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Archaeological hiking trail in Bruttig-Fankel

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Ferienland Cochem
  • Bruttig-Fankel (© Heinz Peierl)
    Bruttig-Fankel (© Heinz Peierl)
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Right through the forest and across human history, this hiking trail leads high above the Moselle valley. An easy hike with depth.
easy
Distance 2.5 km
0:39 h
48 m
34 m
351 m
309 m
More than 3,000 years ago, the mountain ranges around Bruttig-Fankel were already populated and people have left many traces. The approximately 2.5 km long archaeological hiking trail (not a circular route) makes them accessible with information boards. It leads right through the forest, where an old Celtic and Roman road once ran. Burial mounds from different eras line the path. People were buried here in the early Iron Age, around 1,000 years before our era. Other burial mounds contain finds that point to a Celtic settlement. A section of the old Roman road bears witness to the infrastructure of the Roman Empire. A medieval hollow way and a landwehr date from later times. It is hard to believe that this quiet hiking trail was once bustling with activity. You would have had to make way for horse-drawn carriages and riders and would certainly have encountered some traders and soldiers. Those days are long gone. So take a deep breath and enjoy nature!

Author’s recommendation

How about a boat trip on the Moselle after the hike?!

From Bruttig-Fankel, for example, the Kolb company takes you to the Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle - Beilstein.

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Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem
Update: May 06, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
351 m
Lowest point
309 m
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Nature trail
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Safety information

After and during rain or snowfall or ice, take extra care. Walk carefully, wear good shoes and avoid overconfidence and risky excursions. Be sure to take enough provisions with you (especially mineral water). However, pay attention to the weight of your backpack. Take breaks, carry a mobile phone (for emergencies) and avoid hiking when there is a risk of thunderstorms.

Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem, Endertplatz 1, 56812 Cochem

Tel.: +49 (0) 2671-6004-0, Fax: +49 (0) 2671-6004-44

E-Mail: info@ferienland-cochem.de

Internet: www.ferienland-cochem.de

 

Start

Bruttig-Fankel (332 m)
Coordinates:
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50.144806, 7.261129
DMS
50°08'41.3"N 7°15'40.1"E
UTM
32U 375758 5556178
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Destination

Bruttig-Fankel

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Public transport

By train: on the Trier-Koblenz line, Cochem station, continue by bus to Bruttig-Fankel (line 716 -> 717).

Bus: Bus line 716- > 717

Getting there

A48, exit Kaiseresch via Cochem or A61, exit Rheinböllen via Simmern, Kappel.

Via the L98 in Bruttig-Fankel and then via the K36 uphill or via the L98 Valwigerberg uphill to Birkenhof

Parking

Am Birkenhof

Coordinates

DD
50.144806, 7.261129
DMS
50°08'41.3"N 7°15'40.1"E
UTM
32U 375758 5556178
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Mosel
Maßstab 1 : 25.000
ISBN 978-3-89637-256-7
6,90 €

Equipment

Good shoes and weatherproof clothing are required for the hike.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.5 km
Duration
0:39 h
Ascent
48 m
Descent
34 m
Highest point
351 m
Lowest point
309 m
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