Hiking in one of the best neighbourhoods
The first stage – or quite possibly the final stage – of the Moselsteig Trail cannot fail to inspire visitors with its proximity to nature, open countryside and its unique views over three countries: Germany, Luxembourg and France. The landscape constantly changes and, with theancient forests and the wide-open fields of the Saargau– made even lovelier in early summer by the magnificent wild orchid blossom – offers a contrast to the endless vineyards of the Moselle Valley. Sinkholes known as dolina, large karst funnels close to the path, are a fascinating feature of this section of the trail, providing impressive evidence that the landscape here was predominantly formed from limestone. Both Perl and Palzem are two charming destinations for hikers – one still in Saarland and the other in Rhineland-Palatinate.
Take the time to soak up the wonderful views over the village of Wochern. Lovingly renovated old farmhouses frame the square with its renaturated stream: the intricate old timber doors are worthy of special attention.
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: 06531/97330
Tourist information office Perl
Trierer Straße 28, 66706 Perl; Phone: 06867/660
Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e. V.
Graf-Siegfried-Straße 32, 54439 Saarburg; Phone: 06581/995980
Starting point: Perl A 8 (Perl exit) or via the B 419
Destination: Palzem via the B 419
Perl: At the railway station.
Dreiländereck (border triangle)/Hammelsberg: There are only very few parking spaces available at the start of the main Moselsteig Trail.
Palzem: There are some parking spaces available in the square with the Moselsteig Trail information board in Bahnhofstraße.