On the trail of medieval nobility.
Distance 11.9 km
This Premium hiking trail (as certified by the German Hiking Institute) connects the historic castle complex in Freudenburg town centre with diverse landscapes, endless views, sandstone rocks and the Eiderberg nature conservation area. The 12-kilometre-long hiking trail takes its name from King John the Blind of Bohemia, the Earl of Luxemburg, who built a castle complex in Freudenburg in the 14th century. This varied hike begins and ends at the old town walls of Freudenburg. From there the trail leads on through a varied landscape with a number of viewpoints and vistas all the way to Luxemburg and France. Other highlights en route include the castle, which sits on imposing sandstone rocks, as well as Leukbachtal valley with its several small cascading waterfalls and historic mills. In the “Kollesleuker Schweiz” (Kollesleuken’s own little Switzerland, named after the beauty of the region), coloured sandstone rocks rise steeply in diverse forms and colours. Nature lovers can delight in rare orchids on the 440-metre high Eiderberg, which is a natural conservation area.
Don’t miss a short detour to the little Ewigbachtälchen valley!
Updated: June 15, 2021
Tips and hintsSaar-Obermosel-Touristik e. V.
Saarstr. 1, 54329 Konz, Tel. 0049 6501-6018040
Graf-Siegfried-Str. 32, 54439 Saarburg, Tel. 0049 6581-995980,
Getting thereFrom Saarburg follow the B 407 to Trassem. Then continue via Landstraße in the direction of Freudenburg.
ParkingFree parking is available in Freudenburg town centre.
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