A scenic route which Countess Loretta used to capture the Elector Balduin on a Moselle boat trip in 1328 and hold him in Starkenburg.
The climb begins in Brückenstraße at the entrance to the Grevenburg ruins. We pass the paths to the war memorial and the Grevenburg on the right side and continue straight ahead. Now it is slowly getting quieter - the everyday noises are left behind and we can fully concentrate on the hike. After crossing a driveway, the path continues over a few steps towards Starkenburg. The forest path leads us to the shelter "Starkenburger Pavillon". Here we can enjoy the fantastic view of the art nouveau town Traben-Trarbach. We also have a view of the village of Enkirch with the Moselle lock and over the heights of Mont Royals. Here the view learns to fly. The path leads behind the refuge past fields and meadows back towards Trarbach. At the "Bismarckhütte" hut, the trail descends through deciduous and fir woods to the Grevenburg ruins. Above the castle ruins, at the so-called "Himmelspforte", we have a wonderful view of the Grevenburg and the town of Traben-Trarbach. After a refreshment in the Burgschenke we take the forest serpentine path to the starting point at the Moselle bridge.
Alternatively, you can walk back to the starting point behind the castle ruins over a few steps leading to the war memorial. There are several ways to get to Trarbach.
Updated: November 20, 2020
Tips, hints and linksTourist-Information Traben-Trarbach
Am Bahnhof 5
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Getting thereby car to the district Trarbach
Parkingfree parking at the Mosel bank Trarbach
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EquipmentThe path is well walkable in sturdy shoes.
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.