Moselsteig Trail Stage 20: Treis-Karden – Moselkern

This section of the trail starts with culture and history: passing the Moselle Cathedral – the Monastery Church to St. Castor in Treis-Karden – the trail then leads up a short but steep path into the open countryside, unique because of its wild box shrubs. There now follow some quite challenging sections along the edge of the slope and across steep vineyards looking over to the Wild Gorge of the Krailsbach stream. The high point of this section for hikers is undoubtedly Eltz Castle – one of the landmarks of German history. It lies hidden in the Elzbach Valley and thus was saved from the destruction of the Thirty Years War and the Palatinate War of Succession. It is definitely worth making a short detour to visit the castle, which still has its original furnishings, with a treasure and armoury chamber richly stocked with jewellery, weapons and porcelain. After this interesting stop-off, continue along the Elzbach stream to your final destination for the day in Moselkern.


Moselsteig Trail Stage 20: Treis-Karden – Moselkern
4:30 h
13,6 km
355 m
360 m

source Mosel. Faszination Urlaub · author: Mosellandtouristik GmbH

Tourplanner Rhineland-Palatinate

Planning bicycle and walking tours

The Tourplanner Rhineland-Palatinate helps you search for hiking and cycling trails, making it easier for you to plan your own tours. Here, you can access both premium long-distance hiking trails and certified short and circular routes, as well as long-distance cycling trails and themed trails. The relevant route details are displayed and you can save the desired tour as a PDF, print it out or download the GPS data for it. In addition to the tours, the interactive map included in the tour planner shows you the available attractions, restaurants and accommodation along the route. You can also visit the ‘Community’ section in the tour planner to read about other people’s hiking experiences or submit your own reviews.