You will come across many legendary stations during the course of this premium hiking trail - with its 11.9 km of varied and typical Moselle wine and cultural landscape. This way, hikers can enjoy, for example, a very beautiful view of the Rudemsberg. Here, the “Rudemsmännchen” is rumoured to still be the source of spooky mischief and frightening encounters, as many years ago it ended a border dispute in its favour through a false oath. At the height between Trittenheim and Klüsserath, the trail passes the “Eselstrapp”, also known as “Hinkelstein” with magnificent views of the Moselle Valley. As legend has it, a maiden riding on a mule saved herself from her pursuers with a jump into the Valley. The hoof print of the mule can still be seen on a large standing stone, a Celtic menhir.
The eponymous village of Klüsserath with its significant cultural-historical townscape and wide range of restaurants can be easily reached via the access routes.
Entering this circular route at Neumagen is an also excellent option. From here, a short access route leads over the Moselle Bridge to the Klüsserather Sagenweg. Advantage of this entry point: The access route meets the Side Trail at the lowest point, i.e. no additional height difference on the access route.
In "flying weather" you should plan in some extra time for watching the paragliders. The starting point is very close to the entry portal. Sometimes several dozen paragliders can be seen at the same time.
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330
Tourist information office Römische Weinstraße
Brückenstr. 46, 54338 Schweich; Phone. +49 (6502) / 933812
B 53 between Schweich and Bernkastel. The Klüsserather weather station is accessible via paved vineyard trails.
Parking directly at the starting/end point.
Parking at the Klüsserather church. From here, an about 1 km long path and 2.7 km long access route takes you to the Side Trail.