Variations on the Upper Moselle
The second stage of the Moselsteig Trail simply cannot fail to surprise you with its uniquely varied route. This section starts in Palzem, the southernmost Moselle village in Rhineland-Palatinate, which lies directly on the Luxembourg border. Majestic "Helfant Cathedral" with its twin towers is certainly worth a visit. The trail continues over short, steep inclines,through forests and across meadows, again and again offering opportunities to pause for a moment at breathtaking viewpoints and enjoy the views over the Moselle. The trail finally takes you through the vineyards along an old way of the cross and descends into the wine-growing village of Nittel.
After climbing through the Haardt Forest, you'll come across an area perfect for spreading out your picnic blanket and relishing the panoramic views protected by the hedges!
Tips, hints and links
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330
Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e. V.
Graf-Siegfried-Straße 32, 54439 Saarburg; Phone: +49 (6581) / 995980
Saarstraße 1, 54329 Konz; Phone: +49 (6501) / 6018040
Starting point: Palzem via the B 419
Destination: Nittel via the B 419
Palzem: There are a few parking spaces available in the square with the Moselsteig Trail information board in Bahnhofstraße.
Nittel: By the railway station along the B 419.
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- Sturdy hiking footwear
- Appropriateweatherproof hiking gear
- Picnic lunch