From the Roman city to the Roman Wine Route
Hiking accompanied by incredible views: the fifth stage of the Moselsteig Trail will blow you away with its wealth of panoramic vistas deep down into the Moselle Valley. The trail initially follows a cliff path along the edge of the slope, revealing incredible views of the Roman city of Trier. It then continues through splendid woodland, passing flowering meadows, until your destination appears far away on the horizon. The trail passes through fields and orchard meadows to Schweich on the Roman Wine Route. Be sure to stop off at one of the many inns for a perfect end to the day.
Be sure to take binoculars with you: The cliff path between Weisshaus and Biewer affords splendid views of the sights and attractions of Trier, such as the Porta Nigra and the Basilica of Constantine.
Tips, hints and links
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330
Tourist information office Trier
An der Porta Nigra, 54290 Trier; Phone: +49 (651) / 97808-0
Tourist information office Römische Weinstraße
Brückenstraße 46, 54338 Schweich; Phone: +49 (6502) / 9338-0
Starting point: Trier via the A 602 or the B 51/B 49
Destination: Schweich via the A 1 (Schweich exit) or via the B 53
Trier: There is no free parking at the railway station or in the city centre, although the Weisshauswald hikers' car park (directly on the Moselsteig Trail) close to the university can be used.
Schweich: There are parking spaces close to the Stefan-Andres fountain and on Bernhard-Becker-Straße. There is also parking available at Schweich railway station.
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- Sturdy hiking footwear
- Appropriate weatherproof hiking gear
- Picnic lunch