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Moselsteig Trail Stage 06: Schweich – Mehring

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  • Stefan-Andres fountain in Schweich.
    / Stefan-Andres fountain in Schweich.
    Photo: Thomas Kalff, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / View as you climb out of Schweich towards Mehring Hill heading upstream. Longuich lies on the right and Riol in the background.
    Photo: Thomas Kalff, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / View from Mehring Hill over to Longuich with the Moselle Bridge. In the background you can see the motorway bridge over the Fellerbach Valley.
    Photo: Thomas Kalff, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / View from the top of Mehring Hill looking towards the west: Schweich is on the right of the Moselle, Quint and Ehrang on the left.
    Photo: Thomas Kalff, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Looking from the Huxlay Plateau to Mehring with its old village centre (on the right) and the new part of the town on the left.
    Photo: Thomas Kalff, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / The Huxlay Express (small-gauge steam railway) on the Huxlay Plateau above Mehring.
    Photo: Thomas Kalff, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
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Sporting views over the Moselle Valley.

This stage of the trail requires more in the way of fitness: the path frequently changes, climbing steeply and then immediately descending downhill. The ascents will reward you with fabulous views far into the distance and down into the valley. However, you can rest on the Huxlay Plateau if you'd like to take it a little easier; on the other hand, you might prefer rather more active relaxation on the natural running track or the health and fitness trail. When you reach the end of the stage in Mehring, be sure to sample the town's 2000-year old wine-making tradition in one of the many inns and taverns in the town.

moderate
12.3 km
4:00 h
400 m
400 m

Author’s recommendation

Today's stage is not too long and there are plenty of attractive rest places on the Huxlay Plateau so that we would definitely recommend scheduling in a longer stop. The path to Mehring is not far after that. A glass of chilled Moselle wine tastes particularly good with this magnificent vista.
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Thomas Kalff
Updated: December 01, 2020
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Mehringer Berg, 415 m
Lowest point
125 m
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Tips, hints and links

Mosellandtouristik GmbH

Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330

www.moselsteig.de

 

Tourist information office Römische Weinstraße

Brückenstraße 46, 54338 Schweich; Phone: +49 (6502) / 9338-0

www.roemische-weinstrasse.de

Start

Schweich: Stefan-Andres fountain on Bernhard-Becker-Straße (127 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.819918, 6.750788
DMS
49°49'11.7"N 6°45'02.8"E
UTM
32U 338211 5521035
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Destination

Mehring: Moselle Bridge (Brückenstraße)

Turn-by-turn directions

The 6th leg of the Moselsteig Trail starts in the Schweich town centre. From the Stefan-Andres fountain the trail takes you along the Brückenstraße road, past the Roman Wine Route tourist information and to the St. Martin church, which dominates the city skyline. From here, you walk on quiet town roads to the outskirts of the town. After the motorway underpass, you will reach the first vineyards. This is where the long ascent of the Mehringer mountain starts, which is quite steep at the beginning. The trail mostly runs between the edge of the forest and vineyards, and the view of the Moselle Valley distracts you from the strenuous climb. From the barbecue mountain hut Rupperoth onwards and on the following path through the forest, it gets less steep.

After crossing the Landwehrgraben, the Moselsteig Trail reaches a small plateau - a perfect location for a rest offering best views! This is also where the access route branches off to the towns of Longuich and Longen in the valley. The trail now continues steeply uphill, first on a path through a forest of oaks, and later on a wider path through open meadows. After a last steep section you reach the summit of the Mehringer mountain. With an altitude of over 400 m above sea level, this is one of the highest points of the entire Moselsteig Trail. The panorama view is magnificent and reaches into the Moselle Valley and also the surrounding heights of the Eifel and Hunsrück. On clear days, you can even see the Erbeskopf in Rhineland-Palatinate on the south-eastern horizon.

The trail first continues for a short distance through barren meadow landscapes and then steeply descends after a field section along the forest. After a section along the edge of the forest, the Moselsteig Trail now leads through open terrain on both sides. Here, the view to the east is overwhelming. Once you arrive at the loungers: Take a seat and enjoy the fabulous panorama view towards the Hunsrück, which is topped by the majestic Erbeskopf mountain! As in the previous metres of the trail, the Moselsteig Trail continues to be accompanied by the Moselsteig Side Trail Zitronenkrämerkreuz. The trail continues downhill at a moderate decline towards the slope edge, which offers a beautiful view of the Mehring river loop. From a chapel onwards, you hike through a pine forest, accompanied by an animal trail on soft and springy wood chips. Hiking on a “sky staircase” of timber steps, you will arrive at the Huxlay Plateau with its many seating and resting places, which you must take advantage of for an extensive rest. You can also enjoy the view of Mehring and the Moselle.

The descent starts on a path which winds down the vineyard slope in narrow serpentines. The trail ends at another rest area - hikers who would like to visit the Roman Aqua Duct in Pölich can reach the town via the access route which branches off here. The Moselsteig Trail continues on a gently declining vineyard path to the outskirts of Mehring. After a short hike through the town you will arrive at the Moselle Bridge. Follow the steps to reach the bus station at the highway. Or continue via an access route of the Moselle to the town centre with its many inns, accommodation and supply offers.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Schweich: Railway station on the Moselle line (RE and RB),the railway station lies approx. 0.2 km from the Moselsteig Trail (link road) and approx. 2 km from the town centre. Bus line 333 (Bernkastel-Kues – Trier), Schweich School Centre stop is only a short distance from thestarting point.

Mehring: Bus line 333 (Bernkastel-Kues – Trier), Mehring (Bridge) stop lies right on the Moselsteig Trail. 

www.vrt-info.de

Getting there

Starting point: Schweich via the A 1 (Schweich exit)or via the B 53

Destination: Mehring A 1, Mehring, Longuich or Schweich junctions, then follow the B 53

Parking

Schweich: There are parking spaces close to the Stefan-Andres fountain or on Bernhard-Becker-Straße. There is also parking available at Schweich railwaystation.

Mehring: There is parking along the Moselstraße, which runs parallel to the B 53, or on the Peter-Schröder-Platz (0.3 km walk).

Coordinates

DD
49.819918, 6.750788
DMS
49°49'11.7"N 6°45'02.8"E
UTM
32U 338211 5521035
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

"Moselsteig" - Offzieller Moselsteig-Wanderführer von ideemedia, 14,95 €

Authors: Ulrike Poller, Wolfgang Todt, publisher: ideemedia, 300 pages with around 300 images, altitude profiles, QR codes and GPS Tracks (in German), Format 11,5 x 23 cm, ISBN: 978-3-942779-21-0, 14,95 €

 

"Official Moselsteig Trail hiking maps" in pocket format:

The entire route is divided into 3 maps:

Leisure Map Moselsteig - Map 1: Perl - Trier (Stages 1 - 4), ISBN: 978-3-89637-419-6

Leisure Map Moselsteig - Map 2: Trier – Zell (Moselle) (Stages 5 -14), ISBN: 978-3-89637-420-2 Leisure Map Moselsteig - Map 3: Zell (Moselle) – Koblenz (Stages 15 -24) ISBN: 978-3-89637-421-9

Individual maps: €5.90

Set of 3 maps: € 14.50 (ISBN: 978-3-89637422-6)

 

"Premium-Set"

Premium set consisting of the official hiking guide including set of 3 hiking maps. Publisher: ideemedia, ISBN: 978-3-942779-24-1, 26,95 €

 

 

The hiking guides and the maps are available in bookstores or on the website www.moselsteig.de under the heading "Brochures & information material".

Author’s map recommendations

Leisure Map Moselsteig Trail – Map 2: Trier - Zell (Mosel) (Stages 5 - 14), ISBN: 978-3-89637-420-2

Equipment

  • Sturdy hiking footwear
  • Appropriate weatherproof hiking gear
  • Picnic lunch

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Reviews

4.7
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Sabrina Priester
June 02, 2020 · Community
Sehr angenehme Tour mit super Weitsicht! Man sollte auf jeden Fall mehrere Pausen einplanen um an den Himmelsliege die Aussicht zu genießen. Auf den Schafweiden kann man den Tieren beim rumtollen zuschauen. Unbedingt am Plateau mehr Zeit einplanen.. Das lohnt sich. Bei 28°C wird es auf den letzten knapp 3 km durch den Weinberg fast unerträglich heiß, aber die Serpentinen Strecke entschädigt mit ihrer Aussicht.
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An Dre
May 10, 2020 · Community
Eine sehr schöne Etappe von Schweich nach Mehring. Man wird mit tollen Ausblicken belohnt.
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Completed this Route on May 08, 2020
Blick auf Mehring
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Weinberge in Mehring
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Auf dem Blattenberg
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Mehring
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Blick ins Moseltal
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Blick auf Schweich
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R & T wayfarer
October 13, 2018 · Community
Tatsächlich ein schöner Moselsteig-Abschnitt, der auch mal nicht direkt am Fluß verläuft. Zum Wiesenplateau um den Mehringer Berg geht es landeinwärts, weite Aussichten und Panoramen gibt es trotzdem. Zahlreiche schöne Bänke für eine Rast!
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Completed this Route on October 02, 2018
Verkehrswahn bei Schweich
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Blick auf Longuich
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auf dem Mehringer Berg
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Mehring
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nicht versäumen: römische Villa Rustica in Mehring
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Dienstag, 2. Juni 2020 22:10:29
Blick auf Mehring
Weinberge in Mehring
Auf dem Blattenberg
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.3 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
400 m
Descent
400 m
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