest. For example, from the car park, follow the signs for W2. The path leads through the forest, is suitable for pushchairs and is also suitable for jogging for anyone who is not afraid of a few meters in altitude. The path ends again at the hiking car park, from where you can then hike back to the city centre. Roman remains and shady wooded areas await you on the W3 hiking trail. Those who then decide to take a detour onto the rock path will be rewarded again and again between the trees with a great panoramic view of Trier and the Moselle.

Author’s recommendation

A detour to the "House of the Forest" and the animal enclosure is worthwhile. The "House of the Forest" informs children and adults about the history, meaning and function of the forest. Opening hours: May to October on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm and from November to April on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 4pm. Wild boars, red deer, goats, pheasants, etc. can be observed in the wildlife enclosure behind the "House of the Forest". Feeding the animals is allowed with special game feed from automatic feeders.

Freely accessible. Admission is free of charge.

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Author
Trier Tourismus & Marketing GmbH
Update: July 12, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
275 m
Lowest point
123 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The tour is in the following protected areas:Moselle (fauna-flora-habitat area).

The following rules apply in these protected areas:   

Please don't go off the beaten track.   

Please don't make any noise.   

Please do not collect stones or minerals.   

Please do not pick mushrooms.   

Please don't leave rubbish behind.   

Please do not feed any animals.   

Please only camp on the marked areas.   

Please do not light an open fire.   

Please do not pick plants.   

Please do not resettle any plants or animals.

Start

Tourist-office Porta Nigra (135 m) (135 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.759616, 6.643514
DMS
49°45'34.6"N 6°38'36.7"E
UTM
32U 330284 5514569
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Destination

Tourist-office Porta Nigra

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

accessible by train and busInformation on departure times can be found here:

www.vrt-info.de

Coordinates

DD
49.759616, 6.643514
DMS
49°45'34.6"N 6°38'36.7"E
UTM
32U 330284 5514569
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

www.trier-info.de/shop

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Rating

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Heike Kohlberger
November 21, 2021 · Community
Leider überhaupt keine Aussichten auf die City oder Sehenswürdigkeiten, z. T. Autobahnlärm, dafür ist der W2 Kinderwagentauglich und gut zu joggen, wem ein paar Höhenmeter nichts ausmachen. Das Tiergehege ist sehr schön und es ist auch ein Spielplatz neben dem Parkplatz dabei. Ggf. besser direkt ab Tiergehege starten, denn von der Porto Nigra bis zum Wald ist die Strecke verkehrsreich und wenig ansprechend - bis auf die Port Nigra selbst. Es gibt auch ausgewiesene Mountainbikestrecken. Für Trierer, die Naherholung ok - bei weiterer Anreise eignen sich eher die Wanderwege zur Mariensäule (mit Aussicht) oder ein Stadtspaziergang.
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When did you do this route? November 21, 2021
Nicolette Kressl
July 07, 2021 · Community
Die Kennzeichnung aussichtsreich ist nicht nachzuvollziehen. Es gibt ein - mit einem kleinen Umweg - zwei Aussichtspunkte. Ab dem Wanderparkplatz ausschließlich breite Wege durch Wald ohne Blicke. Ziemlich langweilig 😠
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.5 km
Duration
3:22 h
Ascent
222 m
Descent
222 m
Highest point
275 m
Lowest point
123 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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