Rocks and fields between the Saar and Moselle.
Steep rock faces and wide-open fields are the characteristic features of this section of the trail. Just after leaving the wine-growing village of Nittel, hikers are treated to breathtaking views across the Moselle Valleyand over to impressive limestone cliffs. The visible sedimentary layers of these rocks, created some 210 million years ago, by the Trias Sea, reveal a glimpse of the Earth's history. The Moselsteig Trail follows these cliffs through varied countryside in the Nittel Cliffs Nature Reserve. Be sure to make a short detour to the orchid meadow to admire these rare plants in their natural environment. The trail continues on steep paths through the forestand finally along the "Stations of the Cross" before descending into the town of Konz. This town, which lies at the mouth of the River Saar, invites visitors to stop a while with its interesting points of interest, such as the Roscheider Hof Open Air Cultural History Museum.
Rest StopElli's und Rosi's kleine Jause
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: Nittel via the B 419
Destination: Konz via the B 419
Nittel: By the railway station along the B 419.
Konz: There are parking spaces near Konz main railway station and at the Konz-Mitte rail halt.
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- Sturdy hiking footwear
- Appropriateweatherproof hiking gear
- Picnic lunch