A scenic route which Countess Loretta used to capture the Elector Balduin on a Moselle boat trip in 1328 and hold him in Starkenburg.
Distance 5.9 km
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.
Update: December 14, 2021
Tips and hintsTourist-Information Traben-Trarbach
Am Bahnhof 5
+49 - (0) 6541-83980
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.
Basic Equipment for Nature Trails
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Comfortable clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
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- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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