The first part of the leg passes through a hilly and quiet wooded landscape and we cross two idyllic stream valleys. Then the route goes over a ridge used for agriculture that offers grandiose views of the Eifel and Hunsrück.
After crossing the L202, the path runs parallel to the “Layensteig Strimmiger Berg” Traumschleife (Dream Loop). Once past the villages of Mittelstrimmig and Altstrimmig, it goes downhill into the beautiful scenery of the Bildbach stream valley that merges with the Mörsdorfer Bach valley. There the route cuts through a deeply etched, quiet valley along the Mörsdorfer Bach. There is a path that goes 1.5 km uphill to the destination Mörsdorf.
Roman excavations near Mittelstrimmig
Near Mittelstrimmig the remains of a Roman settlement (vicus) were found during excavations. It was on an important Celtic-Roman road.
"Schockkapelle” at Mittelstrimmig
It stands on the route of the gallows of the Winneberg-Beilstein counts from the Middle Ages. Those sentenced to death were led past the chapel to the gallows in the Middle Ages.
The Mittelstrimmig parish church, a three-aisled, five-bay hall church, was built between 1766 and 1769.
Geierlay hanging rope bridge - the longest one in Germany (360 m) goes across Mörsdorfer Bachtal between the parishes of Sosberg and Mörsdorf 100 metres in the air.
Tips, hints and links
Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH
56856 Zell (Mosel)
Telefon: +49 6542 96220
Telefon: +49 6762 401873
Internetseite des Saar-Hunsrück-Steiges: www.saar-hunsrueck-steig.de
ParkingCar parks in the centre of Blankenrath
Car parks at the start of the “Layensteig Strimmiger Berg” in Mittelstrimmig