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Erlebnisweg "Im Tal der wilden Endert"

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  • Tal der wilden Endert
    / Tal der wilden Endert
    Photo: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem
  • / Göbelsmühle
    Photo: Hans-Eberhard Peters, Eifelverein e. V.
  • / Cochemer Sesselbahn
    Photo: Tourist Information Ferienland-Cochem
  • / Reichsburg Cochem
    Photo: Hans-Eberhard Peters, Eifelverein e. V.
  • / Wandern im Tal der wilden Endert
    Photo: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem
  • / Logo Tal der wilden Endert
    Photo: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem
  • / Wandern im Tal der wilden Endert
    Photo: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem
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A hike through the valley of the "Wilden Endert" offers a very original experience of nature. The stream of the same name, on whose banks 34 mills once worked, stands for the wild and romantic side valley of the Moselle.
Distance 20.1 km
6:15 h
64 m
446 m
Germany's most beautiful hiking trail 2019The hiking trail leads from Ulmen to Cochem directly along the Endertbach stream and is an insider's tip for anyone who wants to see unspoilt nature, narrow trails, wooden bridges, lots of forest, naturally winding streams and old mills. Some of these are now privately owned.  The Goebelsmühle, which lies on the route, invites you to linger.The wild and romantic Endert valley is one of the most impressive side valleys of the Moselle. The Endertbach changes from a tranquil trickle to a real torrent, especially after heavy rainfall. It makes its way through a rugged valley incision with impressive flora and fauna until it pours into the Moselle in Cochem.

Author’s recommendation

A tour of the romantic Moselle town of Cochem with its half-timbered houses and a visit to Reichsburg Castle are cultural highlights of this tour. We end a varied day with a glass of Moselle wine.
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Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem
Updated: May 06, 2021
Highest point
498 m
Lowest point
83 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop


Safety information

Special care should be taken when it is raining or snowing or icy.

Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem
Endertplatz 1, 56812 Cochem

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






Kreuzritterburg Ulmen (465 m)
50.208644, 6.987578
50°12'31.1"N 6°59'15.3"E
32U 356405 5563767


Carlfritz-Nicolay Platz, 56812 Cochem

Turn-by-turn directions

The hiking trail begins at the Crusader castle in Ulmen. Via the Ulmen Martberg and the Karolinerweg to the Maria Martental monastery. Passing the church, we are soon, downhill with the Sesterbach, at its mouth in the Endertbach. A footbridge leads over this brook, which falls about 7m here in a waterfall called "Die Rausch"; it is a remarkable natural monument. The hiking route is now marked with a black arrowhead, which we first hike towards on a wide forest path. This takes us to the "Napoleon Bridge" over which the old Koblenz-Trier post road led. We leave the road after about 200m on a path that branches off to the left towards the stream.The part of the valley called "Wilde Endert" begins. Our hike now goes up and down rocky paths, past gorge-like slate rocks and several times on footbridges over the stream, where the former mills Maxmehrmühle, Browelsmühle, Bücheler Mühle, Goeblesmühle, Ostersmühle, Thönnesgensmühle, Schneidersmühle and Weißmühle are located. Some of these mills have been renovated in style and are once again inhabited. From the hotel "Weißmühle" we follow the road to the hotel "Winneburg" and continue along the road to Carlfritz-Nicolay Platz in Cochem. In Cochem it is worth visiting the Reichsburg.


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Public transport


DB train:

DB Cologne-Trier to Gerolstein station, then continue with bus line 500.

DB Koblenz-Trier to Cochem station, then continue with bus line 500



Bus line 500: Gerolstein -Daun - Ulmen - Cochem


You can park at the start and finish points. There are sufficient possibilities there.


50.208644, 6.987578
50°12'31.1"N 6°59'15.3"E
32U 356405 5563767
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Topographische Karte mit Wanderwegen und Radwanderwegen / Wandergebiet Mosel

Ferienland Cochem und Treis-Karden 1:25000, ISBN 978-3-89637-256-7

6,90 €


Good shoes and weatherproof clothing are required for the hike.

Questions and answers

Question from Joachim Schmitz · June 04, 2021 · Community
Hallo, Gibt es bei dem Weg auch Möglichkeiten zu halbieren? Circa 8-10 km mit den Sehenswürdigkeiten?
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Answered by Mokus Berk · June 04, 2021 · Community
wir sind mal von der Wallahrtskirche Maria Martental aus gestartet. wunderschön.
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Thomas Welter
May 02, 2021 · Community
Die Mutter aller Wanderwege
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Dominik Griese-Kentschke
July 27, 2020 · Community
Die Tour war fantastisch. Gerade mit Freunden, den ganzen Tag den Berg langsam, aber stetig hinab zu gehen. Hier gibt es meine Erlebnisse der Wanderung genauer zu lesen:
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When did you do this route? May 30, 2020
Jürgen Schwadorf 
July 27, 2020 · Community
Lange Wanderung durch das Enderttal zum größten Teil auf breiten Schotterwegen. Ist das relativ eintönige Stück bis zum Kloster Martental geschafft (10 km), folgt hier mit der Rausch auf den folgenden 7 km das schönste Stück durch diese ursprüngliche Tal auf schmalen Pfaden, um dann ab dem Hotel Weissmühle entlang Landstraße nach 3 km in Cochem zu enden. (Die Route am Hang entlang ist aufgrund Strassenbauarbeiten bis auf weiteres gesperrt). Weg: ** (aufgrund der vielen Pisten, gerade mal 30% auf schönen Pfaden), Erlebniswert: **** (aber nur wegen des Teilstück von Kloster Martental bis Hotel Weissmühle) => Gesamt Gute ***.
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When did you do this route? July 27, 2020
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20.1 km
6:15 h
64 m
446 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Insider tip


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