This stage is dedicated to the ancient Romans: the starting point in Konz is the former gateway to the city of Trier and also seat of the summer residence of Emperor Valentinian. After crossing the Moselle, you have the opportunity to make a short detour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Igel Column, a richly decorated Roman burial monument, which, at 23 metres high, is the highest Roman pillar tomb north of the Alps. Despite its proximity to the Moselle city of Trier, this next section of the trail is sure to excite you with its abundance of Nature. A short but steep section of the trail finally leads downhill into the Busental Valley. A link road leads into Germany's oldest city – and to its world-famous and well-preserved Roman buildings and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Porta Nigra. This is a university city with a lively and very attractive Old Town.