Looking forwards – and backwards.
Tranquillity, as only a forest can offer, is your constant companion on this section of the trail. Along almost 20 kilometres, the forest again and again offers the opportunity to relax and enjoy peace and stillness. And yet this section also offers some thrilling places of interest: after the steep climb up to the Collis Tower, with its breathtaking panoramic views over Zell, the trail continues through expansive woodland and vineyards. Be sure to look back at the views as well – back to the sections of the Moselsteig Trail you have just completed, such as the Marienburg, the Prinzenkopf and Arras Castle. The finishing point of this section in Neef has a culinary surprise in store for you: red vineyard peaches, which can be enjoyed in a number of different ways – as a fruit, a delicious jam or delicate liqueur. Even the Romans grew these peaches, which thrive wonderfully well here thanks to the warm climate.
"Uncle Tom's Hut", which lies only a few hundred metres from the Moselsteig Trail, is definitely worth a visit. Sit on its terrace and soak up the marvellous and unique views into the Moselle Valley. A perfect stop-off to refuel on this extremely long stage (please check opening hours).
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330
Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH, Tourist information office
Balduinstraße 44, 56856 Zell (Mosel); Phone: +49 (6542) / 96220
Starting point: Zell (Moselle) via the B 53
Destination: Neef via the B 49, between St. Aldegund and Bremm over the Moselle Bridge
Zell (Moselle): There are pay parking spaces along the Moselle promenade. There is free parking a little way downstream on a large open square directly on the Moselle riverbank.
Neef: There is no parking at the station; but there are plenty of parking spaces along the riverbank.