The first few kilometres of the Moselsteig Trail here are all about wine: it passes through the seemingly endless romantic vineyards around Neumagen-Dhron. By contrast, detours from the main trail take you through ancient mixed beech forests, past flowering broom bushes and wild grasses. Your gaze is drawn again and again over the expanses of vineyards or into the distant Moselle Valley and the impressive rocks of the Moselle-Loreley. The trail then passes through a long gorge onwards to the Roman "Sauerbrunnen", a mineral spring, which provides a perfect place to rest and unwind with some water-treading. The villages of Kesten and Osann-Monzel at the end of this stage provide the perfect setting for a wonderfully relaxing end to the day.
Tips, hints and links
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330
Tourist information office Bernkastel-Kues
Gestade 6, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 500190
Moseleifel Touristik e. V.
Neustraße 18, 54516 Wittlich; Phone: +49 (6571) / 4086
Starting point: Neumagen-Dhron via the B 53
Destination: Kesten and Osann-Monzel can be reached via the L 47, K 53 and K 134, e.g. from the A 1 (Salmtal exit).
Neumagen-Dhron: Large car park on the riverbank close to the Stella Noviomagi
Osann-Monzel: Small car park on Moselstraße directly adjacent to the Moselsteig Trail
Kesten: Moselstraße at the bus stop (0.9 km walk to the Moselsteig Trail)
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- Sturdy hiking footwear
- Appropriate weatherproof hiking gear
- Picnic lunch