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Schiefergrubenweg in Lütz

· 2 reviews · Themed/educational trail · Hunsrück
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  • / Infotafel am Startpunkt
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  • / Blick auf Lütz
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  • / Lore in Lütz
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  • / Schiefer
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  • / Logo Schiefergrubenweg
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Learn all about the history of slate mining in the village of Lütz in one of the loveliest side valleys of the Moselle river.

Slate mining was once an important industry here. Underground mining for roofing slate, thought to have started in the mid-19th century, reached its peak between 1900 and 1910.

moderate
6.4 km
2:02 h
159 m
159 m
There were eleven mines in Lütz - Westfalia, Herrnfeld, Rechtenberg, Weins-berg, Rudolfsglück, Wolf/Mosella/Luise, Burgberg, Burgwiese, Himmel, Philippsberg and Glückauf - with 19 tunnels and five exploratory tunnels.

The Herrnfeld mine (formerly the Westfalia mine) with its central tunnel called "Erna" was in operation for the longest period, until 1953. The tunnel system in "Mosella", the longest mine, extended for about 600 metres. The working chambers were up to 30 metres high.

The map on the information panel in Moselstrasse at the village entrance shows the layout of the mine and gives you an impression of the size and complexity of the network of tunnels. The tunnels shown were in three horizontal layers one above the other and extended for several hundred metres.

For safety reasons, and to protect hibernating bats, all tunnels are blocked with metal grills but the network of tunnels is illustrated on the information boards.

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Tourist-Information Treis-Karden
Updated: October 28, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
291 m
Lowest point
135 m
Best time of year
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Equipment

Der Wanderweg kann ganzjährig begangen werden.

Festes Schuhwerk ist empfehlenswert.

Tips, hints and links

Tourist-Information Treis-Karden

St. Castor-Str. 87

56253 Treis-Karden

Tel. 0049 2672 - 9157700, Fax 0049 2672 - 9157696

touristinfo@vgcochem.de

www.treis-karden.de 

www.vgcochem.de 

Öffnungszeiten:

Mai-Oktober: Mo-Fr 9.00-12.00 Uhr und 14.00-17.00 Uhr, Sa 9.00-12.00 Uhr

November-April: Mo-Do 9.00-12.00 Uhr und 14.00-16.00 Uhr, Fr 9.00-13.00 Uhr

Start

Moselstraße, 56290 Lütz (136 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.160985, 7.356518
UTM
32U 382613 5557822

Destination

Moselstraße, 56290 Lütz

Turn-by-turn directions

There is a map on the information board in Lütz (Moselstrasse, at the village entrance) with the route of the trail and plans of the mine workings. From here the route takes you along Moselstrasse, then down Herrengrabenstrasse. The Slate Mining Trail starts at the end of the street and can be walked in either direction.

Pictures of the mines and interesting facts about slate mining and the natural history of Lütz can be found on 14 illustrated information boards along the 7km-long circular trail.

Find out all about the history of mining for roofing slate as you pass the many slate quarries and mines. The marked trail can be used all year round. Sturdy footwear is recommended.

There are places to stop for food and drink in the village.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Lütz erreichen Sie von der Mosel aus (ab Treis-Karden) mit den Buslinien 736 und 741 (Fahrtwunsch mit Linie 741 muss 2 Stunden vor Abfahrt unter 0160-8876471 angemeldet werden).

Weitere Informationen zu den Buslinien sowie die entsprechenden Fahrpläne finden Sie unter www.vrm.info

Getting there

Lütz ist über die Bundesstraßen B 49 und durch das Lützbachtal zu erreichen.

Autobahnabfahrten:
Kaifenheim oder Kaisersesch - A 48
Boppard - A 61

Parking

Kostenloser Parkplatz am Startpunkt der Wanderung in Lütz.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Topographische Wanderkarte Ferienland Cochem und Treis-Karden, Maßstab 1:25.000, Preis 7,90 € Topographische Wanderkarte Moselsteig Zell-Koblenz, Maßstab 1:25.000, Preis 5,90 € Kartenmaterial in der Tourist-Information Treis-Karden erhältlich.


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Reviews

4.0
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Kai G
May 18, 2020 · Community
Schöner, sehr waldiger Weg. Unbedingt gute Taschenlampen für die Höhlen mitnehmen die man unterwegs sieht.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
2:02h
Ascent
159 m
Descent
159 m
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