Through the steepest vineyards to reach the loveliest views.
The stage between Neef and Ediger-Eller is the shortest of the 24 legs – but it's definitely not the easiest one: the Moselsteig Trail crosses Europe's steepest vineyard, the Bremmer Calmont. The climb around the hairpin bends is a challenging one, but you are rewarded at the top by a viewing platform that boasts one the most wonderful views of the entire Moselsteig Trail. A little further on, your gaze is drawn to the ruins of Stuben Monastery deep in the valley and the legendary 'Vierseenblick', the view of four lakes – where the Moselle looks as if it has been divided into four separate sections. Experienced hikers with a head for heights might also like to tackle the thrilling Calmont via ferrata, scaling the steep slopes up to the ridge on steps and ladders. The trail nears its finish point along an idyllic path through the vineyards to Ediger-Eller.
Tips, hints and links
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330
Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH, Tourist information office
Balduinstraße 44, 56856 Zell (Mosel); Phone: +49 (6542) / 96220
Tourist information office Cochem
Endertplatz 1, 56812 Cochem; Phone: +49 (2671) / 60040
Starting point: Neef via the B 49, between St. Aldegund and Bremm over the Moselle bridge
Destination: Ediger-Eller via the B49 between Alf and Cochem
Neef: There is no parking at the station; but there are plenty of parking spaces along the riverbank.
Ediger-Eller: Parking spaces along the B 49/Moselle riverbank
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- Sturdy hiking footwear
- Appropriate weatherproof hiking gear
- Picnic lunch