Hiking along the Moselle, in the Eifel & Hunsrück

A wonderful experience you will never forget!

The unique river landscape with its romantic villages, more than 2000 years of history and delicious wines make the Moselle region a very special holiday destination.

For hiking fans

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The holiday region of Treis-Karden, 40 km upstream from Koblenz and 12 km from Cochem, comprises 17 local municipalities and extends from the north of the Hunsrück over the romantic Moselle valley to the heights of the Eifel. Unique sights do not only impress art lovers.

The St. Castor Monastery Church with its mighty towers still dominates the townscape of Treis-Karden today. With its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque style elements, it is one of the most important church buildings along the Moselle in terms of art history.
 

 

In addition to the church, Karden has many remarkable houses in the monastery district and the monastery museum with objects from Celtic, Roman and Franconian times. The mountain Martberg near Pomerania was an important place of worship in Celtic and Roman times. The exhibition in the Bürgerhaus "Alte Schule", Am Spilles in Pomerania informs about the archaeological site and the findings from the Celtic-Roman sanctuary on the Pomeranian Martberg. Guided tours of the temple complex on the Martberg can be booked all year round.

 

You will find pure nature and culture during your hiking tours

...through our romantic Eltzbach valley and the surrounding area. Our hotel is the perfect starting point for numerous hiking tours. On kilometre-long hiking trails, you can enjoy comfortable walks, but extended hiking tours are also possible. Through vineyards, woods and meadows, along deeply cut brook valleys with old mills, the hiking trails lead to magnificent vantage points, lonely farmhouses, cosy country inns, romantic castles, castle ruins and villages with typical half-timbered and quarry stone houses.

 

You can hike at a comfortable speed along the Eltzbach or next to the Moselle with a fantastic view over the Moselle landscape. Alternatively, you can take a more challenging hiking tour to Eltz Castle and the Eifel Heights. For climbing fans Bremer Calmont, the steepest vineyard in the world with 67% gradient, is the place to be.

 

The Buchsbaum hiking trail

...should definitely be part of your program. Due to the mild climate, the steep slopes of the Middle and Lower Moselle are home to the northernmost wild boxwood trees in Europe. The largest area of distribution is between Karden and Müden. This special hiking trail between Treis-Karden and Müden is part of the Moselle adventure route. In this region, the evergreen plant covers an area of approx. 300 hectares. During a hiking tour through the vineyards, a Mediterranean scent spreads during hot days. Even today, the "palm branches" are bound from boxwood on Palm Sunday and consecrated in the church here. They are hung in the house and courtyard as a bouquet and are believed to give God's blessing.

 

The Buchsbaum hiking trail has a length of 4.1 km and connects the towns of Karden and Müden. It leads partly over narrow vineyard and stony trails. Therefore, solid shoes and sure-footedness are necessary. Information boards at the starting points (in Karden at the end of the Eltz Castle Trail and in Müden at the early Franconian cemetery) show the route. Four theme boards describe boxwood, flora and fauna, St. Castor and the Moselle terrace landscape.

 

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