Seeking out the mysterious "Tatzelwurm".
This section leads through the Mühlental Valley straight into the kingdom of the mythical Tatzelwurm, a creature said to live in these forests. Follow the trail through ancient vineyards to Niederburg Castle, then to the ruins of Oberburg Castle and the Late Roman Chapel of St. Matthew, built in the 13th century in honour of a relic of the apostle Matthew. The path runs steeply through the forest, accompanied by the mysterious traces of the Tatzelwurm. Another uphill section around hairpin bends rewards hikers with a magnificent panoramic view of the Moselle. The trail continues through woodland until you can see the outskirts of Koblenz in the distance – the start or finish of the Moselsteig Trail. However, before this, the views across the terraces of the steeply sloping Winninger Uhlen vineyard indicate that you are about to arrive at the wine-making village of Winningen.
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330
Tourist information office Sonnige Untermosel
Moselstraße 7, 56332 Alken; Phone: +49 (2605) / 8472736
Destination: Winnigen via the B 416 between Treis-Karden and Koblenz or the A 61 Kobern-Gondorf exit and then follow the L 125
Winningen: Parking at the railway station or under the railway tracks along the B 416