'Cannon's Railway' and the Black Cat.
Leaving the half-timbered houses in Reil behind, the trail first follows the Cannon's Railway, a historical railway from a former era, and heads into the vineyards. Right at the very start of today's hike, your gaze is drawn to the attractive points of interest on the hike – the Prinzenkopf viewing tower and the Marienburg. You can also make out the route of the Moselsteig Trail itself from up here. A picture-book-perfect view of the extensive loop of the Moselle opens up to you once you have reached the viewing tower on the Prinzenkopf and the Marienburg. Although the Marienburg 'saddle' is only 400 metres wide, the Moselle takes over 14 kilometres to complete this loop. The trail continues onto Zell where you will undoubtedly have an opportunity to track down the secret of the Black Cat.
Tips, hints and links
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330
Tourist information office Mittelmosel-Kondelwald
Robert-Schumann-Straße 65, 54536 Kröv; Phone: +49 (6541) / 7060
Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH, Tourist information office
Balduinstraße 44, 56856 Zell (Mosel); Phone: +49 (6542) / 96220
Starting point: Reil, branch off the B 53 between Traben-Trarbach and Zell, cross the bridge, branch off the B 49 between Wittlich and Cochem then follow the L 105 to Reil
Destination: Zell (Moselle) via the B 53
Reil: There is only limited parking at the railway station but plenty of parking spaces along the riverbank.
Zell (Moselle): There are pay parking spaces along the Moselle promenade. There is free parking a little way downstream on a large open square directly adjacent to the Moselle riverbank.
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- Sturdy hiking footwear
- Appropriate weatherproof hiking gear
- Picnic lunch