The namesake of this Moselsteig Side Trail - Count Georg Johannes - is the most famous descendent of the Counts of Veldenz, also, because he married a daughter of King Gustav I. of Sweden, in 1563. Over and again, the family history of the Counts of Veldenz is a theme of this approx. 14 km long Moselsteig Side Trail. The seat of the former count, Veldenz Castle, with its ruins can be admired from many viewing points along the trail. An approx. 90 metre long stone wall is testament of the former stronghold of the Celts, which is an impressive feature of this trail.
Must take provisions in backpack. This tour offers wonderful picnic sites (e.g. the meadow to the west of the Mühlheim forest or the Josephinenhöhe).
Please be careful when hiking on wet rocky sections. Some sections of the trail in the Hinterbachtal can be impassable during floods.
Tips, hints and links
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330
Tourist information office Bernkastel-Kues
Gestade 6, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 500190
B 53 between Bernkastel and Brauneberg, in Mülheim (Moselle) the K 88 branches off to Veldenz.
Small parking area in the Hollandstraße behind Tourist Information, large parking area at the outskirts of the town at the K 88 (from Mülheim), also motorhomes.