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Moselle-Hiking in Bernkastel-Kues: Burg-Olymp-Tour

· 7 reviews · Other hiking tour/main hiking trail · Bernkastel-Kues · open
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  • Moselle-Guest-Centre, the Tourist Information in Bernkastel-Kues
    / Moselle-Guest-Centre, the Tourist Information in Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Augenfällig, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • Market square in Bernkastel-Kues with nice half-timbered houses
    / Market square in Bernkastel-Kues with nice half-timbered houses
    Photo: Zimmermann, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • Landshut Castle high above the Moselle with a view of Bernkastel-Kues
    / Landshut Castle high above the Moselle with a view of Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: A.Feller, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • Viewpoint "Bresgenruh"
    / Viewpoint "Bresgenruh"
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • "Goldenes Kreuz" in the forest of Bernkastel-Kues
    / "Goldenes Kreuz" in the forest of Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • View of Landshut castle
    / View of Landshut castle
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • Town of Bernkastel-Kues
    / Town of Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: A.Feller, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / The newly restored castle Landshut over the Mosel
    Photo: A.Feller, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / View from the castle to the city and the castle wall
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / View from the castle
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Castle tower
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Castle Landshut
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Unique view of Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
0 150 300 450 600 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mosel-Gäste-Zentrum Bernkastel-Kues Burg Landshut

Romantic forests, historic monuments and narrow paths define this hiking tour. Start is in the Old-Town of Bernkastel-Kues.
open
moderate
7.3 km
2:50 h
333 m
327 m
Out of the hustle city and into the wild. the Burg-Olymp-Tour leads on paths through the forest around Bernkastel and to beautiful vantage points like the St. Anna Chapel, the Wilhelmshöhe and the Olymp - the highest elevation of the hike.

 

Insights into the hiking tour:

 

This hike offers beautiful views of the Moselle valley, a varied landscape and insights into the history of the Moselle town of Bernkastel-Kues. From the car park on the banks of the Moselle, the route leads to the Tourist Information Office at the "Gestade" in Bernkastel: the official starting point of the tour. Passing the St. Anna Chapel, the tour continues through the forest towards the "gold digger"town of Andel. The Olymp viewpoint, which can be reached about halfway along the hike, is an ideal resting place. Descend to the castle ruins of Landshut, whose oldest walls date from the 4th century B.C.

 

There are nice places to stop for refreshments in the old town of Bernkastel-Kues as well as along the route in the restaurant of Burg Landshut.

Author’s recommendation

In the castle ruins of Landshut there is a restaurant - a nice place to stop for a bite to eat with a magnificent view.
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Author
Lisa Gerber
Updated: November 14, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Olymp, 405 m
Lowest point
Innenstadt Bernkastel-Kues (Marktplatz), 106 m
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Rest Stop

Burg Landshut

Safety information

No special safety instructions.

Equipment

Hiking or trekking shoes are sufficient.

Tips, hints and links

 Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH

Gestade 6

54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Phone: 06531/50019-0

www.bernkastel.de

Start

Tourist-Information, Gestade 6, Bernkastel (107 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
49.916130, 7.074630
UTM
32U 361778 5531082

Destination

Tourist-Information, Gestade 6, Bernkastel

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of the hike is at the "Gestade 6", in front of the Tourist Information. At the "Hotel zur Post" you walk along the steep castle path through the vineyards in the direction of St. Anna Chapel. Straight ahead and uphill you walk on the "Kreuzweg" up to the St. Anna Chapel. From the Chapel, a steep hiking trail leads you in the direction of Wilhelmshöhe. At the first fork, the path, a medieval connection to the Hunsrück, turns off to the so-called "Waldfrieden". Up here nature, peace and seclusion come together. This ascending path winds its way through the dense forests of the Moselle. At the "Bismarcksruh" you have a nice view at the Moselle town. Your next destination for the hike through the city's forests is "Wilhelmshöhe". From the vantage point "Wilhelmshöhe" the view reaches far into the Eifel. Follow the forest path in the direction of Monzelfeld and head for the destination "Olymp". After some time, the forest gives you a view of the village of Monzelfeld. This place is also a second, possible starting point of this hike. Following the forest path to the left you reach the "Tiefenbachtal", a side valley of the Moselle. Then you continue the hike to "Olymp". The Bernkasteler "Olymp" is with 415 m the highest elevation to the Hunsrück, which opens the view into the Mosel valley. The descent from the "Olymp" leads you over a narrow trail back in the direction of the historic city centre. At the former youth hostel, the hiking trail forks back into the main path, which also leads to the former youth hostel. The path runs along the upper slope of the "Tiefenbachtal" valley, past the magnificent estate and the former youth hostel car park. Downhill to Landshut Castle and back to the town centre near the Moselle via the asphalted path and stairs.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

www.moselbahn.de , www.vrt-info.de , www.bahn.de

Taxi Edringer: 06531 - 8149, Taxi Priwitzer: 06531 - 96970, Taxi Reitz: 06531 - 6455

Getting there

From Wittlich on the L 52 and on the K 57. Drive through Platten, past Wehlen, Zeltingen and Graach

Parking

Parking is available on the large Moselle car park on the Bernkasteler and Kueser sides. During the winter months parking is free of charge, from Easter to 31 December parking is subject to a fee.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Further information: http://www.bernkastel.de/service/download-prospekte.html.

Author’s map recommendations

WanderGuide - Hiking guide for the Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues (in German).


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Reviews

4.6
(7)
Johannes Wörner
May 27, 2019 · Community
Schöne Tour. Da ich persönlich schmale Pfade bevorzuge nur vier Sterne.
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F. Müller
October 05, 2018 · Community
Sehr schöner Rundweg mit z. T. ordentlichen Anstiegen. Sehr schön gelegen die Burg Landshut mit tollen Ausblicken und Möglichkeit zur Einkehr. Ansonsten viel Natur und schmale Pfade unterwegs kaum Aussicht auf die Mosel. Sehenwert auf der Strecke auch die St.-Anna-Kapelle mit wunderschönem Mosaik und Moselblick.
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Done at September 30, 2018
Wagner Steffen
February 28, 2018 · Community
Sehr schönbe Wanderung mit tollen Blicken auf die Mosel und Bernkastel- Kues.
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Done at December 06, 2017
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.3 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
333 m
Descent
327 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Cultural/historical value With refreshment stops Insider tip

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