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Der Erlebnisweg Moselkrampen (Ernst, Bruttig-Fankel, Beilstein, Ellenz-Poltersdorf)

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Ferienland Cochem
  • Beilstein (© Heinz Peierl)
    / Beilstein (© Heinz Peierl)
    Photo: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem
  • Fähre Beilstein
    / Fähre Beilstein
    Photo: Tourist Information Ferienland-Cochem
  • / Ellenz-Poltersdorf
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  • / Ellenz-Poltersdorf 2
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  • / Moselkrampen
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On varied paths and trails through the vineyards, the fallow land, the forest and the small Moselle villages, the hiking trail connects the wine villages of Ellenz-Poltersdorf, Ernst, Bruttig-Fankel and Beilstein.
moderate
Distance 15.4 km
4:50 h
463 m
448 m
315 m
84 m
On varied paths and trails through the vineyards, the forest and the small Moselle villages, the hiker experiences the fauna and flora, the history and the Moselle culture at first hand. The thematic and information boards, which can be found along the 15 km long and moderately difficult route, serve as information media. Sturdy shoes, sure-footedness and a head for heights are required for hiking, as the trail runs along the steep slopes of the Moselle and also opens up exposed spots that offer great views. You can start the hike in any of the four villages (Ernst, Ellenz-Poltersdorf, Beilstein and Bruttig-Fankel), where you also return due to the circular course. There are continuous signs along the trail and large information boards at the starting points in the villages, so that orientation is easy along the way. The trail runs on both sides of the Moselle, and you can switch between them using the ferry in Beilstein and the bridge near Bruttig.

Author’s recommendation

Take the ferry between Beilstein and Beilstein - the Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle ( (Easter to the end of October daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.) or bus line 716 (Ernst + Ellenz-Poltersdorf) and bus line 702 (Beilstein + Bruttig-Fankel).
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Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem
Update: May 06, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
315 m
Lowest point
84 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

After and during rain or snowfall or ice, take extra care. Walk carefully, wear good shoes and avoid overconfidence and risky excursions. Be sure to take enough provisions with you (especially mineral water). However, pay attention to the weight of your backpack. Take breaks, carry a mobile phone (for emergencies) and avoid hiking when there is a risk of thunderstorms.

Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem, Endertplatz 1, 56812 Cochem

Tel.: +49 (0) 2671-6004-0, Fax: +49 (0) 2671-6004-44

E-Mail: info@ferienland-cochem.de

www.erlebnis-moselkrampen.de

www.ferienland-cochem.de

Start

Ernst, Bruttig-Fankel, Beilstein or Ellenz-Poltersdorf (circular route) (89 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.144756, 7.228391
DMS
50°08'41.1"N 7°13'42.2"E
UTM
32U 373419 5556228
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Destination

Ernst, Bruttig-Fankel, Beilstein or Ellenz-Poltersdorf (circular route)

Turn-by-turn directions

You can start the hike in any of the four villages, where you will also return due to the circular course. With the ferry in Beilstein, hikers can cross over to the other bank of the Moselle between Ellenz-Poltersdorf and Beilstein. Between Bruttig-Fankel and Ernst, hikers can cross the Moselle bridge.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Ferry between Ellenz-Poltersdorf and Beilstein (Easter to the end of October daily from 9 am to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 6 pm). Bus line 716 (Ernst + Ellenz-Poltersdorf) and bus line 702 (Beilstein + Bruttig-Fankel)

Getting there

From Koblenz / Cologne: Take the A 48 motorway to Kaisersesch. In Kaisersesch, turn off onto the L 98 in the direction of Cochem.

You can reach Bruttig - Fankel and Beilstein if you stay on the L 98 in Cochem and cross the bridge to the right-hand side of the Moselle. Up the Moselle, follow the Moselle until you reach Bruttig - Fankel and Beilstein.

Ernst, Ellenz and Poltersdorf can be reached by changing to the B 49 federal road in Cochem in the direction of Alf / Trier and following this up the Moselle.

From Mainz: Take the A 61 motorway to Rheinböllen. In Rheinböllen, take the B 50 motorway in the direction of Trier / Hahn Airport. At Kirchberg im Hunsrück, change to the B 421 federal road in the direction of Zell / Mosel. At Tellig, change to the state road L 98 in the direction of Moritzheim / Grenderich / Senheim.

You can reach Beilstein, Bruttig - Fankel and Ernst if you turn onto the L 200 state road after Grenderich in the direction of Mittelstrimmig and then drive down to Beilstein via the K 42 district road. Heading down the Moselle, you will reach Bruttig - Fankel on the L 98 state road. Cross over the bridge behind Bruttig - Fankel to the other side of the Moselle and continue down the Moselle on the federal road B 49 to Ernst.

To get to Ellenz - Poltersdorf, stay on the state road L 98 coming from Grenderich until Senheim. In Senheim, continue on the state road L 98 in the direction of Zell and follow it over the bridge to the crossroads at the federal road B 49. Change here to the B 49 in the direction of Ellenz - Poltersdorf.

From Trier: Take the A 1 / A 48 motorway as far as Wittlich. In Wittlich, turn off onto the B 49 federal road in the direction of Zell / Mosel. Stay on the B 49 until you reach Nehren via Alf and Bremm.

To get to Ellenz - Poltersdorf and Ernst, continue on the B 49 federal road on the left side of the Moselle.

To reach Beilstein and Bruttig - Fankel, turn onto the bridge of the L 98 state road after Nehren in the direction of Senheim and follow the road along the right bank of the Moselle.

Parking

You will find parking facilities in all towns directly on the Moselle near the large information boards. If you are driving by car along the roads along the banks of the Moselle, the arrow signs with the inscription Erlebnis Moselkrampen point to the information boards.

Coordinates

DD
50.144756, 7.228391
DMS
50°08'41.1"N 7°13'42.2"E
UTM
32U 373419 5556228
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Mosel
Maßstab 1 : 25.000
ISBN 978-3-89637-256-7
6,90 €

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Equipment

Sturdy shoes and weatherproof clothing are required for the hike.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.4 km
Duration
4:50 h
Ascent
463 m
Descent
448 m
Highest point
315 m
Lowest point
84 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Cultural/historical interest

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