Last Part of the Moselsteig: Löf - Koblenz
Bookatrekking.com Trips - 5 days
Regular days with
- 10 - 15 km per day
- 250 - 500m ascent per day
- T2 Trails / no difficulty markings
What's the plan?
Day 1, Arrival in Löf
Welcome to Löf an der Mosel. Tomorrow the hike only starts, so you can relax today in this pretty wine village on the Moselle. Visit one of the many Weinstubes or check out the Kattner Mühlental. In this valley, 13 mills were run with the water power of the Mühlbach in past centuries.
Day 2, Stage 1: Löf - Kobern-Gondorf
This first stage is a journey through time. After a steep climb, you pass the entrance to the 12th-century Thurant castle, which you can visit. From here you have a great view over the valley. The path continues uphill, through vineyards until you reach the Bleidenberg plateau. During this climb, don't forget to look back several times to enjoy the beautiful view of the castle. After a variation of mountain paths, open fields, and forest trails, you will reach the Hitzlay - a viewpoint with fantastic views of the Moselle and the dam at Lehmen. Today's last great view is at the Mönch-Felix-Hütte. This is a small wooden lookout tower where you have a fantastic panoramic view of Kobern-Gondorf with its two castles and the Matthias Chapel.
Distance: 14.8 kilometers
Walking time: 4 hours
Ascent: 520 meters
Descend: 520 meters
Day 3, Stage 2: Kobern-Gondorf - Winningen
Today you will follow in the footsteps of the secret of the Tatzelwurm. The trail leads you through the Mühlental, directly to the realm of the Tatzelwurm, a legendary mythical creature said to live here in the forest. Walking through ancient vineyards, you will arrive at the Matthias Chapel. This chapel was built in the 13th century in honor of the apostle Matthias. This chapel is definitely worth a visit. The path descends through the forest until you reach Belltal. From there, a challenging climb awaits over a rocky path. Once at the top, you will be rewarded with a fantastic Moselle panorama. You continue hiking through the forest and vineyards before reaching Winningen.
Distance: 13.4 kilometers
Walking time: 3.5 hours
Ascent: 410 meters
Descend: 410 meters
Day 4, Stage 3: Winningen - Koblenz
The last stage runs mainly through vineyards. You also pass the Hexenhügel, the Witches' Hill, where you will find a memorial stone, commemorating witch burnings in the Middle Ages. Around Winningen you will find the most extensive vineyard terraces in the entire Moselle region, and these provide a habitat for many special and rare animal species, such as the Apollo butterfly. The path takes you further through meadows and fruit orchards. Along the riverbank, you walk to the town's landmark, the Deutsches Eck. Here, the Moselle merges into the Rhine.
Distance: 14.9 kilometers
Walking time: 3.5 hours
Ascent: 150 meters
Descend: 170 meters
Day 5, Return trip to Löf
If you parked your car in Löf, you can take the train back today. There is a direct train going, the Moseltalbahn. This journey will take you approximately 45 minutes. You can also spend an extra day in Koblenz, or start the Rheinsteig, for example!
× City tax
The inevitable city tax is also for your own account, in case this must be paid in the accommodations.
Night 1, Löf: Hotel Traube
So that you can start your hike well-rested, you will spend the night tonight at Hotel Traube. This hotel has been in the Kastor family for five generations. They really make you feel welcome, so you will soon feel at home.
Night 2, Kobern-Gondorf: Hotel Simonis
This is a romantic hotel with remarkable architecture and old half-timbering and is located directly on Kobern-Gondorf's historic market square. The hotel fits perfectly into a picture book.
Night 3, Winningen: Horchpension Wagner
Do you love nostalgia and know no limits to your imagination? Then you've come to the right place. In 1868, August Horch was born here, one of the great pioneers of automobile construction. It was also a popular place during the French Revolution. The decoration has been adapted to the rustic building, but some of the original furniture is still in the rooms.
Night 4, Koblenz: Aldstadt Hotel & Café Koblenz
Right in the heart of Koblenz, among the dreamy old city streets of one of Germany's most culturally rich cities, you'll find this hotel. Experience a real time-out among the historic buildings, lively market bustle and everyday life of a 2,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Where is the Moselsteig?
Best season for the Moselsteig
Arriving and departingHow do I get to the Moselsteig and back?
The Mosellesteig is well served by public transport. The Moselle Valley Railway connects Trier with Koblenz, so there is always a train station nearby along the Mosellesteig. This ensures that the Mosellesteig can also be easily hiked in individual stages and completed as you wish.
It is the easiest to fly to Frankfurt. From there you can take the train to Koblenz, and take the Moseltalbahn to Löf. This journey will only take you a little more than 2 hours.
If traveling by train, take the ICE to Cologne/Cologne and then the ICE to Frankfurt. Get off in Koblenz and from here take the direct train (Moseltalbahn) to Löf. The journey takes about 6 hours. From Belgium, it is best to reach Löf by train via Luxembourg City and Trier via the Moseltalbahn.
Back to the starting point
It doesn't matter whether the Moselsteig starts in Perl, Trier, Koblenz, or somewhere along the way. Trier and Koblenz are directly connected by the Moseltalbahn. The Moseltalbahn runs parallel to the Moselsteig and 16 of the 24 stages are served directly by train. There is also an extensive bus network in the Moselle region. Note: Plan your trip before the hike!
- Don't go on your hiking trip if you have symptoms.
- Not all the accommodations are allowed to operate at full capacity yet, so make sure you book your stay in advance.
- Keep your distance and hygiene.
- Use disinfectants and hand sanitizers.
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